Managing Director, Advancement

 

Position Details

Position Description

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to equitably decarbonize buildings in this decade to improve the livability of our communities. Our partnerships with local communities, government leaders, and businesses provide unique insights into how to make this vision a reality. IMT is seeking a Managing Director of Advancement to oversee all IMT brand positioning, including fundraising and communications strategy. This role is key to ensuring that IMT remains at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges, and offers room for both innovation and growth. You will be part of the Executive Management team and guide the staff in executing an ambitious organizational strategy. You will ensure that IMT is building a support network, brand, and reputation consistent with our vision, mission, and guiding principles. You will set expectations and milestones for IMT positioning and fundraising and monitor progress against our goals.

This position reports to the Executive Director, and is part of IMT’s Executive Management Team.

Responsibilities

Development, Fundraising, and Reporting (40%)

  • Oversee IMT’s fundraising plans in alignment with IMT’s BuildUp2030 strategy and program goals. Work with the Managing Director of Programs to establish funding targets and plans for each priority program area.
  • Provide IMT’s Executive Director and Senior Leadership with support and guidance to engage new corporate, government, and philanthropic partners by defining strategy, articulating the business case, and providing targeted collateral.
  • With the development team (current team of 2), craft strategy to deepen and expand partnerships with corporations, foundations, government and other delivery agents that will advance IMT’s mission. Support the Executive Director and Leadership Team in the execution of that strategy.
  • Leverage existing contacts to bring new partnerships to IMT.
  • Develop and track annual revenue projections. Lead the annual review and revision of the development and communications sections of the IMT strategic & operational plan.
  • Lead fundraising communications with IMT’s board of directors, staffing relevant committees and leading board engagement on IMT fundraising strategy.

Strategic Communications and Brand Positioning (40%)

  • With the senior management team, support the ongoing development of IMT’s brand and positioning as a leader, partner, and convener on the path to widespread high-performing buildings – those that are low pollution, healthy, resilient to extreme weather, and with business practices that support local communities.
  • With the communications team (current team of 3), set a brand and communications strategy for achieving IMT’s annual strategic goals, including team leadership of organizational brand standards, media outreach, and growth of IMT’s digital communications strategy.
  • Coach and deploy staff, the executive director, and the board of directors to represent IMT publicly, including via media engagement, public speaking opportunities, and fundraising, to bolster IMT positioning and advance the organization’s visibility and reputation.
  • Support and lead the integration of communications work into the program and development strategies.

Staff Management and Execution (20%)

  • Oversee communications and development staff (current team of 5), while directly supervising the associate director of communications and associate director of development.
  • Work with our strategic services and culture leads to ensure professional development opportunities are ample and encouraged, and that they align both with staff ambitions and the organization’s strategy.
  • Coach and mentor staff to provide the guidance they need to build IMT content fluency and provide excellent brand awareness.
  • Be accountable for the team’s timely work plan deliverables by setting the priorities and structure for the team’s success.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 10+ years of experience in a relevant role to include fundraising and communications
  • Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Commitment to advancing social and environmental justice
  • Strong foundation in anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Proven experience securing six and seven figure gifts from grant funders or major gift donors
  • Familiarity with digital media and strategy to target and increase audience engagement
  • Demonstrated experience building, leading, and maintaining an effective senior management team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to create strategic plans that unite multiple campaigns, outputs, and channels toward common goals, including identifying metrics of success
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, initiative, attention to detail, and ability to set and meet deadlines

How to Apply

This is a full-time remote position. Occasional domestic travel may be required. The salary range for this position is $140,000-150,000, commensurate with experience. IMT offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability coverage. IMT also offers generous paid time-off.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (blog post, press release, pitch letter, grant proposal, etc.) to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Managing Director – Advancement” in the subject line.


Associate Director, Business Engagement

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a dynamic Associate Director for Business Engagement to manage programs and projects within IMT’s business engagement strategy to drive market adoption of decarbonized, high-performing buildings and improve community livability where these buildings are located.  The successful candidate is passionate about sustainable practices, and has an entrepreneurial spirit with the confidence to explore, create, and lead non-traditional solutions that strive to change business as usual. This role provides a unique opportunity to drive market-transforming solutions that harness the momentum of leading companies as they raise their climate ambitions to achieve carbon, energy, and social objectives of unprecedented scale.

