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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

Human Resources Manager

 

Human Resources Manager

Ensure a World-Changing Team Is Fully Supported

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Human Resources Manager will make that transition possible by supporting the growing administrative needs of GFI’s dynamic team.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI’s Human Resources Manager will manage the day-to-day human resources operations of the organization and assist with developing essential SOPs, policies, and strategies to support a rapidly growing, remotely-based team. You will provide a solid foundation for the radical transformation of the food system by:

  • Managing the employee benefits program, overseeing open enrollment, and dealing with staff support needs.
  • Overseeing semi-monthly payroll in partnership with Namely, responding to payroll-related questions and concerns, and tracking payroll compliance in each state where GFI has employees.
  • Developing HR-related SOPs, maintaining the employee handbook, and ensuring Namely and other resources are adequately updated.
  • Monitoring employment law requirements in all states where GFI has employees, managing state legal notices in Namely, working with director of operations and general counsel to ensure overall compliance, and ensuring all state filing requirements are met for new employees.
  • Monitoring twice-yearly performance review process, coordinating onboarding, training, separations, addressing post-employment needs (e.g. COBRA), and assisting with HR-related data collection and managed for annual audit process, file employment-related tax forms (e.g. 1099s).
  • Participating in internal investigations when employee complaints or concerns are reported and working with director of operations to resolve issues.

Who We’re Looking For

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

The Human Resources Manager must also have:

  • An associate’s degree.
  • Three or more years’ human resources experience, preferably at least one year experience at the managerial level.
  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving ability.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP certification is strongly preferred or a willingness to obtain within one year of employment. Candidates with benefits administration experience are preferred.

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

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

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

 

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

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Managing Director, Israel

Managing Director, Israel

Catalyze a Global Transformation of 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 resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. GFI’s Managing Director for Israel will serve as an independent contractor orchestrating the regional expansion of our efforts to replace factory-farmed products with plant-based and clean meat. By harnessing the power of science and innovation, GFI’s managing director for Israel will help make delicious, healthy, sustainable, and affordable food available to as many people around the world as possible.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI is expanding its work to Israel and is looking for an independent contractor to assist in incorporating a new legal entity and to help lay the groundwork for the expansion of our programs into Israel. Once GFI has established a legal entity in Israel, we will hire an executive director to run the new operations. To ensure a smooth transition and continued operations in Israel, GFI would prefer to hire an independent contractor who will also be interested in applying for the executive director position.

The independent contractor will complete the following projects:

  • Establishment of legal entity: Find local attorneys to advise us on the types of legal entities we could establish in Israel (e.g. non-profit or public benefit corporation) and then work with the director of international engagement and the local attorneys to incorporate the legal entity.
  • Memorandum on food regulations: Find and oversee local experts in drafting a memorandum explaining the legal and regulatory framework affecting plant-based and clean meat products in your country and recommending policy initiatives to advocate for favorable regulations of these products.
  • Databases: Develop databases of key players in the field in the following subject areas:
    • Science: scientists, research institutions, and organizations;
    • Business: plant-based meat, dairy, and egg companies; clean meat, dairy, and egg companies; animal agriculture companies; retailers; distributors; and suppliers;
    • Policy: government entities, government representatives, government innovation, or economic development programs; any other government funding programs;
    • Investment and innovation: venture capitalists, incubators and accelerators, and individuals who are interested in investing capital;
    • Development: foundations and individuals interested in donating to GFI or furthering GFI’s mission; and 
  • Mission-aligned organizations: organizations working on issues aligned with GFI-Israel’s mission including protecting the environment and animals; advocating for food safety and security; and alleviating hunger, antibiotic resistance, and diseases resulting from the consumption or overconsumption of animal products.  
  • Establishing relationships: Work with the director of international engagement to prioritize and establish relationships with key players in science, business, investment, innovation, policy, and development.
  • Advisory council: Identify key players in the country who could advance the interests of GFI in Israel and who may be interested in serving on an Israeli advisory council.
  • Communications: Craft a communications plan to advance GFI’s mission in Israel and assist the director of international engagement in executing the plan.
  • Development: Craft a fundraising plan to hire more staff and advance GFI’s mission in Israel and assist the director of international engagement in executing the plan

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.

We are considering applicants with:

  • Willingness and ability to work as an independent contractor.
  • Fluency in English and Hebrew.
  • Residency in Israel.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including networking and public speaking is required.
  • Experience creating or overseeing the creation of a nonprofit or other legal entity is preferred.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications programs including marketing, advertising, social media, and media relations is preferred.
  • Experience developing and implementing fundraising programs for nonprofits with a preference for work with high net-worth individuals and major gifts is preferred.
  • Degree or experience in law, related-science, or government preferred.
  • Firsthand knowledge of Israeli cultural, business, and legal norms.

Enjoy working from home, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!

Application Deadline: We will accept applications on a rolling basis. 


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 Policy Specialist

Senior Policy Specialist

Create Food Policy That Will Transform 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 resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. We envision a transition from conventional animal agriculture to plant-based and clean meat, eggs, and dairy. The Senior Policy Specialist will make that transition possible by supporting policies that ensure that consumers have access to plant-based and clean meat, eggs, and dairy; give investors confidence; and allow innovators to compete in the marketplace.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI’s Senior Policy Specialist will level the playing field for plant-based and clean meat alternatives in Washington, working closely with GFI staff and other nonprofit organizations on GFI’s legislative and regulatory priorities. You will radically transform the food system by:

  • Drafting legislation and writing letters, comments, policy briefs, and fact sheets to support GFI’s policy priorities.
  • Meeting regularly with congressional staff on USDA and FDA policy, delivering testimony and remarks on the benefits of plant-based and clean meat, and collaborating with other GFI staff to showcase their expertise via Hill visits and congressional briefings.
  • Cultivating relationships with other nonprofit organizations, including those focused on environmental, global hunger, public health, free speech, and food safety issues, to build alliances and support for the policies that will be most effective at increasing plant-based options and readying the path to market for clean meat.
  • Developing a strategy to address emerging threats at the state level. 

Who We’re Looking For

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

The Senior Policy Specialist must also have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in environmental studies, public health, science, political science, or related field. A J.D., advanced policy degree, or advanced scientific degree is preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of three years’ professional experience in a related field.
  • Experience in and comfort with communicating with high-level congressional or executive branch policymakers and staff.
  • Experience building coalitions and developing consensus among partners with different but complementary objectives.
  • The demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences.

Nonprofit or lobbying experience is highly preferred. This position is remote, but candidates must live in or be willing to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

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

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

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

 

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

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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

General Internship Interest

General Internship Interest

Looking to learn more about the plant-based and clean meat industry? Want to hone your skills in research, analysis, and communication while helping transform the food system? Intern with us!

We regularly collaborate with students and professionals on short-term projects. These unpaid internships and fellowships offer unique opportunities to learn about the field and build professionally relevant experience. We've had interns work in almost every one of our program areas, including science and technology, policy, communications, corporate engagement, international engagement, and innovation.

If you would like to get involved, but don't see a good fit for your skills among the internships currently listed, or if there are no other internships listed, please register your interest here. We'll get back to you within one month to let you know whether we have a project for which you might be a good fit.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter below. Be sure to address these two questions in your cover letter:

  • Why do you want to work at GFI?
  • What skills do you bring?
 

 
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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GFI Campus Fellow

GFI Campus Fellow

Gain expertise and grow your network in the plant-based and clean meat space

(Paid Position)

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. GFI Campus Fellows will have a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a Campus Fellow, you will take on a dynamic leadership opportunity shaping discourse around the future of protein at your university and establish an in-depth network with leading entrepreneurs in the plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy industries.

How You Will Make a Difference

As a GFI Campus Fellow, your primary goal is to increase the number of students at your university that pursue entrepreneurship in plant-based and cellular agriculture alternatives to factory-farmed foods. To do this, you will build institutional support, identify allies, and plan events. Specific activities will include:

  • Networking with campus groups and coordinating to host GFI on campus for speaking events.
  • Working with industry contacts - including founders and CEOs at various plant-based and clean meat companies - to put on a panel event on campus.
  • Working with professors to host GFI for guest lectures.
  • Coordinating and attending meetings with key university contacts such as the heads of social entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, etc.   
  • Creating a publicity strategy for GFI events: working with the campus newspaper, campus organizations, and key stakeholders.

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 Campus Fellows enjoy high levels of autonomy and must be self-motivated and work well both independently and in concert with a larger group.

We are considering students currently enrolled in MBA programs. GFI Campus Fellows must also have:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Exceptional networking and communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.

The Benefits

Enjoy the opportunity to get paid to network in the future of protein space, build your personal brand as an expert in the space, and learn about business opportunities in the space. Some benefits include:

  • Receiving a $750 stipend per semester.
  • Working remotely with flexible hours.
  • Participating in the GFI Fellows’ monthly calls. These calls are exclusively for GFI Fellows and feature CEOs of companies in the space, interested VCs, and select GFI staff as special guests. This is a special opportunity to meet and talk with key players in this emerging industry.

Time Commitment: ~50 hours/semester, 3.5 hours/week.

 

Application Deadline: April 23, 2018

 

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

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Innovation Department Intern

GFI Innovation Department Internship

Grow your knowledge of the plant-based meat and clean meat space

Primary GFI Mentor: Aylon Steinhart
Duration: 20 hours per semester, ~1.5 hours/week
Start date: April 30th, 2018

Purpose: As the Innovation Intern, your primary goal is to help GFI build a network of strategic contacts that will help drive the transition of the food system to a more humane, healthy, and sustainable one. Through your work, you will help shape the discourse around the future of protein on campuses nationwide.

Activities: The main activities of this internship are:

  • Using internet research to Identify high-value contacts on specified university campuses, including professors, heads of programs, departments, and student organizations, university communications departments, and more.
  • Creating a database of these contacts with your analysis of how they could help further GFI’s mission
  • Collaborating with GFI’s Business Innovation Specialist and Campus Fellows to create a strategy for best reaching out to these contacts

Deliverables: The end result of this internship will be a database with campus-by-campus strategic contacts along with your analysis of how these contacts could help further GFI’s mission. We would also like recommendations from the intern on how to approach different contacts.

Learning Objectives: The primary learning objective is for the intern to grow their knowledge of the plant-based meat and clean meat space and to develop expertise in identifying the highest-value contacts for driving change.

This internship is an unpaid volunteer position.

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International Intern: Science Opportunities

GFI International Engagement Department Internship

International Science Opportunities

 

Primary GFI Mentor: Nicole Roth, Director of International Engagement

Duration: Total project expectation: 40 hours. More work available if needed.

Start date: Flexible.

Purpose: There are two purposes of this internship.

First, the interns will gather information about research institutions, academic researchers, and companies conducting work in adjacent research areas (e.g. cell therapy company) who are currently using technologies that are applicable to plant-based and clean meat research or food technology. Once we know who these researchers and institutions are, we can reach out to them to let them know how their current expertise could be helpful for advancing the research of plant-based and clean meat. GFI may also be able to partner with them to advance clean meat and plant-based meat research in their country.

Second, the interns will gather information about scientific conferences and opportunities in their countries. Once we have this information, we can encourage scientists to speak about or submit research papers on clean meat and plant-based meat technology and developments.

Interns may pick their country of choice assuming it has not already been chosen by another intern.

Activities: The main activities of this internship include internet and database research to locate the needed information, followed by development of (1) a institution and researcher database and (2) a scientific conference database.

Examples of areas of expertise to search:

  • Bioengineering / Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biological sciences
  • Cellular biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Stem cell biology
  • Tissue engineering
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Food science and nutrition
  • Biochemistry / chemistry
  • Plant science / plant biology / plant engineering
  • Sociology / environmental science / public health (food behavior and other food-related studies)

Deliverables: The end result of this internship will be (1) a database listing institutions, academic researchers, and companies who are currently using technologies that are applicable to plant-based and clean meat research or food technology and (2) a database listing conference opportunities. We would also like any recommendations from the interns on which academic institutions or research facilities are well respected in their countries and areas of expertise.

Learning Objectives: The primary learning objective is for the intern to develop expertise in the transferability of scientific areas of expertise to plant-based and clean-meat research and an understanding of the scientific market and opportunities in a specific country. They will also learn best practices in information management and sharing.

 

This internship is an unpaid volunteer position.

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

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

For our U.S.-based positions: We are only able to consider applicants who are United States citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa. We cannot sponsor visa applications.