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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 jobs@imt.org. Please write “Corporate Relations Manager” in the subject line.

About Us

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 the broader adoption of energy efficiency in buildings. 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, please visit www.imt.org.

We are headquartered in downtown Washington, D.C., 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 Us

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 the broader adoption of energy efficiency in buildings. 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, please visit www.imt.org.

We are headquartered in downtown Washington, D.C., 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: Commercial Real Estate Engagement

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is looking for a dynamic individual to join our Commercial Real Estate Engagement (CREE) Program to advance our work on green leasing and commercial engagement. You will work closely with landlords, large tenants, trade associations, peer non-profits, and your colleagues at IMT to advance policies and practices to improve the energy efficiency of commercial real estate. This is an exceptional opportunity to work at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate, energy and urban challenges. This position will report to the Director of the CREE program.

Responsibilities

  • Develop cooperative working relationships with major commercial landlords, tenants, property management groups, and trade associations.
  • Develop and deliver independent presentations internally at IMT and externally to industry partners.
  • Manage relevant projects, including planning, reporting, ensuring deadlines and deliverables are met.
  • Conduct research and analysis in support of IMT’s CREE program.
  • Co-author documents including white papers, articles, letters, proposals, blogs, and fact sheets.
  • Work with the Director of CREE and other IMT staff to develop a long-term strategy for transformation in the commercial estate area, and to quantify impacts in terms of energy and emission reductions and other key metrics.
  • Increase industry participation in the Green Lease Leaders recognition program.
  • May manage interns directly and coordinate other staff indirectly

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in real estate, business, political science, or fields relevant to energy efficiency or real estate.
  • Four or more years of post-college work experience, preferably in the energy efficiency or real estate field.
  • Interest in energy efficiency, green building, and related policy issues.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong presentation, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Ability to work on multiple projects with multiple deadlines.

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: Commercial Real Estate Engagement” in the subject line.

About Us

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 the broader adoption of energy efficiency in buildings. 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, please visit www.imt.org.

We are headquartered in downtown Washington, D.C., 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.