The Associate Director will lead IMT’s work in performance-based leasing and its Green Lease Leaders program, and will provide clear recommendations for the program’s evolution. The Associate Director will also contribute to the Business Engagement team’s overall strategy and goals with a particular focus on responding to, as well as influencing, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting and impact investing trends. The individual will have experience working in the real estate industry, and be able to represent IMT externally with a range of relevant stakeholders. These include but are not limited to owners, operators, tenants, lenders, investors, brokers, attorneys, retailers, energy service providers, community stakeholders, and local government. This position reports to the Director for Business Engagement and will work collaboratively across the organization.

Responsibilities 

  • Advise government agencies, property owners, large tenants, and other real estate stakeholders on how to improve the building energy and ESG performance through strategic programs and policies, especially performance-based leasing.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with national peer organizations and real estate industry stakeholders.
  • Contribute to evolving the strategic direction of projects and programs related to IMT’s overall business engagement work in line with the organization’s BuildUp 2030 strategic plan.
  • Build connections and supportive working relationships between private sector projects and programs and the work of IMT’s community engagement and policy teams.
  • Develop forward-thinking solutions that accelerate demand for efficiency through performance-based leasing, tenant programs, commercial real estate financing, and technology.
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating regional or national events with partners and stakeholders.
  • Present at local, regional and national events as a subject matter expert.
  • Contribute to written resources including blog posts, white papers, and other research efforts.
  • Manage and oversee consultants and interns.
  • Contribute to business development and fundraising as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate and/ or graduate degree in real estate, finance, sustainability management, business, or related field preferred.
  • At least 8 years of experience in real estate, sustainability, and/or energy efficiency.
  • An entrepreneurial drive and comfort exploring new ideas for tackling difficult climate and energy problems head-on, with a demonstrated ability to devise creative, structured approaches to overcoming such challenges.
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in energy efficiency and high-performance building operations required.
  • Demonstrated experience with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting, preference given to Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously and manage complex workflows. Project management experience required.
  • Skilled communicator (written and verbal) with a professional demeanor who can develop and present material with confidence, and can read the interest of the audience and pivot presentation tactics accordingly.
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, including building owners and operators, policy-makers, finance professionals, local government and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to build consensus around project priorities.
  • Experience managing staff/interns directly preferred.

How to Apply

This is a full-time remote position. Occasional domestic travel may be required. The salary range for this position is $105,000 to $110,000, commensurate with experience. IMT offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability coverage. IMT also offers generous paid time-off and certain commuter benefits for the DC-metro area.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Associate Director – Business Engagement” in the subject line.


Associate Director, Building Innovation Hub

Background on the Building Innovation Hub

The Building Innovation Hub (Hub) helps building industry professionals in and around Washington, DC create and operate high-performing buildings. It is a project of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that specializes in driving demand for high performance buildings.

The Hub connects the local building community and provides information, tools, support services, and educational programming. Goals of the Hub include: supporting the community as they navigate the District’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS); meeting the current needs of the building industry; and simultaneously pushing it towards the innovative solutions needed to build and operate high performance, resilient buildings and communities.

Position Description

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a seasoned professional to champion the on-going growth and long-term success of the Hub. The Associate Director will support the Hub’s Director in implementing a strategic vision to achieve the Hub’s mission and goals. They will collaborate with the local building industry, community members, and other stakeholders to identify and overcome barriers to:

  • Advancing high-performance buildings in the DC Metropolitan region;
  • Complying with local green building regulations;
  • Transitioning to a clean energy supply;
  • Achieving equity and economic inclusion through the commercial real estate business;
  • Expanding and diversifying the clean energy workforce and available supplier network;
  • Supporting local underrepresented, frontline communities to participate in the growing clean energy economy; and
  • Assisting traditionally under-resourced building typologies (i.e. affordable multifamily housing, community and nonprofit facilities, houses of worship, senior care communities, etc.) with building improvement projects.

The candidate will have worked in the local commercial real estate, building design, construction, or building operations community and have experience working closely with the communities affected by it; been constrained by these barriers in their own work; gained hard-won insight into these barriers; formed ideas for overcoming the barriers; and be passionate about this exceptional opportunity to catalyze solutions to benefit the DC region building community and frontline communities.

