Business Development & Proposal Specialist

As a Business Development & Proposal Specialist, you will work in collaboration with Carnegie’s sales, marketing and business development personnel to prepare and create responses to customers’ request for proposals. Reporting to the Business Development Director, you will provide leadership and direction for strategic proposal opportunities and play a critical role in helping to build Carnegie’s book of business.


  • Prepare and create responses to customers’ proposal requests as directed by sales and operations teams
  • Possess complete and ongoing knowledge of company and industry
  • Plan winning themes, value propositions, and differentiated solutions for proposals
  • Build proposals driven by clients’ business marketing goals and objectives
  • Collaborate with internal Carnegie departments to develop proposals that are high-quality and accurate
  • Develop proposal department resource library of proposal tools and documents


  • Excellent attention to detail and time management and the ability to effectively multitask in a deadline-driven atmosphere
  • Must be self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision
  • Experience with Asana or other project management software tools a plus
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, utilizing resources to work independently and troubleshoot arising issues
  • Excellent writing, grammar, and spelling ability
  • Microsoft Office program skills
  • Ability to write and speak clearly, concisely, and persuasively


  • Bachelor’s degree required; journalism/marketing/advertising/business major or related field concentration preferred
  • Higher education/enrollment marketing experience/interest a plus
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience a plus

You Should Join Us!

We’re a fast-growing and innovative company, set apart by our incredible people. We’re a supportive, fun-loving group with diverse interests and talents. In addition to getting to work with fantastic people and do work you love, here are some items you can list in your “pros” column:

  • Private health/dental/vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous holiday and PTO package
  • Flexible work environment (remote, in-office, and hybrid roles)
  • Half-day summer Fridays
  • Fun company events and laid-back culture
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Industry exposure and professional development
  • Growing company with a family feel
  • Entrepreneurial approach and spirit

About Carnegie

For more than 30 years, Carnegie has been a leader and innovator in higher education marketing and enrollment strategy, offering groundbreaking services in the areas of Research, Strategy, Digital Marketing, Lead Generation, Slate Optimization, Student Search, Website Development, and Creative that generate authentic connections.

Learn more about who we are, what we do, and what we care about.

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