The Proposal Specialist will provide operations support for the Bids & Proposals team. The ideal candidate must have strong organizational, project management, and communication skills to successfully prepare materials related to various stages of development and production—from creating covers for binders to coordinating with colleagues on proposal deliverables to submitting (in hard copy or digitally) finished proposals and following up with school districts and departments of education on post-award debriefs. The successful candidate will have an understanding of administrative and clerical procedures, managing files and records, and expertise with the Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Pro, and business applications such as SharePoint.
The impact you’ll have:
Owns the production process, including desktop publishing, formatting, editing, and either printing/copying/producing binders/shipping or working with a print shop to get proposal packaged and shipped
Works directly with internal and external team members to gather all ancillary components of each assigned proposal (e.g. forms, signatures)
Ensures all required proposal components (e.g., bid cover, technical narrative, cost proposal, appendices) are accurately combined into a final PDF for review prior to production and submission
Coordinates with the assigned lead Proposal Writer and other team members as applicable to perform a final page turn, ensuring all RFP specifications are addressed
Provides team members with integral pieces of a proposal (e.g., resumes, client references, statistics)
Tracks submitted proposals
Maintains client reference database
Notifies team of submission and closes out proposal folders
Completes vendor registrations
Provides team members with program demonstration codes and access
Who we’re looking for:
The ability to thrive and maintain a sense of humor in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while managing multiple tasks/projects concurrently
Proven ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail
Proven ability to follow complicated direction and detailed requirements for a proposal
A team player who works productively and cooperatively with a wide range of people and personalities
Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively across teams with competing needs, including the demonstrated ability to use varying styles, approaches, skills, and techniques to communicate with various constituents with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Proficiency with Word, Excel, Adobe Pro, SharePoint, and other standard business applications
3+ years of related professional experience
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
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