The Associate Director will co-create an expanded outreach strategy and oversee execution of a content strategy that includes resource development, in-person and virtual events, educational programming, blogs, and newsletter content. They will also serve as a principal author of Hub publications, newsletters, articles, tools, and website content, working closely with IMT’s communications team.

Additionally, they will oversee vendors and industry experts hired to assist in content, service, and program development. To ensure the successful delivery of these things, the Associate Director will coordinate with industry partners for co-branded events and resource development, and work to develop an outreach strategy that ensures that all target audiences are reached.

The Associate Director will be responsible for ensuring that programming accelerates market transformation across the DMV region’s building industry–enabling the District to meet its green building and climate commitments and contribute to the success of DC policies including new building codes and the Building Energy Performance Standards.

The Associate Director will report to the Hub’s Director.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the short- and long-term strategies and vision for the Hub.
  • Assist in working with, and managing, the Hub’s Advisory Board and Industry Leadership Forum.
  • Facilitate conversations and work with a variety of external stakeholders, including community groups and government and local building industry organizations, to incorporate and accommodate diverse perspectives and priorities to inform Hub offerings and outreach.
  • Develop strong familiarity with DC and regional policies including building codes and Building Energy Performance Standards.
  • Coordinate potential offerings and services with related organizations and agencies such as the Department of Energy & Environment, DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), the DC Green Bank, the Department of Buildings (DOB), and other local building industry organizations.
  • Coordination with cities that are a part of the Building Performance Partnership on potential resource sharing and collaboration.
  • Engage and grow strong relationships with local real estate professional organizations, companies, individuals and attend industry events to promote the Hub.
  • Work to build the Hub’s brand, speaking at events and to reporters.
  • Serve as a principal author and editor of Hub publications, newsletters, resources, tools, and web site.
  • Oversee internal staff members and/or external partners to ensure successful program and resource development.
  • Support fundraising activities for the benefit of the Hub and other IMT programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • 8+ years of experience in design, operations, ownership, development, or improvement of buildings or in energy efficiency, green building, real estate, or finance, in and around DC.
  • Experience engaging in meaningful collaboration with community groups, community- based organizations, residents, neighborhood groups, ANCs, and advocates that resulted in community-led building projects.
  • Has a general understanding of the building industry’s existing workforce landscape, needs, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Strong familiarity with the local building industry and market trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of building industry stakeholders.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in establishing and maintaining partnerships and collaborative relationships and forums.
  • Be an excellent communicator with the ability to understand, persuade and translate among a wide range of professionals.
  • Be able to quickly develop familiarity with relevant fields to tailor the Hub’s messages to those audiences and constructively receive their feedback.
  • Results-driven and solutions-oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to synthesize and clearly articulate complex issues.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and prowess.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities and wear many hats.
  • Experience managing staff, consultants and/or projects.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. IMT currently encourages remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the successful candidate must be located in the Washington, D.C. area. The salary range is $105,000 to $110,000 and is commensurate with experience. IMT also offers a competitive benefits package.  

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample (e.g. article, blog post, report, proposal, or external facing document) to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Associate Director, Building Innovation Hub” in the subject line. Interviews anticipated to begin September 2022 with a proposed start date in Fall 2022. 


Associate Director of Building Performance, Building Innovation Hub

The Building Innovation Hub (Hub) helps building industry professionals in and around Washington, DC create and operate high-performing buildings. It is a project of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that specializes in driving demand for high performance buildings.

The Hub connects the local building community and provides information, tools, support services, and educational programming. Goals of the Hub include: supporting the community as they navigate the District’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS); meeting the current needs of the building industry; and simultaneously pushing it towards the innovative solutions needed to build and operate high performance, resilient buildings and communities.

