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We are living at a critical time.

For the first time, we have the technology to build a food system that aligns with our highest ideals. The Good Food Institute exists to ensure that efforts to seize on this remarkable opportunity result in maximum transformation away from factory farming and toward a healthy, humane, and sustainable future.

We work with entrepreneurs, researchers, elected officials, regulators, the media, and institutions to create a seamless transition away from factory farmed animal products and toward alternatives that are better for our environment, food security, global health, and animals.

We wake up every day excited to change the world for the better.

At GFI, you will enjoy a challenging and fulfilling career, supportive colleagues, a high degree of autonomy, and room for advancement in a rapidly evolving work environment. We support our employees with full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, and a 401(k) retirement program. GFI’s team works remotely from home offices, and we are accepting applicants from across the United States (unless otherwise specified in the job description).

Please join us in creating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply!

Job Opportunities

Academic Research Advisor

 Academic Research Advisor

Advise and Mentor the Next Generation Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Academic Research Advisor will have a far reaching role in ensuring that a good food future materializes as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will work with the world’s top universities and students who are focused on discovering innovative solutions to develop the best possible alternatives to conventional animal agriculture and conducting research to address fundamental gaps in the science and technology of plant-based and clean meat, dairy, and eggs.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Academic Research Advisor, you will supervise and mentor our talented team of enthusiastic science interns and fellows, serve as GFI’s formal co-advisor for students pursuing GFI-articulated research projects in university settings, and coordinate student entrepreneurship and innovation competitions like the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center Challenge Labs and Colliders in collaboration with GFI’s Science & Technology team. You will do this by:
  • Connecting students looking for research opportunities in the plant-based and clean food fields with faculty and university labs, as well as with external funding opportunities to pursue their research.
  • Directing the focus of student research projects in plant-based or clean food labs to address the most pressing and important questions in the field, as identified by GFI’s scientists.
  • Developing and implementing science and technology courses and labs related to plant-based and clean food at top universities across the country.
  • Supporting the development of academic and student initiatives (such as the Cellular Agriculture Academic Society, CAAS) focused on inspiring the next generation of professionals dedicated to pursuing and promoting plant-based or clean foods.
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.

The Academic Research Advisor must have hands-on academic research experience, exceptional verbal communication and writing abilities, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, experience working with undergraduate and graduate students, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a master’s degree or higher (some postdoctoral research or Ph.D. preferred) in a related scientific or engineering field who have at least one year of academic research experience. A strong preference will be given to candidates who have authored peer-reviewed research publications and who have experience mentoring college students.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)
 

 
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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Business Innovation Specialist

Business Innovation Specialist

Recruit and Inspire a Community of Entrepreneurs Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Business Innovation Specialist will have a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will discover, motivate, and empower the entrepreneurs who will develop the latest innovations in plant-based and “clean meat,” dairy, and eggs. 

How You Will Make a Difference
Disrupting the $800 billion animal agriculture industry and developing a sustainable food system will require a vast network of innovators in business development, marketing, logistics, and more. As Business Innovation Specialist, it will be your job to build that network by:
  • Presenting dynamic and engaging talks at top universities for business, management, and entrepreneurship to inspire the next generation of innovators to start or join plant-based and clean food companies.
  • Collaborating with the Science Innovation Specialist to develop a program for vetting and connecting entrepreneurs and scientists interested in starting or joining plant-based and clean food companies.
  • Building the community of entrepreneurs working on plant-based and clean meat products through all available tools, including LinkedIn analysis, advertising, cold contacting, and promotional campaigns.
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.

The Business Innovation Specialist must have exceptional public speaking skills, strong writing abilities, dynamic networking and interpersonal skills, proven business acumen and fluency in the language of startups, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with significant entrepreneurial experience and/or a bachelor's degree or higher in business administration, entrepreneurship, marketing, or a related field. Fluency in biology, chemistry, or a related natural science is preferred.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)

 
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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Corporate Engagement Specialist

 Corporate Engagement Specialist

Encourage Corporate Innovation that will Radically Transform the Food System

 
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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Corporate Engagement Specialist will have an immediate impact in catalyzing the movement for a good food future. Ever wished a restaurant had something more to offer eco-conscious, animal-friendly diners than a veggie burger? At GFI, you will coordinate projects that increase plant-based offerings at grocery store chains, restaurants, and food service providers, thereby empowering consumers to make healthy, humane, and sustainable choices.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Corporate Engagement Specialist, you will be an expert on the best products and most innovative companies in the plant-based space. You will build relationships with executives at major grocery stores and restaurant chains, connect them with our partners at plant-based food companies, and influence them to improve their menus and inventories with plant-based products that support human health, fight climate change, and transform agriculture. You will radically transform the food system by:
  • Representing GFI and delivering influential presentations at industry conventions and other relevant conferences.
  • Building coalitions of organizations that are dedicated to improving the quality, quantity, and promotion of plant-based alternatives to animal products.
  • Identifying grocery stores, restaurants, and dining services that could expand their plant-based meat, egg, and dairy offerings and convincing them to do so.
  • Coordinating special projects related to promoting plant-based products and expanding their consumer base.
  • Launching public campaigns to demonstrate demand for plant-based foods, mobilizing volunteers when appropriate.
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.

