The Good Food Institute

Event and Communications Assistant (Remote)


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Event and Communications Assistant

Support the production of memorable events that engage and inspire a range of good food audiences 

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 support the planning and execution of the annual Good Food Conference and provide general administrative support to the Communications Department. 

The Event and Communications Assistant will be responsible for assisting GFI’s Event Coordinator in planning, marketing, and executing the annual Good Food Conference and other key priority events, including but not limited to:

  • Coordinating event speaker communication.
  • Overseeing sponsor contract and communication coordination.
  • Responding to conference inquiries. 
  • Handling event management software support.
  • Securing hotel room blocks and supplies.
  • Utilizing GFI’s CMS to make website updates.
  • Providing on-site conference support.

Outside of their conference duties, the Event and Communications Assistant will also be responsible for:

  • Providing the Communications Team general administrative support, including help with expense reports, check requests, travel planning, and scheduling meetings. 
  • Working closely with GFI’s design team to provide administrative support for obtaining print quotes, managing digital files, shipping coordination, etc.  
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Who We’re Looking For

The Event and Communications Assistant must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree (preferred) and experience supporting, coordinating, and/or managing on-site events.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt to new technologies and programs.
  • An ability to work well independently and under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A positive attitude and customer service skills. 
  • 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.

An ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience planning and supporting conferences. 
  • Experience with Asana and Salesforce. 

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, non-exempt
  • Reports to: Alicia Crawford, Communications Coordinator
  • Location: Remote; United States
  • Travel: Up to two weeks per year for company retreats, and one to two weeks per year for The Good Food Conference.
  • 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. 
  • Salary: $35,000-$40,000

Application Deadline: February 9, 2020

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Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2020-02-09

  • Category Animal Welfare
  • Created by Chris Hu
  • Submitted 09 Jan
  • Last updated 09 Jan