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Proposal Coordinator (003205)
 
Job Number: 003205
Job Title: Proposal Coordinator
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Full Time
Country: United States
State/Province: Illinois
City: Chicago
Salary Interval: Per Year
Job Category: Marketing
Career Level: Junior(non-manager)
Level of Education: Four-Year Degree
Years of Experience: 1
 
Position Description

We are looking to add a Proposal Coordinator to our team in Chicago, IL. Cambridge Systematics provides innovative transportation planning, analysis and information technology solutions. We partner with local, regional, state and national agencies in the public and private sectors to help shape the future of transportation.

The M&C group helps to manage Cambridge Systematics' brand, tell the company's story, build client awareness and help facilitate the proposal process and other aspects of business development. We collaborate with staff to help foster long-term client relationships and a positive, innovative perception in the marketplace.

The Proposal Coordinator position provides an excellent opportunity to develop a great depth of knowledge of a region and practice area and help develop strategies to position the firm for success. Essential functions of the Proposal Coordinator include:
•Coordinates proposal and presentation efforts for high-quality, on-time, effective results
•Partners with consultant/technical teams in the development of a bid strategy and win themes
•Drafts, organizes, and coordinates proposal sections (staffing, past performance, forms), including tailoring information to meet client needs
•Manages the proposal production schedule to ensure that a high quality proposal is delivered on time
•Coordinates with internal staff and external teaming partners
•Engages other M&C staff as needed, including graphic designers, creative document specialists, and others to provide overall consistency and quality for all sections.
•Tracks, researches and distributes opportunity and solicitation information
•Prepares prequalification submittals for select clients.

Key to the Proposal Coordinator’s success are the abilities to effectively juggle multiple projects and deadlines at once, while delivering high-quality and on-time work; collaborate and communicate with internal staff and external teaming partners; and work independently on multiple tasks but not hesitate to ask for assistance.

Culture and Community

Our onboarding, peer-to-peer programs, events and celebrations help you integrate into our company culture and build your own network of support and camaraderie. Staff representing all offices, from junior members of the firm to executive leadership, connect with one another and with colleagues during training and signature events such as the annual Transportation Research Board conference that many of our staff attend. While the firm enjoys shared ideas and energy across locations, each office creates its own evolving culture and traditions inspired by individuals who comprise the team. From volunteer days and summer outings to spirited contests and anniversary "roasts," our convivial atmosphere is the natural outcropping of an environment where professionals are truly committed to one another's success and wellbeing.

Opportunity and Advancement

An employee-owned company, Cambridge Systematics provides a community of peers who are invested in your success. We offer connection, support and opportunity on a learning path that helps you envision your career goals and the steps you will take to reach them. For our team members, working alongside industry leaders from diverse business lines means building skills, competencies and expertise as you contribute to a range of initiatives, including some of the country's most visible transportation initiatives. We provide meaningful recognition and rewards--including shared ownership and the opportunity to earn the role of Principal of the firm--to those who exemplify our core values, exceed expectation and achieve in ways that drive us to excel.

Rewards and Benefits

Cambridge Systematics demonstrates its commitment to employees with first-in-class benefits, like premium-free dental and medical coverage, that support health, welfare and work-life balance. From your first day on the job, when you arrive to find your office ready for you, we strive to give you all the tools, technology and resources to excel. And for employees who build their careers at Cambridge Systematics, working at an employee-owned company means the ultimate reward--the option to own a stake in the business itself.

EOE AA M/F/VET/DISABILITY

Position Requirements
Bachelor’s degree - concentration in Marketing, English, Communications, or Journalism preferred
1-3 years of Marketing, Communication and/or Business Development experience
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to succeed in, and contribute to, a matrix-managed environment
Proficiency with MS Office Suite