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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

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 Academic Research Advisor* 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 Academic Research Advisor, 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. 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 Academic Research Advisor must have: 
  • Exceptional public speaking skills.
  • Strong writing abilities.
  • Dynamic networking and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven scientific acumen and fluency in the language of academia.
  • Enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. 

We are considering candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent industry experience in biology, chemistry, engineering, or a related natural science. Experience in startups, marketing, or sales is a strong plus.

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 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.)
 
*This job was formerly titled "Science Innovation Specialist." We apologize for any confusion!
 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018 


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

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Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Launch the businesses that will disrupt factory farming

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 Business Analyst will support the founding and growth of companies developing plant-based and clean meat, eggs, and dairy; making the healthy, humane, and sustainable choice the default.

How You Will Make a Difference

The Business Analyst will foster strategic innovation by:

  • Conducting feasibility studies on GFI’s list of white space company ideas: commercialization opportunities within the plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy industries.
  • Working with the Innovation Coordinator to recruit entrepreneurial founding teams for the most promising company ideas.
  • Supporting newly founded teams in developing their business strategies and acting as a liaison to connect teams with GFI's staff, advisors, and entrepreneurial support network.
  • Working with GFI’s other Business Analyst and Director of Innovation to develop entrepreneurial support resources and prepare memorandums and white papers on all aspects of the plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy industries.

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 Business Analyst must also have:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Exceptional research and writing skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • A B.A. or the equivalent in finance, entrepreneurship, or business.

An MBA, a degree or coursework in STEM, and experience as an entrepreneur are preferred but not required.

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

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

 

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

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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 resistance 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:

  • Identifying grocery stores, restaurants, and dining services that could expand their plant-based meat, egg, and dairy offerings and convincing them to do so.
  • Building coalitions of organizations that are dedicated to improving the quality, quantity, and promotion of plant-based alternatives to animal products.
  • Coordinating special projects related to promoting plant-based products and expanding their consumer base.
  • Representing GFI and delivering compelling presentations at industry conventions and other relevant conferences.
  • Writing newsletters to targeting different audiences and highlighting news in the industry, published research, regulatory updates, and more.

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 Corporate Engagement Specialist must also have:

  • Persuasive and engaging interpersonal skills.
  • A proven ability to influence decision-makers and engage corporate executives.
  • Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Infectious enthusiasm for GFI’s mission.
  • A degree in a related field (e.g., business, marketing, communications) or at least three years’ experience in food-related marketing, sales, or corporate affairs. Y
  • The willingness to travel frequently. 

Location in a major U.S. metropolitan area is preferred but not required.

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

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

 

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

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Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant: International Engagement

Support GFI's work to transform the global 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. The Executive Assistant in the International Engagement Department will support our rapidly growing International Engagement team, execute special projects, and provide vital logistical and travel support that will enable GFI's presence at key events and meetings.

How You Will Make a Difference
As Executive Assistant, you will work closely with GFI's Director of International Engagement Nicole Rawling by:

  • Managing and supporting the Director of International Engagement’s schedule by booking travel arrangements, scheduling and confirming meetings, and managing her general calendar.
  • Ensuring the CRM and other databases are up-to-date with notes from department meetings and other oral and written communications.
  • Managing all general inquiries to the director and other international engagement staff, including telephone calls and email.
  • Providing administrative and accounting support to the director and other international engagement staff.
  • Drafting letters and presentations and completing special projects on behalf of the Director of International Engagement.

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 Executive Assistant must also have:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization and efficiency.
  • A high level of intelligence.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Self-motivation: the ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
  • Friendly, positive, customer-service-oriented personality.
  • Commitment to GFI’s philosophy and mission.

