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Proposal Manager

  2021-03-19     EnviroIssues     Oakland     $74,880 - $91,520 year  

As a Proposal Manager, you’ll be part of our growing business development and marketing team, leading the development of proposals for new projects across our Seattle, Portland and Oakland offices. This team critically reviews and evaluates new opportunities in order to pursue work that is fulfilling for our staff, supports meaningful community engagement, and dismantles structures of oppression. Together, we are learning to decolonize our practice and tell the authentic story of our firm. While the work is often fast paced under hard deadlines, you will help create the space to have mindful conversations and set realistic expectations with clients and team members. The team works in close collaboration with each other and staff across the company. We’re looking for someone who:

  • Brings previous experience leading proposal and interview teams on a range of transportation, land use, natural resource and water utility projects.

  • Centers relationship-building in their communication, seeking to know their colleagues and understand their skills, interests and backgrounds.

  • Manages tight deadlines and can juggle multiple projects at once, while delivering high-quality work on time.

  • Guides proposal teams in developing and refining winning strategies, themes, and compelling messages.

  • Demonstrates strategies for and enjoys collaborating and communicating with project managers, internal staff, external teaming partners and fellow marketers.

  • Demonstrates exceptional persuasive writing skills and can consolidate team inputs into clear and effective responses.

  • Exudes a calm and welcoming demeanor under tight timelines.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Bring experience in marketing, communications, English, journalism, or a related discipline.

  • Have three to five years of hands-on experience managing proposal responses to RFPs and RFQs in the AEC industry (experience in writing non-profit/foundation grants can be substituted).

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in InDesign and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Demonstrate experience as a people manager offering mentorship, coaching, and supporting the growth and skill development of others.

  • Be able to focus and demonstrate attention to detail.

  • Understand core constructs such as structural racism, equity, justice, white privilege, internalized oppression, anti-racism, and more .

  • Understand how race-based privilege and power has contributed to “the range of barriers to equal opportunity and the depth of embedded racial inequities” – how they were created, are currently reinforced and maintained, and can be removed.

  • Exhibit cultural responsiveness and humility.

  • Be committed to seeking and offering direct feedback with a growth mindset.

To apply, please email the below listed directly to 

  • Resume highlighting relevant experience. 
  • Cover letter sharing information about you, your interest in this position, and why you feel racial equity is important. 
  • Two samples that demonstrate your writing skills; one of which must be a proposal. The second sample can be anything that shows us your writing style (such as a blog post, press release, feature story, etc). 
  • Completed Self-Identify Form from our website (collected and maintained separately from your application materials). 
  • We encourage anyone who brings bilingual and/or multicultural background and/or lived experience that help us include all voices in an equitable way to apply. 

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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