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IMT has the following positions open:

 

Corporate Relations Manager

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a dynamic, outgoing, results-oriented individual to lead our new Corporate Relations program. You will work closely with the growing number of corporations interested in IMT’s work and with IMT program staff to support our work at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. This individual serves as the point of contact for corporate partners, leading IMT’s efforts in corporate prospecting, sponsorship, membership, and related support. You will also support the IMT Executive Director in corporate outreach and related meetings and travel. The position reports directly 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
  • 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

  • Minimum of four years of experience in corporate fundraising or business development
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organization and time management skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communications skills
  • Experience communicating the value of policy, research, and market-facing programs to a corporate audience
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects, and prioritize effectively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in open office environment
  • 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 imtjobs@imt.org. Please write “Corporate Relations 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 greater 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.

 

Development Director

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a seasoned, results-oriented Development Director to build upon our stable, growing funding base and lead IMT’s development program through 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 the design and implementation of an 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. The position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

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

Grants Management

  • Identify prospective foundations aligned with the organization’s mission and programs. Will include prospecting through databases and online sources, and matching program goals with grant opportunities and/or managing others performing this task
  • Manage the grant development cycle for foundation grant applications. Process will include working with Team Leaders to draft letters of intent and grant proposals, framing and editing proposals, developing presentations, managing correspondence, and writing interim and final reports
  • Work with IMT finance staff to coordinate budget development and grant reporting
  • Maintain grant records and manage the delivery of deadlines and reports
  • Forge and strengthen relationships with the foundation community

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

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 imtjobs@imt.org. Please write “Development Director” 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.

 

Director, Building Energy Performance Policy

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is looking for a director to lead our Building Energy Performance Policy (BEPP) program. This position is vital to maintaining IMT at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges.

We seek a recognized leader in the field of energy efficiency who can craft and execute a vision to advance our work and position the program to continue its groundbreaking successes well into the future. The director works closely with IMT executive officers and externally with top city, state, and federal policymakers, national foundations, environmental nonprofits, and leaders from major U.S. business sectors.

Based in Washington, DC, you will manage IMT’s nationally recognized public policy and regulatory work to improve the energy efficiency of America’s buildings. You will direct the program’s strategy to achieve major policy outcomes and oversee our staff of policy experts and project managers based in Washington and in cities throughout the country. You will also oversee our work on the City Energy Project, a multiyear, joint initiative with the Natural Resources Defense Council that works in partnership with 10 of the largest cities in America on strategies to advance energy-efficient buildings.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee a staff of 10+ policy advisors and project managers based in Washington, DC, and in major cities throughout the country
  • With IMT senior management, develop BEPP strategy and ensure link to organizational strategy
  • With IMT senior management, oversee program fundraising, including donor reporting, foundation relationship management, new grant proposals, and identification of new development opportunities
  • Oversee all BEPP projects, services and deliverables, including policy consulting, advocacy, utility energy data access, the Building Energy Data Initiative, and the City Energy Project
  • Represent IMT to external stakeholders and serve as an organizational spokesperson

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, business, political science, urban planning or fields relevant to energy efficiency or real estate
  • At least seven years of work experience related to energy efficiency policy. Experience working in city government or with city policymakers preferred
  • Proven fund raising abilities and demonstrated donor relationships
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, including with press / media
  • Previous experience managing employees
  • Strong understanding of advocacy tactics
  • Strong record of strategic and political decision-making

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

About the Institute for Market Transformation

IMT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote energy efficiency in buildings. 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 individuals and expertise. We empower our staff to constantly learn while achieving big things, and we have plenty of fun along the way.

Achieving our 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.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Grants Manager

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks an accomplished Grants Manager to lead our proposal activities with foundation and corporate donors. You will work closely with IMT’s established foundation donors and a growing number of new foundation, government, and corporate funders. The Grants Manager works in partnership with IMT’s program teams, leading grant-related prospecting, proposal writing, stewardship, and reporting. This position is vital to maintaining IMT’s position at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. The position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Responsibilities

  • Identify prospective foundations aligned with the organization’s mission and programs. Will include prospecting through databases and online sources, and matching program goals with grant opportunities
  • Manage the grant development cycle for foundation grant applications. Process will include drafting letters of intent and grant proposals, framing and editing proposals, developing presentations, managing correspondence, and writing interim and final reports, as appropriate
  • Work with IMT finance staff to coordinate budget development and grant financial reporting
  • In conjunction with IMT communications team, work to maintain IMT communications  and outreach collateral
  • Maintain grant records and manage the delivery of deadlines and reports
  • Cultivate and manage new funder relationships
  • Contribute to other priority projects as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of four years of experience in successful grant writing, editing, and management
  • Superior writing, editing and communications skills
  • Experience communicating the value of policy, research, and market-facing programs
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative, to manage multiple projects, and to prioritize effectively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in open office environment
  • 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, and salary requirements to imtjobs@imt.org with “Grants 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 greater 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.

 

New York City Benchmarking Manager

Buildings have a major impact on almost every aspect of New York City’s environment. Approximately 75 percent of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions stem from energy used in buildings, and today's existing buildings will comprise 85 percent of all real estate in 2030. To address the critical area of energy use in existing buildings, the City has enacted a set of efficiency requirements for existing private and public sector buildings. In December 2009, Mayor Bloomberg signed the four legislative components of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP). Together, these laws expand the energy code to ensure that it applies to all construction projects, require annual energy efficiency benchmarking that will be disclosed to the public, and mandate a set of cost‐effective energy efficiency upgrades and evaluations of the city's largest buildings, both public and private. By focusing primarily on 16,000 of the city's largest properties, which constitute roughly half of citywide square footage and 45 percent of citywide greenhouse gas emissions, the Greener Greater Buildings Plan will result in an emissions reduction of almost 5 percent citywide. It will also reduce citywide energy costs by $700 million annually by 2030 and create roughly 17,800 construction‐related jobs over 10 years.

The first step to making a building more efficient is to understand how much energy it uses and how its usage compares with that of similar buildings. Therefore, NYC’s Benchmarking Law, Local Law 84/2009 (LL84), requires owners of large buildings to annually measure their energy consumption in a process called benchmarking.  LL84 standardizes this process, so that building owners and potential buyers can have a better understanding of a building's energy and water consumption, eventually shifting the market towards increasingly efficient, high-performing buildings. LL84 requires annual benchmarking data to be submitted to the City on May 1 of each year by owners of all buildings with more than 50,000 square feet.

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is partnering with New York City to provide on-site staff assistance to help the City implement LL84, and achieve the energy efficiency goals outlined in the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan.

Responsibilities

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Long‐Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS) seeks a Benchmarking Manager to work with OLTPS and other City agencies and serve as Department point of contact for all inquiries concerning compliance with LL84, which states that the Department of Buildings is responsible for issuing violations to owners of covered buildings, as defined under the law, who fail to electronically submit an annual report of their building's energy use.  Under the direction of the Director of Sustainability Enforcement, the Benchmarking Manager will perform the following functions:

  • Direct the Department's public outreach to educate owners on the Benchmarking requirements. This includes, but is not limited to public outreach sessions, developing and updating content for the Department's website, and supporting Communications and Senior Staff with Benchmarking matters and inquiries.
  • Respond to owner email, phone and mail inquiries on the Benchmarking Law.
  • Review challenges to Benchmarking violations and determine the validity of the challenge.
  • Respond to owners who submitted challenges and advising on the determination.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including other City agencies, to coordinate implementation of the Benchmarking program on an on-going basis.
  • Develop quality assurance programs and protocols to ensure that energy use data is reported accurately.
  • Manage and prepare data files for quarterly issuance of violations to non-compliant owners.
  • Manage quarterly issuance of violations to non-compliant owners.
  • Facilitate collaboration with the local utility companies.
  • Serve as a point-of-contact for coordination with the Department of Energy and US Environmental Protection Agency.

Qualifications and Skills

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible clerical/administrative experience requiring independent decision-making concerning program management or planning, allocation for resources and the scheduling and assignment of work, 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity.  The supervisory work must have been in the supervision of staff performing clerical/administrative work of more than moderate difficulty; or
  2. An associate degree or 60 semester credits from an accredited college and five years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible experience as described in "1" above, 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity.  The supervisory work must have been in the supervision of staff performing clerical/administrative work of more than moderate difficulty; or
  3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible experience as described in "1" above, 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity.  The supervisory work must have been in the supervision of staff performing clerical/administrative work of more than moderate difficulty; or
  4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. However, all candidates must possess the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1", "2" or "3" above.  Education above the high school level may be substituted for the general clerical/administrative experience (but not for the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience described in "1", "2" or "3" above) at a rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for 6 months of experience up to a maximum of 3½ years.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent communication, organization, writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and execute tasks individually
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Access

Salary is commensurate with experience. This position required travel outside of the New York City metro area less than 10% of the time. 

