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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.

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks an experienced, process-minded leader to oversee the day-to-day operations and strategic growth of the organization. This position requires an individual who can help others at IMT deliver measurable, cost-effective results. S/he will need to be flexible and comfortable with multitasking. A strong interest in the environment, energy policy, and/or green buildings; a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; and 5+ years’ experience in a relevant role are preferred.

The CFO/CAO will be responsible for IMT’s financial management, human resource processes and overall smooth running of the office. The CFO/CAO is a member of the executive management team and will work with the Executive Director, the Managing Director, and the Board on strategy development and implementation. The position reports to the Executive Director and supervises IMT’s Senior Accounting Analyst and works closely with outside legal counsel and human resource consultants.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Managing Director to create and maintain processes enabling IMT to achieve its strategic plan and goals.
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Oversee the accounting to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and IMT’s board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly results and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Coordinate IMT’s office needs (including the acquisition of new space, lease agreements, and office maintenance).
  • Oversee human resources functions including training, benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting.
  • Manage key contractor relationships, including outside legal counsel, human resources, and IT contractors.

Qualifications and Skills

The CFO/CAO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience, ideally including audit, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources, including philanthropic contributions and government (federal and state) contracts.

The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS or BA; a CPA and/or MBA would be a plus.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting would be a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of requirements for federal contracts and audits would be a plus
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people, ability to connect staff on an individual level and to develop and empower staff.
  • Leadership: including interpersonal skills, strategic and critical thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to take initiative.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with strategic development and planning, budgeting, analysis, information systems.
  • Strong quantitative financial skills and attention to detail.
  • Successful candidate will be results oriented and able to react to changing needs of a growing organization.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in an informal, dynamic office environment.
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, sense of humor, and drive to succeed.

Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Chief Financial and Administrative Officer” 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 is an equal opportunity employer.

Vice President, External Relations

The Institute for Market Transformation is seeking a Vice President, External Relations to lead IMT’s critical work around funding and communication of IMT’s strategic priorities. This will include the design and implementation of an integrated outreach, partnership and development strategy for the organization. This is a central and highly strategic role, reporting to the Executive Director and working as part of the Executive Management Team and with members of the Board.

This position leads the Strategic Services team at IMT. The role includes supervision of IMT’s Grants Manager and Corporate Relations Manager, and overall responsibility for related development strategies, systems and protocols. The role also includes supervision of the Director of Communications, support for the integration of communications work into the program and development strategies, and coordination between development and communication activities.

The IMT Vice President, External Relations will focus on the growing number of foundations, corporations and government agencies interested in IMT’s work. S/he will work directly with IMT’s Executive Director, providing strategic guidance and a framework to effectively engage partners in support of IMT’s work.  As part of IMT’s management team, s/he will work closely with the organization’s Board of Directors. Working closely with the Grants Manager and Corporate Relations Manager, s/he will lead related efforts in securing joint projects, funding opportunities, relationship building, prospecting, stewardship, and partner support. Working closely with the Director of Communications, s/he will lead the strategic integration of IMT’s communication into all aspects of the organization. This position also works strategically with the Program Directors to identify future opportunities and pathways for IMT to advance its mission of promoting energy efficiency in buildings.

Responsibilities

Strategy and Leadership
Work in close co-ordination with IMT’s Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer to:

  • Provide IMT’s Executive Director with support and guidance to engage new corporate, government and philanthropic partners by defining strategy, articulating the business case, and providing targeted collateral;
  • Develop strategy to engage in game-changing partnerships with corporations, foundations, government and other delivery agents that will advance IMT's mission. Support the Executive Director and Leadership Team in the execution of that strategy;
  • Leverage existing contacts to bring new partnerships to IMT;
  • Develop and track annual revenue projections. Lead the annual review and revision of the development and communications sections of the IMT business plan;
  • Support the Managing Director and Executive Director in sustained engagement with IMT’s Board of Directors, Advisory Councils, and related governance vehicles. Serve as the liaison to the Board of Directors on fundraising and communications issues, regularly engaging with and presenting to the Board on progress and opportunities.
  • Participate in, and lead where appropriate, meetings with senior IMT staff and Board members regarding development and communications’ priorities, strategies, partnerships and approaches;
  • Supervise the Communications Director, Grants Manager, and Corporate Relations Manager.

