Development Officer

About CSPI


CSPI is one of the nation’s leading public health advocacy organizations with a 50-year record of fighting for science in the public interest. We’ve led efforts to win passage of many state and local policies to improve school foods, put calories on chain restaurant menus and menu boards, and remove sugary drinks from children’s menus. National policy successes include the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act; Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act; Food Safety Modernization Act; and Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.


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CSPI is committed to including and valuing diverse voices and fostering a culture that ensures all staff feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to be their best selves. In that spirit, each of us is committed to putting in constant work to live up to our organization’s core values:


We are inclusive. We seek to foster an environment where all staff feel a sense of belonging and are affirmed. We are not looking for everyone to think and look the same. We actively welcome and value staff with different experiences, backgrounds, attributes, abilities, and perspectives.

We are open. We are honest and direct in how we communicate with each other in order to build trust and integrity within our organization.

We are accountable. We acknowledge and assume responsibility for our actions.

We are kind. We communicate and treat one another in a respectful, generous, considerate, and compassionate way.

We are collaborative. We work together for the common good and shared success.



The Development Officer complements a team of development professionals responsible for setting and meeting annual fundraising goals. This position is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of major donors who have the capacity to give $10,000 or more annually, reports to the Senior Development Director, and works in collaboration with the development team, President, board members, and CSPI senior staff. 


This position is located in Washington, DC or remotely within the US. As a public health organization, CSPI makes efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees and visitors. We require all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are eligible, and the vaccine is available to them. Proof of vaccination is required during the onboarding process.    



82,000 to 100,000, based one experience



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The salary range is $82,000 to $100,000, based on experience. CSPI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 3 weeks of annual vacation leave; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8 weeks of paid parental leave; excellent medical and dental insurance with CSPI paying a significant portion of employee and dependent premiums; and a 3% employer match contribution to the retirement plan after one year of service. CSPI also provides 1/2 day Fridays.


To Apply


Please utilize CSPI's Paylocity Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to apply for the Development Officer position. You are required to submit a resume and cover letter indicating relevant experience and interest. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the deadline is September 29, 2023.

CSPI is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspective, and skills and encourage people of diverse ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, disabilities, religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, work, and life experiences to apply.


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