This position is funded and employed directly by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) through a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, and is located in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long‐Term Planning and Sustainability.  The position is full-time and has guaranteed funding for 12 months, which will commence when the position is filled. To submit an application for this position, email a resume and a brief cover letter with “New York City Benchmarking Manager” in the subject line to jobs@imt.org.

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 greater 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 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.

Greener, Greater Buildings Plan Policy Analyst

Buildings have a major impact on almost every aspect of New York City’s environment. Approximately 75 percent of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions stem from energy used in buildings, and today's existing buildings will comprise 85 percent of all real estate in 2030.

To address the critical area of energy use in existing buildings, the City has enacted a set of efficiency requirements for existing private and public sector buildings. In December 2009, Mayor Bloomberg signed the four legislative components of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP). Together, these laws expand the energy code to ensure that it applies to all construction projects, require annual energy efficiency benchmarking that will be disclosed to the public, and mandate a set of cost‐effective energy efficiency upgrades and evaluations of the city's largest buildings, both public and private. By focusing primarily on 16,000 of the city's largest properties, which constitute roughly half of citywide square footage and 45 percent of citywide greenhouse gas emissions, the Greener Greater Buildings Plan will result in an emissions reduction of almost 5 percent citywide. It will also reduce citywide energy costs by $700 million annually by 2030 and create roughly 17,800 construction‐related jobs over 10 years.

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is partnering with New York City to provide on-site staff assistance to help the City achieve the energy efficiency goals outlined in the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan.

Responsibilities

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Long‐Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS) seeks a Policy Analyst to work with OLTPS and other City agencies to assist with implementation, management and outreach of the primary legislative components of the Greener, Greater Building Plan.  Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Buildings and Energy Efficiency, the Policy Analyst will broadly support implementation of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. He/she will perform the following functions:

  • Develop legislative modifications and expansions of existing policies to increase scope of buildings affected by the GGBP, to increase availability of relevant market information, and to increase energy reduction potentials.
  • Assist NGO partners with developing and delivering training
  • Assist with analytical projects with respect to building information and energy use data, including the City’s annual analysis of benchmarking data, the City’s analysis of energy audit data, and other related projects in partnerships with federal agencies, academic institutions, and research centers.
  • Develop new policies and implementation strategies for achieving energy consumption reductions from buildings and for adopting on-site renewable energy generation.
  • Assist city agency staff with interpretations and compliance with local energy conservation laws and policies.
  • Consult on as-needed basis with non-New York City municipal government staff with developing building energy measurement and retrofit policies and legislation.
  • Coordinate Greener, Greater Buildings Plan activities as needed with stakeholders and partners at the local, regional and national levels, including the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York State Public Service Commission, academic partners, nonprofit organizations and federal agencies
  • Support stakeholder outreach programs, including various communications activities and the development/deployment of informational newsletters, fact sheets and other materials

Minimum Skills and Experience

Applicants must be familiar with building sciences and/or energy efficiency in buildings. Strong organizational, program management and interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should be comfortable with quantitative analysis, public speaking and environmental issues. At least one year of relevant working experience in one or a combination of the following: environmental planning or policy, cost/benefit analysis, planning or research.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and execute tasks individually
  • A master’s degree in a related field (e.g. Architecture, Building Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, etc.) is preferred; or at least two years of relevant working experience plus a bachelor’s degree in a related field (see previous list).

Salary is commensurate with experience. This position requires travel outside of the New York City metro area less than 10% of the time.

This position is funded and employed directly by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) through a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, and is located in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long‐Term Planning and Sustainability.  The position is full-time and has guaranteed funding for 12 months, which will commence when the position is filled. To submit an application for this position, email a resume and a brief cover letter with “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan Policy Analyst Applicant” in the subject line to jobs@imt.org.

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 greater 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 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.