Senior Associate, IVLP Collaborative Services

Title: Senior Associate, IVLP Collaborative Services

Employment Status:  Non-exempt

Salary: $22.72 - $23.73 per hour

Supervisor Title: Director, Collaborative Services

Date Revised:  January 2023

 Summary of Position:

The Senior Associate, IVLP Collaborative Services (Sr. Associate) supports Meridian’s administration of the IVLP CS award, which is carried out in conjunction with the Office of International Visitors in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Under supervision of the Director, and in close communication with the full CS team, this position is responsible for administrative, logistical, and financial arrangement of award activities. The Sr. Associates maintains program budgets, serves as an adviser to CS associates, and maintains program impact data and success stories.

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:

  • Work with a team to administer the IVLP Collaborative Services Award activities and events, which include:
    • In-House “On Demand” IVLP Projects
    • Language Services capacity building and workshops
    • Broad IVLP initiatives.
  • Advise Associates regarding the management, disbursement, tracking, and reconciliation of authorized funds associated with the CS activities.
  • Advise and propose solutions to improve processes and resolve problems in close coordination with CS and IVLP leadership regarding budgeting, finance, policies and procedures.
  • Lead and guide others on procurement for services and goods.
  • Support logistics, including virtual and in-person programs, events, and workshops, and reconcile costs associated with any staff, participant, or partner travel.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project budgets.
  • Support grant reporting and renewal requirements, such as preparing and submitting monthly and quarterly statistical reports internally and to the Department of State.
  • Manage project impact qualitative and quantitative data for communications, social media, and reporting.
  • Responsible for completing all organizational administrative responsibilities in a timely manner and meeting all organizational administrative deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree
  • 1 year of related 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:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately under pressure.
  • Mature judgment and the ability to set priorities.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities independently while functioning as part of a team.
  • 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. The closing date for applications is January 23, 2023. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.