The Corporate Engagement Specialist must have a strong work ethic, persuasive and engaging interpersonal skills, a proven ability to influence decision-makers and engage corporate executives, exceptional public speaking and presentation skills, excellent writing abilities, and infectious enthusiasm for GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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 ideal candidate will have a degree in a related field or at least three years’ experience in food-related marketing, sales, or corporate affairs; s/he will also be based in a major U.S. city and willing and able to travel frequently.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)


 
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 Communications

Director of Communications

Direct a Team of Brilliant Communicators Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Director of Communications has a critical role in ensuring that a good food future develops as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will lead the conversation on the growing plant-based and “clean meat” industries to further the work of the world’s top entrepreneurs and scientists who are focused on developing healthy, humane, and sustainable alternatives to factory-farmed products.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Director of Communications, you will manage our team of media specialists, develop and guide our media strategy, and ensure that GFI is the primary source of information and communications support for the plant-based foods and clean meat industries. You will oversee all communications, including public relations messaging, content planning for GFI’s website and blog, media and marketing strategy for mission-aligned startups, and GFI’s social media strategy. You will partner closely with GFI’s Development Department to help build our constituencies, and craft compelling cases for philanthropic support. You will ensure the food revolution garners vibrant, inspiring coverage by:

  • Managing all aspects of the Communications Department, including supervising staff, overseeing department budgeting and spending, and providing visionary leadership.
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating communications plans to engage our audience, cultivate new supporters and followers, and support mission-aligned initiatives and startup companies.
  • Creating and rolling out media initiatives to inspire students, entrepreneurs, and scientists to use their skills to address challenges within our global food system.
  • Partnering with and provide expert guidance to all GFI departments to ensure all outward-facing messaging is in alignment with GFI’s vision and agency voice.

Above all, you will be responsible for directing the creative vision of the organization, generating innovative ideas, and harnessing the potential of new and emerging communication channels to bring our work to the largest possible audience.

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.

The Director of Communications must be extremely creative and have a strong work ethic and ability to see projects through to completion, exceptional writing abilities, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, experience leading teams, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a degree in communications, public relations, or a related field, and/or experience in either corporate or nonprofit communications.

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

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)


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 Innovation

 Director of Innovation

Direct a Brilliant Team of Creative Capitalists Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Director of Innovation will have an critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will work with entrepreneurs and scientists to create new companies that will develop the latest innovations in plant-based and “clean meat,” dairy, and eggs; help current companies be successful; and create direct competition with conventional animal products—thereby driving millions of dollars into these sectors and transforming the food system.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Director of Innovation, you will build and manage a team that is laser-focused on moving the best and most successful entrepreneurs, tissue engineers, synthetic biologists, plant biologists, and others into plant-based and clean food technology—both as founders of new food technology companies and as employees at companies GFI is helping to found and build. You will do this by:

  • Managing all aspects of the Innovation Department, including supervising staff, overseeing department budgeting and spending, creating and implementing expansion plans, and providing visionary leadership.
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans that address the needs of new and developing food companies, identifying product gaps, and making recommendations for new companies to fill the space.
  • Overseeing and assisting with writing and editing business plans, conducting market research and branding exercises, recruiting top talent, and mentoring our partners on all aspects of starting and running a company.
  • Building a dynamic team that will envision, develop, and support innovative companies and create forward-thinking plans for new foods, technologies, and growth in the good food space.
  • Creating engaging webinars and speaking at top business schools to highlight the expertise and innovations needed in the field and to inspire more business students, entrepreneurs, and scientists to get involved.

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.

The Director of Innovation must have an extremely strong work ethic and ability to see projects through to completion, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, experience leading teams, and enthusiasm for GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy while being responsible for managing potentially competing needs of the team. You 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. Top candidates will be able to envision the wider impact of GFI’s innovative entrepreneurial work and make team-inclusive, strategic decisions and plans that maximize our efforts.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of both entrepreneurial and scientific skill sets, so we are considering candidates with an MBA or similar finance/entrepreneurial degree from an accredited university and a professional or academic background that includes the hard sciences and/or engineering. All candidates should have demonstrated experience leading and managing teams.

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

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)


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 International Engagement

Director of International Engagement

Direct a Brilliant International Team Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Director of International Engagement has a critical role in ensuring that a good food future develops around the world. At GFI, you will build and lead a global team that works with top entrepreneurs, scientists, business leaders, and government officials—all with a laser focus on developing healthy, humane, and sustainable alternatives to factory-farmed animal products.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Director of International Engagement, you will build and manage a team that spans Europe, China, India, Latin America, and beyond and is committed to stopping climate change and developing humane and sustainable foods for a rapidly growing global population. You will empower innovators around the globe and build international partnerships that will enable us to transform agriculture away from the use of animals and toward plant-based and “clean meat” alternatives by:
  • Managing all aspects of the International Engagement Department, including supervising staff, overseeing department budgeting and spending, and providing visionary leadership.
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating outreach plans to engage professors and students at top research universities.
  • Supporting mission-aligned initiatives and startup companies globally.
  • Working with international governments, businesses, and investors.
  • Building a dynamic team that will replicate and further develop GFI’s most successful projects and bring our mission to the world. 
Above all, you will be responsible for directing the organization’s international work and generating innovative ideas that will motivate individuals and companies to pursue plant-based and clean food technologies and products.

