Proposal Associate/Coordinator (Entry Level)

Chicago, IL
Revenue Operations /
Full-time /
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive! 

Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!

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Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!

Job Summary:

The Proposal Coordinator will be responsible for working directly with the Marketing and Sales Teams to develop high-quality, compelling proposals and responses to Requests-for-Proposals (“RFPs”). As a key driver in both Marketing and Sales Team initiatives, this role plays a critical part in increasing annual recurring revenue and new business for the company. This position involves close collaboration with each team of the Go-To-Market organization. 


Oversee and manage the entire RFP lifecycle process, from initial intake and qualification to proposal development and final submission in alignment with strict RFP timelines
Produce high-quality and compelling proposals that meet & exceed evaluators’ expectations
Moderate and audit the RFP content library; work closely with company Subject Matter Experts to update content as needed 
Drive the focus of the RFP response strategy on opportunities that closely align with OpenGov’s Product-Market Fit (PMF) and Ideal Customer Profile (ICP)
Identify exceptions within contractual documentation and Terms & Conditions included with RFPs; work with OpenGov’s General Counsel to flag contractual concerns prior to proposal submission
Research competitor proposals, evaluation scorecards, and bid tabulations via FOIA requests for win/loss analysis and strategic takeaways

Requirements and Preferred Experience:

Proposal writing, grant writing, and/or contract management experience required, bachelor's degree preferred
1-3 years experience in managing proposals & RFPs preferred
Experience working with government procurement and/or the public sector in general preferred
Able to process and understand complex, highly technical information to translate into easy-to-understand, yet well-written content for a non-technical audience required
Strong knowledge of grammatical rules and experience with editing and formatting longform pieces of content required
Strong PC knowledge including proficiency in Google Docs, Adobe, MS Word, and MS Excel required
Working knowledge of proposal workflow automation/content management systems such as RFPio, Loopio, Qvidian, etc. preferred
What makes OpenGov unique

» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.

» Culture: Winner of 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, Awarded Top 25 Cloud Companies to Work For, Winner of Forbes 2022 Best Startup Employers, 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!

OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.