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Business Analyst

Terms of Employment: Full-Time, At Will, Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Location: Major Metro Area Preferred

Position Objective: To carry out the organization’s work supporting the technological advancement, public promotion, and commercial success of plant-based and “clean” (i.e., grown without animal slaughter) meat, milk, eggs, and other animal products.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Conduct research and prepare memorandums related to potential companies in the plant-based and clean market sectors as well as other companies focused on creating market competition for animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs
  • Conduct research, prepare and update memorandums and white papers, and be the world’s expert on all aspects of the plant-based and clean sectors of the economy as well as tech companies focused on creating center-of-plate competition
  • Conduct additional research and prepare or assist with additional memorandums and white papers in support of other members of the GFI team (scientific, innovative, entrepreneurial, etc.)
  • Carry out testing to understand which terminology, product choice, and other factors will increase public acceptance of plant-based and clean products
  • Provide research and other assistance to startups and other companies in the plant-based, clean, and tech sectors
  • Maintain relationships with companies, marketers, and nonprofit entities in the plant-based, clean, and tech industries
  • Keep informed of scientific, business, product, media, and public opinion developments in the plant-based and clean food product industries
  • Prepare and present information about clean and plant-based sectors at colleges, universities, conferences, and other venues
  • Adhere to all human resource and operational procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements:       

  • Exceptional research and writing skills
  • Exceptional presentation and interpersonal skills
  • B.A. or equivalent in finance, entrepreneurship, or business
  • STEM coursework or degree preferred
  • MBA preferred
  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate GFI’s positions
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
 
The Good Food Institute offers competitive salaries; benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; and, a 401(k) retirement plan.
 
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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Director of Corporate Engagement

Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Position Location: Remote (Los Angeles or New York City preferred)

Position Objective:

Expand plant-based food options in mainstream shopping and dining venues and promote high-­potential plant-based food products and businesses

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and implement innovative and effective strategies for expanding plant-based alternatives to animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs, at grocery stores (regional and national), restaurants (local and national), and foodservice establishments
  • Cultivate respectful and cordial relationships with CEOs, chefs, restaurateurs, directors of dining services, and other stakeholders in order to facilitate the addition or expansion of vegan menu items; and maintain and update contacts as necessary
  • Stay abreast of current and new vegan food products and manufacturers, establish relationships with key contacts at manufacturers, and become familiar with availability of products and their distribution networks
  • Prepare and deliver influential presentations to menu development decision makers, and connect decision makers to key contacts at vegan food manufacturers
  • Support the entry of vegan food companies into restaurants and grocery stores by coordinating public campaigns to show demand and mobilizing volunteers as necessary
  • Follow all human resource and operational procedures and ensure full compliance
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements:

  • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years’ previous experience in food-related marketing, sales, or corporate affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to comfortably create and deliver presentations, address and overcome objections, and reach favorable agreements
  • Established rapport with a broad range of food industry contacts and an ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with key people
  • Proven exceptional organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy plant-based lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

The Good Food Institute offers competitive salaries; benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; and, a 401(k) retirement plan.
 
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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Innovation Manager

Terms of Employment: Full-Time, At Will, Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Location: Remote (Bay Area, Los Angeles, or New York City preferred)

Position Objective: Oversee GFI’s work to encourage and foster entrepreneurs, scientists, and others interested in pursuing plant-based and “clean” (i.e., grown without animal slaughter) meat, dairy, and egg companies and related projects 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Organize outreach to top schools for plant sciences, tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and other fields applicable to plant-based and clean food technology, with a goal of convincing more students and professors to join or start companies focused on using food technology to displace animal agriculture
  • Prepare and present information at colleges, universities, conferences, etc., in order to encourage entrepreneurs, business students, scientists, and others to start or join plant-based and clean businesses
  • Manage program for vetting and connecting entrepreneurs and scientists interested in starting or joining plant-based and clean food companies
  • Conduct LinkedIn and other analysis, advertising, cold contacting, and promotional campaigns to connect more scientists in relevant fields to the community of scientists working on plant-based and clean meat research
  • Adhere to all human resource and operational procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor 

Position Requirements:      

  • Ability to understand and explain plant-based and clean food technologies
  • Degree or coursework in sciences or business preferred
  • Exceptional presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in sales, marketing, promotions, or external-facing advocacy preferred
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn basic science of plant-based and clean meat, milk, and egg production
  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate GFI’s positions
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
 
The Good Food Institute offers competitive salaries; benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; and, a 401(k) retirement plan.
 
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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Major Gifts Officer

Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
Reports to: Development Director
Position Location: Remote (major metro area on East Coast preferred)

Position Objective:

To advance the work of The Good Food Institute by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts, and creating and sustaining long-term relationships with major donors

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and manage a portfolio of major gift and foundation donors
  • Create annual strategies for all portfolio donors
  • Meet or exceed monthly metrics for visits, solicitations, and proposals
  • Consistently review portfolio, cultivate new prospects, and disqualify others as necessary
  • Involve GFI staff and Advisory Board members in the cultivation and solicitation process whenever appropriate
  • Serve as event planning liaison for major donor fundraising events
  • Maintain donor data and contacts in fundraising database, and prepare funding proposals and stewardship reports
  • Serve as member of the development project team to assist with fundraising appeal planning and execution, donor relations, database conversion, and other joint projects within the department

Position Requirements:

  • College degree and a minimum of five years of previous development experience, including working in a major gifts officer capacity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Experience writing fundraising proposals and progress reports
  • Excellent ability to build rapport with donors, volunteers, and colleagues
  • Collaborative approach as appropriate
  • Ability to work independently and use sound judgment in decision making, including setting and managing priorities
  • Ability to work effectively under the pressure of constant deadlines; requires exceptional organizational skills, time management efficiency, and careful attention to detail
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively, with some evening and weekend work
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

The Good Food Institute offers competitive salaries; benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; and, a 401(k) retirement plan.
 
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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Managing Director, International Outreach

Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Position Location: East Coast preferred

Position Objective:

Replicate GFI’s success in the United States in other countries. Increase the number of companies and volume of work focused on plant-based and cultured alternatives to animal products worldwide.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Replicate GFI’s most successful efforts in emerging economies and Europe, based on a thorough understanding of the plant-based and cultured space in those areas of the world
  • Create a plan to position dedicated staffers in Europe, India, and Asia for further replication
  • Partner with top international universities to generate additional interest in plant-based and cultured alternatives to animal agriculture
  • Partner with international governments and international investors to bolster work in the plant-based and cultured space

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with strongly preferred business or science focus from an accredited college or university
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and international experience and perspective
  • Knowledge of international policy issues within the good food space
  • Strongly preferred fluency in multiple languages
  • Experience in coalition-building and working in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and use sound judgment in decision making, including setting and managing priorities and meeting competing deadlines
  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate GFI’s positions
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

The Good Food Institute offers competitive salaries; benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; and, a 401(k) retirement plan.
 
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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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

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The Good Food Institute offers competitive salaries; benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; and, a 401(k) retirement plan.

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.