Consumer Reports, Inc.

Associate Director, Philanthropic Partnerships

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Development and Fundraising


As a non-profit organization and social enterprise, the support we receive from our philanthropic partners is critical to CR’s  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 Partnerships team works to secure the philanthropic resources necessary to advance CR’s mission through its programs and operations. Reporting to the Senior Director, the Associate Director, Philanthropic Partnerships will help  achieve fundraising and institutional goals by providing strategic support for fundraising and management of restricted funds; financial reporting and planning; and optimizing the Cy Pres award program. This role is also instrumental in fostering a strategic, collaborative, and donor-centric culture and will represent Philanthropic Partnerships in conversations with CR leadership and external partners.

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. 

This position will focus on: 

  • Maintaining an effective and efficient grants management system to ensure that we deliver on current commitments for restricted giving, overseeing grant agreements in collaboration with our donors and supervising the process internally with related stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with Philanthropic Partnerships Senior Director, Director, and CR leadership on development of the department goals and objectives and advising and facilitating the execution of strategy towards meeting organizational goals. 
  • Developing and implementing a Cy Pres award strategy which includes building relationships with associations and attorneys in order to raise CR’s profile in the legal community.
  • Managing team operations.



You’ll Be Highly Rated If:


  • You have the required education and experience.  We’re looking for someone with a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5-years professional experience working in non-profit fundraising systems with increasing responsibilities.
  • You can provide the receipts through a demonstrated track record of success in operations, reporting and analytics. 
  • You’re a problem solver.  You can identify and solve problems while managing multiple priorities and efforts of other team members. 
  • You can summarize the essence of issues and the means to address them by tapping into your strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • You are deadline-driven and able to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy. 
  • You have high detail orientation.   You check and double check your work, especially around the accuracy and quality of numbers and data.
  • You are a team player with an institution-wide view. You foster strong working relationships and are focused on helping the team achieve results while maintaining the integrity of the organization. 






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 $145k to $160k. 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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