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Proposal Manager

Rockville, MD | Job #320062
Job Title: Proposal Manager
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Type: Full-Time
Are you looking to join an organization that is employee-owned, has great benefits, is secure, and offers resources that set you up for success? Are you looking to join a team that offers a family culture where each team member has your back? If so, this opportunity is for you. Our client is looking for a Proposal Manager (or Senior Proposal Coordinator) looking to take their career to the next level. This is an opportunity that will allow you to work on large complex proposals under a team of professionals who have established processes in place. You will be a part of an organization that is doing interesting, meaningful work and making an impact on the community. 
If the description listed above resonates with you, let’s talk!  

*While this direct hire opportunity is currently remote - only candidates able to transition to onsite in Rockville, MD post-Covid will be considered*

Proposal Manager Responsibilities:
  • Manage individual proposals, including:
  • Developing and monitoring the proposal schedule.
  • Preparing the proposal outline and compliance matrix.
  • Scheduling, facilitating and documenting meetings, including color reviews.
  • Coordinating with editing, graphics, and proposal production.
  • Conducting RFP compliance reviews.
  • Collaborating with proposal pricing staff to ensure technical and business
  • proposals are consistent and on schedule for delivery.
  • Overseeing final production and ensuring timely submission of proposals.
  • Performing varied proposal management tasks needed in responding to and
  • submitting follow up submissions (responses to questions and final proposal
  • revisions).
  • Contribute to building the knowledge and expertise of all staff in
  • implementing the proposal process, including:
  • Training and mentoring new proposal managers and other staff on proposal
  • process.
  • Updating and maintaining tools, templates, and other content in proposal
  • resources repository.
  • Contributing to building, updating, and maintaining proposal databases
  • containing proposals, resumes, and project descriptions.
  • Participating in strategic planning efforts to refine and improve proposal
  • processes.

Proposal Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years of proposal development experience including 2 years of
  • proposal management experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Federal, state, nonprofit, and other agency proposal
  • requirements
  • Familiarity with the mission and work of major clients, including, CDC, NIH,
  • SAMHSA, other HHS agencies, ED, DOJ, SSA, USDA, DOT, and VA
  • Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), Foundation
  • Level

JobID: 320062MG
We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 10 years running. And as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we proudly help clients meet diversity objectives, too. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.