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Pearson Senior Proposals Analyst in Sacramento, California

Senior Proposals Analyst - ( 2105692 )


Company Summary:

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology—and each other to surpass these boundaries—we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, Pearson Online Academy, and Pearson Connexus.

Position Summary:

Working from a home office, the Senior Analyst, Proposals writes, manages, and supports partner school contract applications and charter renewals, proposals and other business development documentation as needed for Pearson OBL/Connections Academy lines of business. Reporting to the head of Proposals, the Senior Analyst, Proposals supports the Proposal Team with initiatives and special projects to ensure the maintenance and growth of partner schools and district partnerships.

The Senior Analyst, Proposals writes original content and updates current content including narratives and pricing, works collaboratively with a variety of internal departments and school-based staff, follows internal quality control measures, and focuses on continuous improvement of applications/proposals. This position requires keeping current on all aspects of Pearson OBL/Connections Academy lines of business.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepares proposals, including formatting, proofreading, and producing applications/proposals

  • Populates and/or customizes proposal text owned by the proposals team as needed for each proposal

  • Produces all applications/proposals, including physical production of hard copies (copies, tabs, notebooks, etc.) and electronic production of soft copies (flash drives, online submissions, portal uploads)

  • Provides guidance to Proposal Analyst, as applicable

  • Assembles the final application/proposal in compliance with authorizer/client-specific instructions for both hard copies and soft copies

  • Manages RFA/RFP forms

  • Creates appropriate Issue Aware (IA) tickets and ensures IAs reflect current status of application/proposal process

  • Collaborates with appropriate SMEs to customize and finalize pricing

  • Reviews/rewrites application/proposal inputs and coordinates with internal teams and management to ensure accuracy

  • Maintains quality results by using templates

  • Follows application/ proposal writing standards, including readability, consistency, and tone

  • Edits applications/proposals and related documents for completeness and compliance with editorial standards and RFA/RFP requirements

  • Makes all public applications/proposals accessible for posting

  • Understands and keeps current on important aspects of the company, including curriculum, finance, operations, and data

  • Establishes open communication with cross functional and leadership team members

  • Develops and infuses win strategies and themes into proposals and applications

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Pearson products and services

  • Reviews and modifies competitive standard language to win proposals, RFP’s or charter applications

  • Attends, virtually or in person, required applicant/bidder meetings

Pearson Online & Blended Learning is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.

Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position can expect a starting salary range of $75,000-$85,000, and are eligible to participate in an annual incentive plan. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Business, Journalism, Education, Marketing, or Communications required

  • Minimum of 5 years of writing experience

  • APMP Foundation desired; willingness to obtain certification by second year of employment

  • Superb writing skills, strong ability to summarize data concisely

  • Excellent PC skills required, including experience with Microsoft Office Professional (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat Professional

  • Ability to manage a challenging workload in a fast-paced work environment

  • Extremely detail-oriented, efficient and able to multitask, prioritize and follow projects through to completion

  • Strong customer service orientation


  • Able to work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines

  • Strong skills in interpersonal communication, writing, and organization

  • Able to work with limited supervision

  • Able to create a professional work-at-home office

  • Anticipating stumbling blocks, customer questions, and developing contingency plans

  • Embracing change and proposing more effective ways of working

  • Effectively communicate and demonstrate Pearson’s values, culture, and student focus

  • Taking personal responsibility for the quality and content of your work

  • Demonstrate high standards for trustworthiness, dependability, and decency

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : Sales

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Apr 27, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2105692