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Team Expansion Leader

Team Expansion Leader

Build 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.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will coordinate GFI’s hiring efforts and work closely with department directors and other staff to hire the best possible people as quickly as possible, while representing GFI well and giving applicants the best possible experience. The Team Expansion Leader will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing and critically assessing applicant materials, making recommendations, and working with hiring teams to facilitate decision-making.
  • Communicating with prospects and applicants at all stages of the process, representing GFI’s positions and processes accurately and professionally, and demonstrating care for applicants.
  • Coordinating the applicant review process by helping reviewers follow the standard operating procedures for hiring, administering tests to applicants, and informing applicants of the hiring committees’ decisions.
  • Initiating hiring-related special projects that will strengthen our process, operationalize our commitment to diversity and inclusion in our hiring efforts, and enable us to hire the most qualified candidates efficiently.
  • Performing other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Who We’re Looking For

The Team Expansion Leader must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • At least two years’ experience working in hiring or recruitment; candidates with more experience are preferred.
  • Excellent 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.
  • Proven project management and organizational skills.
  • 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.
  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to advocate professionally for GFI’s positions.

Human resources experience, especially related to hiring and recruitment, is strongly preferred but not required.

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every color, orientation, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritize an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

The Fine Print 

  • Terms of employment: Full-time, exempt
  • Reports to: Director of Operations and Human Resources
  • Location: Remote
  • Benefits: Working from home (we can also work with you on co-working space options, if you prefer), full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible holiday and vacation plans, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues.

Application Deadline: Monday, August 20



Please complete the form below to apply for this position.

1. Contact Information

2. Please upload your cover letter and resume:

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4. How did you hear about this job? We would appreciate as much detail as you can give us. If you saw this job posted on a job board, what job board did you first see it on? If you heard about it for the first time on the GFI website or newsletter, how did you find out about GFI?

5. Why do you want to work for GFI?

6. What are your specific salary expectations?

7. Please take this 15-minute general mental ability test: https://tinyurl.com/GFItest. The test is optional, but taking it can only improve your application. If you would like to learn more, please see our answers to frequently asked questions: https://tinyurl.com/GFITestFAQ. Simply type Yes in the box below to acknowledge that you either took the test OR opted out (please do NOT indicate which option you chose).

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