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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.

Manager, State and Local Policy, Building Energy Performance Policy

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a Manager of State and Local Policy to work with their Building Performance Policy team. This individual will spend time across a variety of initiatives that support state and local governments in their pursuits of energy efficiency. Some responsibilities will be more technical yet applied in nature—such as data access and energy codes—while others will involve facilitation of peer to peer exchange and conveyance of distilled best practices to broad consortiums of cities. As such, this individual needs to be a quick learner with an interest in a variety of the energy efficiency levers that cities and states use to advance energy efficiency. S/he should be a pragmatic visionary who can see grand possibility in a sea of seemingly disparate activities, with the ability to design a block and tackle strategy for making such vision a reality. Primary responsibilities are outlined below.

Support for Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and other IMT Partners:

  • Serve as liaison to the cities and network with which IMT works, continually inventorying needs and ensuring IMT’s services are aligned to provide the assistance that cities need most
  • Design ways that cities with building energy performance policies can use collected data to increase the efficiency of their built environments and achieve their climate and clean energy goals
  • Serve as a primary dispenser of knowledge to local governments and other IMT partners

Utility Engagement and Data Access:

  • Identify opportunities for utilities to improve program performance, cost effectiveness and customer acquisition by using publicly available data derived from building performance policies
  • Serve as IMT’s go-to expert on data access, helping to advance cities’ and building owners’ access to high quality building energy utility data
  • Deploy a deep understanding of regulatory structure and limitations to develop informed, realistic and mutually beneficial strategies for commissions, utilities, and cities to liberate data
  • Serve as IMT subject matter expert and primary resource for USDN’s Data Access Working Group

Building Codes Support and Integration:

  • Identify and advance best practices in code development, adoption, implementation, and compliance—to ensure states and cities maximize their full energy-saving potential
  • Identify links between building codes and city resilience
  • Serve as Project Manager for IMT’s largest codes projects
  • Support the IMT Codes Program Manager’s research needs

Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduate degree in political science, public policy, business, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in energy efficiency; experience working in local government and/or with utilities a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Demonstrated understanding of local governments’ and utilities’ challenges to adopting greater energy efficiency
  • Record of creating programs, products, or offerings in an emerging market or field
  • Diplomatic, professional, and creative working style suited for collaborating with clients and partners

Position Description

Program Manager level positions require the following:

  • Significant experience in energy efficiency or related field
  • Ability to take full 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
  • Ability to contribute strategically to a program area
  • May manage IMT staff directly or coordinate staff across the organization to accomplish program or project goals

Position Classification

Exempt

Position Description and Compensation

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. IMT offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.
To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Manager, State and Local Change Agent” in the subject line.

About IMT

IMT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., 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, business leaders and environmental groups 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 is an equal opportunity employer.
 

Senior Associate, Market Engagement

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a Senior Program Associate to work in their Market Engagement Team. IMT’s Market Engagement team works directly with major owners and operators of real estate, government agencies, retailers, utilities, and other industry professionals, helping reduce energy consumption in buildings across the country. This position requires an individual who is comfortable working on a growing team, and is excited to create, build, and test strategies to engage market actors on the topic of energy efficiency.

Responsibilities

  • Develop partnerships and represent IMT with companies, trade associations, and government agencies
  • Lead the implementation of 1-3 projects related to the Market Engagement Program’s goals
  • Create educational materials (articles, presentations, case studies) on green leasing and other energy efficiency initiatives
  • Work with private companies and federal government agencies to develop energy strategy and/or  green lease language
  • Perform outreach to state and local governments on energy efficiency issues
  • Conduct research and analysis in support of IMT’s Green Leasing and Commercial Finance Programs
  • [Desired] Develop analytical models to estimate quantitatively the potential impact of the implementation of private market initiatives

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree in real estate, finance, business or related field
  • 3-5 years of post-college work experience, ideally in commercial real estate, energy efficiency, or a related field
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel skills or proficiency with data science languages are a plus
  • Ability to work on a diverse range of projects with diverse teams of policymakers, architects, engineers, economists, attorneys and industry professionals
  • Ability to learn an industry quickly
  • Interest and/or experience in green buildings, commercial real estate, environmental policy, and sustainability consulting

Position Description and Compensation

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. IMT offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.
To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Senior Associate" in the subject line.

About IMT

IMT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., 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, business leaders and environmental groups 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 is an equal opportunity employer.