Smart Robotics

Digital Technology | RC 2878477

Policy Advocate/Analyst

Overview

Marketplace failures continue to generate numerous preventable deaths and injuries, with consumers forced to bear the economic and psychological burden of protecting themselves. Children are disproportionately affected, with unintentional injuries their leading cause of death in the United States.

Join CR in our efforts to help create a safer marketplace for these children who too often die or are injured by products in our home that seem innocuous but can actually be responsible for a terrible toll. As Policy Advocate/Analyst, Safety you will leverage your abiding interest in putting consumers first, and be a well-spoken and persuasive advocate for this cause.

A cover letter is required with resume submission.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, research, and help take action on relevant policy issues.
  • Recommend strategy to advance Consumer Reports’ policy objectives.
  • Implement legislative, regulatory, and corporate influence strategies, with an emphasis on child safety and furniture tip-over prevention.
  • Advocate to federal or state legislative bodies and agencies and corporations.
  • Stay abreast of legislative, regulatory, corporate, and other marketplace developments in assigned areas.
  • Craft letters, fact sheets, and other materials for the media, decision-makers, and activists.
  • Help develop materials to communicate important safety information to consumers, including to parents and caregivers.
  • Coordinate with external partners and coalitions, including parent advocates, as well as interdisciplinary internal teams across all CR functions.

Qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in policy, government, law, health, safety, science, or engineering.
  • You have spent at least 3 years working with a legislative or executive body or as a public interest, grassroots, or social justice advocate.
  • You can work and build relationships with individuals, groups, and organizations with varied interests.
  • You possess strong analytical, communication, and lobbying skills.
  • A plus: You are experienced in lobbying Congress on public interest issues.

 

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