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At Greener by Default, you will be working towards the ambitious goal of completely transforming institutional foodservice - and the food system as a whole - by making plant-based food the default. 

We recognize that the fate of humans, animals, and ecosystems are bound together, and strive to create a food system that will allow all life on earth to flourish. In order to achieve our vision, we develop strategies rooted in science, sustainability, and inclusivity to empower institutions to serve plant-forward food. 

Position Objective:

Corporations are one of the most promising avenues for plant-based defaults, with the potential to impact millions of meals, thereby transforming employee health, institutional procurement and societal norms. As the Corporate Engagement Director, you will lead the corporate division of Greener by Default by working directly with corporations and foodservice, directing pilots, and managing staff.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee programmatic strategy: Interpret organizational strategic plan in order to operationalize the strategy for the corporate program, and ensure objectives and key results are achieved.
  • Develop and oversee relationships with corporations: Build a network of contacts, secure partnerships, actively establish and maintain positive ongoing relationships with allies and institutional partners.
  • Lead pilot projects: Oversee GBD staff and corporate partners to ensure the successful implementation of plant-based default pilots from start to finish, including obtaining stakeholder buy-in, supporting the culinary team, gathering and analyzing data, publicizing the findings, and securing permanent implementation.
  • Supervise team members: Manage staff to accomplish the program’s objectives, offering support, motivation and insight to the team, ensure organizational culture, provide professional development opportunities and mentorship.
  • Build contacts: Represent the organization at networking events and conferences to expand our presence and build relationships
  • Help the program grow: Utilize insights from your experience to continuously strengthen and grow our corporate program.


Individual Attributes Required

  • Intellectual integrity: Provide information rooted in science, adapt messaging and tactics based on the latest behavioral research.
  • Ambition: Boldly drive change within institutional foodservice norms, be persistent when pursuing clients.
  • Open communication: Continuously seek out new information and dialogue, cultivate trust with staff and partners.
  • Foster inclusion: Meet people where they are, strive to understand and acknowledge the different cultural contexts within which you’re working, hold space for divergent perspectives.
  • Growth mindset: See challenges and mistakes as opportunities to adapt and improve. Continuously strive to hone your expertise and refine your skills in order to best serve the organization’s and client’s goals.

Position Requirements:

  • Three years of program management experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior experience managing employees
  • Great people and networking skills
  • Commitment to the organization's mission, vision, and strategic plan
  • Thorough knowledge of plant-based foods
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

We prefer candidates who have the following experience:

  • Prior corporate or foodservice management experience
  • Strong connections in the corporate/sustainability space

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 during the application process and after you join the team. We encourage candidates with most of the above qualifications to apply; we do not expect all candidates to fit this job description 100%.


Reports to: 

Katie Cantrell, CEO 



This is a salaried employee position paying $70,000 - $77,000 per year, depending on experience and credentials



  • Health, Dental & Vision Plan
  • 401k plan, with a dollar for dollar employer match up to 3%
  • $150 monthly cell phone and internet expense reimbursement
  • $500 annual office equipment stipend (can be rolled over)
  • 20 vacation days per year, 14 paid federal holidays, 8 sick days and 1 personal day per year, to be used during your birthday month



This is a remote position. We are currently only able to hire employees who can work in the U.S.


To Apply

In order to apply, please fill out this form. We will not consider any candidates who have not filled out the form. Please do not contact us via email or message to apply. Applications must be received by April 22, 2024.





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