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Sr Manager, Proposal (Remote)



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Company Description

FORWARD is a venture-backed company on a mission to build comprehensive solutions allowing governments to assist their communities at scale.

The FORWARD Platform is an Integrated Program Administration solution that incorporates all essential components, people, and technology into a single streamlined workflow to effectively, securely, and equitably administer critical resources to help communities thrive.

Municipalities nationwide are utilizing FORWARD to streamline the design, implementation, operations, communications, reporting, and compliance functions of their economic and community development assistance programs.

Our fully remote team works hard, but we fully embrace the advantages of this new paradigm. We work autonomously, collaborate asynchronously, and take ownership of our work.

Job Description

The FORWARD Platform is seeking a Sr. Manager, Proposal to lead and manage our proposal and RFX process and oversee all aspects of our proposals. This role reports directly to the Director of Strategic Growth and will lead a strong team of Proposal Managers and Proposal Coordinators.

With FORWARD, managing social and economic programs has never been more convenient. FORWARD - an Integraged Program Administration solution - enables state and local governments, non-profits, and grant administrators to distribute funds and assistance quickly, correctly, and cost-effectively.


You will be responsible for the management of the RFX team and the submission of proposals.

  • Lead and manage a team of proposal managers and coordinators as well as the overall proposal development process
  • Develop and maintain a proposal management plan that integrates the capture, win strategy, and lessons learned
  • Lead the capturing of new opportunities that leverage FORWARD’s current offerings into new programs and use cases
  • Lead the development of new innovative approaches to proposal development, management and writing
  • Lead a collaborative team to develop proposals that clearly articulate the solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, experience, win themes, and discriminators.
  • Provide training and coaching as necessary to team members on the proposal process, review process, and/or writing process and best practices
  • Analyze and solution for complex RFPs, create compliant outlines, and write and edit proposals
  • Identify, resolve, and escalate gaps and risks to the Director of Strategic Growth and Executive team
  • Provide support with writing, editing, and feedback process of proposals (technical and format)
  • Provide and lead budget development solutions and insight
  • Iteratively review content and provide feedback to authors
  • Maintain a forward-leaning posture that is always willing to wear extra hats as needed to help the team submit compliant, concise, and compelling bids
  • Provide quarterly and monthly RFX data metrics

Additionally, successful applicants will:

  • Continuously improve the proposal management process, content, tools, and templates and incorporate learning from previous submissions
  • Offer creative solutions by thinking outside the box to determine how our services can solve both explicit and implicit problems outlined in RFX
  • Persue new opportunities by expanding the company’s offerings to new opportunities
  • Manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously


  • Ability to lead and supervise a 100%-remote team
  • Highly solution-oriented
  • Creative problem solving
  • Exceptional writer and storyteller
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience writing and developing proposals for the public sector
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Excellent editing, formatting, and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and prioritize workload
  • Eager to be part of a team that puts a premium on assuming best intentions and giving one another grace

Salary Range: $110,000-$125,000/yr.

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We offer a full range of employee benefits for our regular full-time employees including:

  • Fully remote position
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 100% Employee paid medical and dental insurance
  • Stock Options
  • 401K Plan