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.

The Director of International Outreach must have an extremely strong work ethic and ability to see projects through to completion, excellent writing abilities, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, experience developing and leading teams, knowledge of and sensitivity to international and cross-cultural perspectives, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in science, business, international relations, and/or a related field with a strong preference for applicants with 3 or more years of professional experience that includes significant supervisory responsibilities. Ideal candidates will be fluent in multiple languages and able to travel occasionally.  

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)
 

 
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 Science and Technology

 Director of Science and Technology

Direct a Team of Brilliant Scientists Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Director of Science and Technology will have an outsized role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will work with the world’s top scientists who are focused on: using plants to create the best possible alternatives to conventional animal agriculture products; using synthetic biology to create real dairy and egg proteins without the use of animals; and using tissue engineering to grow real animal meat, but without the same adverse impacts on the environment, the global poor, or animals.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Director of Science and Technology, you will manage our talented team of experienced scientists and work with them to inspire and fund innovative research, provide a high level of support to plant-based and cellular agriculture (“clean meat”) food companies and academic research institutions, and lead our efforts to ensure that the science and technologies behind plant-based and clean alternatives to animal products are cutting-edge and exceptional. You will do this by:

  • Managing all aspects of the Science and Technology Department, including supervising staff, overseeing department budgeting and spending, creating and implementing expansion plans, and providing visionary leadership.
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans that address the needs of the clean and plant-based food industries and work to fill research, infrastructure, and technology gaps.
  • Creating engaging webinars and speaking at scientific conferences to highlight expertise and innovations needed in the field and inspire more scientists and engineers to get involved.
  • Overseeing and assisting with the creation of peer-reviewed publications, white papers, and other scientific and technical resources.

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.

The Director of Science and Technology must have an extremely strong work ethic and ability to see projects through to completion, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, experience leading teams, and enthusiasm for GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy while being responsible for managing potentially competing needs of the team. You 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. Top candidates will be able to envision the wider impact of GFI’s science and technology work and make team-inclusive, strategic decisions and plans that maximize our efforts.

We are considering candidates with a master’s degree or higher in a related scientific or engineering field, with a strong preference for a Ph.D. that is relevant to either plant-based or clean meat research and development and at least three years of professional experience after receipt of the graduate degree. Candidates from technology management MBA programs are also encouraged to apply. All candidates should have demonstrated experience leading and managing a science, engineering, or technology-specific team of multidisciplinary professionals.

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

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)


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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Environmental Health Scientist

 Environmental Health Scientist

Use the Power of Science to End Climate Change and Improve Human Health

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Environmental Health Scientist will play a critical role in ensuring that a good food future develops as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will be a compelling voice highlighting the inherent unsustainability and environmental harms of conventional animal agriculture and an advocate for people whose lives are devastated by factory farming. By humanizing the urgent need to move beyond animal agriculture, you will spur individuals and institutions to promote and develop healthy, sustainable, and humane plant-based and “clean meat” products. 

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Environmental Health Scientist, you will be the expert on the detrimental impacts of factory farming on the environment and also on the significant environmental benefits of plant-based and clean meat products. Through analyzing and producing original research, building scientific partnerships, and meeting with impact investors and policy-makers, you will push back against the serious environmental consequences of factory farming and the effects of these environmental harms on human health and well-being. You will advocate for the potential of plant-based and clean meat to address these problems without sacrificing taste, convenience, or affordability by:
  • Creating a variety of original research relevant to the promotion of plant-based and clean alternatives to conventional animal products (e.g., LCAs related to clean meat and plant-based meat).
  • Tracking and evaluating scientific research regarding the environmental effects of factory farming and advancements in plant-based and clean meat technologies and production methods.
  • Working with the other members of the GFI team to educate investors and government officials to invest in and support the advancement of plant-based and clean meat as solutions to myriad problems, including those related to climate, food security, and global health.
  • Developing and delivering presentations about the impacts of factory farming, advantages of plant-based and clean meat, and GFI’s work and mission.
  • Collaborating with environmental nonprofits, policy advisors, and other influential organizations and individuals to achieve common goals.
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.

The Environmental Health Scientist must have exceptional research and writing abilities, excellent public speaking and presentation skills, persuasive and engaging interpersonal skills, an analytical mind that enjoys digging into scientific research, and infectious enthusiasm for GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental science, public policy, public health, or a related field; advanced degree and/or postdoctoral research experience preferred. Candidates should have expertise in the environmental and human health impacts of animal agriculture, and a demonstrated familiarity with U.S. environmental policy. Experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)


 
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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General Counsel and Director of Finance

General Counsel and Director of Finance

Use Your Law Degree to Save the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s General Counsel and Director of Finance will have a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will support our continued organizational efficacy by managing legal compliance in all aspects of our operations, assisting with our legal policy, and ensuring sound fiscal management.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s General Counsel and Director of Finance, you will be our first line of defense against potential legal issues and will be responsible for implementing a strong fiscal management strategy for the organization. Your work will empower us to transform animal agriculture by:

  • Ensuring that the organization is in legal compliance and handling any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations.
  • Providing high-level legal guidance to GFI program staff, ensuring their initiatives are in compliance with all applicable laws, and avoiding any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Reviewing and drafting contracts, leases, and other legal documents.
  • Maintaining compliance with all corporate governance requirements and human resources and employment regulations.
  • Overseeing the development of GFI’s annual budget and monitoring spending monthly and quarterly.

