Jr. Proposal Manager

Job Type

Full Time




2121 Crystal Drive.
Suite 500
United States


The Jr. Proposal Manager will support proposal development work across the full life cycle of new business development for opportunities $1M+ from capture to proposal submission. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic multitasker interested in a career growth opportunity with the Business Development team. 

You need 2-3 years of experience in international development and versed in basic proposal structure and packages for USAID, USDA, DOL and other donors. You will lead a team of proposal service providers, internal and external staff, responsible for multiple aspects of proposal development and submission. Join a passionate and growing team in our metro accessible offices in Crystal City. 


• Contributes to Winrock’s proposal development process to meet organization’s strategic and annual new business goals. Develops and maintains Winrock proposal processes, systems, tools, and disseminates best practices.

• Ensures timeliness and compliance of proposals by managing proposal calendars, compliance checklists, trackers etc.  

• Oversees collection and completion of all proposal components (technical, financial, management, annexes, cost share) working in collaboration with Programs, Operations and partners. 

• Support Program Groups to engage with partners and negotiate roles/scopes of work in teaming agreements, technical inputs, deliverables, and budget targets. Ensures timely submissions from partners for proposals.  

• Support HR and Programs with recruitment activities preparing necessary paperwork, developing technical skills matrices and customizing CVs.

• Lead meetings and conference calls with expanded proposal teams, including Programs, Operations, consultants and partners ensuring adherence to proposal calendar deliverables. 

• Prepare and lead post-submission evaluation sessions to glean lessons learned including obtaining feedback from donors.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Specialized training or certification in Proposal Management or equivalent experience is desired.

Experience: 1-2 years of related experience preferred to perform the Major Responsibilities of the position. Knowledge of and foreign assistance and other grant funding requirements is desired.  

Skills: Good time management and organizational skills; excellent English language writing and communication skills; Proficiency with Microsoft power point, word processing and spreadsheet software are required and editing/formatting/graphics, desktop research skills are desired.  

Other:  Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple tasks. A team player.

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree