Strategic Lead, Digital Finance

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
Advocacy/Social Impact


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 Strategic Lead, Digital Finance will develop and implement a strategy for CR that strengthens consumer protections in digital financial products and services using testing and evaluation, advocating for laws and standards, and creating incentives for companies to build products that prioritize security, privacy, rights of ownership, and good governance.Your leadership and entrepreneurial spirit will help us build a program that utilizes CR’s expertise across research, testing, journalism, and advocacy.


This position is grant-contingent until September 2023, with opportunity for extension as we secure additional philanthropic support, which is an organizational priority.



What You'll Do


  • Oversee the development of a new digital finance evaluation capacity at CR, working cross-functionally with partners from across the organization.
  • Integrate digital finance research with advocacy, working across all divisions at Consumer Reports - including survey, testing,and journalism. 
  • Support the development and execution of digital finance policy and advocacy for CR and perhaps move lower
  • Serve as the public face of the digital finance work for CR, staying on the forefront of innovation in the marketplace. This will include working with other advocates, industry, and government entities, public speaking, testifying and media outreach.
  • Work with development to manage investor and partner relationships and identify ways in which we can continue to grow the program.


What We Need To See


  • 5 + years experience in digital finance, emerging fintech and/or financial policy
  • Expertise managing projects and working cross functionally within a team and across a complex, matrixed organization.
  • The ability to understand and distill complex information, both written and orally, into messaging for both policy and general audiences. 
  • The ability to advocate CR’s positions on behalf of consumers before government entities, industry, and in the media


What We'd Love To See


  • Knowledge and understanding of survey and testing tools is a plus.
  • You are curious and entrepreneurial  you have played a key role in standing up new programs or business in related fields.
  • Experience working as the lead on a grant-funded project.
  • Experience in government or policy advocacy.
  • Fundraising experience is a plus.


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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