Proposal Assistant - Ballard Spahr LLP

Meg Riley-Jamison

Proposal Assistant - Ballard Spahr LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP has a terrific opportunity for a talented Proposal Assistant to join the Ballard Spahr marketing and business development team.  The primary responsibility is supporting the preparation and delivery of pitches/proposals/RFPs that highlight and reinforce the Ballard brand. This role interacts with attorneys, directors of practice management, Legal Pricing/Project Management, Risk Management, Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, Information Systems, legal administrative assistants, and partner firms to coordinate and complete projects. This position reports to the Senior Proposal Specialist and can be located in any Ballard office. 

This individual will be an important part of our Marketing and Business Development team.  The incumbent must be incredibly service-minded with a penchant for processes and problem solving, and have the ability to work independently and maintain a focus on priorities while meeting strict deadlines. A collaborative, consultative, inclusive working style is paramount. Similarly, relationships and the ability to quickly grasp the subtler elements of the firm’s culture are essential. A strong sense of urgency and eye for detail are required.

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant area; 0-2 years’ work experience; corporate or professional services experience a plus; excellent oral, writing and editing skills with knowledge of grammar, style, and spelling.  Ability to resolve complex issues, take a proactive approach and analyze problems.  A strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a basic understanding of systems in general are required.  Ability to listen, clarify and share information easily. Must be detail oriented, organized, with the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.  A strong work ethic, and a team player attitude are indispensable.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Resume, cover letter and salary requirements are required.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit  and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.