seeking applications for a Senior Proposal Manager (internal title: Senior
Proposal Development Specialist 1) to support proposal development in its
International Development Group (IDG). This position reports to the
Senior Director of Proposals and Pricing for IDG. The position will work with a
diverse team of proposal managers, capture managers, strategic pricing
analysts, and contract negotiators in responding to a variety of solicitations
for contracts and grants. This position is located Research Triangle Park, NC
or Washington, DC.
Senior Proposal Manager leads and supports proposal development efforts for the
company; s/he is experienced in developing proposals for USAID and has a good
grasp of the different requirements and needs for contract or cooperative
agreement mechanisms. S/he establishes and ensures adherence to all proposal
policies, procedures, and timelines to develop a submission that is technically
sound, responsive, compliant, and of the highest quality. The Senior Proposal
Manager also is involved in preparatory efforts for bid pursuits, including
providing guidance on or participating in pre-bid intelligence gathering
efforts. While the majority of assignments is to fill the role of proposal
manager on bids, the incumbent may be called on to support a bid effort in
another role (e.g., capture manager, section writing support, etc.).
- Apply best practice
processes based on working knowledge of fundamental principles,
terminology, and methodology of proposal development and/or writing.
- Develop the
proposal schedule with input from proposal team members and continue to
track progress throughout the proposal cycle; assist in the resolution of
manage, and document milestone/gate review meetings; facilitate resolution
of issues raised.
compliance with solicitation and/or customer requirements.
all aspects of hard copy proposal production.
- Support all
post submission activities such as, lessons learned, debriefings, client
question and answer, and oral presentation preparation.
Strategy Support and Development
- Bachelor’s degree and Six (6) years of work
experience in the international development field. Experience in international
education, civil society and governance, economic growth, or political
transitions/stabilization programming preferred;
- Three (3) years of proposal development
experience for USAID solicitations; experience with other U.S. Government (USG)
agencies and/or non-USG donors, a plus;
- Reputation as a critical and strategic
thought-partner, with a demonstrated ability to identify and understand issues,
problems and opportunities from disparate sets of information and provide clear
conclusions and guidance.
- Demonstrated skills in coalescing teams and
teamwork and in building consensus;
- Demonstrated skills in meeting facilitation;
- Experience in program design approaches and
methodologies, such as results frameworks, theories of change, logic modeling,
and/or logical frameworks;
- Experience in writing, reviewing, and analyzing
- Excellent technical skills in writing, editing,
formatting, and verbal communications;
- Strong knowledge of the competitive market
within RTI’s technical areas;
- Competent in using MS software, including
Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint;
- Commitment to High Performance Organization and
values-driven work environment.
to travel up to 20% internationally.
must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require
now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa sponsorship. Ability to
obtain proper security clearances if and as required by contract parameters.