The Good Food Institute

Development Executive Assistant (Remote)


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Development Executive Assistant

Supporting the team that generates the resources fuelling GFI’s impact

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is 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 billions of animals annually. 

How You Will Make a Difference

In this role, you will have the opportunity to provide high-level, confidential project execution and administrative support to the director of development and to the development team as needed. The Development Executive Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Managing and supporting the Director of Development’s project portfolio and schedule by maintaining and tracking their calendar, booking all travel arrangements, scheduling and confirming meetings, etc. 
  • Assisting with CRM maintenance and data entry, such as notes from directors meetings and other oral and written donor and prospect communications. 
  • Initiating, managing, and completing projects that may involve convening groups of staff, consultants, and others; collecting and analyzing data; carrying out research; and presenting data.
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline department processes and projects and recommending solutions to enhance the team’s efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Drafting letters, correspondence, presentations, and general information/materials. 
  • Managing all general inquiries to the Development Department.
  • Providing administrative and accounting support, including completion of expense reports, etc.
  • Following all human resource and operational procedures.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Who We’re Looking For

The Development Executive Assistant must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public relations, nonprofit management, or communications (preferred). 
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in a related field (nonprofit or customer service position highly preferred). 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as high degree of organization and efficiency. 
  • Self-motivation with ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • The ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team. 
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Powerpoint, and MS Excel. 
  • A friendly, positive, client/customer service-oriented personality. 
  • Comfort working remotely and in a rapidly growing and evolving organization.
  • Strong support for GFI’s philosophy and mission; demonstrated interest in public health, environmentalism, animal protection, or hunger relief.

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.

The Fine Print

  • Terms of employment: Full-time, exempt
  • Reports to: Susan Halteman, Director of Development
  • Location: Remote; United States
  • Benefits: Working from home, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, flexible holiday and vacation plans, opportunity for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues.
  • This is a U.S.-based position: We are only able to consider applicants who are United States citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa. 
  • Salary: $35,000-40,000

Application Deadline: February 2, 2020

Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2020-02-02

  • Category Other
  • Created by Chris Hu
  • Submitted 23 Dec
  • Last updated 23 Dec