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

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

 

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

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Foundation Relations Manager

Foundation Relations Manager

Build a Grants Program that will Change 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 farm animals annually. As a nonprofit, our work is only possible thanks to the support of a large community of passionate supporters. GFI’s Foundation Relations Manager will inspire the generosity of our supporters by developing a robust and vibrant foundation grants program. By securing philanthropic grants, and creating and sustaining strong, long-term relationships with grantors, your work will directly impact how quickly we can transform the global food system with the latest innovations in plant-based and “clean” meat, eggs, and dairy.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI is 100% supported by philanthropy, and we have only scratched the surface of our fundraising potential. As our Foundation Relations Manager, you will be responsible for building a grants program that will fuel 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 grant-seeking program: drafting compelling cases for support, grant requests, acknowledgement correspondence, and progress reports.
  • Researching philanthropic grant funding opportunities, both for general support of GFI’s mission and for program-specific funding opportunities.
  • Creating and maintaining a detailed annual grant-seeking calendar, documenting all deadlines for LOIs, proposals, and progress reports.
  • Building strong, meaningful, long-term relationships with our foundation grantors to maintain and expand their continued support while constantly growing the circle of prospective funders.
  • Preparing and submitting funding proposals and stewardship reports, working closely with program staff as needed.

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. 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.

This Foundation Relations Manager must also have:

  • A bachelor's degree.
  • A minimum of five years of previous development experience, including two years working in a foundations relations/grant-seeking capacity or equivalent work with leadership donors
  • Significant experience writing compelling fundraising proposals and progress reports. 
  • An outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The capacity to work independently and effectively under the pressure of constant deadlines.
  • The willingness to travel occasionally, including on evenings and weekends.
  • Enthusiasm for GFI’s mission.
  • Adherence to a plant-based lifestyle.

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

(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: February 28, 2018


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

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Major Gifts Officer, East Coast

 Major Gifts Officer, East Coast

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 resistance 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, East Coast will be the primary liaison between GFI and our leading individual and foundation supporters on the eastern half of the country. 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, eggs, and dairy.

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 donors' support.
  • Developing and executing 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. 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.

This Major Gifts Officer must have: 
  • A bachelor's degree.
  • A minimum of five years of previous development experience, including two years in a major gifts officer capacity
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Adherence to a plant-based lifestyle. 
  • The willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout the U.S., with frequent evening and weekend work. 

This is a remote position, with a preference for New York City, Washington D.C., or another major metro area on the East Coast. (If you are on the West Coast, please see our listing for Major Gifts Officer, West Coast.) We seek a candidate who is willing and able to travel extensively throughout the U.S., with frequent evening and weekend work.

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

(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: February 28, 2018


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

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Major Gifts Officer, West Coast

 Major Gifts Officer, West Coast

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 resistance 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, West Coast will be the primary liaison between GFI and our leading individual and foundation supporters on the western half of the country. 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, eggs, and dairy.

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 donors' support.
  • Developing and executing 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. 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 Major Gifts Officer must have:

  • A bachelor's degree.
  • A minimum of five years of previous development experience, including two years in a major gifts officer capacity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout the U.S., with frequent evening and weekend work. 
  • Enthusiasm for GFI’s mission.
  • Adherence to a plant-based lifestyle.
This is a remote position, with a preference for the San Francisco Bay Area or another major metro area on the West Coast. (If you are on the East Coast, please see our listing for Major Gifts Officer, East Coast.)

Enjoy working from home, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
 
(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: February 28, 2018


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

 

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Regional Manager, China

 Regional Manager, China

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. The Regional Manager will orchestrate the regional expansion of our efforts to replace factory-farmed products with plant-based and “clean” meat, eggs, and dairy. By harnessing the power of international markets and brainpower, they will help make delicious, healthy, sustainable, affordable, animal-free food available to as many people around the world as possible.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will be breaking entirely new ground for GFI. Your project is to help lay groundwork for the expansion of our programs into China. There are three main components to this project:

  • Mapping out the legal landscape and the key players in the field.
    • Analyzing local laws to determine how to set up a legal entity in the region.
    • Outlining the legal and regulatory framework affecting plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy products.
    • Developing lists of the companies, researchers, and organizations already working in the field, and the venture capitalists, foundations, universities, and individuals who are interested in investing capital.
  • Developing the plant-based and clean meat community.
    • Fostering connections between entrepreneurs and scientists developing plant-based and clean products.
    • Engaging professors and students at top research universities.
    • Crafting a communications plan to cultivate new followers and mobilize them to support mission-aligned initiatives and startups.
  • Engineering medium- and long-term strategies for continued success in the region.
    • Working with regulators and elected officials to ensure the legal landscape is conducive to the development, production, import/export, and sale of plant-based and clean meat products.
    • Persuading investors and government officials to invest support the advancement of plant-based and clean meat as solutions to various high-priority problems, including climate change, food security, and public health.
    • Researching how local tastes and cultures may present unique constraints or opportunities to product development in China.

