Reports To: Fellowship Coordinators, Meridian Center for Global Leadership (MCGL)
Summary of Position
Meridian International Center seeks a Fellow to support the Meridian Center for Global Leadership team that administers the Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP). The PAYLP Fellow will play a pivotal role in developing effective virtual engagement strategies, supporting alumni outreach efforts, and designing creative communication initiatives. The Fellow will support logistical/administrative coordination and tasks of virtual exchanges; production of events on Zoom or other virtual platforms; engage program participants and alumni in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments; create and edit participant registration and materials; edit content in Learning Management System (LMS) platforms such as Canvas; create compelling, creative media to sustain engagement across PAYLP social channels; conduct some research on program design, implementation, technology platforms, vendors, and other elements, as needed; assist with post-program follow-up, monitoring & evaluation; and support data management/analytics/regulation and compliance. The Fellow may also support business development teams in proposal writing and contribute to Meridian-wide communications initiatives. The Meridian Center for Global Leadership (MCGL) administers professional and educational exchange programs that enhance Meridian’s vision of a more secure and prosperous world.
This position will be remote until further notice, but D.C., Maryland, or Virginia residency is required.
All candidates must possess:
Ability to commit 20-29 hours per week to the Fellowship from September through December 2021
Working towards or recently graduated with a bachelors (or master’s) degree focused on International Relations, International Education, Nonprofit Management, Global Communications/Journalism, African Studies, French language or other related field; or any equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Must possess a strong interest in cultural exchange, public diplomacy, international education, or international relations
Intermediate proficiency in French language required (speaking/writing); advanced proficiency preferred (writing)
Excellent cross-cultural competencies and experience working with diverse cultures and languages required; previous experience working with and/or studying the African continent preferred
Exemplary writing and communication skills, particularly with day-to-day internal and external communications
Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
Interest in working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and ability to bring a flexible, open-minded, “no task is too small” mentality
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, especially in a professional setting; experience & enjoyment working with global audiences, particularly global youth, is encouraged
Previous experience with a nonprofit or an organization working with international students and/or visitors is a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is mandatory; knowledge of cloud-based/shared file systems (SharePoint), CRMs (Salesforce), virtual engagement tools (Zoom, Canvas, etc.), and/or graphic design platforms (Canva, Adobe Creative, etc.) is a plus
Willingness to complete additional tasks as assigned, potentially including opportunities to support business development teams in the proposal writing process and contribute to wider Meridian communications initiatives.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (3 pages maximum, preference for a professional sample) here. No phone calls will be accepted in reference to this position.
Additional information about Meridian can be found here.
Additional Salary Information: This position will be remote until further notice, but D.C., Maryland, or Virginia residency is required.
About Meridian International Center
Meridian is a nonpartisan, nonprofit diplomacy center that connects leaders through culture and collaboration to drive solutions for global challenges. Founded 60 years ago, we've equipped thousands of leaders with the networks, insights and cultural context essential for non-partisan work on shared issues.
Meridian’s integrated programming approach provides leaders with a variety of platforms in neutral environments to develop an informed global view, cultural awareness and collaborative peer networks to produce better outcomes. When leaders return home and implement change, the impact of Meridian’s programs is amplified across numerous arenas, including women and girls’ empowerment, business and trade, human and civil rights, and energy and the environment. Directly impacting the quality of life for people around the globe, these issues are pivotal to Meridian’s vision of a more secure and prosperous world today and for generations to come.