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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.

 

Building Performance Program Associate

Through a joint initiative called the City Energy Project (CEP), the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have established long-term partnerships with cities across the country to assist them in the design and implementation of ambitious plans that significantly reduce community energy costs and carbon pollution, create local demand for skilled workers, and produce new market opportunities for private-sector investment in the existing building stock. As part of this initiative, IMT is providing on-site staff assistance to help cities develop and execute their plans.

Position Description

IMT seeks a dynamic, impact-oriented Program Associate to work with the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office and other city agencies to assist with the implementation of policies designed to advance energy efficiency in large buildings throughout the city. The Associate will primarily support the continued implementation of Philadelphia’s energy benchmarking program, particularly by assisting in data management and outreach to building owners and operators. In particular, the Associate will be expected to leverage outreach opportunities to learn more about opportunities for energy efficiency investments in Philadelphia’s building stock, and provide recommendations for interested owners and operators where appropriate. This position is based in Philadelphia.

The Associate will also support other Philadelphia’s CEP initiatives, including new and ongoing sector-specific building competitions, research on improving building code compliance, and strategies for transitioning benchmarking information into energy efficiency actions. The Program Associate will be part of a network of City Energy Project staff members in cities across the country that are supporting building energy efficiency policy initiatives, and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals.

To accomplish Philadelphia’s goals, the Program Associate will:

  • Work in close collaboration with City of Philadelphia staff, including the Director of Sustainability and other sustainability and policy team members on high-priority energy efficiency initiatives supported by the City Energy Project
  • In partnership with the City, develop a detailed work plan describing the objectives, goals, and responsibilities for the position, and take action on that work plan
  • Manage data for Philadelphia’s energy benchmarking program, including tracking compliance and developing metrics and reports
  • Conduct outreach to building owners and operators working to comply with the benchmarking law, including phone calls, emails, and in-person help sessions
  • Support additional initiatives as part of Philadelphia’s City Energy Project commitment
  • Ensure appropriate reporting to IMT and NRDC leadership
  • Participate in the City Energy Project network activities


Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field, with a minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Prior communications and research experience, particularly in public policy context
  • Existing knowledge of building performance policy and proficiency in EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool
  • Strong computer proficiency and experience with data management and/or analysis

Pluses

  • Knowledge and experience related to building sciences, commercial real estate, or energy efficiency in buildings
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Thorough knowledge of Salesforce or comparable CRM platform

This position is funded and employed directly by the Institute for Market Transformation and seated in the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. This position requires travel outside of the Philadelphia metro area less than 10% of the time. The position is full-time through the end of 2015, with funding in place for project extension based on overall progress and employee performance.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please include salary requirements with your application. To submit an application for this position, email a resume and a brief cover letter with “Building Performance Program Associate” in the subject line to: benchmarkinghelp@phila.gov by February 27, 2014.

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.

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.

Community Energy Program Manager

Through a joint initiative, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are establishing long-term partnerships with cities across the country to assist them in the design and implementation of ambitious plans that significantly reduce community energy costs and carbon pollution, create local demand for skilled workers, and produce new market opportunities for private-sector investment in the existing building stock. As part of this initiative, IMT will be providing on-site staff assistance to help cities develop and execute their plans. IMT and NRDC will be partnering with Salt Lake City to help them achieve their municipal and community energy goals. This position is based in Salt Lake City.

Position Description

IMT seeks a Community Energy Program Manager to work with the Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Division and other city agencies to assist with the management, implementation, and outreach for a suite of policies designed to advance energy efficiency in commercial real estate. The Community Energy Program Manager will be part of a network of City Advisors placed in cities across the country to support building energy efficiency policy initiatives, and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals. The Community Energy Program Manager will report to the Sustainability Director on a day-to-day basis.

The role calls for a balance of leadership and influencing skills, as the Community Energy Program Manager will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, the real estate sector, utility companies, and at other organizations in the community. In addition, this role will require flexibility and strong organizational and communication skills, as the individual will work on a range of projects and initiatives. Successful candidates will have a track record that demonstrates their ability to work independently, to contribute effectively as a member of a team, and to collaborate across organizations.