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.

The General Counsel and Director of Finance must have an extremely strong work ethic and ability to see projects through to completion, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, scrupulous attention to detail, and enthusiasm for GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school with a preferred undergraduate or graduate degree in finance, business, or an equivalent field. Previous experience in a general counsel or associate general counsel role and managing budgets of $3 million or greater preferred. Candidates based in the D.C. metro area are preferred. 

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

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)


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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Graphic Designer

 Graphic Designer

Design Creative Content for Food Tech Projects Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Graphic Designer has a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will help lead the conversation on the growing plant-based and “clean meat” industries to further the work of the world’s top entrepreneurs and scientists who are focused on developing healthy, humane, and sustainable alternatives to factory-farmed products. 

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Graphic Designer, you will create content for GFI and mission-aligned companies, including but not limited to websites, presentations, newsletters, annual reports, fundraising materials, memes, logos, and organizational documents while keeping up-to-date on the digital landscape and maintaining intimate knowledge of the latest social media, content, and emerging technology platforms. You will ensure the food revolution is visually powerful by:
  • Collaborating closely with our Communications Department and directors across all GFI departments to develop, produce, and edit graphic content for the organization.
  • Overseeing graphic and creative layout for GFI.org and any other organizational websites.
  • Working with mission-aligned startups and entrepreneurs to create compelling designs for pitch decks, products, and social media.
  • Creating and managing a system for efficient management of all GFI’s digital assets.
  • Participating in the creative development of viral memes and gifs and seeing them through production.
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.

The Graphic Designer must be extremely creative and have a strong work ethic, exceptional design abilities, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. We are looking for creative, innovative designers who aren’t afraid to take risks and bring their vision and ideas to this position. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in graphic design, advertising, communications, or a related field and/or a minimum of two years of professional experience. Prior experience with WordPress strongly preferred.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute! 
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)
 

 
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

 Major Gifts Officer

Inspire Super Humans to Support our Superhuman Task: Transforming the Food System

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of farm animals annually. As a nonprofit, our work is only possible thanks to the support of a large community of passionate supporters. GFI’s Major Gifts Officer will be the primary liaison between GFI and our leading individual and foundation supporters. By inspiring their generosity, your work will directly impact how quickly we can transform the global food system with the latest innovations in plant-based and “clean meat,” dairy, and eggs.

How You Will Make a Difference
GFI is 100% supported by philanthropy, and currently most of our funding is comprised of leadership donations. As our Major Gifts Officer, you will be responsible for securing the essential funds that power our work to transform animal agriculture, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, and prevent animal suffering on a massive scale by:
  • Leading all aspects of GFI’s Major Gift Program, including cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship events, as part of a small and growing Development Team.
  • Building strong, meaningful, long-term relationships with our leading individual and foundation donors, working closely with the ED and program staff, to maintain and expand their support.
  • Develop and execute creative strategies to expand our major donor base, ensuring that we have a robust prospect pipeline.
  • Preparing and executing moves management plans for all donors in your portfolio and meeting monthly performance metrics.
  • Crafting and presenting creative funding proposals, identifying new and unique opportunities for fundraising growth, and preparing compelling personalized progress reports.
Who We’re Looking For
We are seeking smart, thoughtful, and creative self-starters who want to push back against climate change, transform industrialized animal agriculture, and develop healthy and humane foods that are accessible to everyone.

This role requires a natural ability to build rapport with people from all walks of life, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the capacity to work independently and effectively under the pressure of constant deadlines, enthusiasm for GFI’s mission, and adherence to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.

Above all, you need have an upbeat, engaging personality that will attract new supporters to invest in our mission and the ability to consistently motivate current donors to maintain and increase their support. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working within a rapidly evolving and growing team.

We are considering candidates with a minimum of five years of previous development experience, including two years in a major gifts officer capacity. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. This is a remote position, with a preference for a major metro area on the East Coast. We seek a candidate who is willing and able to travel extensively throughout the U.S., with frequent evening and weekend work.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)


 
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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Operations and Development Coordinator

 Operations and Development Coordinator

Use Your Customer Service and Data Management Skills to Power the Food Revolution

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. As a nonprofit, our mission is made possible by a large community of passionate supporters and an incredible team of talented staff. GFI’s Operations and Development Coordinator will provide effective, accurate, and timely support to the individuals who power our work and essential administrative services to support a good food future. 

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Operations and Development Coordinator, you will work behind the scenes to provide high quality customer service to our valued supporters, process the donations that empower our mission, and coordinate systems that ensure the organization runs smoothly. You will be an essential member of the team and will assist in transforming agriculture by:
  • Managing gift processing workflow: processing all incoming donations and generating all gift-related correspondence, including documenting and ensuring detailed and accurate gift tracking, allocation, and timely acknowledgment.
  • Serving as the first point of contact for general development and gift-related inquiries via phone, email, and written correspondence.
  • Assisting with the implementation of a new, agency-wide CRM database and coordinating the data migration process.
  • Processing general office payment requests and staff reimbursement requests.
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.