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 contractors with:

  • Willingness and ability to work as an independent contractor.
  • Fluency in Standard Chinese.
  • Residency in the region or ability to relocate to the region.
  • Intimate knowledge of processes for starting companies and engaging investors in China.
  • Legal fluency sufficient to navigate Chinese laws arounds international trade, legal entity establishment, and the development and sale of food products.
  • Mastery of basic market research tools and techniques.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including networking, public speaking, and media relations.
  • Firsthand knowledge of Chinese cultural, business, and legal norms to uniquely complement the knowledge base of GFI staff.

 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018


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

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Regional Manager, Europe

 Regional Manager, Europe

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. This Regional Manager will orchestrate the European expansion of our efforts to replace factory-farmed products with plant-based and “clean” meat, eggs, and dairy. By harnessing the power of international markets and brainpower, they will help make delicious, healthy, sustainable, affordable, animal-free food available to as many people around the world as possible.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will be breaking entirely new ground for GFI. Your project is to help lay groundwork for the expansion of our programs into Europe. There are three main components to this project:

  • Mapping out the legal landscape and the key players in the field.
    • Analyzing local laws to determine how to set up a legal entity in the region.
    • Outlining the legal and regulatory framework affecting plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy products.
    • Developing lists of the companies, researchers, and organizations already working in the field, and the venture capitalists, foundations, universities, and individuals who are interested in investing capital.
  • Developing the plant-based and clean meat community.
    • Fostering connections between entrepreneurs and scientists developing plant-based and clean products.
    • Engaging professors and students at top research universities.
    • Crafting a communications plan to cultivate new followers and mobilize them to support mission-aligned initiatives and startups.
  • Engineering medium- and long-term strategies for continued success in the region.
    • Working with regulators and elected officials to ensure the legal landscape is conducive to the development, production, import/export, and sale of plant-based and clean meat products.
    • Persuading investors and government officials to invest support the advancement of plant-based and clean meat as solutions to various high-priority problems, including climate change, food security, and public health.
    • Researching how local tastes and cultures may present unique constraints or opportunities to product development in Europe.

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 contractors with:

  • Willingness and ability to work as an independent contractor.
  • Residency in the region or ability to relocate to the region.
  • Intimate knowledge of processes for starting companies and engaging investors in Europe
  • Legal fluency sufficient to navigate European laws arounds international trade, legal entity establishment, and the development and sale of food products.
  • Mastery of basic market research tools and techniques.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including networking, public speaking, and media relations.
  • Firsthand knowledge of European cultural, business, and legal norms to uniquely complement the knowledge base of GFI staff.

 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Women, people of color, and people with disabilities 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 Scientist

 Senior Scientist

Engineer a new paradigm in food production

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 work of GFI’s Senior Scientists will expand the frontiers of plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy technologies until they render factory farming obsolete.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI’s Senior Scientists develop and promote the science of plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy technologies. As the global experts in this sector, they work to ensure that a roadmap exists for plant-based and clean alternatives; that the best scientists are engaged in plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy R&D; and that significant funds are directed toward scientific endeavors to transform agriculture away from the industrial farming of animals. Working with key academic, nonprofit, and industry stakeholders, GFI’s Senior Scientists ensure that plant-based and clean alternatives to factory-farmed products dominate the marketplace as quickly as possible by:

  • Leading and writing technical analyses of the plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy industries that culminate in white papers, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Identifying the key areas requiring the most focused research and finding researchers to perform that work.
  • Mobilizing funding by meeting with venture capitalists, foundations, universities, and others that are interested in putting capital into plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy technologies.
  • Building GFI’s capacity to serve as a knowledge hub for the industry and to guide public discourse around it.
  • Providing technical support, mentoring, and strategic advice to entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capitalists, academic faculty, and students on topics such as product development, career changes, business design, and process expertise.

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.

