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Job: Policy Associate, the Good Food Institute, Washington D.C., USA

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Advertiser's description (via GFI)

Who We’re Looking For 

An ideal candidate for the Policy Associate position will have experience that reflects the following:

  • At least three years of professional experience, including familiarity with issue advocacy or legislative analysis.
  • Ability to produce persuasive, well-reasoned, and error-free writing on complex topics.
  • Exceptional attention to detail when researching and drafting public policy documents.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Strong collaboration skills when working with team members on shared goals and substantive projects. 
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects at different stages of the policymaking process simultaneously.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in setting and managing priorities, proposing and meeting deadlines, and resolving logistical challenges.
  • Proficiency in Google Workplace applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Calendar) preferred. 
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to building an inclusive workplace where everyone feels like they belong.
  • Comfort working 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 use a third-party anonymizing tool to redact personal information from submitted applications — including name, location, contact details, and several other factors — to reduce bias and increase fairness in our process. We strongly encourage people of every race, color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Since 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.