Consumer Reports, Inc.

Director, Corporate Strategy & Engagement (Social Impact)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-NY-Yonkers | US-CA-San Francisco
ID
5071
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

The Community and Corporate Engagement team builds strategic and lasting partnerships with consumers, allies, and business leaders to make our communities and futures safer, fairer and more sustainable. 

 

The Director, Corporate Strategy & Engagement will play a leading role in driving strategy that leverages the power of business to create social impact that is sustainable and at scale, to create shared value in support of CR’s efforts to change the marketplace. The Director will leverage the organization’s expertise to drive strategic corporate engagement by partnering with corporations and industry to drive supply side change and/or engaging in campaigns to change the behaviors of corporations and industry through the demand side. The Director will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to build out corporate engagement pilots that align with organizational goals for change.

 

  • Shape a vision for corporate strategy & engagement that leverages CR’s assets and consumers’ insights to shape a fair and just marketplace, defining goals, strategies and metrics.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to build out a framework that maps the current corporate landscape and integrates organizational campaign themes and goals  into a corporate strategy and engagement plan.
  • Develop a deep understanding of strategies in CR’s consumer impact areas (cars, food, home, money, tech/privacy) and marketplace change priorities (safety, digital rights, financial fairness, and sustainability) and helps the team plan and coordinate related partner  efforts.
  • Identify new opportunities for engagement with industry leaders, stakeholders and trade associations.
  • Collaborate across the organization, including with subject matter experts and communications strategists on the identification and execution of priority campaigns.
  • Identify the expertise, talent, digital tools and other resources to achieve goals.
  • As appropriate, acts as public spokesperson to support CR’s external communications strategy on marketplace change and consumer power. 

ABOUT YOU

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • You have 10+ years experience working on corporate strategy, engagement or campaigns.
  • You have demonstrated effectiveness in achieving clear wins in growing and scaling corporate partnership opportunities and models; experience identifying and implementing innovative approaches.
  • You bring established connections with corporate partners within CR’s consumer impact areas (cars, food, home, money, tech/privacy) and marketplace change priorities (safety, digital rights, financial fairness, and sustainability).
  • You have strong written and communication skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

 

  • You have experience working with a large membership organization.
  • Your high emotional intelligence has been a success factor when building and maintaining relationships.
  • You are comfortable  working cross-functionally across teams and departments.

 

 

 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES YOU TO BE FULLY VACCINATED PRIOR TO YOUR START DATE

 

EEO STATEMENT

Consumer Reports is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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