Office Assistant/Receptionist

Title: Office Assistant/Receptionist

Employment Status:  Non-Exempt

Salary: $24.00 per hour

Supervisor Title: Senior Director, Operations

Date Revised:  April 2023

Summary of Position:

Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Operations the Office Assistant will provide reception and front desk support for the office and administrative support for HR, IT, and Maintenance & Operations departments.

This position is located in Washington D.C. and Meridian requires MD, DC, or VA residence for all employees. The position is predominantly on-site but may occasionally work from home.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Greet guests entering the building, answer questions, provide directions, and notify staff when their visitor has arrived
  • Accept and distribute mail
  • Manage HR, IT, and M&O vendor invoices, expense claims, ACH, and credit card payments and reconciliations
  • Coordinate FedEx, UPS, and courier pickups and deliveries and associated billing
  • Assist with other administrative duties to include Intranet updates, Amazon orders, updating employee directory/org chart, and tracking organizational staff events
  • Responsible for completing all organizational administrative responsibilities in a timely manner and meeting all organizational administrative deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree preferred
  • 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 maintain routine financial records and to prepare routine financial reports, check requests, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience maintaining internal processes and filing systems
  • Must be able to handle sensitive data and HR confidential information securely
  • Able to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • 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 and PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams is necessary for this role
  • Experience with Canvas, 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.