Development

  • Design and implement a multifaceted development program that robustly supports IMT’s mission, and that serves to expand and diversify IMT's donor base and pipeline;
  • Work with IMT’s Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer  and Program Directors to implement best practices in defining appropriate scopes of work and functional partnership frameworks for joint projects;
  • Provide leadership, support and supervision for the Corporate Relations Manager and the Grants Manager as they:
    • Cultivate IMT’s joint projects and funding partnerships with a growing number of foundations and corporations interested in IMT’s work;
    • Prospect for new corporations and foundations aligned with the organization’s mission and programs;
    • Manage the development cycle for foundation grants and steward IMT’s corporate relationships. This will include leadership of the proposal process where necessary;
    • Maintain grant and corporate records and manage the delivery of deadlines and reports;
  • With support from the communications, development and program teams, support the creation of targeted development outreach materials.

Communications
Work in close co-ordination with IMT’s Director of Communications to:

  • Support the Executive Director around media and press engagement; 
  • Support the ongoing development of IMT’s brand and positioning of the organization as a thought leader in building energy efficiency;
  • Support and, where appropriate, lead the integration of communications work into the program and development strategies;
  • Oversee the process of maintaining timely, accurate and accessible tools and records to track corporate relations, funding, partnerships, conference and event records, and a calendar of related deadlines and reports.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will be an experienced development professional with a minimum of ten years of progressive fundraising and/or communications experience, with a minimum of five years’ experience in a management role. In addition s/he will demonstrate:

  • Leadership: including interpersonal skills, strategic and critical thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to take initiative;
  • Executive Management: demonstrating the ability to provide guidance, to influence, and to work constructively as part of an executive management team;
  • Board experience: either working on or with a non-profit Board of Directors;
  • Staff management: with experience in building, mentoring and coaching a team of development and/or communications specialists;
  • Development: with a proven record of success growing revenues from government, foundation and/or corporate donors;
  • Communications: exceptional writing, editing and oral communication skills;
  • Organization: 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 required; advanced degree a plus;
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and/or environmental issues and their associated funding communities is strongly preferred.

Position Description

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 with "Vice President, External Relations" in the subject line.

About the Institute for Market Transformation

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.

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 Development Director will lead IMT’s integrated development strategy, working with senior IMT staff, the Board, and our many partners. They also will steward relationships and manage development activities for IMT’s base of current foundation supporters, while cultivating future opportunities for government, corporate and new foundation donors as well as major donors.

The position reports to the Managing Director, and supervises IMT’s Corporate Relations Manager and Foundation and Government Relations Manager.

Responsibilities

Strategy

  • Lead the implementation of a multifaceted development effort that robustly supports our mission, and that serves to expand and diversify IMT's donor base and pipeline;
  • Revise the development strategy on a periodic basis as part of the IMT Business Plan, aligning development targets and strategies with IMT’s business and program priorities;
  • Work with program Team Leaders to identify critical initiatives and priority projects, and develop the business case with them for donor support;
  • Work with IMT’s Communications Director to refine materials on organizational impact for a fundraising audience;
  • Work in support of the Executive Director, Managing Director, Team Leaders and key staff as they interact with donors, briefing them in advance and supporting their outreach effort;
  • 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 Managing Director to the Board of Directors on fundraising issues.

Fundraising Management

  • Work with IMT finance staff to coordinate budget development and grant reporting;
  • Oversee the Grants and Government Relations Manager and Corporate Relations Manager and manage the delivery of deadlines and reports;
  • Forge and strengthen relationships with the foundation community;
  • Contribute to other priority projects as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will be an experienced development professional with a minimum of seven 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, corporate, or major 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 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.

Senior Program Manager, 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 Manager to provide project management depth to the Market Engagement Team.  The Senior Program Manager reports to the Program Director of the Market Engagement Team.

The Senior Program Manager of the Market Engagement Program oversees the project management efforts of the team’s associates on a wide variety of projects, including Department of Energy grants, utility energy efficiency program work, and research initiatives. In addition to oversight of existing projects, the Senior Program Manager will assist the Program Director in developing the program’s overall strategy and goals. The Senior Program Manager supports the Director in Program development and fundraising and represents IMT to external stakeholders.

A strong interest in the environment, energy policy, and/or green buildings; a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; and 5+ years’ experience in a relevant role are preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Advise government agencies, property owners, large tenants, and other real estate stakeholders on how to improve the energy efficiency of buildings through strategic programs and policies
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with national peer organizations and real estate industry stakeholders
  • Assist in organizing regional or national events with partners and stakeholders
  • Present at local, regional and national events as a subject matter expert
  • Contribute to written resources including blog posts, white papers, and research efforts
  • Day-to-day management of multiple staff and projects
  • May manage and oversee consultants
  • Develop new project and program ideas and work with Program Director on funding proposals

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate and/ or graduate degree in real estate, economics, finance, business or related field preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in real estate, sustainability, and/or energy efficiency
  • Strong knowledge of real estate industry, energy efficiency, and green building strategies required
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Project management experience required

Compensation

This is a manager 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 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 business leaders, governments, and non-profit organizations 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.