Proposal Communications Specialist
- remote, Madison, WI, United States
When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology.
Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.
Our proposal solutions team is responsible for creating compelling and persuasive responses to hundreds of RFPs every year. As a member of this team, you’ll be the hub of opportunity management and proposal communications. You’ll review incoming solicitations and requests, qualify the opportunity against the product portfolio and current relationship, and communicate next steps to internal stakeholders, while flexing your investigative skills and strategic thinking.
In this role, you will:
Oversee the department email inbox to ensure timely review and response to all incoming requests.
Collect customer documentation and evaluate bid requests and specifications to determine scope of services, capabilities, and competition—ultimately qualifying the opportunity for submission or eliminating those with low capture potential.
Communicate and summarize opportunities, as well as risks, and proposed next steps to internal stakeholders and manage communications until assignment of project team.
Develop and maintain a knowledge base of current education initiatives and correlations to Renaissance products and services, as well as industry trends and competitor offerings.
In times of elevated proposal activity, craft product overviews, small-scale proactive proposals, and responses to product questionnaires using content library and product knowledge.
For this role, you must have:
Significant attention to detail
Strong oral and written communication skills
The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment within tight deadlines
At least three years of K-12 education proposal/contract/grant experience, OR
At least three years of writing experience
Bonus points for:
Association of Proposal Management Professionals Foundation Certification or ability to acquire certification within 18 months of hire
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university
· Medical, dental, vision including Health Savings Accounts
· Tuition & Professional Development Reimbursement
· Parental Leave – 20 weeks total, 14 weeks paid
· Vacation Time Off
· 12 Holidays and 2 Volunteer Days
· Commuter benefits
· Wellness Incentives
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
At Renaissance our mission is: “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Many of us choose to work at Renaissance because we are driven by this mission.
Inherent in a mission that strives to serve “all children and adults” who represent “all ability levels...and backgrounds,” is the need to recognize the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our culture, in our work, and in our products.
Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented racial minorities will only apply to roles if they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage you to break through that statistic. Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need into the future. NO ONE ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We hope you're open to learning new skills in order to grow with us. Make our team, your team!