The Middle East Institute (MEI) in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time/on-site Office Manager. The Office Manager works under the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to provide administrative support and ensure smooth and secure daily operations within the Institute’s headquarters.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Performs general administrative duties. This includes covering the front desk, greeting visitors, answering phones, and mail management.
  • Monitors and orders office supplies and inventory.
  • Oversees the smooth operation of the office’s security system.
  • Serves as a liaison with technology vendors.
  • Manages incoming and outgoing general correspondence, including emails, mail, and packages.
  • Works with the accounting department to reconcile office-related credit card charges.
  • Helps organize staff-related meetings and events.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the COO.


  • At least 3 years of experience working in a similar capacity.
  • Experience managing technology and security systems is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities, administrative coordination, and logistics.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task with great follow-up skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Salary commensurate with expertise and experience. Excellent benefits.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Please use “Office Manager” as the subject line in your e-mail.