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IMT has the following positions open:

  • Building Energy Efficiency Policy Advisor (Houston)
  • Corporate Relations Manager
  • Development Director
  • Director, Building Energy Performance Policy
  • Grants Manager

 

Building Energy Efficiency Policy Advisor
Houston

BACKGROUND: 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 the City of Houston to help them achieve the goals of their City Energy Project Houston plan.

The City of Houston is continuing its mission to be a leader in energy efficiency and energy conservation. As demonstrated by their work retrofitting 6 million square feet of municipal buildings and the success of their Houston Green Office Challenge, the City has set an example of how to engage and educate the private sector on reducing building energy consumption. The next step for the City will be implementing energy policies that will help lessen energy demands. 

The City will be engaging stakeholders in a public process to work on policies that decrease energy usage in Houston’s building stock. In addition to these policies, the City will seek support for proposed programs regarding energy code compliance, continuing municipal energy efficiency work and expanding the energy efficiency challenge.

JOB DESCRIPTION: IMT seeks a Building Energy Efficiency Policy Advisor to work with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability 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 Building Energy Efficiency Policy Advisor 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 role calls for a balance of leadership and influencing skills, as the Building Energy Efficiency Policy Advisor 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, these roles will require flexibility and strong organizational and communication skills, as the individuals 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 Houston’s goals, the Policy Advisor will:

  • Work in close collaboration with IMT’s City Energy Program Manager and the City of Houston on all of the city’s initiatives supported by this project
  • In partnership with the city, develop an implementation plan for their building energy efficiency initiatives, and participate in implementation of that plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Five or more years of post-college work experience
  • 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 technical and political background behind Houston’s responses to climate change or sustainability, including knowledge of policy implementation at the local level
  • Experience living and working in Houston

PLUSES:

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

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

TRAVEL: This position requires travel outside of the Houston metro area less than 10% of the time.

TO APPLY: To submit an application for this position, email a resume and a brief cover letter with “Building Energy Efficiency Policy Advisor” in the subject line to jobs@imt.org.

This position is funded and employed directly by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and located in the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The position is full-time and has guaranteed funding for 18 months, which will commence when the position is filled. Funding is in place to renew the term for an additional 18 months based on overall project progress and employee performance.

IMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. IMT’s mission is to promote energy efficiency, green building and environmental protection in the United States and abroad. The focus of IMT’s work is energy efficiency in buildings. The organization's activities include technical and market research, educational outreach, and the crafting of energy efficiency policy and program initiatives. 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. 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.