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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.

Managing Director

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a mission-driven leader at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. IMT seeks an experienced Managing Director (MD) to guide IMT’s organizational growth to the next level. The (MD) reports to the Executive Director (ED), and is part of IMT’s Executive Management Team.

The Managing Director will lead the implementation of IMT’s multi-year strategic plan. S/he will have overall responsibility for internal operating systems and processes to support a staff of 35 with an annual budget of over $5 million. S/he will oversee Board liaison on behalf of the organization. The MD must be someone in whom the board and staff can have faith and confidence. S/he must be able both to think at a big-picture level and execute at a tactical level, working closely with colleagues in a collegial, intellectually rigorous, leading-edge workplace. S/he must balance respect for IMT’s nimble, entrepreneurial culture with the desire among management and staff for greater structure, accountability and performance.

A strong interest in the environment, energy policy, and/or green buildings; a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; and 10+ years’ experience in a relevant role are preferred. A sense of humor, a gift for multi-tasking, and the ability to lead and motivate a great team are essential to success in this role.

Responsibilities

The Managing Director will lead the internal strategy and operations of IMT, including:

  • Develop organizational strategy with the Executive Director, and staff the ED and Team Leads in implementation of the overall organizational strategy.
  • Build, lead and maintain an effective senior management team, providing them with training, guidance and ensuring accountability. 
  • Develop program-level strategy with the Team Leaders, and oversee its successful implementation.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, processes and systems that enable IMT to achieve its strategic plan and goals. Ensure performance goals are set and met.
  • Manage administrative functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the organization, including: staff work plans, staff meetings, team meetings.
  • Coordinate the logistics, reporting and expansion of IMT’s Board, and lead Board relations on behalf of the organization.
  • Support the organization's strategic alliances and partnership.
  • Plan and implement the annual calendar of activities including fundraising initiatives, special events, Board meetings, etc.
  • Help team leaders create budgets and track expenditures.
  • Coordinate professional development opportunities for staff members (in conjunction with Chief Financial and Administrative Officer).

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will be mission-driven and have demonstrated leadership abilities in scaling up an organization and overseeing processes that support the capacity of a bright, diverse staff.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Thorough understanding of and experience with strategic development and planning, analysis, and organizational design and effectiveness.
  • Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people, ability to connect staff on an individual level and to develop and empower staff.
  • Strong quantitative skills and attention to detail.
  • Successful candidate will be results oriented and able to react to changing needs of a growing organization.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in management, policy, real estate, or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of IMT’s field of work (energy efficiency in buildings, real estate, and related policies and market considerations) strongly preferred.
  • The courage to make difficult decisions when required.

Compensation

This is a leadership position in a growing organization. IMT offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as health, dental, retirement, and vacation benefits.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Managing Director” in the subject line.

About Us

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 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, City Energy Project, Operations

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is looking for an outstanding individual to join our policy team in Washington, D.C., to help improve the energy efficiency of America’s new and renovated buildings. Working within our Building Energy Performance Policy Program, you will spend the majority of your time working with the City Energy Project (CEP), managing day-to-day operations of CEP and overseeing IMT’s remote CEP employees. This position reports to the Director, Building Energy Performance Policy, and works closely with our CEP partner organizations. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, outgoing professional to advance energy performance and other market-oriented energy efficiency policies in meaningful ways nationwide.

Responsibilities

Oversees core City Energy Project operations including operational planning and execution, coordination of legal agreements with cities and consultants, relationships with CEP cities, and development of work plans and other organizational tools that keep the project on track and achieving its ambitious goals.

Personnel Management

  • Manages remote IMT staff and consultants who provide in-city support in the 10 CEP cities
  • Manages the hiring of new staff and consultants, in close coordination with leadership in CEP cities
  • Oversees an IMT Program Associate who supports all the work mentioned herein

Operations

  • Develops and issues RFPs for required services, reviews submitted proposals, leads the selection of service providers, negotiates contracts and service agreements
  • Monitors delivery of services from vendors for compliance and fulfillment of commitments
  • Manages and oversees procurement, contracting, and invoicing related to CEP support
  • Collaborates with other IMT programs to coordinate support for the City Energy Project, including commercial energy efficiency finance and green leasing/tenant engagement
  • Occasionally travels to participate in conferences, meetings and other events

Project Management

  • Develops and maintains work plans in close coordination with other CEP staff to keep activities of the project on schedule and to ensure successful accomplishment of key performance indicators
  • Tracks and maintains CEP’s budget, expenses, and projections based on reports from IMT’s CFO
  • Develops reporting templates for CEP cities, synthesizes findings and outcomes of the reporting cycles, and puts solutions into motion that ensure CEP meets its ambitious goals
  • Leads and sets the agenda for weekly calls of IMT and NRDC Hub staff
  • Plays a lead role in developing strategy and content for CEP retreats attended by all city staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in political science, economics, finance, business or related field preferred
  • Minimum of three years of experience in energy efficiency; minimum of three years of experience with organizational or project operations (years of energy and operations experience may overlap)
  • Demonstrated record of managing multi-dimensional projects
  • Diplomatic, professional, and creative working style suited for collaborating with multiple partners
  • Experience managing staff preferred

This is a full-time position that will be paid with salary commensurate with experience and work schedule.   Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@imt.org.

