Proposal Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



1227 25th Street, NW
Suite 201
United States


Are you looking for an incredible opportunity to join an organization where the core values of Respect, Curiosity, Integrity, Responsibility and Teamwork drive our success and where your unique contributions are valued, appreciated and celebrated? We are McKinley Advisors, a leading association consulting firm. We are searching for a talented, driven professional interested in business and market development through writing. The Proposal Development Associate will work in collaboration with an experienced team to develop and respond to business opportunities through proposal writing as well as support execution of sales and marketing campaigns that lead to new project and/or business opportunities with new and existing clients. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing firm in a key role with the potential for career advancement. McKinley’s core business areas include research, strategy and outsourced, marketing solutions.

Responsibilities will include proposal writing, market development, data management and supporting McKinley’s sales and marketing efforts. Day-to-day activities will include:

 Writing multiple professional, accurate and detailed proposals and PowerPoint presentations in response to new business opportunities

 Attending client meetings with Business Development team members to generate new business

 Working closely with McKinley team members to translate technical concepts into compelling written and graphic client ready materials, understandable to wide audiences

 Maintaining a centralized client database to influence sales, marketing and internal project management efforts

 Monitoring McKinley’s project portfolio and collaborating with project teams to track project outcomes

 Managing contract administration with key staff and tracking the status of project contracts

Experience and skills needed to succeed in the role include:

 Bachelor’s degree

 1-2 years’ successful work experience as a proposal writer, including any internships held

 Superior written and verbal communication skills

 Attention to detail, accuracy and excellent organizational skills

 Basic PowerPoint and Excel skills

 Strong customer service orientation

 Professional demeanor and cooperative spirit

 Flexible approach to the changing nature of work McKinley offers excellent benefits and a progressive work environment that rewards hard work, creative thinking and a positive, driven approach.

At McKinley, we celebrate our staff, their ideas, and their individuality. We are a place where diverse, talented people come together and achieve their best work for our clients and each other. McKinley offers excellent benefits and a progressive work environment that rewards creative thinking and hard work. For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit Instructions for applicants:


Benefits include:

 Excellent health insurance options

 Life insurance

 401(k) program

 Annual membership at a professional association (employee’s choice)

 Transportation stipend

 Kitchen snacks

 Friday lunches and weekly happy hours

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email your resume, salary history, writing sample and cover letter that briefly describes your qualifications relative to the requirements listed above to The cover letter should address the type of work you enjoy most and what interests you about this position.