Communications Associate and Ruckelshaus Fellowship

Meridian Institute

  • Full-Time
  • United States
  • Application deadline: 2022-05-25

Meridian Institute is seeking candidates for a Communications Associate. This position is part of our Ruckelshaus Fellowship Program, which provides an opportunity for early-career professionals to contribute to Meridian’s mission to help people collaborate to solve complex problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve lives, the environment, and the economy. The Communications Associate will support Meridian Institute on organization-wide communications and specific Meridian projects by communicating how we advance collaborative problem solving on complex issues to broad audiences through various formats such as reports, research briefs, case studies, newsletters, social media, blog posts, and more.

This position will involve a mix of written and visual communications and can take many forms, including graphic design, illustrations, short videos, case studies, and blog posts. Specific assignments will be refined depending on the organization’s needs.

The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position assigned to either Meridian’s Dillon, CO or Washington, DC office. Remote work locations may also be considered. The Communications Associate and Fellow who is selected will begin work by July 2022.

Please follow the link provided for the full job description and details on how to apply.

The application deadline is 10:00 pm EST, Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

About Meridian Institute

Meridian Institute is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that has helped our 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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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’s 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.

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