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Proposal Manager 

About the Organization OTJ is Design driven. People focused.
OTJ Architects is a premier architecture and design firm that creates award-winning projects nationwide from its offices in Washington, D.C., New York, NY, Miami, FL, and San Francisco, CA.
For nearly 30 years, OTJ has partnered with clients in the commercial real estate, corporate, government, arts and entertainment, as well as nonprofit sectors to create environments where individuals can excel and organizations thrive.
By leveraging evidence-based principles, strategy, and a digitally integrated process, OTJ mitigates the risks and uncertainty associated with design to deliver enduring human centric solutions that drive optimal staff performance and maximize each organization's real estate investment.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Position Proposal Manager  


OTJ is seeking a seasoned proposal/marketing manager with experience in the Architecture, Engineering, or Construction industry. The successful candidate will thrive in the development of winning government and workplace RFP responses, bringing to bear strong writing and graphic skills in a fast-paced environment.

Reports to: Vice President of Marketing

Supervises: Marketing Coordinator(s) as assigned


  • Serve as point-person for the development of capability statements, proposals, and presentations for assigned studios/practice groups.
  • Review all assigned studios’ capability statements, proposals, and presentations for the highest standard of quality and responsiveness to RFP requirements.
  • Manage junior-level resources as assigned (Marketing Coordinators) to guarantee that deadlines are met and ensure the best and highest utilization of staff.
  • Take hands-on, lead role in the development of complex RFP responses notably for government, workplace, or cultural organizations.
  • Working in conjunction with Vice President of Marketing, develop custom content required for successful completion of proposals and presentations as well as white papers, case studies, etc.
  • Manage the completion of AIA documents including Certificate of Substantial Completion, Owner/Contract Agreement, etc.

REQUIRED: Experience with A/E/C industry

Required Years of Experience: 5+

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field.
  • Experience marketing A/E/C services or professional services with an emphasis on complex, procurement-driven proposal writing.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.).
  • Superior writing skills with an eye for graphic design.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once to meet tight deadlines.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and proven ability to manage a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of AIA contract documents preferred.
  • Knowledge of Deltek and Salesforce preferred.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location OTJ DC  

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