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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

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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Policy Internship: Environmental Policy Targets

GFI Policy Department Internship:

Environmental Policy Targets

 

Primary GFI Mentor: Senior Environmental Scientist Isaac Emery

Duration: 10 hours/week for 8+ weeks, start date flexible

Location: Remote

Overview: As the environmental policy intern, your primary goal is to identify and act on a wide range of environmental targets to create a more sustainable, healthy, and humane food supply. Through your work, you will help shape the role of the farmers and manufacturers in achieving environmental targets by supplying alternatives to factory-farmed products.

National, state, and local governments have set a wide range of environmental sustainability goals to improve water and air quality, restore degraded lands, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plant-based and clean meat may be able to help achieve these goals by substituting for more environmentally costly animal products and by supporting sustainable farming practices. The environmental policy intern will help GFI answer key questions about these goals, such as:

  • Who sets government environmental goals, who is responsible for meeting them, and what are the guidelines for achieving them?
  • How might these goals benefit or restrict clean and plant-based meat production?
  • What opportunities are there to advance governments’ sustainability goals by promoting the production and purchasing of plant-based and clean meat?
  • What opportunities or requirements are there to engage farmers or other members of the plant-based and clean meat supply chain to achieve government’s sustainability goals?
  • What opportunities are there for NGOs and companies to get involved in setting and achieving these goals?

Activities:

  1. Identify national and regional environmental targets for land management that could support a shift toward plant-based and clean meat production, including nutrient management plans for impaired waters, nutrient credit trading markets, carbon limits and trading markets, etc.
  2. Create a database of these environmental targets, including their scope, stakeholders, enforcement mechanisms, and openings for participation.
  3. Draft an internal memo or policy brief on the relevance of these environmental targets to GFI and members of the plant-based and clean meat supply chains.

Learning Objectives: The intern will learn about clean and plant-based meat production, the agricultural systems that support them, and the roles that food producers can play in setting and achieving environmental targets.

Location: Remote

Compensation: Unpaid. GFI will support students who wish to seek credit from their university.

Application deadline: Rolling. Applicant review will begin August 20.

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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.