Providing a high level of support and data analysis for GFI’s team will require a friendly, positive, and customer service oriented personality; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a highly organized and meticulous nature; affection for data and experience with data analysis; scrupulous attention to detail; savvy computer skills; and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working within a rapidly evolving and growing team.

We are considering candidates who possess a bachelor's degree with preferred focus on public relations, nonprofit management, or business management, and a minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field, preferably nonprofit, customer service, or accounting/bookkeeping. Experience with donor databases and/or Quickbooks preferred.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)
 

 
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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Science Innovation Specialist

Science Innovation Specialist

Recruit and Inspire a Community of Science Innovators Focused on Saving the World

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Science Innovation Specialist will have a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will discover, motivate, and empower the scientists who will develop the latest innovations in plant-based and “clean meat,” dairy, and eggs.

How You Will Make a Difference
Disrupting the $800 billion animal agriculture industry and developing a sustainable food system will require a vast network of innovators in plant sciences, tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and more. As Science Innovation Specialist, it will be your job to build that network by:
  • Presenting dynamic and engaging talks at top science, technology, and research universities and major conferences to inspire the next generation of innovators to start or join plant-based and clean food companies.
  • Collaborating with the Business Innovation Specialist to develop a program for vetting and connecting scientists and entrepreneurs interested in starting or joining plant-based and clean food companies.
  • Building the community of scientists working on plant-based and clean meat research through all available tools, including LinkedIn analysis, advertising, cold contacting, and promotional campaigns.
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.

The Science Innovation Specialist must have exceptional public speaking skills, strong writing abilities, dynamic networking and interpersonal skills, proven scientific acumen and fluency in the language of academia, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a bachelor's degree or higher in biology, chemistry, engineering, or a related natural science. Experience in business, marketing, or sales is preferred.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)
 

 
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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Senior IT Specialist

 Senior IT Specialist

Support the Systems and Technologies Powering the Food Revolution

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. As a nonprofit, our mission is made possible by an incredible team of talented staff using a variety of technical tools and systems. GFI’s Senior IT Specialist will provide highly skilled technical support to all staff; manage the databases, websites, and other systems that power our mission; and ensure our work is bolstered by innovative and effective technologies.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Senior IT Specialist, you will work behind the scenes to provide high quality technical support to our team, and implement systems and procedures that will make our work as effective as possible. You will be an essential member of the team and will assist in transforming agriculture by:
  • Providing technical support to all staff, including troubleshooting and resolving issues with hardware, software, and third-party systems in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assisting the Director of Operations with evaluating and implementing technical tools and databases, including a CRM database, task management systems, digital asset management, electronic signature tools, webinar and video conference systems, and other resources to power GFI’s remote team.
  • Writing procedural documentation and conducting staff trainings regarding technical tools and databases.
  • Offering expert guidance on new and emerging technologies that will fuel GFI’s continued success.
  • Providing WordPress development support to the design team and ensuring GFI’s web sites are optimized for usability and accessibility.
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.

Providing a high-level of support to GFI’s team will require a friendly, positive, and customer service oriented personality; advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software; a proven ability to successfully troubleshoot technical issues; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to manage a variety of tasks and meet deadlines; and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working within a rapidly evolving and growing team.

We are considering candidates with superior knowledge of computer hardware and software systems (both PC and Mac) and a proven ability to troubleshoot technical issues. Ideal candidates will have at least one year of experience working in a help desk position and three years or more experience as a WordPress developer. All applicants must possess an excellent working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript and have professional experience with Google Suite and Microsoft Office. This is a part-time, hourly position that can be done from a home office.

Enjoy working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)
 

 
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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Senior Marketing Specialist

Senior Marketing Specialist

Promote Innovative Food Tech Projects Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Senior Marketing Specialist has a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will support the growing plant-based and “clean meat” industries with marketing initiatives that further the work of the world’s top entrepreneurs and innovators who are focused on developing healthy, humane, and sustainable alternatives to factory-farmed products.

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Senior Marketing Specialist, you will develop and implement marketing strategies and content for both GFI and good-food startups that will share the food technology revolution with the world! Your work will include both designing and implementing GFI’s marketing plan; moving new companies forward in the marketplace; and launching incredible, new plant-based and “clean” animal products to consumers in collaboration with the other members of GFI’s communications department. You will empower the food revolution by:

  • Collaborating with the other members of GFI’s communications team to develop successful, innovative marketing strategies across the organization.
  • Working with startups and entrepreneurs to write creative briefs for marketing programs and determine requirements for development and execution of marketing materials.
  • Managing marketing campaigns for start-ups and mission-aligned companies, soliciting creation of and feedback on creative materials, keeping projects on schedule and within budget, and ensuring marketing campaigns are executed effectively.
  • Planning product launch events and assisting in directing media strategy surrounding such events.
  • Designing, managing, and executing social media advertising campaigns.

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’s Senior Marketing Specialist must be extremely creative, have a strong work ethic, exceptional writing abilities, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. Above all, we are looking for applicants with creative vision who are able to generate innovative ideas and collaborate effectively with key decision makers. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in marketing, advertising, communications, and/or a related field with a strong preference for applicants with 3 or more years of professional experience.