We are currently looking for two Senior Scientists with distinct and complementary areas of expertise: one to focus primarily on clean meat, eggs, and dairy (with expertise in, e.g., stem cell biology, tissue engineering, biochemical engineering, or synthetic biology); and another to focus primarily on plant-based products (with expertise in, e.g., plant molecular biology, plant genetics, or crop science). Both Senior Scientists must also have:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field, or the equivalent (e.g. a master’s degree plus at least five years of experience in R&D in a relevant industry).
  • Exceptional writing.
  • Comfort with public speaking.
  • Experience analyzing scientific literature and conducting literature reviews.
  • A proven track record in translating scientific information into formats for lay professionals.  
  • Functional understanding of the principles, methods, equipment and techniques used in either plant-based or clean meat, egg, and dairy research and manufacturing.

A background in food science or experience working with plant-based or clean meat, egg, or dairy companies is a strong plus.

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

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who currently have permission to work in the United States. All applicants must live in the United States.)
 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018


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

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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 resistance 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, egg, and dairy 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 Social 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:

  • Managing GFI’s owned social media channels, including creating dynamic content, social listening and engagement with GFI’s audiences, overseeing live events, designing advertising campaigns, and staying on top of the latest trends and emerging forms of social media.
  • Establishing KPIs and providing reporting and analysis to inform business decision-making.
  • 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.
  • Writing and contributing engaging content for GFI’s Blog.
  • Assisting in the development and execution of campaign strategies for the communications department and mission-aligned startups.

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 Social Media Specialist must have:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience engaging in social media advocacy.
  • Thorough knowledge of social media channels and related measurement software, tools, and procedures.
  • Abundant creativity.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Exceptional writing abilities.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Infectious enthusiasm about GFI's mission.
  • The willingness and ability to travel occasionally.

A bachelor’s degree and experience with WordPress are strongly preferred but not required. Above all, you need to have an upbeat, engaging personality and the ability to respond quickly and creatively when sharing new information with our audience.

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

(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: February 28, 2018


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

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Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Support the executive vision and strategy of the organization

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 Special Assistant to the Executive Director will correspond with many of GFI's most important contacts, execute special projects that will inform the strategic direction and efficacy of the organization, and provide vital logistical and travel support that will enable GFI's presence at key events and meetings. 

How You Will Make a Difference

As the Special Assistant to the Executive Director, you will work closely with GFI's co-founder and executive director Bruce Friedrich by: 

  • Assisting with high level meetings, analyzing and reviewing documents and proposals, and engaging in other day-to-day organizational activities.
  • Initiating, managing, and completing projects assigned by the executive director that may involve convening groups of staff, consultants, and others; collecting and analyzing data; carrying out research; and presenting data.
  • Engaging in substantive conversation with diverse GFI connections on behalf of the executive director. 
  • Drafting letters and correspondence, presentations, and general information on behalf of the executive director.
  • Managing and supporting the executive director’s schedule by booking travel arrangements, scheduling and confirming meetings, and managing his general calendar.

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 Special Assistant to the Executive Director must also have:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization and efficiency.
  • High level of intelligence and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Self-motivation: the ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
  • Friendly, positive, customer service-oriented personality.
  • Commitment to GFI’s philosophy and mission. 

We are considering candidates with a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

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

 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

 

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

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Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney

Use Your Legal Training to Transform the Meat Industry Globally

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 Staff Attorney will usher in an future free of factory farms by developing clear regulatory pathways for clean meat in the United States and abroad, building partnerships with other NGOs, and ensuring that clean meat and plant-based alternatives to factory-farmed products do not face undue regulatory burdens.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI’s Staff Attorney will minimize legal and regulatory barriers to the success of plant-based and clean meat, eggs, and dairy by:

  • Working with the Policy Director to ensure a clear and viable regulatory path for clean meat in the United States and globally.
  • Advising the Director of International Engagement on policy reforms needed to ensure clean and plant-based meat can compete against meat from conventional animal agriculture.
  • Recruiting and managing pro bono attorneys and legal interns as necessary.
  • Conducting legal research and writing journal articles, white papers, and policy briefs.
  • Speaking clearly and persuasively on clean and plant-based meat to legal and nonlegal audiences, building alliances and cultivating support for shared goals with other nonprofit organizations, including those focused on environmentalism, global hunger, consumer protection, and food safety 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 Staff Attorney must also have:

  • Experience communicating with federal or state policymakers.
  • Experience building coalitions and working in a team environment.
  • An international outlook, as demonstrated by, e.g., the ability to speak a second language or experience living outside of the United States.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently under pressure and use sound judgment in decision making, including setting and managing priorities and meeting competing deadlines.
  • Exceptional attention to detail. 
  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate GFI’s positions.

