Senior Legislative Specialist

18 Dec, 2020


Senior Legislative Specialist

The Good Food Institute
Washington, DC

Senior Legislative Specialist
Lobby Congress for policies that will transform the world

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 animals.

How You Will Make a Difference
In this role, you will have the opportunity to lobby for essential research funding and policies that level the playing field for alternative proteins. The Senior Legislative Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Meeting regularly with congressional staff on funding priorities and USDA and FDA policy.
  • Collaborating with other GFI staff to showcase their expertise via Hill visits and congressional briefings.
  • Drafting legislation and writing letters, comments, policy briefs, and fact sheets to support GFI’s policy priorities.
  • Cultivating relationships with other nonprofit organizations, including those focused on environmental, global hunger, public health, free speech, and food safety issues, to build alliances and support for public research funding and commonsense policies that maximize consumer choice.
  • Promptly and accurately recording all time and money spent lobbying.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Who We’re Looking For
The Senior Legislative Specialist must have:

  • A minimum of three years’ federal lobbying experience or similar experience working in a federal Congressional office.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with both Republican and Democratic members of Congress and their staff.
  • A working understanding of federal legislative procedure.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations.
  • A strong work ethic and self-motivation, including the desire to spend a significant amount of time on Capitol Hill.
  • A solutions-oriented mindset.
  • A high degree of organization and efficiency.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • The 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.
  • Strong support for GFI’s philosophy and mission.

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: Associate Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Location: Policy Office, Farragut Square, Washington, D.C.
  • Benefits: Flexible hours, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room 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: $65,000-$75,000

Please review our detailed brochure (direct download) to learn more about GFI’s mission and strategic objectives, our team, the hiring process, and more! 

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Job posted: 2020-12-18