To accomplish Salt Lake City’s goals, the Program Manager will:

  • In partnership with the city, lead development and plan implementation for Salt Lake City’s building energy efficiency initiatives, and participate in implementation of that plan.
  • In partnership with the city, implement a detailed work plan describing the objectives, goals, and responsibilities for the position, and take action on that work plan.
  • Ensure the city makes progress on their building energy efficiency initiatives, which may include leading particular projects or aspects of their plan, managing stakeholder engagement, drafting documents and materials, giving presentations, and performing data analysis.
  • Perform analysis on various datasets related to the building energy efficiency initiatives proposed by Salt Lake.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with the city government and key stakeholders and partners in the community.
  • Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication and information flow with IMT and its identified partners to ensure the organization’s capabilities are fully leveraged on the ground.
  • Manage IMT’s efforts with stakeholders and partners at the local, regional, and national levels, as needed. Stakeholders may include academic partners, regional energy efficiency organizations, nonprofits or other companies, and federal agencies.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting to IMT and NRDC leadership.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Four or more years of post-college work experience, with demonstrated experience of sustainability, green building, energy policy, and/or commercial real estate.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with data.
  • Knowledge of building energy policy best practices, and experience working within this field.
  • Exceptional program management, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to problem-solve and influence decision-making processes in a diplomatic and collaborative manner.
  • Direct experience managing multi-year projects in a team setting, including developing project plans and managing timelines. Experience with negotiations or inter-organizational cooperation a strong plus.
  • Experience maintaining collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders to achieve measured results.
  • Comfortable with public speaking in varied settings, ranging from working groups to conferences. 
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to tailor messages and materials to different audiences.
  • Understanding of the technical and political background behind Salt Lake City’s responses to climate change or sustainability, including knowledge of policy implementation at the local level.

Pluses

  • Knowledge and experience related to building sciences, commercial real estate, or energy efficiency in buildings.
  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline.
  • Experience working within municipal government on environmental policy issues. 
  • Experience working as a consultant to private or public entities.
  • Experience living and working in Salt Lake.

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

This position is funded and employed directly by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and located in Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Division. The position is full-time and has guaranteed funding through the end of 2015. Funding is in place to extend the term for an additional 12 to 24 months based on overall project progress and employee performance. To submit an application for this position, email a resume and a brief cover letter with “Community Energy Program Manager - SLC” in the subject line 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.

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.

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.

Communications and Development Intern

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks an intern to assist our communications and development team. She/he will be mentored by our Director of Communications and Grants Manager, and will engage in various digital, editorial, research, and administrative activities. Excellent writing and editing skills are required. A strong interest in the environment, energy policy and/or green buildings is strongly preferred. Familiarity with Expression Engine or WordPress is a plus, as is familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite programs. Please submit two writing samples with your resume.

Responsibilities

  • Organize and maintain IMT’s internal media and development tracking systems
  • Update and expand IMT’s press contact list
  • Actively contribute social media and blog postings for IMT’s main accounts and website
  • Perform IMT website content sweep (checking for dead links, grammar issues, and discrepancies, and optimizing SEO across IMT’s main site)
  • Build up and maintain IMT’s database of common metrics, statistics, images, charts, and graphs
  • Maintain and refine IMT’s calendar of events, seeking out forthcoming speaking opportunities
  • Assist in packaging media clips for grant-reporting purposes
  • Provide assistance as needed for the City Energy Project
  • Research and identify prospective funding opportunities
  • Video development, if interested

Preferred education, experience, and skills

  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student with experience in communications and/or marketing
  • Ability to perform self-directed work, manage multiple projects, and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in energy efficiency, green buildings, and preventing climate change
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, a sense of humor, and a drive to succeed

This in an intern position that will be paid with salary commensurate with experience and work schedule. The position is a minimum of three days a week in IMT’s Washington, D.C. office.  Please email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to jobs@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.