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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.

IMT currently has the following positions open:

Director, Market Engagement Team

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a mission-driven leader of market-based solutions to solve today’s climate and energy challenges through building energy efficiency. IMT seeks a Director for Market Engagement to lead the development and delivery of IMT’s strategy for private sector audiences. The successful candidate will have a strong record of providing excellent energy management services to the property sector, including but not limited to operations, audits, and refurbishment. The Director will use their knowledge of how buildings function, experience in green/high performing buildings and a working knowledge of real estate and efficiency finance to build energy reduction programs with real estate companies, assess current gaps and trends, and identify energy savings opportunities to promote widespread market adoption and implementation of energy efficiency.

Working closely with exceptional colleagues, the Director will develop and accelerate the growth of IMT’s market engagement. This role provides a unique opportunity to change business practices, informed by cross-industry work on energy and sustainability. Key markets to engage include commercial real estate (owners, operators, tenants, lenders, investors, and brokers), retailers, energy service providers, and related communities. The Director for Market Engagement reports to the Managing Director.

Responsibilities

The Director’s core responsibilities include building and maintaining relationships, driving business development, expanding our real estate engagement and energy efficiency programs, and management of the team.

Strategic Planning

  • Develop the work plan and strategy for engaging private sector audiences to take action to reduce energy use, with a heavy emphasis on national and regional real estate brokers, and owners/developers.
  • Oversee the implementation and growth of IMT’s Market Engagement program, tracking to 3-to-5 year goals and Key Performance Indicators for all funding sources
  • Assess, evaluate, and suggest modifications to program strategy over time
  • In conjunction with Managing Director and development staff, develop strategy for and participate in fundraising initiatives to support the full implementation of program activities

Representation and Communication

  • Represent IMT nationally, serving as a spokesperson to key stakeholders in the real estate sector, energy service providers, financial industry, and government agencies
  • Communicate regularly with IMT leadership regarding milestones and deliverables to inform public engagements and communications
  • Collaborate and coordinate work with IMT’s Building Performance Policy team, government entities, and other national and international partner organizations.

Program and Staff Management

  • Develop and manage team initiatives, oversee all project work related to the Market Engagement team
  • Oversee research and analysis to inform recommendations for changes in business practices, efficiency policies, and efficiency programs
  • Directly supervise the Market Engagement program staff. Supervise and coordinate the work of other IMT staff and contractors as applicable
  • Set program budget and manage program expenses in conjunction with IMT’s Chief Administrative Officer.

Accountability and Reporting

  • Oversee development of analytical models to estimate quantitatively the potential impact of the implementation of private market initiatives
  • Coordinate with IMT’s Chief Administrative Officer on all budget development and reporting
  • Support fundraising work, including review of funding applications
  • Accountable for team’s timely work plan deliverables

Qualifications and Skills
 

  • Strong technical understanding of energy reduction, building energy audits, construction technology and practices, building services and renewable energy technologies
  • Ability to communicate and engage companies at all levels on technical issues and to translate complex concepts into user friendly language
  • Proven leader in field with experience building consensus among diverse stakeholders
  • Experience in and passion for reducing energy use and sustainability issues in new and/or existing buildings
  • Advanced degree in business, real estate, sustainability management, or technical field relevant to energy efficiency and green building preferred
  • Proven project management experience and excellent communication skills
  • Strong team player able to work closely with colleagues in a small organization that relies on coordinating programs and priorities
  • Nonprofit experience preferred

Compensation

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 “Director of Market Engagement” 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. 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.

Energy Codes Program Manager

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a mission-driven leader that develops market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. IMT seeks an Energy Codes Program Manager to maximize the extent to which the country is reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions through ambitious adoption and enforcement of energy codes. He or she should be a pragmatic visionary who can communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, from building code officials, to Mayoral staff, to private sector actors such as builders and architects. The Energy Codes Program Manager is responsible for developing and implementing IMT’s vision related to energy codes, overseeing high profile projects, managing key partner relationships, and solidifying IMT’s position as a creative, thoughtful leader on energy codes. The successful applicant will have not only knowledge of energy codes and project management, but also a keen ability to communicate clearly the importance and value of codes to today’s climate and energy challenges.

Responsibilities

As the organization’s primary subject matter expert, this individual will lead IMT’s efforts to improve the efficiency of buildings through energy codes. Some responsibilities require a technical understanding of buildings and energy use, while others involve strong communications skills. Primary responsibilities are outlined below.

  • Lead and serve as primary spokesperson for IMT’s building codes strategy development and oversee all work activities.
  • Exercise creativity and vision in scoping and overseeing projects that consider the intersections of resilience, equity, and energy efficiency in the built environment
  • Stay abreast of energy codes-related initiatives and coordinate with partners and other thought leaders—enabling IMT to build on the work of others, learn from their efforts, and avoid duplication 
  • As the primary investigator on a few national projects, employ strong project management skills, keeping projects with multiple partners on tasks without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Present publicly to stakeholders, with the ability to customize messaging for audiences as diverse as local code officials, state and federal officials, builders, architects, manufacturers, utilities, etc.
  • Demonstrate a level of technical knowledge sufficient to oversee compliance field studies and develop recommendations that improve the private and public sectors’ compliance and enforcement
  • Provide direct consulting to local governments—such as those participating in the City Energy Project—to glean maximum energy and carbon savings through energy codes
  • Manage codes staff and contractors where applicable
  • Conduct research and analysis, determine and communicate “best practices” for residential and commercial building energy code adoption, training, and enforcement
  • Develop, document, and communicate innovative practices, policies, incentives, and technologies
  • Provide IMT staff and government agencies with relevant materials, updates, and information as appropriate

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in building science, engineering, architecture, or fields relevant to energy efficiency, construction, buildings or real estate
  • Experience with public policy analysis and research
  • Experience with building energy codes and building science, as well as with the terminology of energy use and energy conservation in buildings, including experience working in or with building departments or enforcing or complying with building energy codes
  • Experience in energy efficiency, construction, buildings operation, or real estate
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Self-directed and demonstrated ability to manage projects independently
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

Compensation

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 “Energy Codes Program 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. We provide a vibrant, collaborative and flexible workplace that brings together diverse expertise. We empower our staff to learn constantly 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, Market Engagement Team

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 a Senior Program Associate to provide project support depth to the Market Engagement Team (MET).  The MET Senior Program Associate works closely with landlords, large tenants, trade associations, peer non-profits and colleagues at IMT to advance policies and practices to improve the energy efficiency of commercial real estate. This position requires a demonstrated working knowledge of the real estate industry and financial structures. The Senior Program Associate reports to the Director of Market Engagement.

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
  • Responsible for independent presentations internally at IMT and externally to partners.
  • Contributes to strategic direction of MET program area
  • Works 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

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

Compensation

This is a senior associate 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 “Senior Program Associate” 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.