Office Assistant/Receptionist

Title: Office Assistant/Receptionist

Employment Status:  Non-Exempt

Salary: $24.00 per hour

Supervisor Title: Senior Director, Events

Date Revised:  February 2024

Summary of Position:

Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Events, or designee, the Office Assistant/Receptionist will provide personable and proactive reception for the organization. In addition, the position provides administrative support for the HR, IT, Events, and Facilities departments.

This position is located in Washington D.C. and Meridian requires MD, DC, or VA residence for all employees. The position is expected to be on-site M-F, with occasional flexibility for remote work. This position is considered essential and may be required to work on-site during an emergency closing.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastically and warmly greet guests entering the building and notify appropriate staff of visitor arrivals; provide directions and answer questions as appropriate
  • Accept and distribute mail
  • Ensure that the reception desk has adequate coverage at all times
  • Manage HR and IT check request processing to include ensuring appropriate ACH information, procurement and contracting substantiation; monitor and submit credit card and expense report reconciliations
  • Coordinate FedEx, UPS, and courier pickups and deliveries and associated billing
  • Assist with other administrative duties as requested to include Intranet updates, Amazon orders, and updating employee directory/org chart
  • Responsible for completing all organizational administrative responsibilities in a timely manner and meeting all organizational administrative deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Three years of relevant work experience
  • Or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and maintain routine financial records and to prepare routine financial reports, check requests, reconciliations, etc.
  • Outgoing, proactive personality with strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Ability to maintain and/or develop internal processes and filing systems
  • Must be able to handle sensitive data and HR confidential information securely
  • Able to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Must have the sophistication to interact appropriately with high level individuals to include strong inter-cultural communication skills; maturity, cultural sensitivity, and tact suitable for working with individuals from around the world

Technical Requirements:

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

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.