Proposal Specialist

| Greater Boston Area

About Panorama:

Panorama is on a mission to radically improve student outcomes by helping educators act on data. We're working toward a world where every student has great teachers, great schools, and a great education. Thousands of schools rely on Panorama to improve education through data, from helping teachers hone their practice, to engaging with families, to building school culture, and beyond. We are rapidly growing, with already over 9 million students receiving a better education because of Panorama, and we hope to serve many millions more students in the coming years.

About the Role:

We are seeking a Proposal Specialist to join our Outreach team and support the proposal writing process from start to finish. You’ll gather the necessary materials and team members, write the content, facilitate the editing process, and submit the responses. Panorama responds to more than 50 Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from school districts and state education agencies each year, and we aim to increase that number as we build out our offerings. As we respond to more and more RFPs with proposals, you’ll work with the rest of the RFP team to create the knowledge management and systems that allow us to respond to RFPs with speed and quality, ultimately increasing our ability to impact more and more districts and kids around the country.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-own content-writing for Panorama’s responses to RFPs along with others on the RFP team
  • Manage complex projects with tight timelines and multiple stakeholders
  • Analyze incoming RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs to determine products required, level of effort, necessary team involvement, and any company requirements
  • Partner cross-functionally with Client Success, Engineering, Operations, Product, and Research teams to craft compelling, accurate responses that win proposals
  • Coordinate other team members to support with editing content and completing compliance forms
  • Ensure that our proposals are accurately compiled, printed, and bound according to specifications; ship and track final copies to ensure their timely delivery
  • Coordinate preparation for presentations to districts and state education agencies that have invited us to demonstrate our products after evaluating our proposals
  • Develop a scalable process and knowledge management system with others on the RFP team so that Panorama can respond to RFPs with increasing speed, including creating, updating and storing documentation and collateral
  • Support Outreach team with content development for sales collateral

What We're Looking For:

  • 3-5 years of experience writing technical proposals
  • Strong writing ability and love for writing, particularly technical writing
  • Excellent collaboration and project management skills
  • Ability to communicate key information quickly and effectively at the “headline” and detail level
  • Detail-oriented; comfortable following complex instructions and managing other people to deadlines; great proofreading and copyediting skills
  • Ability to write persuasively about technical and business products and services
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines (extra hours at times)
  • Ability to work on multiple proposals simultaneously
  • A passion for making an impact in education

Even Better if You Have:

  • Experience with RFP management software (e.g. Loopio or equivalent)
  • Experience with technical/proposal writing in education

Panorama Education is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive company because we serve students, educators and families from tremendously diverse backgrounds and identities across the country; we’ve seen how our product and impact are strengthened the more we reflect that diversity. In addition, we have found (and we believe the research) that diverse teams are higher-performing, and we embrace the varied perspectives that our team members share with each other.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're on School Street above the Walgreens at Downtown Crossing. We're just a few minutes walking distance from the Blue, Orange, and Red Lines.

An Insider's view of Panorama Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We work really hard because we care deeply about what we do and who we do it for. Our rich diversity allows for collaboration with people from all walks of life to build something meaningful and impactful for our future. I would be remiss in not saying that I work with some of the most hardworking, intelligent, and admirable people I’ve ever met.

Jen

Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

My days revolve around our mission of being the best part of our client’s day. Collaboratively working with other engineers and Client Success teammates to problem solve, build new tools, integrate/onboard new clients, and support the needs of existing clients are just a start.

Jahvon

Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being eager, highly adaptive, dependable, and believing that our work is significant. For example, we’ve prioritized schools visits this year. As an engineer, I saw our product in a whole new light when I watched teachers actually interact with it as a normal part of their day. This allows us to carefully and thoughtfully craft our product.

Jemma

Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We empower each team member to build plans to turn strategy into reality. We believe that leveraging everyone’s unique skills and experiences will yield the best possible outcomes for our clients and cultivate an environment of teaching & learning.

Katie

CFO

What projects are you most excited about?

I am excited about elevating equity and inclusion as we support educators and school leaders in creating environments where all students thrive. For the Teaching & Learning team, we try to focus on designing learning experiences and resources that help partners navigate and process data to learn the ways that students experience school differently.

Nashaira

Workshop Facilitator

What are Panorama Education Perks + Benefits

Panorama Education Benefits Overview

Our team members show unmatched devotion to improving education so in return, we've worked hard to craft a benefit offering that cares for each Panoramian and shows our devotion to and appreciation for them. Our benefits range from 90% coverage of medical premiums to flexible vacation to generous parental leave to daily catered lunch.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer two kinds of FSAs so employees are able to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for health care expenses like copays and deductibles. We also reimburse up to $50 per month for gym memberships.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Panorama covers 90% of the cost of dental premiums.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Panorama's health insurance plan through BCBS offers a PPO and HMO option. Panorama covers 90% of premium costs.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Panorama matches 100% of employee contributions of up to 4% of their annual salary. Matched contributions vest right away!
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We work really hard at Panorama so we make sure our team members are comfortable and well supported by benefits and perks that are motivating and encourage them to build longterm careers with us.

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