We are considering candidates who possess a law degree from a top law school in the United States or another country, a minimum three years of professional experience, preferably at a federal agency or NGO working on policy or regulatory matters, and experience or relevant coursework in administrative law. Bar admission and residence in the Washington D.C. metro area are strongly preferred but not required.

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

 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

 

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

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Strategic Implementation Specialist

Strategic Implementation Specialist

Guide our strategy and optimize our impact

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

How You Will Make a Difference

The Strategic Implementation Specialist will optimize organizational effectiveness by:

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

Who We’re Looking For

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

The Strategic Implementation Specialist must also have:

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

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

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

 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

 

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

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Team Expansion Coordinator

Team Expansion Coordinator

Assemble the team 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 resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. We are consigning factory farming to the dustbin of history by making plant-based and “clean” meat, eggs, and dairy the default choices for consumers. The Team Expansion Coordinator will speed up the timeline of this transformation by accelerating our recruiting and hiring processes, assembling a team that will change the world.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will assist the Operations Department and hiring committees in recruiting and hiring the best possible people as quickly as possible, while representing GFI well and giving applicants the best possible experience. This includes:

  • Recruiting top talent with strategic advertising and direct outreach to qualified prospects.
  • Communicating with prospects and applicants at all stages of the process, representing GFI’s positions and processes accurately and professionally.
  • Critically assessing applications for writing quality, fit for the position, and mission alignment.
  • Coordinating the review process by helping reviewers follow the standard operating procedures for hiring, administering tests to applicants, and informing applicants of the hiring committees’ decisions.

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 offering a six-month contract with the possibility of renewal. Contractors must have:

  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate GFI’s positions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage high-potential prospects, to make all applicants feel respected and valued, and to effectively facilitate hiring committee deliberations.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, including the ability to confidently speak to all aspects of GFI’s mission and operations, to professionally navigate sensitive issues, and to compassionately deliver rejections and constructive feedback.
  • Mastery of the conventions of written English in order to consistently identify all technical and stylistic errors in applicants’ written materials.
  • Confidence in quickly developing clear, nuanced, well-substantiated critiques.
  • Eagerness to identify and correct your own cognitive and social biases insofar as they affect the accuracy and fairness of your hiring recommendations.

 

Application Deadline: January 19, 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 two weeks 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: January 26, 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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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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Legal Intern: Clean Meat Regulation Abroad

GFI Policy Department Internship: 

Clean Meat Regulation Abroad

 

Primary GFI Mentor: Jessica Almy

Duration: 10-20 hours per week for 8-10 weeks

Start date: Rolling

Purpose: The purpose of this internship will be to support the work of GFI’s Policy Department to promote a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply through regulatory and legislative reform. Specifically, we are looking for legal help (from interns or fellows) to conduct research into regulatory pathways for clean meat in countries outside of the United States.

Activities: The main activities of this internship are: 1) legal research into food regulation in a specific jurisdiction outside of the United States; and 2) analysis of how clean meat could be brought to market under the regulatory framework that currently exists in that jurisdiction.

Deliverables: The end result of this internship will be a legal research memorandum addressing the specific steps that producers should take to get approval to bring clean meat to market. Where the law is unclear or multiple regulatory pathways are available to clean meat producers, the memorandum should provide a compelling analysis of what the best pathway forward would be.

What We’re Looking For: We are looking for smart, highly motivated lawyers and law students to help us make a difference. We’re flexible about geographic location—you’ll work from home. As with all our positions, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learning Objectives: The primary learning objective is for the intern or fellow to develop expertise in researching how food is regulated in a country outside of the United States and analyzing a novel question of law.

Compensation: This position is unpaid.

How to apply: Fill out the web form below. Attach a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please include responses to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to work on this particular project?
  2. What do you think will be the most challenging part of this project?
  3. What is your familiarity with legal systems outside of the United States?
  4. Do you have any additional experience or coursework that you believe will be helpful (e.g., substantial legal research projects, or coursework in administrative law, food law, or statutory interpretation)?

 

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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.