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MERIDIAN SOLUTIONS

Authentic Intersectional Communication

Meridian Solutions is a social impact communications firm founded by Carol McDonald, a seasoned communications professional with over 20 years of experience in communications strategy, issue advocacy, electoral campaigns and power-building. We are a mission-driven team of story-tellers, activists and organizers grounded in the framework of intersectionality. We offer a wide range of services including strategic planning, branding and marketing, campaign planning and management, organizing and advocacy trainings, meeting facilitation, event planning, racial equity trainings, and project management.


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WHO WE ARE

 
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CAROL MCDONALD
FOUNDER + CEO
@dctwiterati 

Carol is a seasoned activist, changemaker and communications professional based in Washington, DC.

With over 20 years of experience working in and for communities of color, Carol has excelled in leading campaigns rooted in electoral politics, race equity and building inclusive organizations and public narratives. She was the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Planned Parenthood Action Fund, a department she created in 2011 that focuses on African American and Latino community engagement.  She is now a partner at 76 Words, a firm that turns campaign strategies into television, radio and online communications to elect Democrats and support progressive causes.

LORYN WILSON CARTER

SENIOR STRATEGIST

@ElleWCarter

Loryn Wilson Carter is a digital media strategist and writer who helps organizations and brands transform their social media presence. Loryn’s passion is developing digital strategies for companies and organizations that want to improve their outreach to people of color and women.  She is the author of Win the Internet the Remix: Best Practices for Twitter and Facebook, which is available now on Amazon. Loryn has run social media and SMS campaigns for NAACP, Center for Community Change, YWCA USA, and the National Education Association. She has also written for Talk Poverty, SheKnows, and Revelist.com. She is the co-founder of Black Girl Digital, a community for black women who work in digital careers, and has a passion for addressing the lack of diversity in the digital space.




CRYSTAL AMUZIE
INTERN

Crystal Amuzie is a Maryland transplant from St. Simons Island, Georgia. She is currently a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, majoring in English with a concentration on Media Studies. Although she is currently completing her bachelor’s degree, she has experience working as a paralegal in a personal injury law firm. It was during that time that she realized her passion for the progressive movement was more than a system of ideals that were important to her, but a calling that she decided to dedicate her life to promote and advocate for. On the weekends, you can find Crystal brunching, visiting any one of DC’s amazing museums, or curled up somewhere reading or watching Marvel product.

 

BECKY GEORGE
PROJECT DIRECTOR
@busybeckyg

Becky George has been a professional educator, advocate, and trainer for nearly 15 years.  In all of her work, she has prioritized creating transformative trainings, events, and programs that create the feeling of justice, equity, and growth that she actually hopes to create out in the world. Becky George is a graduate of the University of North Texas. She has spent nearly a decade in the Planned Parenthood family, serving first as a Community Outreach Educator and Trainer at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, and later as the Race Equity Initiative Program Manager at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.




ANGÉLIQUE ROCHÉ

CHIEF STORYTELLER

@AngeliqueRoche

Angélique Roché, is a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop cultures. As a writer and photographer, she has contributed to NBC News, Black Girl Nerds, and Rewire News. She is currently the host of Marvel Entertainment's Marvel's Voices podcast, SYFY Wire's podcast Geeksplain, co-host of the independent live podcast The Radical Geeks and a part-time host and voice-over artist at SiriusXM Progress. In addition, Angélique is a frequent guest on various shows focused on the intersections of pop-culture, current events, and social justice including Syfy Wire's "Who Won the Week" (WWTW)  and The Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM Progress.









 

CLIENTS

 

INitiatives + INSTITUTIONS

SERVICES

 

We are happy to provide the following packages for our clients:

Communications Strategy + branding Solutions

Includes digital content strategy, storytelling, and web design.

Event Design Solutions

Includes conception, planning, and management.

Training Solutions

Topics include campaign training, advocacy, organizing, and racial equity.




operations associate

Meridian Solutions is a social impact communications firm based in Washington, DC. We are a mission-driven team of story-tellers, activists, and organizers grounded in the framework of intersectionality. We offer a wide range of services including strategic planning, branding and marketing, campaign planning and management, organizing and advocacy training, meeting facilitation, event planning, racial equity training, and project management.

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented operations associate to help manage projects, coordinate the day-to-day operations of the office, and generally help keep the trains running. The Operations Associate will report to the Senior Strategist. We will need someone who can ensure that the staff has what they need to execute their work, and that the office is organized and maintained. This is all in the service of progressive, social justice-minded organizations and causes. Women of color and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the CEO’s schedule.

  • Maintain and organize office, including creating systems of organization, manage office utilities, and organize online files and archives.

  • Assist the CEO and Senior Strategist by monitoring incoming email, scheduling meetings, and booking travel.

  • Manage and distribute client invoices wherever necessary. 

  • Responsible for all note-taking at client events and team meetings. 

  • Plan logistics for meetings with clients and other business matters.

  • Managing the company’s general email inbox and being sure the CEO and senior strategist is aware of any new correspondence.

  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

PERSONAL QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES

  • At least 1 year of experience in the areas of administrative support and/or office management.

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Open to collaboration, can work in a team, both as an active participant as well as secondary help

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • A passion for social justice, intersectionality, and race and gender equity

  • Experience with administrative support either in an agency or independent consulting setting a plus but not required

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

An annual salary within the range of $40,000-45,000 plus full health insurance following 60 days of employment.

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter to solveit@meridiansolutionsworldwide.com with the words “Operations Associate” in the subject line. 

Meridian Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Meridian Solutions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Meridian Solutions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.



 

 

Let’s Work Together.

We would love to hear about how we can help your organization! Fill out the contact form below and let us know more about your needs. Once we receive your completed form we will follow up to connect with you.

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