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

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)


 
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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Senior Video Production Specialist

 Senior Video Production Specialist

Create Spectacular Videos for Food Tech Projects Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Senior Video Production Specialist has a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will help lead the conversation on the growing plant-based and “clean meat” industries to further the work of the world’s top entrepreneurs and scientists who are focused on developing healthy, humane, and sustainable alternatives to the products of factory farming. 

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Senior Video Production Specialist, you will develop engaging videos for good-food startups as well as GFI’s blogs, social media channels, and fundraising initiatives, that will share the food technology revolution with the world! Your videos will spread the sustainable foods message across social media, at food innovation conferences and events, via the news media, and to current and potential donors. You will focus on:
  • Overseeing all the production of all video projects, including shooting and editing videos to the highest quality standards and managing publication schedules.
  • Collaborating closely with mission-aligned companies and all GFI departments to develop, produce, and edit media projects.
  • Maintaining an intimate knowledge of the digital landscape, including social media tools and emerging technology platforms.
  • Discovering and creating new recurring video series to post on GFI, YouTube, and other video sharing services.
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.

The Senior Video Production Specialist must have a strong work ethic, advanced organizational and technical skills, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. We are looking for creative, innovative videographers who aren’t afraid to take risks and bring their vision and ideas to this position. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a minimum of three years of previous experience in media production and postproduction; mastery in Final Cut Pro, Adobe, and other postproduction programs; and a compelling portfolio illustrating skills, experience, and creativity.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)
 

 
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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Social Media Specialist

 Social Media Specialist

Create Viral Content for Food Tech Projects Focused on Saving the World

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 efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Social Media Specialist has a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will help lead the conversation on the growing plant-based and “clean meat” industries to further the work of the world’s top entrepreneurs and scientists who are focused on developing healthy, humane, and sustainable alternatives to factory-farmed products. 

How You Will Make a Difference
As GFI’s Socia Media Specialist, you will be responsible for sharing the food technology revolution with the world! Sustainable plant-based and clean foods will change millions of lives for the better, and you will help promote these innovative new products and technologies through GFI’s social media platforms. You will directly influence the future of food by building connections with industry leaders, growing our virtual audience, and ensuring clean and plant-based foods have a significant and compelling online presence. This game-changing role includes:
  • Developing engaging content for GFI’s Blog.
  • Managing GFI’s social media presence, including creating dynamic content, overseeing live events, and staying on top of the latest trends and emerging forms of social media.
  • Assisting in the development and execution of campaign strategies for the communications department and mission-aligned startups.
  • Stewarding relationships with social media influencers as well as other internet personalities through networking, cold calling, in-person meetings, and liaising with talent and booking agents.
  • Traveling as necessary to produce and launch content, meet with food industry leaders and social media influencers, work events, and attend industry conferences.
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.

The Social Media Specialist must be extremely creative, have a strong work ethic, exceptional writing abilities, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. Above all, you need have an upbeat, engaging personality and the ability to respond quickly and creatively when sharing new information with our audience. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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.

We are considering candidates with a minimum of 2 years of experience engaging in social media advocacy and thorough knowledge of social media channels and related measurement software, tools, and procedures. A bachelor’s degree and experience with WordPress are strongly preferred.

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

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are based in the United States and who are U.S. citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa.)

 
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

Innovation Intern: Startup Research

Summer 2017 GFI Innovation Department Internship:

Due Diligence Memos for Whitespace Company Ideas

  

Project Summary

Primary GFI Mentor: Brianna Cameron

Additional GFI Contact: Liz Specht

Duration: 20 hours a week for at least 10 weeks. Preference given to those who can work longer.

Start date: Flexible. Preferably mid-May or early June 2017.

Purpose: The purpose of this internship will be to conduct a feasibility study for each of the white space company ideas developed by GFI’s SciTech team, and to summarize findings by writing a 2-page due diligence memo for each company.

Activities: The intern will determine market feasibility, technical feasibility, commercial feasibility, and overall risk associated with each company idea. The intern will then draft a 2-page due diligence memo for each company idea.

Deliverables: The intern will write a due diligence memo for each of the white space company ideas. The due diligence memo will summarize findings from the market feasibility study on that company.

Learning Objectives: The intern will gain experience with conducting feasibility studies. Feasibility studies are an important tool for business analysts, project managers, and entrepreneurs, as they are an important aspect of implementing any new project, program, or business venture.

 

Project Description

A. Conduct a feasibility study on each white space company idea

Since the intern will be conducting feasibility studies on each of the white space company ideas, the feasibility studies will not be as thorough as a full-scale feasibility study. Additionally, since certain details about the proposed company’s operations will be unavailable, the feasibility studies will be further limited in scope. Overall, the feasibility study should focus on the following four areas:

  • Market feasibility
  • Technical feasibility
  • Commercial feasibility
  • Overall risk assessment

Market feasibility should answer the following questions:

  • What market segments are you targeting?
  • Why would people buy the product or service?
  • Who are the potential customers and how many of them are there?
  • What are the buying patterns of these potential customers?
  • How will you sell the product or service? Where?
  • Who are your competitors? Including past, current and future competitors.
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors?
  • What is your product or service’s competitive edge?

