Build the foundation of support for the future of food
The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible. Powered by philanthropy, GFI is an international network of organizations advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals.
How You Will Make a Difference
In this role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the Director of Foundation Relations and GFI’s Development team to identify, solicit, and steward gifts in support of GFI’s mission. The Grant Writer will be responsible for:
- Writing and submitting cultivation letters, letters of inquiry, grant proposals, reports, letters of acknowledgment, and other donor-specific materials.
- Creating budgets, budget narratives, and financial reports.
- Gathering and organizing information from internal teams for proposals, reports, and presentations, and using Asana as a project management tool.
- Managing donor records in Salesforce, generating Salesforce reports, and managing other donor data as needed.
- Maintaining GFI’s grant calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports.
- Preparing materials and information for donor meetings.
- Conducting research to identify donor prospects.
- Creating stewardship reports that advance the missions of both GFI and our donors.
- Managing donor cultivation and stewardship in coordination with GFI’s Development team and fundraising consultants.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Who We’re Looking For
The Grant Writer must have:
- Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of grant writing experience; or associate’s degree and at least four years of experience.
- Excellent writing, editing, research, and storytelling skills with demonstrated ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct communications.
- Proactive communication skills to guide diverse internal teams on grant processes.
- Advanced project management skills to coordinate complex grant requirements and information.
- Ability to develop budgets, prepare financial reports, and understand financial statements.
- A high degree of initiative and the ability to self-motivate and thrive in a remote work environment.
- Strong computer literacy, including familiarity with donor databases, Microsoft Office programs, and the Google Suite.
- Experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
- Expertise in managing donor records and generating reports in a donor database, preferably Salesforce.
- Positive, collaborative, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
- Comfort working remotely and in a rapidly growing and evolving organization.
- 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.
- A 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.
We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every race, 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, exempt
- Reports to: Sally Chapman, Director of Foundation Relations
- Location: Remote; United States
- Travel: Up to two weeks per year for company retreats.
- Benefits: Working from home, 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 policy: GFI 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: $66,000-$68,000 (depending on experience and qualifications)
Application Deadline: Rolling
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