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Strategic Implementation Specialist

Strategic Implementation Specialist

Guide our strategy and optimize our impact

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Strategic Implementation Specialist will empower the GFI team to achieve this mission by working with GFI’s directors to ensure that all GFI activities are implemented as effectively and efficiently as possible. This will include ensuring that all projects are well-planned, tracking progress toward goals, evaluating the effectiveness of strategies, and responding to results with suggested course corrections.

How You Will Make a Difference

The Strategic Implementation Specialist will optimize organizational effectiveness by:

  • Ensuring that all projects are thoroughly thought out on the front end, implemented effectively, and then evaluated.
  • Collaborating with GFI departments to establish, track, and report on effective metrics of progress toward organizational goals, including those that cannot be directly measured.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve GFI’s effectiveness by closing gaps between objectives and execution or identifying altogether new areas not yet addressed by the objectives of the Strategic Plan.
  • Providing analytical support to the Innovation Department as needed, and acting as a liaison between all departments.

Who We’re Looking For

We are seeking smart, thoughtful, and creative self-starters who want to push back against climate change, transform industrial animal agriculture, and develop healthy and humane foods that are accessible to everyone. GFI staff enjoy high levels of autonomy and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working with a rapidly evolving and growing team.  

The Strategic Implementation Specialist must also have:

  • An infectious commitment to GFI’s core mission and philosophy.
  • An interest in, a functional understanding of, and an ability to speak to both the business and science sides of GFI’s work.
  • Exceptional writing, interpersonal, and research skills.
  • Proven strategic planning and execution skills.
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a business- or science-related field.

Experience establishing and measuring key performance indicators (KPI’s) and and MBA are preferred but not required.

Enjoy working from home, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!


Application Deadline: February 28, 2018


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the Good Food Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. GFI complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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