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Our client is searching for a Proposal Writer who has experience developing Requests for Information (RFI’s)/Request For Proposal (RFP’s) responses, bid defense support, and other sales support activities. The ideal candidate for this newly created role will have experience navigating procurement processes in the K-12 education market.


  • Focus on writing content development as sales tools and support activities for business development and revenue generation functions
  • Write and edit marketing and sales savvy content that delivers a solution aligned to client needs and leads to successfully closed sales opportunities and revenue
  • Analyze RFP requirements, assemble an appropriate response team, and allocate team resources, delegating responsibilities to ensure that the response is submitted by the deadline
  • Establish project milestones, production schedules, assignments, and deliverables, scheduling and facilitating meetings based on the requirements and specified due dates
  • Develop and maintain the proposal content library and a database of information that can be used across RFPs to support future responses
  • Interview technical experts and operational resources to gather the information that supports proposal development and transforms that information into clear, concise, compelling proposal text
  • Collaborate with business development, marketing, client success, and product teams to understand market positioning, competition, capabilities, client drivers, and solution components
  • Oversee final document review, assembly, and production – including printing, binding, packaging, and shipping – ensuring compliance with proposal specifications
  • Manage multiple projects relating to Proposals, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Information (RFIs), and related items
  • Provide support for transitioning content from a proposal into a sales presentation
  • Assist with content development for other business development, marketing, and client requests
  • Manage procurement administrative information and processes such as subscriptions to RFP notification services, online procurement sites, buy board details, cooperative purchasing and contracting, etc.


  • Degree in Marketing, English, Communications, Business Management, or comparable working experience
  • 4+ years of proven success and experience in competitive proposal writing and development
  • Independent work ethic with the ability to be successful in a virtual environment
  • Excellent writing skills, with a solid ability to summarize content tailored, compelling, and persuasive
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail/consistency and deadline-driven
  • Superior project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with subject matter experts and participants from across the company
  • Experience in the higher education marketplace or K-12, preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Work Model:

  • Hybrid

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Jessie Kester at (515) 225-7000 or email Jessie at



Ref: JOB-37077

Jessie Kester

Senior Search Consultant

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$55000 - $65000