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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2100688

Senior Proposal Manager

Job Description

ICF is seeking a talented Sr. Proposal Manager to join a growing proposal shop focused on IT modernization, digital transformation and software development. The Sr. Proposal Manager will manage all aspects of the development of compelling, high quality, and compliant government proposals. The position requires skills in proposal management and proposal coordination.

Location: Crystal City, VA

What you’ll be doing:

Proposal Management. You’ll serve as proposal manager, preparing compliance matrices; maintaining calendars; convening and facilitating kick-off and subsequent proposal meetings; assisting in assembling proposal writing teams; organizing proposal color team reviews; coordinating writers; working with teaming partners, recruiters, and contract and pricing teams; and assembling draft and final proposal documents – usually for more than one proposal at once. In addition to collaborating with our technical staff, you’ll work closely with graphic designers to make sure we submit winning proposals.

Proposal Production. You’ll help ensure proposals are compliant and look great for production, facilitating the proposal production process for printed and electronic proposal submissions. This may include desktop publishing and editing.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience managing government proposals up to $100M for a large consulting firm or similar organization

  • 5-8 years of all aspects of proposal preparation, development, and production

  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Adobe

  • Proficiency in the use of SharePoint

  • Proven track record of leading the development of successful proposals

  • Proposal editing and writing experience

Preferred skills:

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Confidence and experience leading proposal brainstorming sessions and meetings

  • Capture experience strongly preferred

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills

  • Great, positive attitude, even when under pressure

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; collaborative and productive work style

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as teaming partners

  • Strong organizational skills, initiative, and commitment to high-quality work

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.



Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Arlington, VA (VA31)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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