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Project Manager

Accepting applications through June 27, 2022

Meridian Institute has an immediate opening for a full-time Project Manager. This position may be remote, or based in either our Washington, DC or Dillon, CO office.

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.

Within our broad range of services, the Project Manager position is integral in project planning and management within the practice group. We welcome applicants with at least 5 years of professional project and budget management experience in mid-level to larger organizations. This role requires excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to solve problems creatively and be resourceful under pressure. For the right person, this is an opportunity to learn and grow in an evolving and challenging field.

The Project Manager works closely with Project Directors to plan and designate project resources, define roles and responsibilities, and build accountability across the team. The Project Manager supports teams by preparing budgets, monitoring progress, and keeping team members informed and accountable to project milestones and deliverables.

The starting pay range for the Project Manager is $77,620 – $87,500 per year. This position is salaried and exempt (i.e., ineligible for overtime compensation.) Compensation will be based on years of education and/or experience.

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 (alternative holidays available upon request and approval). 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.

The full job description can be found here.

How to Apply:

The deadline to submit applications is Monday, June 27, 2022.

Please submit the following application materials using our 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

We thank all applicants for their interest and will be in contact with those chosen for an interview.

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.

Meridian Institute complies fully with the relevant Disability Acts and Laws in local countries. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Meridian Institute, please contact us at

COVID-19 Consideration
At this time, Meridian Institute requires that all employees be fully vaccinated, including booster shots. In circumstances where an applicant communicates that he or she is not able to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance or because of a disability, then Meridian, in accordance with applicable law, will engage in the interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation is feasible that will not pose an undue hardship or create a direct threat to safety.

Equal Opportunity Employment
Meridian recognizes that our work is made stronger and more impactful by the contributions of diverse groups from around the world. At Meridian, we welcome people from all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, class, ancestry, or other grounds.

Meridian Institute is a participating employer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security program, E-Verify.