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Meridian Institute prides itself on a dynamic, bright team of employees. Please refer to this page for any employment opportunities available at Meridian Institute. Availabilities will be posted on this page until the application deadline has passed.

Meridian Institute does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, or ancestry.


Mediator and Program Manager

Meridian Institute has an immediate opening for the position of Mediator and Program Manager in our Washington, DC office.  This position offers the opportunity to work with an experienced team in support of the work of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative as well as other ocean related projects.

Meridian Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people solve complex and controversial problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve lives, the economy, and the environment.  Our work focuses on a wide range of issues such as climate change, food security, emerging technologies, public health, and sustainability.

The Mediator and Program Manager will work closely with Meridian Institute’s experienced staff to:

  • Assist in developing strategies for key work efforts and manage day to day details of projects under the guidance of senior staff and as part of a collaborative team
  • Interview participants and key thought leaders as part of “convening” activities
  • Design and facilitate effective meetings as appropriate
  • Provide meeting support and follow-up through the drafting and circulation of negotiation texts and other meeting documentation
  • Develop proposals, project budgets and assist in managing contractors
  • Serve as a liaison with support staff on administrative and logistical matters

We are seeking an individual who possesses a good understanding of the substance related to ocean policy issues.  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study is required.  An advanced degree in a relevant field and at least five years of experience in ocean policy, science or advocacy is preferred.

Successful applicants will have strong oral and written communications skills, will be effective working with people, will be highly organized and will have skills and experience in third-party mediation and facilitation.  The applicant should be a self-starter with a high level of initiative and will possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.  Applicants will have a high degree of proficiency with word processing software, internet usage and electronic communications.  Domestic and international travel is expected.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.  An excellent benefits package will be offered.  Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to apply@merid.org.

The deadline for applications is September 5, 2014.  No phone calls please.  We thank all applicants for their interest but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.  Meridian Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


Meridian Institute Fellowship

Meridian Institute is no longer accepting applications for Meridian Fellows for 2014. Please check back in Fall 2014 for information about the 2015 hiring process.

For a complete description of the position, click here

Also find additional information in the Fellowship FAQs 2014 document (PDF)