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Position Title: Mediator and Program Associate, Meridian Institute

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Meridian Institute is a nonprofit consultancy that engages in dynamic problem solving with global leaders in business, government, civil society, philanthropy, and beyond. We are currently seeking a Mediator and Program Associate to join our team. This is a career growth opportunity, offering significant learning and advancement in a challenging and interesting field. This position may be based in either our Washington, DC or Dillon, CO office or may be remote.

Meridian brings 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.

Role Description

As a member of our Practice Team, the Mediator works with a dynamic mix of project-based teams across a range of subjects. This role supports these teams in building understanding, guiding collaboration and decision making, and driving action within each project’s context. The precise day-to-day responsibilities of the Mediator and Program Associate will vary, depending on a given project’s scope of work and team structure. Mediator and Program Associates may be assigned to a range of projects within Meridian’s focus areas. Mediator and Program Associates work under the supervision of Project Directors and/or other project team members.

Successful applicants must possess knowledge and skills in third-party facilitation/mediation, collaborative problem-solving, and/or dispute resolution. They must also have strong oral and written communications skills, be highly organized, and be effective working with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The successful Mediator and Program Associate is a self-starter and a problem solver with strong communications and relationship management skills.

The starting salary for this position is $60,100-$72,120, depending on total years of education and experience. In following our commitment to principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, maintaining pay equity when hiring is extremely important to us. For this reason, salary offers with Meridian are non-negotiable.

Meridian is dedicated to advancing employee’s professional growth, supporting employee wellbeing, and helping them meet their healthcare and retirement needs. Meridian offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance; employer contributions to a 401(k) plan; and generous vacation, sick time, and holidays (combination of fixed and flexible). In addition, a laptop and mobile phone will be issued in conjunction with employment. Washington, DC based staff are provided reimbursement of costs incurred from using public transit for commuting to and from work.

For more information about this position and how to apply, please visit our website. The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, December 11, 2022.

About Meridian Institute

Meridian Institute is a mission-driven, nonprofit consultancy that has helped clients and partners develop and implement solutions to complicated, often controversial problems—big and small, global and local—for over two decades.

Effective collaborative decision-making involves bringing together participants with diverse backgrounds and differing viewpoints. As an organization, we seek staff that reflects and values that same diversity; successful Meridian team members are experienced working in multicultural settings and welcome new opportunities to widen their own perspectives.  We bring integrity, inclusiveness, and respect for differences to every project we undertake. We are working to ensure that Meridian possesses the expertise needed to partner with—and build trust among—marginalized and disenfranchised communities, while advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) within our organization and our work.

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