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 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.

Program Manager, Finance Program

IMT is looking for a Program Manager for our Building Energy Efficiency Finance Policy Program. The program focuses on financing policy and developing mechanisms to promote energy efficiency for both residential and commercial buildings. This position requires a demonstrated working knowledge of the commercial real estate industry and its’ financial structures.  The successful candidate will be someone who has the intellectual curiosity to stay abreast of leading edge industry trends and the creativity to consider new financial techniques. S/he will need to be flexible and comfortable with multitasking. Exceptional analytical, writing and project management skills are required. Also required: a strong interest in the environment, energy policy and/or green buildings; a Bachelor’s degree (or higher), preferably in finance, economics, business or related field; and 5 or more years’ experience.

Responsibilities

  • Develop analytical models, statistical analyses and case studies to test and illustrate the potential impact of policy recommendations and financing mechanisms
  • Areas of focus will include mortgage and commercial underwriting and appraisal, financial securities, property insurance, and the economic incentives that guide decision-making by lenders, real estate agents, appraisers, operators, and investors
  • Coordinate outreach and manage joint projects with partner organizations, financial regulators, and industry professionals
  • Contribute to industry efforts on data gathering and the integration of green data into the underwriting and portfolio evaluation process.
  • Make industry presentations, write papers and blogs and disseminate policy recommendations

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in finance, business, economics, accounting, law or fields relevant to buildings or real estate. Masters or MBA a plus.
  • Five years of work experience in a financial, real estate or related environment.
  • Demonstrated competence with the principles of finance, mortgage and commercial underwriting.
  • Working knowledge of appraisal standards, commercial leasing, financial security structures and property insurance.
  • Familiarity with the terms and principles of building energy use and conservation
  • Experience with public policy analysis, coalition building, and program management
  • Ability to work with a diverse team of policymakers and industry professionals
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, statistical modeling programs and data base management.

Compensation
This is a leadership position in a growing organization. IMT offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as health, dental, retirement, and vacation benefits.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Finance 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 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 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.

Senior Program Associate, Energy Code Compliance

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is looking for an outstanding individual to join our energy codes team in Washington, D.C., to help improve the energy efficiency of America’s new and renovated buildings. Working within our Energy Codes Program, you will spend the majority of your time promoting energy code compliance within cities and among IMT’s partner organizations. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with the rest of the Public Markets team on energy efficiency policy issues that are complementary to – but separate from – code compliance.  This position reports to the Senior Code Compliance Specialist, within the Public Markets team, although the position works closely with several members of the Public Markets team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, outgoing professional to advance energy codes and other market oriented energy efficiency policies in meaningful ways nationwide.

Responsibilities

Advancing Nationwide Code Compliance:

  • Assist with developing and managing a wide range of energy code related projects,
  • Perform outreach to state and local governments on energy efficiency issues and to promote IMT’s code compliance materials,
  • Coordinate outreach with national and regional partner organizations,
  • Manage the annual Standard Bearers Award,
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with companies, trade associations, and government agencies in order to further IMT’s efforts to advance energy code compliance improvement efforts,
  • Conduct research and analysis for residential and commercial building code development, implementation, training, enforcement and compliance, including innovative practices, policies, incentives and technologies,
  • Create educational materials (articles, presentations, case studies) on code development and code compliance,
  • Represent IMT’s Codes Team at events, meetings and webinars as assigned,
  • Work with other IMT programs as assigned.


Advancing Other Energy Efficiency Policies in the Public Market:

  • Working with the Public Markets team, consult with participating cities – including City Energy Project participants – on opportunities to advance code compliance locally,
  • Conduct research and analysis in support of IMT’s policy priorities.
  • Informed by an understanding of public market needs, author and develop new resources that will assist cities in energy efficiency program and policy implementation.
  • Create outward facing educational materials (articles, presentations, case studies, webinars) on building performance policies to encourage broader market adoption.
  • Perform outreach to state and local governments to stay abreast of the needs of those deeply engaged in energy efficiency.
  • With guidance, represent IMT in stakeholder meetings to present policy and implementation recommendations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in architecture, engineering, public policy, construction management or related fields relevant to energy efficiency, construction, buildings or real estate,
  • 5-7 years of post-college work experience, ideally in building energy efficiency, building energy codes, or a building industry related field,
  • Some established relationships within the energy efficiency and/or building codes community,
  • Strong writing and oral communication and presentation skills,
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills,
  • Ability to work on a diverse range of projects with diverse teams of code officials, policymakers, engineers, industry professionals, and others as assigned,
  • Ability to learn an industry quickly,
  • Experience in green buildings, building codes, architecture, engineering, building construction, building department operations, public policy, or city management.

Some travel is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. IMT is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

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 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.