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Proposals Specialist



San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 14 million students worldwide, is looking for a full-time Proposals Specialist to assist with IXL’s RFP and proposals strategy for all IXL owned platforms. In this role, you will partner with our sales and marketing teams to develop winning proposals and bids that effectively communicate IXL’s product value and foster strong district partnerships. The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, proactive, and passionate about IXL’s mission to impact education.

This is a full time position with a hybrid schedule of 3+ days per week in our San Mateo, CA office.


  • Collaborate with IXL sales, contracts, marketing, product, and curriculum teams to select bidding opportunities
  • Develop compliant and compelling proposals, tailoring existing content and developing new content based on subject matter expert (SME) input for RFP opportunities for other IXL owned brands, including but not limited to Rosetta Stone, Vocabulary.com, Education.com, Wyzant, and ABCYa to ensure quality and maximize win rates
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the core IXL RFP templates for all IXL brands on an ongoing basis, and gather information and language needed for enhancements
  • Ensure high-quality, error-free, and professional proposal documents
  • Work with the Proposals team to assemble fully responsive proposal packages
  • Maintain and update proposal content library
  • Support catalog bids and other proposal tasks as needed
  • Maintain communication pathways across proposals, contracts, and sales teams to ensure all stakeholders are up to date on relevant proposals initiatives
  • Conduct grants and funding research for proposals and sales teams


  • BA/BS and 1+ years experience in proposals development
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented
  • Quick learner who demonstrates initiative
  • Energetic, mature, positive person who works well independently and with a team
  • Experience with Google Applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe required
  • Experience with RFPs or K-12 education field a plus

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The base salary range for this full-time position is $70,000 to $80,000 + benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.



IXL Learning is the country's largest edtech company. We reach millions of learners through our diverse range of products. For example:

  • 1 in 4 students in the United States uses IXL.com
  • Rosetta Stone provides an immersive learning experience for 25 languages
  • Wyzant is the nation's largest community of tutors, covering 300+ subjects
  • Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) is a comprehensive marketplace for millions of educator-created resources

Our mission is to create innovative products that will make a real, positive difference for learners and educators and we're looking for passionate, mission-minded people to join us in achieving this goal. We have a unique culture at IXL that fosters collaboration and the open exchange of ideas. We value our team and treat one another with kindness and respect. We approach our work with passion, tenacity, and authenticity. We find it immensely satisfying to develop products that impact the lives of millions and we are eager to have you join our team.

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.