Community Organizer

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers | US-CA-San Francisco | US-DC-Washington | US-TX-Austin
ID
4978
Category
Advocacy/Social Impact

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1936, CR has a mission to create a fair and just marketplace for all. Widely known for our rigorous research and testing of products and services, we also survey millions of consumers each year, report extensively on marketplace issues, and advocate for consumer rights and protections around safety, digital rights, financial fairness, and sustainability. CR is independent and nonprofit.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Consumer Reports is more than just testing and ratings--a vital part of our work is leading powerful campaigns, with our members, like Fighting for a Fair Internet or ensuring that credit reporting agencies make credit scores free always,  to make our communities and futures safer, fairer and more sustainable.

 

As Community Organizer, you’ll strengthen and grow CR’s member base by engaging new audiences, developing volunteer leaders, and spearheading communication within our community. The Community Organizer will be responsible for understanding what’s on the minds of current and prospective CR members and how CR can support them. You will design and implement events and activations that empower members to be leaders in advocating for change.

 

What You’ll Do

 

  • ​​Design and execute community-oriented events and activities in support of CR’s mission. 
  • Manage programs, from inception to completion,  that support our community engagement strategy. 
  • Launch experiments to test various engagements and activations to reach and engage younger consumers and communities of color
  • Manage digital tools, spaces, and sites to allow for community engagement.
  • Serve as a relationship manager and skills developer with top volunteer leaders.
  • Develop training programs and resources, grounded in diversity, equity and inclusion,  for all members to receive support and empowerment. 
  • Work with our Strategic Communications and Social Media teams to design program outreach tools including digital assets, videos, social media, emails, and other media.
  • Identify success metrics for each program and provide oversight to ensure necessary tracking, delivery, pacing and optimization.

 

ABOUT YOU

What We Must See

 

  • At least 3 years of community organizing experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Demonstrated success working in a cross-functional or matrixed organization with the ability to collaborate and build consensus with multiple stakeholders.
  • ​​Experience  managing and creating events and engaging different communities. 
  • Experience managing online communities.

 

What We’d Love To See

 

  • Experience tracking and interpreting data.
  • Ability to present to groups.
  • A deep passion for social change and enthusiasm for building consumer power.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and work independently. 
  • Strong organizational, project management, and facilitation skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 

 

EEO STATEMENT

Consumer Reports is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decision without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class

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