Technical feasibility should answer the following questions:

  • What is the proposed product or service?
  • Is the product or service already on sale? If not, how far is it from an existing marketplace and what will the introduction cost?
  • How can you protect the product or service from the competition?
  • What are the strengths of the product or service?
  • What are the main benefits to customers or users?
  • What resources are required for producing or providing it?
  • How capable is the organization to acquire these resources?
  • What are the regulatory standards surrounding the product or service and its use?

Commercial feasibility should answer the following questions:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of your business?
  • What are the potential sales volumes of the product or service?
  • What is the pricing structure you’ll use?
  • What are the sensitivity points for your business in terms of sales?
  • What is the ROI?
  • How long can your business survive without a sale?
  • How long before you break even with the product or service?
  • How much money is required to start operating?
  • Will your organization require external finance?

The overall risk assessment should answer the following questions:

  • What are the major risks associated with the operation?
  • What is the survival outlook for each of the above risks?
  • How sensitive are the profits?
  • What are the best ways to minimize these risks?

 

B. Write due diligence memos

The intern will draft a 2-page due diligence memo for each of the white space company ideas. The due diligence memos will be broken down into the same four sections as the feasibility studies, and each section should summarize the intern’s findings for the above research questions. The intern should make a determination within each due diligence memo about the viability of each company idea, as well as any considerations or dependencies that could make or break the company’s ability to succeed. The intern should also consider whether the white space company idea would be best suited to be a standalone company, or a project of an existing or future company.

 

C. Create a PowerPoint presentation

Near the conclusion of the internship, the intern will present the results of the feasibility studies to the GFI team. The presentation should be created in PowerPoint and be about 15-20 minutes long. The intern can organize and present his/her results within the presentation in whatever way s/he feels is best.

 

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Science and Technology Intern: Clean Meat Curriculum

Summer 2017 GFI Science and Technology Department Internship: 

Clean Meat Curriculum Module Development 

 

Project Summary

Primary GFI Mentor: Liz Specht

Additional GFI Contacts: Erin Rees Clayton or Christie Lagally

Purpose: The goal of this project is to develop an educational curriculum module – or ideally a set of modules tailored to various educational levels and depths – that covers what clean meat is, why it is superior to meat produced from animal agriculture, how it is made, and what the opportunities are for future research and development.

Activities: The main activities of this internship include interviewing educators to learn their needs, learning about the science behind clean meat; designing a curriculum module to teach that science; adapting the module to different grade levels, class lengths, and learning objectives; and preparing materials to increase the likelihood of curriculum adoption.

Deliverables: The intern will produce a set of educational curriculum modules that include detailed lesson plans, student assignments, comprehension tests, and grading rubrics when appropriate.

Learning Objectives: The primary learning objectives are for the intern to develop a working understanding of the science of clean meat and to gain experience designing science curricula.

 

Project Description

How to Get Started

The first step will likely be to gauge interest among the target audience (teachers and academic summer programs) and to determine preferences with regards to materials provided, depth of the material for the target age, length of the module, amount of out-of-classroom material, and which science topics should be emphasized for justification of inclusion within the curriculum for that year. This can be assessed by reaching out to teachers in various school districts to ascertain their interest as well as any restrictions they may have (for example, if they are allotted very little time to bring in new material that is not strictly in line with local mandated curricula), and by contacting academic summer programs (like CTY at Johns Hopkins, ASRA at UA Fairbanks, Science Discovery at CU Boulder, TIP at Duke, Academic Connections at UC San Diego, etc.) to probe their interest and gather their program details (classroom hours, access to lab facilities, etc.).

Once you have a feel for the interest, needs, and constraints of your target audiences, draw upon literature in active learning techniques to develop an engaging series of lesson plans customized to the students’ learning level. Include assessments that will allow the teachers to gauge understanding along the way. It will likely be helpful to identify a set of mentors (current teachers at the various target grade levels would be ideal) willing to advise on the curriculum development along the way. For technical explanations and clarifications, you can either consult the primary literature or ask questions of GFI’s science and technology team along the way. We can also reach out to the broader clean meat research and commercialization community to see if they have interest in developing some lessons or experiments for incorporation into these modules, as this will likely be seen as a welcome resource by the whole community.

What We’re Looking For 

The goal at the outcome of this project is to produce a set of educational curriculum modules that include classroom material (detailed lesson plans), student assignments, comprehension tests, and grading rubrics when appropriate. The more components that are available, the more likely they are to be used by teachers as they will require no additional work, for example to create accompanying assessments. The modules will also including learning objectives that tie in relevance to common state-mandated topics for science curricula. These materials will be freely available on the GFI website to any teacher who would like to utilize them, and they will be promoted through various educational networks and programs. Promotion and dissemination of the materials may be incorporated into this internship, or may be taken on by the GFI communications team and/or science and technology team, depending on the availability and interests of the intern.

Modules will be targeted at multiple educational levels – ideally, at least one middle school-targeted module and one high school-targeted module. An elementary module would also be great, but is lower priority. The modules should span approximately a week of classroom time within a standard science period, although it may be appropriate to develop multiple modules with varying depth if it is anticipated that teachers would like to spend more or less time than a week on this material.

