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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

Development Assistant

Development Assistant

Power the team transforming the food system

 

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to harness the power of food innovation 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

As a nonprofit supported 100% by philanthropy, our work is only possible thanks to the support of a large community of passionate supporters. The Development Assistant will provide vital support to the development team, helping build strong, stable, and diverse philanthropic revenue streams and maintaining long-term donor relationships. The Development Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Director of Development and Development team.
    • Providing executive support to the Director of Development.
    • Managing and supporting the schedules of the department’s staff members by maintaining and tracking schedules, booking travel arrangements, scheduling and confirming meetings, and managing the general calendar.
    • Providing administrative and accounting support, e.g. completing expense reports.
  • Leveraging information.
    • Ensuring the donor database is up-to-date with notes from meetings and other communications.
    • Helping the Development and Operations Coordinator process gifts and acknowledge donors.
    • Managing projects that may involve convening groups of staff, consultants, and others; collecting and analyzing data; carrying out research; and presenting data.
  • Representing GFI to the public.
    • Drafting and editing letters, presentations, and general informational materials.
    • Manage all general inquiries to the Development department.

Who We’re Looking For

The Development Assistant must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in a related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A high degree of organization and efficiency.
  • Self-motivation.
  • The ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • A friendly, positive, customer service-oriented personality.
  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to advocate professionally for GFI’s positions

Experience in a nonprofit or customer service position and a degree in a related field (public relations, nonprofit management, or communications) are 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 both during the application process and after you join the team.

The Fine Print

  • Terms of employment: Full time, at will, non-exempt
  • Reports to: Director of Development
  • 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 13

 

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Food Scientist

Food 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.

How You Will Make a Difference

The work of GFI’s Food Scientist will expand the frontiers of clean meat and plant-based meat, egg, and dairy technologies until they dominate the market. The Food Scientist will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical support and strategic advice to entrepreneurs, startups, large food companies, and venture capitalists on topics such as product development, technology trends, and process design.
  • Leading and writing technical analyses of the clean meat and plant-based meat, egg, and dairy industries that culminate in white papers, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Working with GFI’s Corporate Engagement team to help companies identify the best plant-based alternatives to replace animal-based ingredients in food products.
  • Identifying the key areas requiring the most focused research and finding researchers to perform that work.
  • Building GFI’s capacity to serve as a knowledge hub for the industry and to guide public discourse around it.
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the supervisor. 

Who We’re Looking For

The Food Scientist must have:

  • A master’s degree or Ph.D. in food science.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in the food science industry.
  • Strong writing.
  • 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 clean meat or plant-based meat, egg, and dairy research and manufacturing.
  • Permission to work in the U.S. (residency, visa, etc.).
  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to advocate professionally for GFI’s positions.

Experience working with plant-based or clean meat, egg, or dairy companies is a strong plus 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 Science and Technology
  • Location: Remote
  • Benefits: Work that changes the world for the better, 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, high levels of autonomy, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues.

 

Application Deadline: Monday, July 30

 

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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

 

 

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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

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: August 17, 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 Internship: Feasibility Studies

GFI Innovation Department Internship:

Feasibility Studies for Commercialization Opportunities

 

Primary GFI Mentors: Aylon Steinhart, Business Innovation Specialist; Shannon O’Neill, Business Analyst  

Overview:  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 through driving innovations in the plant-based meat and clean meat space. GFI MBA Innovation Interns will play a critical role in understanding commercialization opportunities in plant-based and clean meat markets. As an MBA Innovation Intern, you will apply your business research skills to understanding commercialization opportunities in plant-based/clean meat and share key learnings with GFI’s network of entrepreneurs. We are accepting applications for a Summer 2018 pilot. Interns will contribute approximately 3-5 hours per week for at least 6 weeks.

Activities: The intern will:

  • Drive research and assessment of a given market segment such as understanding plant-based fats and price-competitive plant based meat
  • Synthesize research materials, literature reviews, survey design, and quantitative data analysis to create a feasibility study
  • Share key learnings with GFI’s entrepreneurial network

Other research activities may be developed in accordance with GFI’s mission and the intern’s interest.

Deliverables:

  • Due diligence project memo (4-6 pages) summarizing the feasibility study of one high-priority market segment for plant-based and clean meat
  • Presentation of findings (15-20 minutes in length)
  • Program feedback survey on the pilot program to shape what the next iteration looks like

Learning Objective: For the intern to grow their knowledge of the plant-based meat and clean meat space and develop expertise for identifying high-value segments in the market.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in an MBA program with a strong interest in supporting GFI’s mission. They should also have demonstrated strong organizational skills and business research skills. Candidates should enjoy high levels of autonomy and be self-motivated.

Location: Remote

Compensation: Unpaid. Graduate students may wish to seek internship credit from their university.

Application deadline: Rolling. Applicant review will begin June 22nd.

This internship is an unpaid position.

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SciTech Internship: Academic Researcher Directory

GFI Science and Technology Department Internship:

Academic Researcher Directory

 

Primary GFI Mentor: Allison Berke

Duration: At least 40 work hours.

Start date: Flexible

Purpose: In order to grow the number of scientists researching plant-based and clean meat, eggs, and dairy, we need to systematically reach out to universities, labs, and researchers working in adjacent fields such as crop engineering and stem cell research.

Activities: The intern will use publicly available data on publications, grants, and university rankings to create a ranked database of labs and scientists performing research that could be applicable to plant-based or clean meat. The intern will compile the information in a format that is easily imported into a customer relations management (CRM) system.

Learning Objectives: Charting the undescribed landscape of this emerging field makes this the perfect project for students who want to pursue an academic career in transformative food technologies. In addition to finding potential mentors or programs, the intern will develop a practical understanding of the connections between the diverse disciplines that support this field, which we hope will inform their future research and career choices. Along the way, the intern will develop their skills in constructing databases and using CRMs. 

This internship is an unpaid position.

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SciTech Internship: International Crop Groups Database

GFI Science and Technology Department Internship:

International Crop Groups Database 

 

Primary GFI Mentor: Erin Rees Clayton

Duration: At least 40 work hours.

Start date: Flexible

Purpose: The goal of this project is to develop a database that includes organizations representing the interests of various crops in the US and abroad. GFI has developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the American Pulse Association and the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council. Yet there are many other crop associations with whom we have not connected, not just in the US but globally. The initial advantages of identifying and reaching out to these organizations are (1) to educate them on GFI’s work and how plant-based meat, egg, and dairy applications could become an end-use focus for their respective crop; and (2) to learn about each organization’s current research priorities and funding opportunities.


Activities:

  1. Identify a list of crops we are most interested in exploring, due to their potential for serving as a source for plant-based meat.
  2. Create a spreadsheet that organizes the variables we want to collect for each organization (location, website, primary contact, etc.) and begin collecting data.
  3. Identify organizations representing the crops in our list and compile relevant information on them.


Learning Objectives: The intern will learn about plant-based meat production, the agricultural systems that support it, and the interest groups that could play a role in transforming the food system.


This internship is an unpaid 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.