Consumer Reports, Inc.

Prospect Research Specialist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-NY-Yonkers | US-New York | US-CT-Colchester
Advocacy/Social Impact


As a non-profit organization and social enterprise, the support we receive from our philanthropic partners is critical to our mission of creating a fairer, safer and healthier marketplace for all consumers.  Our philanthropic partners have included the Ford Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation who aided our work on digital privacy and, Breakthrough Energy, Climate Imperative Foundation and the Energy Foundation who fueled our efforts towards a clean, safe and equitable energy and transportation future. 


The Philanthropic Partnership team is looking for a Prospect Research Specialist. In this position, you will report to the Senior Director, Philanthropic Partnerships to lead the strategic efforts to build and strengthen our pipeline of current and prospective funders. 


If you are excited by the prospect of helping a legacy brand continue its 85+ year tradition of  advocating for and supporting consumers, we want to hear from you.  Be sure to include a cover letter telling us why you’re the right person to drive the achievement of our investment goals. 


This is a hybrid position, expected to be remote 90% of the time. The successful candidate must reside within 75-miles of our Yonkers, NY or Washington, DC office.  This position is not eligible for sponsorship.



Your efforts will help us create collaborative partnerships that drive change and promote innovation in the marketplace, ultimately empowering consumers to protect themselves. 


You will focus on Prospect and Philanthropic Research, Prospect Management and Data Management, all while driving the achievement of our investment goals.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


  • Conducting research and screening to build a pipeline of prospective philanthropic partners  with the propensity and capacity to make 7-figure+ grants and commitments.
  • Investigating, analyzing, and synthesizing large quantities of data into user-friendly and concise documents for Social Impact staff, senior leaders, executive team, and volunteer leadership. 
  • Providing strategic support to funder development.
  • Overseeing our constituent relationship management (CRM) software to ensure data integrity and reporting accuracy.



You’ll Be Highly Rated If:

  • You have the experience.  Minimum of 5 years of professional fundraising experience or related research and database management. Previous experience supporting donor relations and driving development goals is beneficial;
  • You bring the expertise.  You are very comfortable using fundraising databases.
  • You understand the philanthropic landscape. You have strong analytical skills with the ability to identify groupings, trends, etc. in large groups of data.  
  • Deadlines don’t dissuade you.  You can even multi-task in a deadline driven environment.
  • Communication is your superpower. You are confident and comfortable presenting to various audiences and representing the development department externally. 





Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here:


At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $90k to $110k. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


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