• Director, Strategic Development Initiatives

    Location
    US-NY-Yonkers
    Experience (Years)
    10
  • Position Overview

    Consumer Reports has spent the last 80 years advancing the rights of citizens, consumers, and families. We are unique in our role as a non-profit advocacy group, media venture, and large, national community. CR has passed key legislation, removed harmful products from the market, and held corporations to account. Through our top-10 magazine, large digital presence, comprehensive product testing, extensive policy expertise, and 7M+ community members, we fight for a safe, fair, and equitable market for everyone.

     

    CR is at an exciting moment in our history. We are investing in our capacity to adapt to the challenges of the 21st century, digital market so that we can continue to achieve significant, measurable, and meaningful changes for American consumers. As the Director, Strategic Development, you’ll help secure the resources needed to drive our growth and innovation through the design and execution of large-scale capital, development, and fundraising campaigns.

    Qualifications Include

     

    Beyond your background as an accomplished, campaign-driven fundraiser, you’ll be adept at shaping new strategies, engaging new partners, and identifying opportunity. You’ll move from issue to issue, using your creativity, strategic vision, and tactical brilliance to engage the organization, our partners, and our community in securing the resources required to drive our mission forward. You’ll be at home figuring out how to start new projects, seed momentum, and bring people along. But first-and-foremost, you’ll know how to close.

    Key Responsibilities

    Backed by policy experts, journalists, research scientists, community organizers, lobbyists, communications staff, and product developers, you’ll manage large-scale, seven- and 8-figure investment campaigns to launch and sustain our work across privacy and data tracking, food safety, the rise of autonomous vehicles, personal debt and finance, and on-the-ground organizing. You’ll join a dynamic team of accomplished development professionals with expertise in partnership development, major and principal gift solicitation, annual giving, planned giving, proposal development, prospect research, budgeting and financial modeling, and small dollar fundraising (digital and direct mail).

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