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IMT has the following positions open:

  • Accountant
  • Communications Director
  • Policy Associate
  • Senior Program Associate: Housing Research



IMT is looking for an accountant to support the organization, with a focus on general ledger entries, payroll, and monthly reports. 

Essential duties and responsibilities

General Ledger

  • Process and issue invoices and manage organizational expenses
  • Process travel and expense reimbursements
  • Prepare reconciliations of general ledger accounts as needed
  • Assist with monthly financial statements, reports to funders and budget projections
  • Perform audit preparation and analysis as requested
  • Assist program managers with budgeting and preparing program reports

Payroll/Time Recording

  • Consolidate and confirm monthly reporting of hours
  • Confirm payroll with outside payroll vendor
  • Support on-boarding of new staff

Revenue Accounting

  • Prepare bank deposit slips and make bank runs as necessary
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations


  • Maintain finance department files
  • Support general office needs (answering phones, maintaining office supplies, etc.)


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Fluency with Quickbooks Premier for nonprofits a plus
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a small office
  • 3-5 years accounting experience required
  • Payroll experience a plus
  • College degree preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to with “Accountant” in the subject line.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer.


Communications Director

IMT seeks a dynamic Communications Director to lead our broad range of communication activities, maintaining IMT’s position at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. IMT’s Communications Director plays a vital role within the rapidly growing organization. S/he oversees IMT’s communications strategy, messaging, and branding. This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).


  • Develop and maintain IMT’s messaging, branding, and communications strategy
  • Promote IMT’s research, events and accomplishments
  • Oversee all of IMT’s communications vehicles, including our blog, e-newsletter, and social media accounts
  • Oversee the editing, design, and production of IMT reports, infographics, and other materials
  • Manage and strengthen media relations
  • Manage IMT’s website,, and develop new content in coordination with other IMT staff; advise on the branding and functionality of other special-topic websites maintained by IMT
  • Lead communications for special partnerships, such as the City Energy Project, a joint initiative of IMT and the Natural Resources Defense Council 
  • Assist in strategic development and management of IMT award/recognition programs
  • Coordinate outreach with key partners around joint communication initiatives
  • Work with IMT’s Chief Operating Officer and development staff to maintain IMT’s fundraising collateral and/or solicitations
  • Accountable for Communications team’s timely work plan deliverables

Qualifications and Skills

  • 7+ years of experience in communications, journalism, or some combination of the two
  • Background in environmental issues, green building, or real estate strongly desired
  • Exceptional writing and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with press, including pitching stories and briefing staff for interviews
  • Experience producing web content (knowledge of WordPress or another CMS desired)
  • Editing skills (knowledge of Chicago and/or AP styles desired)
  • Demonstrated initiative, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Ability to ensure professional standard of graphic design in collateral and other publications
  • Ability to synthesize technical concepts for varied, non-technical audiences
  • Ability to leverage social media

Position Description

This is a director-level position. Directors

  • Have responsibility for all aspects of program management: reports, progress, goals, budget, includes development of program strategies
  • Manage a team
    • Recruit, hire, develop, and coach staff
    • Ensure team is aligned with goals and IMT strategy
  • Are able to analyze and edit research data and demonstrated technical writing skills
  • Have strong communications and public speaking skills

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to with “Communications Director” in the subject line.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer.


Policy Associate

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is looking for an outstanding individual to join our policy team in Washington, DC, to help improve the energy efficiency of America’s buildings. Working within our Building Energy Performance Policy Program, you will support the design and deployment of innovative energy efficiency policy in major cities and states by providing research, advocacy, and analysis, and by engaging with policymakers and business leaders.

You will also support our work on the City Energy Project, a multi-year, joint initiative with the Natural Resources Defense Council that works in partnership with 10 of the largest cities in America on strategies to advance energy-efficient buildings.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, early-career professional or recent graduate to learn about energy efficiency policy and the built environment while advancing energy efficiency in meaningful ways nationwide. 


  • Support day-to-day operations of the City Energy Project, including by coordinating communications, assisting in the development of technical resources, and supporting our network of city-based advisors
  • Conduct research on innovative policy strategies to identify promising concepts and improve the effectiveness of existing policies in major cities
  • Contribute to the development of new projects focused on how energy data can advance the field of energy efficiency
  • Support our energy efficiency advocacy work with major cities, states, utilities, business leaders, and federal government agencies
  • Assist in the creation of interactive communications and marketing initiatives targeted to IMT’s diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in environmental science, political science, engineering, architecture, economics, or related field
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas: energy efficiency, utilities, energy consulting, advocacy, government, and real estate
  • Experience advocating for a set of issues and/or engaging with external stakeholders
  • Effective at managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines independently
  • Exceptionally strong writing ability and communication skills, and desire to be a compelling public speaker
  • Eagerness to learn, work hard, excel personally, and pursue career growth
  • Team player with a positive attitude and sense of humor

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

IMT is an equal opportunity employer.


Senior Program Associate: Housing Research

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, with a mission to promote energy efficiency in buildings. IMT envisions a future in which all buildings are highly efficient. Such a future requires market transformation, a process of strategic intervention in the market to remove the barriers to broader adoption of energy efficiency.

IMT is a leader in the disciplines of building energy performance policy, energy efficiency finance, tenant engagement and green leasing, and building energy codes. IMT’s activities include policy and program development and deployment, promotion of best practices and knowledge exchange, and research.

IMT is seeking a Senior Program Associate: Housing Research to work on various policy and technical projects with the Executive Director and IMT program managers. This position will report to the Director of Energy Efficiency Finance Policy.

Primary responsibilities and regular tasks

  • Conduct quantitative research and economic analysis around financing mechanisms for energy efficiency, housing, and other relevant topics
  • Model the economic and energy impact of housing energy efficiency policies and programs
  • Co-author documents including white papers, articles, letters, proposals, blogs, and fact sheets
  • Responsible for managing a project, including planning, reporting, ensuring deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Responsible for independent presentations internally at IMT and externally to partners
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with multiple deadline expectations. Strong ability to work on multiple teams and tasks
  • May manage interns directly and coordinate other staff indirectly

Required education, experience, and skills

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture, economics, business, political science, or fields relevant to energy efficiency, construction, buildings or real estate
  • 3 or more years of post-college work experience, preferably in energy efficiency or housing field
  • Experience with public policy analysis and research
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Interest in energy efficiency, green building, and related policy issues
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to Please write “Senior Program Associate: Housing Research” in the subject line.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer.