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IMT currently has the following open positions:

Corporate Relations Manager

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a dynamic, outgoing, results-oriented individual to lead our new Corporate Relations program. She/he will work closely with the growing number of corporations interested in IMT’s work, joining IMT program staff at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. This is a new position at IMT: we seek a self-starter able to build and manage a corporate relations program from the ground up.

The Corporate Relations Manager leads IMT’s efforts in corporate prospecting, sponsorship, membership, tracking and related support. This position also works strategically with the program teams to identify opportunities for projects, events and other means of corporate engagement. The Corporate Relations Manager supports the IMT Executive Director in corporate outreach and related meetings and travel. The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities

  • Research and identify prospective partners who are aligned with the organization’s mission and programs. Work with Program Directors to identify specific prospects through existing connections and other sources, and match program goals with opportunities.
  • Actively cultivate and manage corporate relationships through dedicated sponsorship activities including events and projects, as well as general corporate contributions for IMT.
  • Staff IMT’s Executive Director; prepare and present briefing materials; and assist with the stewardship of the Executive Director’s corporate outreach, travel, and meetings.
  • Work with Team Leaders to research conferences and events for prospective IMT participation; prepare and debrief staff.
  • Maintain corporate funding, partnership, conference, and event records and a calendar of related deadlines and reports.
  • Work with IMT finance staff to coordinate budget development and financial reports.
  • Contribute to other priority projects as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter, able to think creatively in establishing the program and to work effectively in a fast-moving, rapidly-developing open office environment; ;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organization and time management skills;
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects, and prioritize effectively;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communications skills;
  • Experience communicating the value of policy, research, and market-facing programs to a corporate audience;
  • Demonstrated ability as a closer, converting corporate relationships into meaningful engagements;
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, sense of humor, and drive to succeed;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

Position Description

This is a Manager-level position. IMT Managers demonstrate:

  • Responsibility for a program area, including planning, reporting, ensuring deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Ability to oversee and meet multiple project budgets
  • Strong research, written and oral communication skills
  • Leadership regarding strategic direction of a program area
  • May manage IMT staff directly or coordinate staff across the organization to accomplish program or project goals

Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to imtjobs@imt.org. Please write “Corporate Relations Manager” 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 greater 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 www.imt.org

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 values 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.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a seasoned, results-oriented Development Director to build upon our stable, growing funding base and to lead IMT’s development program to the next level. This position is vital to maintaining IMT at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. The position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

The IMT Development Director will lead the design and implementation of an integrated development strategy, working with senior IMT staff, the Board, and our many partners. She/he will work closely with the growing number of corporations interested in IMT’s work, leading efforts in corporate prospecting, sponsorship, membership, tracking and related support. This position also works strategically with the program teams to identify opportunities for projects, events and other means of corporate engagement. The Development Director supervises IMT’s Grants Manager, supporting their management of current foundation donors.

Responsibilities

Strategy

  • Design and implement a multifaceted development program that robustly supports our mission, and that serves to expand and diversify IMT's donor base and pipeline;
  • Craft the organization's development outreach materials;
  • Expand IMT's donor base to increase our visibility, impact and financial resources;
  • Act as a liaison in conjunction with the COO to the Board of Directors on fundraising issues

Corporate Relations

  • Research and identify prospective corporate partners who are aligned with IMT’s mission and programs. Work with Program Directors to identify specific prospects;
  • Cultivate and manage corporate relationships through dedicated sponsorship activities including events and projects, as well as general corporate contributions for IMT;
  • Maintain corporate funding, partnership, conference and event records and a calendar of related deadlines and reports;
  • Contribute to other priority projects as needed.

