Creating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply
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 efficacy 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:
- Representing GFI and delivering influential presentations at industry conventions and other relevant conferences.
- Building coalitions of organizations that are dedicated to improving the quality, quantity, and promotion of plant-based alternatives to animal products.
- Identifying grocery stores, restaurants, and dining services that could expand their plant-based meat, egg, and dairy offerings and convincing them to do so.
- Coordinating special projects related to promoting plant-based products and expanding their consumer base.
- Launching public campaigns to demonstrate demand for plant-based foods, mobilizing volunteers when appropriate.
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.
The Corporate Engagement Specialist must have a strong work ethic, persuasive and engaging interpersonal skills, a proven ability to influence decision-makers and engage corporate executives, exceptional public speaking and presentation skills, excellent writing abilities, and infectious enthusiasm for GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role 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 ideal candidate will have a degree in a related field or at least three years’ experience in food-related marketing, sales, or corporate affairs; s/he will also be based in a major U.S. city and willing and able to travel frequently.
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!
To apply for this job please visit www.gfi.org.