Senior Proposals Specialist (San Mateo, CA)

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 12 million students worldwide, is looking for a full-time Senior 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, salaried position in our San Mateo 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,,, 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
  • Manage and support 1 associate proposals specialists
  • Represent the Proposals Project Manager in their absence


  • BA/BS and 1-3 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


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 500,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 12 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

At IXL, we’re passionate about our mission of creating the best educational technology that improves learning for all students. We bring that same passion to creating a workplace that values diversity on the basis that all of us bring a unique perspective and experience that advances IXL’s mission.

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.

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