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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.

 

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 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 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 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 Associate, Building Energy Performance Policy

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 buildings. Working within our Building Energy Performance Policy (BEPP) Program, you will spend the majority of your time on the joint City Energy Project (CEP), a groundbreaking national initiative to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in 10 major U.S. cities. This position reports to the Technical Director for CEP, within the BEPP team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, young professional to learn about energy efficiency policy and the built environment while advancing energy efficiency in meaningful ways nationwide. 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and analysis in support of IMT’s City Energy Project.
  • Understand public market needs and compile existing 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.
  • Assist in writing white papers, handouts and reports on topics such as improving data quality, energy audits, and certification requirements for trained building staff.
  • Respond to technical requests from City staff with a sense of urgency, expedience, and top notch customer service.
  • Maintain online resources and content to reflect current status of the latest energy efficiency policies.
  • Organize and prepare CEP-specific materials for consumption by the broader market, in ways that will accelerate market adoption.
  • Perform outreach to state and local governments to stay abreast of the needs of those deeply engaged in energy efficiency.
  • Oversee administration of contracts held with various service providers and consultants who support the delivery of the City Energy Project, track key performance indicators.
  • Support the development of tools and methodologies to measure the impact of CEP policies.
  • With guidance, represent IMT in stakeholder meetings to present policy and implementation recommendations.
  • Work with other programs as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in real estate, finance, business, engineering or related fields relevant to energy efficiency, construction, buildings or real estate
  • 3-7 years of post-college work experience, ideally in commercial real estate or a related field
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work on a diverse range of projects with diverse teams of commercial real estate professionals, policymakers, engineers, economists, and others as assigned
  • Ability to learn an industry quickly
  • Interest and/or experience in green buildings, commercial real estate, environmental policy, engineering, and/or sustainability consulting

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. For more information, please visit 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.

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 in green leasing and private sector market transformation.

We’re looking for somebody with experience in commercial real estate that recognizes the value of an efficient building. You will work closely with landlords, large tenants, trade associations, and brokers, so familiarity with any of these groups is a plus. We welcome applicants who walk into an office and think about lighting loads.

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 Program Director of the CREE program.

Responsibilities

  • Develop cooperative working relationships with major commercial landlords, tenants, property management groups, and trade associations.
  • Increase industry participation in the Green Lease Leaders recognition program.
  • Conduct research and analysis focused on bringing energy efficiency to scale in commercial real estate.
  • 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.
  • Manage relevant projects, including planning, reporting, ensuring deadlines and deliverables are met.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in real estate, business, building design, engineering, or fields relevant to energy efficiency or real estate.
  • 4 or more years of 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. Perhaps you can juggle.

Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and requested salary range to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Senior Program Associate: CREE” 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 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.

FInance and Policy Intern

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is seeking a smart, self-motivated intern to work with our Energy Efficiency Finance and Building Energy Performance Policy teams. The internship is expected to start in April 2015 and will last from three to six months. This internship is full-time but will consider strong candidates on a part-time schedule. For more information about IMT and our program work, visit http://imt.org/.

Primary Responsibilities and Regular Tasks

  • Conduct research on new developments in energy efficiency finance
  • Assist in creating commercial and residential green valuation case studies 
  • Help organize training and industry events related to commercial green appraisal
  • Conduct research on progressive building energy policies, data resulting from newly implemented policies, and the activities of key players
  • Organize written educational pieces (e.g. case studies, papers, model policies, etc.) to make them more accessible and more readily adopted by public and private sector stakeholders
  • Assist in developing educational thought-leadership pieces on building energy policy
  • Perform administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings/calls, building IMT’s contact list, etc.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student with experience in finance, policy, real estate, economics, data analysis, or related fields
  • Interest in energy efficiency, green buildings, and mitigating climate change
  • Ability to perform self-directed research
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with phone surveys and comfort speaking with external stakeholders by phone

The internship will be paid with salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to lenny@imt.org. No phone calls, please.

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.