Strategic Planning Specialist (Remote)

The Good Food Institute

About the organization

The Good Food Institute is a global nonprofit building a sustainable, healthy, and just food system. Our scientists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and policy experts are harnessing the power of food innovation and markets to accelerate the transition of the world’s food system to plant-based and cell-based meat, eggs, and dairy.


How You Will Make a Difference

In this role, you will ensure that all GFI activities are implemented as effectively and efficiently as possible by providing high-level strategy and project planning, coordination, and execution support to the Executive team. This will include ensuring that priorities are well-coordinated and aligned across departments, all projects are well-planned, progress toward goals are tracked and reported, the effectiveness of strategies are evaluated, and any necessary course corrections are implemented. For purposes of this job description, “project” is generally synonymous with our action items within the Objectives, Key Results, and Actions (OKRA) framework. The Strategic Planning Specialist will be responsible for:

-Working with the Chief of Staff to coordinate the planning, revision, and execution of GFI’s global strategy within the OKRA framework on a quarterly and annual basis by acting as a liaison across -U.S. departments and international affiliate teams.
-Collaborating with GFI departments to establish, track, and report on quantitative and qualitative metrics of progress toward organizational goals, including the development of effective proxy metrics for progress toward goals that cannot be measured directly.
-Developing compelling presentations to highlight key strategy learnings and making recommendations to GFI leadership.
-Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.


Who We’re Looking For
The Strategic Planning Specialist must have:

-A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
-A minimum of three years’ work experience in project management.
-Exceptional research and analysis skills.
-Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
-Proven strategic planning and execution skills.
-Interest in, functional understanding of, and ability to speak to both the business and science sides of GFI’s work.
-Comfort working remotely and in a rapidly growing and evolving organization.
-Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate for GFI’s positions.

The ideal candidate will also have:

-Experience establishing and measuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), especially within OKR (Objectives and Key Results) systems.
-PMP certification.

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.



Application instructions

The Fine Print

-Terms of employment: Full-time, exempt
-Reports to: Sanah Baig, Chief of Staff
-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: $53,000-$60,000

Application Deadline: September 8, 2019

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