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International Visitor Leadership Program Fellowship (Fall 2021)

Position Title: Fellow, International Visitors Leadership Program 
Compensation: $15.20 per hour
Location: Washington, D.C. (temporarily remote)
Reports To: IVLP Fellowship Coordinators, Meridian Center for Global Leadership (MCGL)

Meridian International Center seeks a Fellow to support the Meridian Center for Global Leadership team that administers the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP Fellow will: provide logistical support to facilitate the program; attend meetings with program participants throughout Washington, D.C.; create and assemble welcome materials for U.S. Department of State International Visitors; perform thematic research to inform program content; and assist MCGL staff with program book writing, cultural events research, and a variety of long-term and independent projects. 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. 

Employer’s Statement
This position posting does not list all the duties of the job. If an offer is made, you will be presented with a detailed job description. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their demonstrated ability to perform the tasks listed above, and their education and experience. The employer has the right to revise this posting at any time. Neither this posting nor the job description is a contract for employment. 

Meridian firmly believes that a highly qualified, diverse workforce is critical to our success. Accordingly, Meridian is committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

As an equal opportunity employer, Meridian promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, family responsibilities, marital, veteran or military status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity will be offered and maintained to all persons at every stage and condition of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.

All candidates must possess:
• Ability to commit 20-29 hours per week to the Fellowship from September through December 2021, with the ability to work on Mondays and either Thursday or Friday
• Working towards or recently graduated with a bachelors (or master’s) degree focused on International Relations, Nonprofit Management, Global Communications/Journalism, 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. Strong interest in cultural exchange, public diplomacy, international education, or international relations
• Excellent cross-cultural competencies, experience working with diverse cultures and languages
• Exemplary writing and communication skills, particularly with day-to-day internal and external communications 
• Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, especially in a professional setting; experience & enjoyment working with global audiences, and journalists or high school and university students is encouraged
• Interest in working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and ability to bring a flexible, open-minded, “no task is too small” mentality
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is mandatory; knowledge of cloud-based/shared file systems (SharePoint), CRMs (Salesforce), and/or virtual engagement tools (Zoom, Canvas, etc.) is a plus