Ideally, at least one module will incorporate a laboratory component. This module may be more appropriate for the academic summer camp programs as these tend to be small class sizes, highly motivated students, and highly intensive programs with greater access to laboratory space and equipment. If there are simple and low-cost hands-on components that can be incorporated into the classroom modules, that is great – either with lab materials, or activities that simulate experiments or concepts in an engaging, student-centered way.

Why This Information is Important 

Developing curricula on clean meat is critical on two fronts: first, this spurs interest and exposes students to the skills and expertise they would need to contribute to the development of this field – thus, it provides a jump-start for the next generation of clean meat researchers and entrepreneurs. Because the skills needed within this field are interdisciplinary by nature (spanning food science, engineering, and biology), students will be in a position of proactively ensuring they can develop the skills they need to contribute; therefore, early exposure is a critical part of empowering students to seek proper training in college and beyond. 

Secondly, early exposure to the concept and a clear understanding of the techniques underlying the development of clean meat provides a vehicle for increasing consumer acceptance of these products when they come to market. Thus, these aims are crucial for the long-term success and viability of clean meat, both for its development to come to fruition and for its ability to gain sizable market share from sustained consumer demand.

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Science and Technology Intern: Plant Protein and Processing

Summer 2017 GFI Science and Technology Department Internship: 

Plant Protein and Processing

 

Project Summary

Primary GFI Mentor: Christie Lagally

Additional GFI Contacts: Erin Rees Clayton or Liz Specht

Duration: 20 hours a week for at least 10 weeks. Preference given to those who can work longer.

Start date: Flexible. Preferably mid-May or early June 2017.

Purpose: The purpose of this internship will be to compile information and create resources on plant-based proteins and processing of those proteins for use as plant-based meat.

Activities: The main activities of this internship include internet and database research to locate the needed information, followed by development of a plant-based protein database, and development of a database wiki. Additionally, there may be a need to reach out to vendors and suppliers by phone or email to get additional information.

Deliverables: The end result of this internship will be the creation of a wiki site for access to the plant-based protein database and a user document to explain to GFI staff how to use (and add to) the information. The intern will also be required to present his/her results at the end of the internship to the GFI SciTech team and any other GFI team member who wants to participate.

Learning Objectives: The primary learning objective is for the intern to develop expertise in plant-based proteins, their use in plant-based meat, and the state of the plant-based protein industry. They will also learn best practices in information management and sharing.

 

Project Description 

There are three main projects to this internship. Each project will be explained in detail below, along with an estimated amount of time the intern should spend on each part. (Note: The time for each project is a best guess. Do not treat it as law. If you find you are needing more or less time for one of the projects, that is totally fine). It is entirely appropriate to be working on several parts concurrently.

A. Search and uncover all the major sources of plant-based proteins currently being grown or researched (40 hours)

In this task, you will locate and save all relevant information on plant-based proteins currently used or being researched in the food industry. This information will most likely come from vendors, news articles, suppliers, university researchers, scientific journal articles, and beyond. Since we are looking for industry information, data sheets on products are highly desired. The protein sources we are seeking are any that supply (or could supply) an isolation or concentration of plant-based protein or could be used as plant-based meat (like mushroom or jackfruit). Information with respect to the following subject areas should be included:

  • Plant-protein suppliers
  • Plant-based meat manufacturing methods and research. Specifically, information is need on which plant-based based proteins have been tested for making plant-based meat. 
  • Plant-protein processing methods and protein isolation methods
  • Specific products including but not limited to isolate fractions and whole flours sources of protein
  • Novel plant-based meat commodities (like jackfruit or mushrooms or mycelium)
  • Information on uses of plants and protein, including where the crop is grown, strains or cultivars of it that might have unique properties, protocols for protein isolation, other research. This effort should focus first on North and South America, and then later expand to Europe, Asia, Africa and beyond.

You will also locate and save information on the processing of these plants into protein isolates, concentrates, or hydrolysates and then determine if any of them have been tested for use as plant-based meat.

All this protein information should be stored in the protein/plant folder in the Plant-based Protein Database. PDFs are the preferred format. News articles should be converted to a PDF format, not stored as links (as these age). Notes on plant-based proteins can be made in a Google document in the appropriate plant/protein folder.

In preparation for this project, please read: L Day, 2013, “Proteins from Land Plants - Potential Resources for Human Nutrition and Food Security.”

If any questions arise during the reading of these materials and exploration of these concepts, Christie will be available to discuss them.

B. Plant-based Protein Wiki (10 hours)

GFI’s Google system has the ability to create wikis for displaying information within the Google Drive (i.e. the location of the plant-based protein database). The intern will use this resource to set up wiki pages to organize the information to share with internal and external parties. Learn more about Google sites here.

C. Prepare a user guide on the plant-based protein database (8 hours)

Some users of the wiki and database will benefit from a quick user guide to the information the intern gathered and how to best access it. This document will outline what information is in the database, how it should be used, how it can be accessed, and how to store additional information.

D. Creating a PowerPoint presentation (3-5 hours)

At or near the conclusion of the internship, the intern will present the results of her database and wiki development to the GFI SciTech team and other GFI team members who are interested in attending. The presentation should be created in PowerPoint and be about 15-20 minutes long. The intern can organize and present his/her results within the presentation in whatever way s/he feels is best.

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