Good Food Foundation: Design and Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Varies depending on experience



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



2 Marina Boulevard
Building B-325
San Francisco
United States


Start Date: Before August 1, 2018

Location: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Type: Full time

Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis, with the intent to find a great candidate to fill the position by June 1

Compensation: Aligned with industry standards and dependent on experience, with copious edible perks and the opportunity to work with national leaders in the food movement on mission driven work

The Good Food Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization is seeking an organized, passionate, flexible and delightful team player with strong design and aesthetic skills to be part of a small, nimble team that organizes the Good Food Awards and runs the other three key programs of the Good Food Foundation (described below).

As a part of the Good Food Foundation team, the Design and Program Coordinator will have the unique opportunity to use his or her graphic design skills as part of a multi-faceted job, while engaging with the community of food crafters and leaders who have shaped the food movement over the last two decades. This community includes the 690 cheese, pickle, coffee and spirits crafters who have won a Good Food Award, owners of the nation’s best independent retail stores who meet regularly as part of our Good Food Merchants Collaborative, and 300 judges at the Blind Tasting, including Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Nell Newman and Christine Muhlke, among others.

A multi-faceted ‘Jack or Jane of All Trades’ who is a great designer and excited to engage diverse skillsets is the ideal candidate for this position. An estimated 35% of this position’s time will go to executing both in-house and collaborative design projects, from creating and overseeing the production of signage for the four events of the Good Food Awards weekend to creating save the dates, name badges and directories for three Good Food Mercantiles a year. Beyond creating and maintaining a strong, cohesive look and aesthetic across all our programming, the Design Coordinator will engage in many other elements of the Good Food Foundation programs. Additional responsibilities may include mentorship and management of a vibrant internship program; sustainability research on Good Food Awards finalists and Good Food Guild applicants; outreach for Good Food Awards entry period; coordination of the food crafters in the lead up to the Good Food Mercantile; on site event roles at the Good Food Awards celebration weekend and Good Food Mercantiles in San Francisco, New York and other cities three times a year; and contributing to general office management. All members of our small team take pride in maintaining and reinforcing the high level of care and service we are known for with food crafters, volunteers and our wider community. 

It is the philosophy of the Good Food Foundation to tailor jobs to match the skills and interests of exceptional candidates, and to invest and train team members to grow more fully into their roles. We encourage both candidates with a strong history of graphic design and those who are amateur dabblers and would enjoy learning more on the job to apply. 

The Good Food Foundation exists to celebrate, connect, empower and leverage the passionate and engaged, yet often overlooked, players in the food system who are driving towards tasty, authentic and responsible food in order to humanize and reform our American food culture. We are small and nimble team of do-ers focused on creating rather than debating, working at the intersection of food, sustainability, community organizing and event planning. 

About our projects:

  • Good Food Awards: The Good Food Awards were created to celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. The annual award recognizes the people who produce good food and brings businesses the attention they need to grow and thrive. Winners gain valuable marketing opportunities and participate in an Awards Ceremony hosted by Alice Waters in San Francisco.  
  • Good Food Mercantile: The Good Food Mercantile is an un-trade show for tasty, authentic, responsible food. This one-day, intimate gathering brings together over 500 like-minded food crafters and retailers.
  • Good Food Merchants Collaborative: A group of the country’s best independent retailers, from Bi-Rite Market to Zingerman’s, committed to sharing and supporting each other and the food crafters who live the values of taste, authenticity and responsible production.
  • Good Food Guild: With 450 sustainable food business members, the Guild is the first of its kind trade association with the mission to connect, convene and promote craft food and beverage producers who share socially responsible business practices. 


  • Strong interest in food from an environmental, social justice and cultural perspective
  • Some experience with InDesign, Illustrator and/or Photoshop
  • Excellent communications, computer, written, verbal and organizational skills
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment, must be a true team player
  • High capacity and excellent multi-tasker
  • Detail oriented
  • Eager to learn, can do attitude
  • Flexibility and eagerness to lend a hand wherever it is most needed
  • Self-starter able to execute responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Ability to assess what needs to be done and direct others to take action a plus
  • Basic HTML/CSS experience a plus

For more information about our organization, visit

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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