Remote / Work-at-Home /WFH
Reports to: Practice Director and assigned Project Directors
FLSA Status: Exempt
Starting Salary Range: $55,000-$70,000 per year
Areas of Responsibility:
Meeting preparation and situation assessments: Conduct scoping activities for projects and meetings. This includes conducting background research, drafting meeting materials, and reaching out to participants;
Stakeholder engagement: Interview or otherwise engage stakeholders, thought leaders and other participants in Meridian processes, including leaders of the private, non-profit, and government sectors;
Process design and meeting facilitation: Work with senior staff to design effective meetings and collaborative processes; co-facilitate work groups and breakout groups;
Meeting documentation: Draft meeting summaries, negotiation texts, and other meeting documentation as part of meeting support and follow up;
Meeting logistics: Serve as a liaison with support staff on logistical matters;
Project development: Support proposals and other project development efforts;
Project management: Support the tracking and management of project budgets and subcontracts, assist in project-related reporting, and other administrative tasks; and
May supervise or coordinate efforts of project team members.
Education and training in the principles, methodologies, and tools associated with collaborative problem-solving, such as mediation, facilitation, strategic planning, consensus building, and conflict resolution;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including: experience communicating across an array of audiences; ability to synthesize information efficiently and accurately; ability to produce high quality documents including memos, meeting summaries, reports, etc.; and strong attention to detail and copy-editing;
Substantive knowledge and background (through school or work experience) in one or more of the following subjects is preferred: ocean policy, fisheries, and food systems, or a related topic;
Fluency in English. Professional fluency in a foreign language is highly valued, priorities being Spanish and French;
Demonstrated ability to conduct directed and independent research on a variety of topics and summarize results;
Ability and enthusiasm to work with people from diverse backgrounds;
Passion for the issues and areas of Meridian’s work;
Highly organized self-starter with a high level of initiative and strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft 365 tools including but not limited to: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneNote, and SharePoint. Knowledge of data visualization software, graphic design tools, and social media;
An advanced degree or equivalent professional experience; and
Legally authorized to work in the United States without visa support/sponsorship.
Required to attend to business related to projects outside of normal working hours, due to the location and nature of the project, as needed;
Required to travel domestically or internationally dependent upon the project, as needed; and
Must be able to conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner at all times.
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Meridian builds understanding, guides collaboration, and drives action to address our world’s complex challenges. At Meridian Institute, we believe that collaboration, creativity, and empathy are essential ingredients in addressing complex, multi-faceted challenges. We look for people who are bridge-builders, innovators, and strategists.