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Associate Writer

The Improve Group


Organization Summary:

The Improve Group conducts rigorous studies to help organizations make the most of information, navigate complexity, and ensure their investments lead to meaningful, sustained impact.  We help organizations through the following services:

Evaluation: Utilizing the right mix of tested and innovative evaluation methods essential to advancing organizational impact

Impact & Needs Research: Finding new insights through research

Strategic Planning: Aligning vision, strategy, and action to accomplish your organization’s mission

Capacity Building & Training: Preparing organizations for tomorrow’s opportunities

Informing Systems & Policy: Informing leaders seeking to transform systems to achieve better results

Global Service: Evaluation and research partnerships around the globe to support and sustain positive change


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Other
Category: Administration and Management Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: $45,000.00

Primary Duties:



  •  Coordinate proposal writing process with project teams
  •  Create, review, and maintain standard proposal content using best practices and style guidelines
  •  Incorporate sales strategy into proposals to create an overall theme throughout the document
  •  Tailor proposal responses to appropriate audience (e.g., executive-level, review team practitioners, government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, etc.)
  •  Maintain current staff biographies and related content for proposals


  •  Develop and maintain marketing strategies, key messages, and core content for IG brand and positioning
  •  Develop and maintain style guidelines
  •  Review and edit external content for spelling, grammar, brand voice, and style guidelines
  •  Develop and review content for the monthly eNewsletter, The Improve Groove
  •  Support social media presence by reviewing content and contributing to posts, tweets, etc.
  •  Write articles for external venues; review and edit articles written by others for external venues
  •  Write and review content for company website and update regularly
  •  Coordinate media strategy and relations
  •  Support event planning, including IG-hosted events and conference opportunities
  •  Identify and pursue opportunities to promote staff as experts in evaluation
  •  Identify and research strategic clients

Project Support 

  •  Provide writing and editing support for client work and other non-marketing content as needed 
  •  Assist with ‘best and final’ presentations and materials
  •  Serve as writing resource for staff, providing training and best practices support
  •  Provide support for projects as needed (e.g. editing materials, performing basic analysis tasks)



  •  Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or other related field
  •  At least 5 years’ experience in professional writing and editing
  •  Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills
  •  Strong communication skills required
  •  Experience in proposal writing or similar type of project work
  •  Experience with social policy issues
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


Additional Info:


Success factors: The key success indicators for this position are:

  •  Ability to write in a clear and engaging manner, particularly in articulating complex concepts for a lay audience
  •  Uses thoughtful inquiry and probing questions to enhance understanding of key concepts and messages. 
  •  Ability to get along with others and work in a collaborative team environment, even in demanding situations
  •  Adaptability to jump into projects quickly to provide support
  •  Ability to see connections and leverage opportunities 
  •  Ability to handle multiple, challenging tasks in a quick-paced environment
  •  Ability to manage projects and understand the overall picture as well as the detailed tasks and timelines
  •  Ability to serve as representative of IG to external audiences
  •  Experience working in a professional setting
  •  Experience with social policy issues
  •  Experience with MS Office and general understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS) and social media tools

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