Proposal and Communications Coordinator

CG Schmidt

Four generations of creating exceptional facilities that improve the lives of others. Our story starts in 1920, when Dutch immigrant Charles Schmidt left his job at a brewery in Milwaukee to found Charles Schmidt & Sons Construction. Through four generations of family ownership, we’ve built a reputation for tackling some of the largest, most recognizable projects in Wisconsin. And we’re just getting started.

Position Details

Proposal and Communications Coordinator
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Proposal and Communications Coordinator is part of a dynamic team working in a deadline-oriented environment. Responsibilities include production of proposal documents, coordination with clients and team members to design and produce collateral materials, and coordination and production of graphics and presentations. The Proposal and Communication Coordinator must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, strong writing and design capabilities, strong customer service skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The position involves daily interaction with the Marketing Manager and other marketing department members to support business development and marketing activities. This position requires travel to various jobsites, client events, groundbreakings, grand openings and other activities before, during and after normal business hours, as requested, and works will all levels of management and clients.

  • Manage the proposal development process including page layout, writing, organization of internal team members and adherence to deadlines 
  • Work collaboratively to develop proposal messaging and differentiators 
  • Create presentations, resumes, project descriptions and marketing collateral 
  • Support business development team in preparing for client interviews, such as creating presentations, designing collateral materials and supporting interview practice 
  • Attend client and community events as a CG Schmidt representative 
  • Utilize and update information within the customer relations database 
  • Create communication plans and design support materials (i.e., schedules, postcards, project information sheets, business cards, banners, social media graphics etc.) 
  • Support the development of key messages that resonate with community stakeholders 
  • Attend community engagement sessions, school board meetings and client referendum communications meetings 
  • Draft press releases for distribution to local media 
  • Create strategy for social media campaigns· 
  • Develop and produce marketing collateral to promote CG Schmidt and its growth initiatives 
  • Coordinate with clients, team members and vendors to design and produce marketing collateral 
  • Offer innovative and creative approaches to disseminating company messages
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field, with at least five years of experience 
  • Above-average proficiency and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Professional services (Construction, Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate Development) experience preferred 
  • Cooperative, constructive, positive and respectful attitude, and the ability to work in a team environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with acute attention to detail 
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically 
  • Experience in proposal and interview preparation in response to request for proposal 
  • Ability to set up and operate audio visual equipment for trainings, presentations, meeting and conferences

Generous compensation and benefit package including 401(k), match & profit sharing

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