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Proposal Manager (Remote or Hybrid)

Middle of Six is a women-owned marketing firm focused on the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. We bring proven expertise to professional services marketing and are passionate about providing exceptional, strategic work to our clients to help them build their businesses.

The ideal candidate possesses a competitive spirit, excellent writing and communication skills, creativity, keen attention to detail, stellar organization and time management skills, and an energetic, flexible work style. A passion for AEC marketing in a deadline-driven, team-centered environment with the hustle required to deliver success is key.

The primary focus of the proposal manager is working directly with clients and the internal Middle of Six team to coordinate the development and production of high
-quality, competitive, compliant, and timely proposal responses. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the full life cycle of the proposal response process from initial review and strategy to finalization, production, and submittal

  • Research, strategize, and develop content to effectively satisfy RFP requirements and promote the expertise of clients

  • Lead client meetings virtually or in client offices to provide leadership to their internal teams

  • Present proposal work to clients to gain feedback   

  • Develop and produce marketing materials, qualifications, proposals, and presentations including content development and graphics

  • Craft persuasive writing and strategic messaging

  • Proofread and edit technical information, client-submitted materials, and online content

  • Meet proposal deadlines through proper management of priorities, target dates, and asset/document procurement

  • Provide print vendor coordination and quality control management

  • Provide interview coaching, strategy, and graphics

  • Execute additional research and special projects, as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, Graphic Design, or similar

  • Minimum of four years’ experience in the AEC industry

  • Strong writing and editing skills with a passion for proposal development and winning work

  • Experience reviewing Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and determining proposal requirements, preparing proposal drafts, coordinating with stakeholders to obtain and review materials, and preparing final responses

  • Experience with design and visual communication

  • Proficiency using marketing and presentation software, including Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop), and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and OneNote

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in both a remote and in-person team environment, meet deadlines, and efficiently prioritize work while adapting to our clients’ working styles

  • Ability to accept feedback on, and make changes to, creative work

  • Occasional travel to client offices and to Tacoma for Middle of Six company meetings and events


Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re inspired by Middle of Six’s work and are ready to take the next step in your career, we encourage you to apply.


Middle of Six was founded on the idea that by working with clients across the AEC industry we can provide great value and a fresh perspective. Our approach is to become hands-on, integrated team members for our clients, able to lead major marketing initiatives or provide additional capacity for in-house efforts. We love what we do and believe you should too.


Join our team and enjoy a competitive salary in a positive and creative professional environment, true work-life balance, and exciting project-based work for a variety of brands. If this strikes a chord, we want to hear from you.

Send your resume, cover letter, and a link to your digital portfolio to Please include “Proposal Manager” in the subject line.

Building a great team is our top priority and we take a thoughtful approach to evaluating candidates. Typically, our interview process takes two months to complete. We will keep all candidates informed on our progress and on our ultimate hiring decision.    

Our interview process is as follows:

  • Resumes and work samples are reviewed as they are received

  • Candidates that pass the resume review will receive a 30-minute phone screen to learn about your skills and salary expectations

  • Candidates that pass the phone screen will move forward to an MS Teams virtual video interview to dig deeper into their skills and approach, and for Middle of Six to describe our work and client mix 

  • Candidates who move forward after the virtual interview will be invited to participate in an interactive work session with the Middle of Six team to assess working and communication style

  • Reference checks are completed

  • Employment offer is made

Equal Opportunity Employer