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IMT currently has the following open positions:

IMT values all types of diversity, including racial, ethnic, and gender diversity, and is committed to promoting and fostering diversity within our organization and Board of Directors. IMT is an equal opportunity employer.

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks an experienced, process-minded leader to oversee the day-to-day operations and strategic growth of the organization. This position requires an individual who can help others at IMT deliver measurable, cost-effective results. S/he will need to be flexible and comfortable with multitasking. A strong interest in the environment, energy policy, and/or green buildings; a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; and 5+ years’ experience in a relevant role are preferred.

The CFO/CAO will be responsible for IMT’s financial management, human resource processes and overall smooth running of the office. The CFO/CAO is a member of the executive management team and will work with the Executive Director, the Managing Director, and the Board on strategy development and implementation. The position reports to the Executive Director and supervises IMT’s Senior Accounting Analyst and works closely with outside legal counsel and human resource consultants.


  • Work closely with the Managing Director to create and maintain processes enabling IMT to achieve its strategic plan and goals.
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Oversee the accounting to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and IMT’s board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly results and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Coordinate IMT’s office needs (including the acquisition of new space, lease agreements, and office maintenance).
  • Oversee human resources functions including training, benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting.
  • Manage key contractor relationships, including outside legal counsel, human resources, and IT contractors.

Qualifications and Skills

The CFO/CAO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience, ideally including audit, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources, including philanthropic contributions and government (federal and state) contracts.

The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS or BA; a CPA and/or MBA would be a plus.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting would be a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of requirements for federal contracts and audits would be a plus
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people, ability to connect staff on an individual level and to develop and empower staff.
  • Leadership: including interpersonal skills, strategic and critical thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to take initiative.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with strategic development and planning, budgeting, analysis, information systems.
  • Strong quantitative financial skills and attention to detail.
  • Successful candidate will be results oriented and able to react to changing needs of a growing organization.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in an informal, dynamic office environment.
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, sense of humor, and drive to succeed.

Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Please write “Chief Financial and Administrative Officer” in the subject line.

About the Institute for Market Transformation

IMT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, with a mission to promote energy efficiency in buildings. Achieving that vision requires market transformation, a process of strategic intervention in the market to remove barriers to energy efficiency. We work in partnership with policymakers, environmental groups, and business leaders that are helping shape the future of energy efficiency in America. Our efforts contribute to important new policy outcomes and widespread changes in practice that benefit the economy and the environment. For more information, visit

We are headquartered in downtown Washington, DC, a few blocks from the White House. We provide a vibrant, collaborative and flexible workplace that brings together diverse expertise. We empower our staff to constantly learn while achieving big things, and we have a great deal of fun along the way.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer.