Mission

We are developing the roadmap for a sustainable, secure, and just protein supply. We identify the most effective solutions, mobilize resources and talent, and empower partners across the food system to make alternative proteins accessible, affordable, and delicious.

Vision

We envision a world where alternative proteins are no longer alternative.

Values

  1. Believe change is possible: We bring determination and informed optimism to our work because we know a better food future is achievable.
  1. Do the most good we can: We focus our time and resources where they will make the biggest difference in order to maximize our donors’ support.
  1. Share knowledge freely: Good data, good science, and good strategy have the biggest impact when they are available to everyone.
  1. Act on evidence: Our strategy is grounded in data. We make decisions on the basis of research and the industry insights our experts uncover.
  1. Invite everyone to the table: We foster an inclusive, collaborative work culture. With the same spirit, we bring together a wide range of partners to advance our mission.

Why work at GFI?

If changing the world isn’t reason enough, here are some other benefits of working at GFI.

Remote teams

Remote and connected teams

Most of our team works remotely, and our Policy staff work from an office on Connecticut Ave. in Washington, D.C.

Co-working support

Funding support for local get-togethers

Home office set-up stipend

Fun, remote team gatherings

Mission-focused

Mission-focused

We’re laser-focused on making the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals.

We strategically emphasize what’s most impactful, set clear goals, and assess our progress.

Clearly-defined objectives and goals

Strong donor support

Value and lift up diverse voices

Sophisticated, professional technology and systems

World-class benefits

World-class benefits

We support our team through strong benefits and an emphasis on work-life balance.

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View our benefits summary

Our top priorities include attracting and retaining top-notch talent, cultivating a culture of care and openness, and supporting intrinsic motivation within each employee that is driven by mission-alignment.

Employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance

Retirement plan & employer match

Generous time off package

Professional development support

Our culture

Our culture

Our team is innovative, engaged, caring, supportive, and driven to change the world!

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GFI group photo from our 2019 retreat
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GFI’s Corporate Engagement team in a breakout session during our 2019 staff retreat
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GFI teammates playing a board game during our 2019 retreat
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Staff during a breakout session at our 2019 retreat
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Team members from different departments in a strategy session during our 2019 retreat
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GFI staff inspecting foliage on a tour of the retreat center at our 2019 staff retreat
“Not only am I incredibly passionate about our mission and the way that it is effectively executed by our team, but I actually love the things that I get to work on each day. Most of all, I’m surrounded by the most supportive, kind, and brilliant colleagues…”
From our anonymous May 2020 Team Survey
“I love GFI’s deep work culture and overall support for productivity routines, and I think this culture is part of why GFI is so incredibly efficient… I also love everyone I work with, my supervisor is absolutely fantastic, and the work I am doing is challenging and fulfilling.”
From our anonymous May 2020 Team Survey
“GFI is full of some of the smartest people I’ve ever
worked with. Everyone I work with is extremely high
functioning and contributes to GFI’s mission in significant ways. We also measure everything, and it is true that what gets measured gets done. So that’s great!”
From our anonymous May 2020 Team Survey
Our organization

Our organization

Our work is spread across seven dynamic teams to maximize efficiency and empower us to meet our objectives.

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Science and Technology

We bridge gaps in scientific research, funding, and talent across the alternative protein sector

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Corporate Engagement

We help the food industry and investor communities put delicious, affordable alternative proteins on every menu and in every food retailer.

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Policy

We advance government investment in sustainable proteins as well as fair regulation and legislation.

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Communications

We inform, shape, and lead the conversation around alternative protein science and solutions.

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Development

We connect donors with impact, inspire gifts and grants, and empower GFI to grow sustainably and remain nimble.

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Executive and International

We advance alternative protein innovation in the most critical regions around the world. We work to ensure that local progress creates global impact.

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Collaborative Assistance

We ensure GFI runs efficiently and that team members have the support they need to drive mission impact.

Hiring process

Our hiring process

We work collaboratively to evaluate candidates, limit subconscious bias, and hire the best team members!

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First round: Cover letter, resume, and screening questions

You will submit an online application (cover letter, resume, and responses to screening questions).

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Second round: Written assignment

The written assignment consists of several questions about your skills, experience, and approach to the job.

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Third round: Timed Project

The timed project consists of two to four short projects that simulate the type of work you would be asked to perform on the job. You will be asked to complete these tasks to the best of your ability within a timeframe that varies by position.

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Fourth round: Video interviews

The final round includes three separate video interviews. Typically, you would have one interview with the relevant department director, one with a member of the department, and a final interview with Executive Director Bruce Friedrich.

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Final step: References

We will request three professional references, one of which should be a current or former supervisor. During this round, we also invite you to contact members of the GFI team to ask questions.

Career opportunities

Explore our current openings for GFI US below.

Current job openings with GFI affiliates

Find job openings for GFI’s global affiliates in Asia Pacific, Brazil, Europe, India, and Israel here.

EEOC and visa disclaimer

For US-based positions only:

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.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. GFI’s policy is not to sponsor employment visas.

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Questions

To apply, please click on the links above. We only accept applications via our website, but we’re happy to answer your questions about working at GFI and position openings. Send us a note here — just please don’t email us your resume.