Coordinator, Corporate Relations

Title: Coordinator, Corporate Relations

Employment Status:  Non-exempt

Salary:  $49,350 - $52,500

Supervisor Title: Director, Corporate Relations

Date Revised:  September 2022

 Summary of Position:

Under the supervision of the Director, Corporate Relations, the Coordinator, Corporate Relations works with the Corporate Relations team within the External Affairs division at large in providing business development support and strategy for all development related programs and events with the organization.

The Coordinator is responsible for managing, curating, and developing programs and events focused on corporate stakeholders. Additionally, this role will support the teams larger fundraising goals and activities. Primary responsibilities include: Supporting the management of corporate clients, drafting and strategizing of development correspondence and efforts, development and implementation of corporate programs/events, salesforce data strategy and management, and other special projects as needed. This position may be hired at a higher level based on experience.

This position is located in Washington D.C. and Meridian requires MD, DC, or VA residence for all employees. The position may work partially remotely until further notice. Effective January 4, 2022, all Meridian staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved.

Position Responsibilities:

Events Development

  • Research potential speakers, develop an outreach strategy and execute programs based on member interest
    • Implement and manage specialized programming between Meridian private sector partners and the U.S. government and diplomatic corps (In-person & virtual)
    • Lead and support day-of management and production, including digital/video, of all programs designed by the Corporate Relations team
    • Liaise with the Communications team to create compelling invitations, including graphics and text, design and implement promotion strategies, and coordinate press attendance, if necessary
    • Coordinate with internal teams and 3rd-party groups to ensure all required persons are available and properly prepared to participate
    • Oversee the creation of all required materials for the program including invitations, agendas, briefing memos, reminders, speaker biographies, etc.
    • Administer the process for inviting all potential attendees, and track all the RSVP’s
  • Assist with communications efforts around Corporate Relations programs including writing program summaries and content for the website and newsletters, drafting social media posts, website updates etc.

Membership Management

  • Support the management of the 70+ members of the Meridian Corporate Council through coordinating donor engagement meetings and tracking donor deliverables,
  • Assist Director, Corporate Relations and Vice President, External Affairs in development of Corporate Membership program growth and revenue goals, and track progress; provide accurate and timely reports on program progress and projections; track and analyze benefits use

Business Development/Fundraising

  • Write customized proposals for prospect and existing corporate partners
  • Assist in business development and corporate outreach efforts for the Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement, Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy, and Meridian Center for Global Leadership


  • Coordinate with the Communications team to ensure that all members receive the appropriate mailings, emails, and invitations
  • Oversee the Corporate Council website by adding all upcoming events, event summaries, or other requested content, in coordination with the Digital Marketing Manager
  • Support the maintenance of the Salesforce database and corporate donor lists to ensure all information is accurate Including updating all current/relevant donor lists, inputting donations to the appropriate person/account, inputting events and attendees to track engagement, pulling reports for the Vice President, and creation of new campaigns, as needed
  • Responsible for completing all organizational administrative responsibilities in a timely manner and meeting all organizational administrative deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree
  • 2-4 years of related experience
  • Or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position

Technical Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams is necessary for this role
  • Experience with Canvas, Zoom and Salesforce is helpful

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Familiarity with international relations
  • Strong inter-cultural communication skills; maturity, cultural sensitivity, and tact suitable for working with individuals from around the world

Employer’s Statement

Meridian is committed to creating a diverse environment. We believe in empowering global leaders and amplifying voices of a wide variety of backgrounds to create pathways for greater understanding, shared value and respect for all cultures as connecting people has been our foundation for over 60 years. If you share our values and enthusiasm to promote non-partisan collaboration to address global challenges and opportunities, you can find a home at Meridian.

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.

How to Apply 

Qualified candidates should apply here. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.