Join our remote, global team and contribute to ALLFED’s mission to feed everyone, no matter what. Please refer to job/volunteer opportunities postings for details of the recruitment process for each role.
In addition to the open positions below, we also offer established volunteer and internship programs, offering you an opportunity to work across all areas of our work (including research, communications, operations, and resilience building). To apply for volunteering or interning, please email
Why work at ALLFED
Contribute to the establishment of a new, high-impact field at the intersection of global catastrophic risk and food security, and have fun while doing it.
From day one, you’re a member of the ALLFED team. Here are some of the team care initiatives we foster: a “happy people” guide for work-life balance and better interpersonal communication; remote team socials; COVID-19 “team treats,” regular well-being checks; active encouragement of and listening to feedback; and regular opportunities for appraisal, training, and professional development.
What working with ALLFED is like
Our team at ALLFED is global and we all work remotely. No matter where you live, you can join our mission to help build food system resilience for global catastrophes. You would join motivated teammates who are enthusiastic about impactful work to benefit both present and future generations.
We offer several types of support to help with remote work, including flexible work schedules, a commitment to work-life balance, and established processes to collaborate smoothly across continents.
You would join a growing core team of more than 20 staff and interns, which more than doubles with our volunteers and board members. Our meetings and socials are opportunities to connect with others that are enthusiastic and thoughtful about our work.
Hear from Michael, who recently volunteered with our industry research team to explore the positive potential of improving food systems through technology innovation. Michael had the opportunity to solve problems by contributing to original research on electroactive microorganisms as a novel, resilient food solution.
Our recruitment process generally involves participating in an interview and completing a practical “taster task”. Please refer to relevant opportunities postings for details of the recruitment process for each role.
Director of Communications
This is a key management role which will be pivotal to ALLFED and our ability to successfully deliver on our mission. This is a key strategic role. As the person in charge of all aspects of communications, you will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including governments and the media. This includes review/oversight on all outreach materials and engagement processes, as well as proposed drafted legislation and endorsements.
As we work with global catastrophic risks, experience and confidence with crisis communications are essential for this role. Alongside your fellow directors, you will also participate in ALLFED’s crisis response.
As Director of Communications, you will work closely with our Director of Operations and Director of Research, as well as a range of external consultants.
Volunteer with ALLFED (general application)
Volunteers play a key role in ALLFED’s preparedness, operations, communications, and research. Some of our core, long-standing team members began as volunteers.
The key benefits of joining our established volunteer program are its flexibility and support. We have significant experience integrating and managing volunteers. You can volunteer from anywhere in the world, on any timezone, and largely on a schedule that works for you.
PhD Students / Temporary Researchers
This is a great opportunity to do a PhD at University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) in mechanical engineering under the supervision of Dr. David Denkenberger Director & Co-founder of ALLFED.
David is hiring multiple engineering PhD students and a temporary researchers to work at the University on topics related to ALLFED.