Grants Management

  • Supervise the Grants Manager as they identify prospective foundations aligned with the organization’s mission and programs, manage the grant development cycle for foundation grant applications, work with IMT finance staff to coordinate budget development and grant reporting, and maintain grant records and manage the delivery of deadlines and reports.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will be an experienced development professional with a minimum of five years fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization. In addition s/he will demonstrate:

  • Leadership: including interpersonal skills, strategic and critical thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to take initiative;
  • A proven record of success growing revenues from foundation and corporate donors;
  • Exceptional writing and oral communication skills, including grant and report writing and editing;
  • Exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines simultaneously;
  • Strong collaboration skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, open office environment;
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, sense of humor, and drive to succeed;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • Knowledge of environmental and/or energy efficiency issues and their associated funding communities is strongly preferred.

Position Description

This is a Director-level position. IMT Directors demonstrate:

  • Leadership regarding strategic direction of a program area.
  • Responsibility for all aspects of program management: reports, progress, goals, budget, includes development of program strategies

Management of a team:

  • Recruit, hire, develop and coach staff
  • Ensure team is aligned with goals and IMT strategy
  • Ability to analyze and edit data and demonstrate superior writing skills
  • Ability to oversee and meet multiple projects and deadlines.

Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Development Director” 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 imt.org.

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 values 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.

 

SENIOR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a Senior Program Associate to lead our work in the District of Columbia on green building policy and implementation of market transformation programs for energy efficiency in buildings. This is an exceptional opportunity to work at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate, energy and urban challenges.

The role calls for a balance of project management and relationship skills, as the Sr. Program Associate will interface with key influencers and decision-makers in DC. She/he will work closely with: the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), city government (e.g. the District Department of the Environment and DC City Council), the real estate sector, and other community partners (e.g. Downtown BID). Successful candidates will have a track record that demonstrates their ability to work independently, to contribute effectively as a member of a team, and to collaborate across organizations. In addition, this role requires flexibility and strong organizational skills, as the individual will concurrently work on a range of projects and initiatives.

This position will report to the IMT Program Director for Commercial Real Estate Engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate IMT’s market transformation initiatives with the DCSEU, and serve as primary project liaison to the DCSEU and to other key local partners such as the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and DC Council.
  • Develop and manage a detailed work plan for market transformation activities within the DCSEU.
  • Build relationships within the DCSEU, the city government, and with key stakeholders and partners in the community.
  • Work in conjunction with IMT’s COO and Program Directors to develop suggestions for new market transformation projects in the District of Columbia.
  • Co-author documents including white papers, articles, letters, proposals, blogs, and fact sheets.
  • Assist in ensuring appropriate bi-directional communication and information flow with IMT, the DCSEU and other partners related to market transformation activities in the District.
  • Coordinate efforts with stakeholders and partners at the local, regional, and national levels, as needed. Stakeholders may include academic partners, regional energy efficiency organizations, nonprofits or other companies, and federal agencies.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting to the DCSEU, DDOE and other funding and project partners.
  • Conduct basic analysis on data sets related to real estate and energy metrics, as well as the economic and energy impact of work performed, as applicable.
  • Conduct administrative tasks such as taking meeting minutes and drafting summary reports.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, architecture, economics, business, political science, or fields relevant to energy efficiency, construction, buildings or real estate.
  • Four or more years of post-college work experience.
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating successfully with diverse stakeholders to achieve goals.
  • Ability to problem solve and influence decision-making processes in a diplomatic and collaborative manner.
  • Proven ability to manage several projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • A self-starter with the ability to see and pursue opportunities.
  • Experience with public policy analysis and research.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Interest in energy efficiency, green building, and related policy issues.
  • Comfortable with public speaking in varied settings, ranging from working groups to conferences.
  • Experience living and working in Washington, DC is strongly desired.
  • Experience with utility program implementation is strongly desired.

Position Description

This is a Senior Program Associate Position:

  • Mid-level position.
  • A few years of experience in energy efficiency or related field.
  • Specific experience with utilities and/or energy efficiency policy
  • Strong research, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Contributes significantly to one or more programs, and assumes responsibility for DC work and the growing body of work on the intersection of IMT’s work and utility program implementation.

Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Senior Program Associate: DC & Utility Issues” 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 greater 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 www.imt.org.

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 values 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.