Proposal Writer
Plymouth Meeting, PA 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
Job Details
Job Location
Remote - , PA
Remote Type
Fully Remote
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree Required
Travel Percentage
Job Shift
Job Category
Business Development


ECRI is an inspiring place to work. We share a common mission to help healthcare organizations make smart, compassionate, and ethical decisions for patients. Consider these additional benefits of joining the ECRI team:

  • Industry leadership: We have a long history and proven reputation in patient safety and medical technology research.
  • On-the-job-learning: You will have the opportunity to work with specialists across medical science, patient care, healthcare management, and technology.
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits: We offer medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, and disability coverage.
  • Retirement Savings: Our employees can participate in an employer-matching 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Additional benefits: ECRI offers additional benefits to our employees, including paid time off and holiday pay, paid leave for parents, tuition assistance, employee assistance program, access to LinkedIn Learning, and other voluntary benefit programs (e.g. accident insurance, identify theft insurance, flexible spending accounts).
  • Volunteer Program: ECRI Cares, our employee volunteer program, provides a framework for us to work together and make a difference in the lives of others. All employees are provided 16 hours annually of paid time to volunteer at preapproved ECRI Cares charities during normal business hours.


At ECRI, our passion for safe, effective, and efficient care is ingrained into the fabric of who we are and why we are here. For more than 50 years, the people of ECRI have been unyielding in their work to protect patients from unsafe and ineffective medical technologies and practices. Now, with the acquisition of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), we have created one of the largest healthcare quality and safety entities in the world.

As a non-profit, independent organization, we utilize an unbiased, evidence-based approach to develop guidance, and maintain our principles of integrity and transparent work. Our ethical standards have led us to adopt the industry's strictest conflict-of-interest policies, and they are why tens of thousands of healthcare leaders worldwide rely on ECRI to guide their clinical, operational, and strategic decisions across all sites of care.

The Most Trusted Voice in Healthcare

ECRI is proud to serve the healthcare industry, from providers and insurers to government agencies, and medical associations. Our areas of focus include:

  • Patient Safety: empowering leaders to eliminate patient harm through the dissemination of best practices, guidance, benchmarking, and recommendations.
  • Evidence-Based Medicine: providing clinical evidence to inform and support decisions on the effectiveness of medical technologies, procedures, genetic tests, and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Technology Decision Support: arming hospital systems with unbiased insights, so they can optimize their supply chain.

ECRI is the only organization worldwide to conduct independent medical device evaluations, with labs located in North America and Asia Pacific. ECRI is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

At ECRI, our passion for the truth drives us to go further and dig deeper in our pursuit to advance effective, evidence-based healthcare globally.

The success of our organization relies on the kind of creative thinking that can only result from a diverse team of individuals. ECRI is proud to be an employer of choice with an inclusive environment for all employees. As part of this goal and in compliance with various laws and regulations, ECRI provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees.

It's what makes ECRI unique, and why we are the most trusted voice in healthcare.


The Proposal Writer assists in raising the profile of ECRI by drafting responses to RFXs (e.g., Requests for Proposals [RFPs], Requests for Information [RFIs]) to expand funding opportunities from government agencies and private organizations. This individual will collaborate with the Government Affairs team, interdisciplinary subject matter experts, and other project teams to develop proposal materials for RFXs submission within the RFX requirements, evaluation criteria, and timeframe. In addition, this individual will help create and improve narrative content, charts, templates, and other materials for proposals, as well as take on other non-grant and writing assignments, such as white papers and strategy documents, that are designed to advance ECRIs mission.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactory. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s):

Grant and Proposal Writing:

  • Work in coordination with the Government Affairs team, along with various ECRI executives, directors, and subject matter experts, to prepare proposals in response to RFXs for public and private sector organizations to fund projects in the healthcare industry, including in the areas of patient safety, healthcare quality, risk management, infection prevention and control, evidence-based medicine, medical product and device safety, health information technologies, and aging services.
  • Create and develop proposal materials for RFXs submission within the RFX requirements, evaluation criteria, and timeframe.
  • Work collaboratively with the Government Affairs team to develop win themes and create/continually improve narrative content, charts, templates, and other materials for RFXs, as well as identify proposals lessons learned from RFx submissions.
  • Additional Writing Assignments:

  • Work collaboratively with ECRI leadership and subject matter experts to plan and write documents, such as white papers, strategic documents, blog posts, and articles for outside publications, that are designed to advance ECRIs Mission.

Accountability Metrics:

  • Meet deadlines as assigned
  • Maintain high quality standards
  • Professional development: If recommended and supported by budget and management, participate in relevant webinars, conferences, and other virtual educational opportunities to grow knowledge base.



  • 2+ years of experience directly related to proposal writing is required, preferably in the healthcare sector.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the healthcare industry (e.g., patient safety, healthcare quality, risk management, infection prevention and control, evidence-based medicine, medical products and device safety, health information technologies, aging services) is preferred.
  • Strong writing skills and proven ability to create compelling and persuasive proposals for public and private sectors that adhere to RFXs requirements.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and ensure that tasks are completed on time and to quality standards.
  • Experience working collaboratively with interdisciplinary project teams and ability to foster teamwork to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Advanced analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in English, journalism, marketing, communication, or creating writing.
  • Masters degree is preferred.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with:
    • Microsoft Office 365 Suite of products and Teams
    • SharePoint
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Collaboration software
    • Videoconferencing platforms
    • Funding opportunity research databases (e.g.,,, General Services Administration, Bloomberg, USAOpps, Foundation Directory Online)

Certifications & Licenses:

  • N/A


Not Applicable (N) Activity is not applicable to this position.
Occasionally (O) Position required this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5 hours a day)
Frequently (F) Position requires this activity from 34% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.25 hours a day)
Constantly (C) Position Requires this actively more than 66% of the time (5.25+ hours a day)

Movement: Lift/Carry:
Stand O 10 lbs or less O
Walk F 11-20 lbs N
Sit C 21-50 lbs N
Manually Manipulate C 51-100 lbs N
Grasp O Over 100 lbs N
Reach Outward O
Reach Above Shoulder N Push/Pull:
Speak C 12 lbs or less N
Climb N 12-25 lbs N
Crawl N 26-40 lbs N
Squat or Kneel N 41-100 lbs N
Bend N

Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision (Near)


  • Virtual Work Environment


  • All employees who wish to enter our facilities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Equal Opportunity Employer-Disability and Veteran

EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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