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Powering the team of policy advocates transforming the food system

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at 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 animals.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI’s Policy Department is focused on using public policy to accelerate progress on alternative proteins. As the Executive Assistant, Policy, based in GFI’s Washington D.C. office, you will have the opportunity to provide administrative support to the VP of Policy and the broader Policy Team and ensure that our Policy Office is conducive to collaboration and productivity. You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Vice President of Policy and Director of Policy by booking meetings and travel, preparing detailed agendas and trip itineraries, and managing their Google calendars.
  • Providing meeting and travel support to other members of the Policy Team.
  • Ensuring that Salesforce is up-to-date with notes from meetings and other communications.
  • Drafting, proofreading, and cite-checking correspondence, presentations, meeting backgrounders, and general materials, including submissions to government agencies and policymakers.
  • Providing research assistance, including monitoring state legislation and conducting due diligence reports (training will be provided).
  • Coordinating weekly, monthly, and annual reporting for the department, including building and running reports from Salesforce and sending reminders to the team ahead of due dates, and ensuring Asana projects are organized and up to date.
  • Managing the department’s Google Drive, including file and folder maintenance and organization and ensuring that sharing settings on confidential and sensitive documents are correct.
  • Assisting with expense reports in Abacus.
  • Keeping supplies for our Policy Office stocked and organized.
  • Being the point person to work with vendors to find solutions to tech problems in the Policy Office.
  • Managing all general inquiries to the Policy Department.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Who We’re Looking For 

The Executive Assistant, Policy must have:

  • At least four years of experience working as an executive assistant or in another administrative role. Experience copyediting or designing slide decks is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Google Workplace applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, Calendar, and Forms).
  • Experience with Asana, Zoom, Salesforce, Abacus, Greenhouse, or similar tools is a plus.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a high degree of organization and efficiency.
  • A strong work ethic and a solutions-oriented mindset.
  • The ability to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Strong support for GFI’s philosophy and mission; demonstrated interest in plant based & other alt proteins, public health, environmentalism, climate change, animal protection, or hunger relief.
  • Commitment to GFI’s values: believe change is possible, do the most good we can, share knowledge freely, act on evidence, and invite everyone to the table.
  • The ability to contribute to the diversity of ideas and backgrounds on the Policy Team is preferred.

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every color, orientation, age, 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.

Research indicates that men tend to apply for jobs when they meet just 60% of the criteria, while women and people from other marginalized groups only apply if they are a 100% match. If you are passionate about GFI’s mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

The Fine Print

  • Terms of employment: Full-time or, if preferable to the right candidate, 32-35 hours per week (at a prorated salary)
  • Reports to: Director of Policy
  • Location: Farragut Square, Washington, DC
  • Travel: Up to two weeks per year for company retreats.
  • Benefits: Full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) plan with employer match, flexible holiday and vacation plans, opportunity for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues.
  • This is a U.S.-based position: 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.
  • COVID vaccination policyGFI requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be requested before the start of employment. GFI will consider requests for accommodations or exemptions from this policy on a case by case basis, in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Salary: $51,000

Application Deadline: Rolling

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