Project Coordinator, Meridian Institute

Washington DC or Dillon, CO

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Organization: Meridian Institute

Location: May work remotely, or from Meridian’s Washington, DC or Dillon, CO office. Given COVID-19, Meridian staff have been working flexibly, balancing time between working in the office and working from home.

Organization Overview: Meridian is a nonprofit consultancy that engages in dynamic problem solving with global leaders in business, government, civil society, philanthropy, and beyond. We bring people together, helping them navigate the dynamic variables that shape any collaborative search for solutions—from individual relationships to geopolitical considerations. Our work spans industries and sectors and includes projects focused on agriculture and food systems, climate change, forests, oceans and coasts, resilience, and science and technology, among others. Across these areas, we build and support partnerships that address our world’s complex challenges.

Position Overview: Within the broad range of services, the Project Coordinator is an integral part of project teams, supporting logistics and coordination. This role works on multiple project teams focused on various topics with varying levels of support needs, in addition to providing general administrative support to the organization. Projects range from one-month efforts focused on facilitating a single meeting to multi-year projects where Meridian oversees the development, design, and implementation of an ongoing collaborative initiative.

Duties: The Project Coordinator provides meeting support on a variety of platforms, both virtual and in-person. The role manages and maintains all project material and data, produces internal and external communications, and provides overall support to multiple teams and projects. Typical areas of responsibility include:

  • Coordinate availability and schedule calls and meetings
  • Manage and maintain project MS Teams sites and other technical tools decided by the team for effective collaboration and communication
  • Manage and maintain contact data
  • Provide meeting planning and support, both virtual and in-person
  • Coordinate electronic and verbal communication with participants and project teams
  • Manage participant RSVPs for meetings, interviews, and other events
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or similar degree program is desired, but not a requirement. Eligibility criteria include:
  • At least 2 years of experience in meeting or event planning
  • Full professional proficiency or higher in English; professional fluency in a foreign language is also highly valued, specifically but not limited to Spanish
  • Thorough technical knowledge and proficiency with Zoom, Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, OneNote, PowerPoint), and other commonly used computer programs and technology, such as Airtable and Doodle Poll
  • Legally able to work in the United States without visa support/sponsorship

Salary/Pay: The starting pay range for the position is $23.17 – $27.00 per hour ($48,190 – $56,160 per year)

How to Apply: Completed applications will be evaluated as received.

Please submit the following application materials using the online submission form:

  1. Cover Letter – 1 page
    Drawing from your personal and professional experiences, please explain how you hope to contribute to Meridian in this role.
  2. Resume – 1-2 pages
    Detail relevant education, training, experiences, and accomplishments.
  3. Three Professional References

The full job description is also available online.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest and will be in contact with those chosen for an interview.