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Proposal/Business Development Specialist

Company: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Inc.
Location: Charlotte, NC, Arlington, VA, Durham, NC, Newport Beach, CA or Orlando, FL
Job Type: Full Time
Date Available: 10/1/2022

At Little, we believe in the power of design to create a better future. As a nationally recognized design firm, our promise is to provide Results Beyond Architecture – results that elevate the performance of our clients, positively impact the environment, and enable individuals and communities to thrive.

Join our Marketing & Business Development Team as a Proposal Specialist and you will directly support and promote our brand, mission, and reputation through powerful storytelling, pursuit strategy, and a collaborative, inclusive culture.

Location: Open to any Little office location - Charlotte, NC, Arlington, VA, Durham, NC, Newport Beach, CA or Orlando, FL

Your Opportunity

Collaborating closely with business development team colleagues and firmwide leadership, you’ll be focused on the development, production and delivery of high quality, competitive and compelling proposal responses. It’s a highly visible role in a fast-paced, challenging (and rewarding!) environment.

Your Responsibilities

  • Compelling content development
  • Consultant Coordination
  • Document Layout/ Graphic Design (in InDesign)
  • Production schedule and management, including coordination of internal reviews
  • Proofing and overall quality control
  • Final production / printing / delivery / delivery tracking
  • Post-proposal debrief / follow up (internal and external)
  • Documentation of findings (lessons learned, best practices, reasons for not making short list, trends, etc.)
  • CRM data management
  • BD & Market Research


Your Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or demonstrated equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years related experience. Experience in the A/E/C industry is preferred
  • Ability to effectively interact with of all levels of firm leadership
  • Highly organized, dependable, detail oriented and thorough
  • Superior ability to effectively prioritize and manage competing demands to meet deadline constraints
  • High level of proficiency in InDesign, graphic design experience preferred
  • Exceptional editing / proofreading skills
  • Superior client service mentality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; creative writing experience a definite plus
  • Willingness to work after hours and on weekends if absolutely necessary, and sometimes on short notice, in order to meet deadlines 
  • Strong business sense, leadership, and communication skills.

How To Apply

Why Little:

In addition to being one of the top design firms, Little is a place where you’ll surround yourself with colleagues who have different areas of expertise, are from different cultures and generations, and embody different talents, experiences and passions. In fact, if you ask our employees what keeps them

excited about coming to work each day, you’ll hear that it’s the people. It’s also our culture and the chance to be part of creating a better future through our work. We embrace a culture of teaching and learning through cross-mentoring that spans generations, disciplines, talents, and interests and we strive to give each person exposure to the widest possible array of experiences. We care intensely about our clients and each other, and we do our best to spark a spirit of creativity and excitement in everyone around us.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your letter of interest, resume, and portfolio to

At Little, we prioritize diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Little prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Little is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact or a member of our HR Team.