Position Description

Role of the Associate Director

IMT seeks a seasoned professional to champion the growth of the Hub’s “Success with BEPS” program, a service that provides energy efficiency consulting services to under-resourced buildings subject to the District of Columbia’s BEPS or those looking to improve building performance in general. With support from the Hub’s Director, the Associate Director of Building Performance will oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the program including:

  • refining the current program structure and processes, including the outreach, intake, assessment, and on-going support/consulting phases;
  • overall project and schedule management;
  • building stakeholder engagement and collaboration to identify and overcome barriers to making energy efficiency improvements, complying with local green building regulations, transitioning to clean energy, and more;
  • conducting ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking data reviews and light “desktop audits”;
  • consulting and advising on potential energy efficiency improvements and answering building representatives’ questions about BEPS, energy efficiency, code, and building performance;
  • outlining recommended next steps relative to BEPS (including, but not limited to benchmarking data corrections, timing of energy audits, choosing a Compliance Pathway, Compliance Cycle milestones);
  • facilitating calls and meetings with building representatives and Hub partners; and
  • coordinating with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) on contract planning, management, and reporting.

The candidate will have worked in the local mechanical engineering, energy efficiency, commissioning, or building operations industry and have experience collaborating with building representatives and various disciplines involved in a building’s performance. They will also have experience on a variety of property types including, but not limited to: houses of worship, senior care communities, healthcare facilities, affordable multifamily housing, K-12 schools, and commercial offices. The ideal candidate will also have experience working with building teams that have limited financial resources and technical capabilities, and be passionate about this exceptional opportunity to catalyze solutions to benefit under-resourced buildings.

The Associate Director of Building Performance will report to the Hub’s Director.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee, and be responsible for the success of, the Hub’s “Success with BEPS” program.
  • Work one-on-one with building owners and managers to review their buildings’ energy benchmarking data and BEPS status, and to chart their path to BEPS compliance.
  • Serve as a technical consultant to buildings enrolled in “Success with BEPS.”
  • Develop strong familiarity with DC policies including building codes and the Building Energy Performance Standards.
  • Maintain IMT’s relationship with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility. Support DCSEU’s mission to help DC residents and business use less energy and save money. Oversee multiple work streams and report back to SEU to understand how IMT and the Building Innovation Hub can best support the DCSEU as it adapts to the Building Energy Performance Standards cycle in DC as well as ongoing changes to the DC Building Codes.
  • Coordinate program offerings and services with related organizations and agencies such as the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), the DC Green Bank, the Department of Buildings (DOB), and other local building industry organizations.
  • Assist the DC Department of Buildings (DOB) with strategizing how to best support buildings compliance new targets around Building Electrification and Net Zero Energy for commercial and residential buildings.
  • Oversee internal staff members and/or external partners to ensure successful program and resource development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of technical building-related experience in mechanical engineering, commissioning, energy efficiency auditing, or building operations in and around DC.
  • Strong understanding of buildings, facilities, and/or manufacturing systems, building energy use, building construction, and energy analysis techniques.
  • Strong familiarity with evolving local energy codes and energy efficiency trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with a variety of building industry stakeholders, specifically building owners, managers, boards, and facilities staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to understand and translate complex technical building performance concepts to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Be able to quickly develop familiarity with the Building Energy Performance Standards.
  • Results-driven and solutions-oriented.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, and task facilitation.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including the management of multiple concurring building projects, contacts, and consultants.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities and wear many hats.
  • Passion for decarbonization of the built environment, social equity, community engagement, and the mission of the Hub.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. IMT currently encourages remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the successful candidate must be located in the Washington, D.C. area. The salary range is $105,000– 110,000 and is commensurate with experience. IMT also offers a competitive benefits package. 

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample (e.g. article, blog post, report, proposal, or external facing document) to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Associate Director, Building Performance” in the subject line. Interviews anticipated to begin October 2022 with a proposed start date in Winter 2022/2023. 


Senior Associate, Community Engagement

 

Position Details

  • Status: Full Time Exempt, Salaried
  • Salary: $60,000 – $65,000, paid monthly
  • Working Conditions: Full-Time Remote, 35hrs/week, Occasional Domestic Travel, Technical Setup Provided (Laptop, Monitor, Accessories)
  • Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Paid Time Off, Matching IRA Contributions, Professional Development Assistance
  • Reports to: Director of Community Engagement
  • Member of the Community Engagement Team. Currently includes Director of Community Engagement and Senior Manager of Community Engagement

Position Description

As climate change impacts communities across the U.S., the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) believes that our buildings should reduce pollution, protect our health, and enable us to thrive. IMT’s community engagement is based upon the principles of the Just Transition, a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. IMT seeks a dynamic individual with an understanding of the complexities involved in adopting and implementing strategies that address the climate crisis while addressing the immediate needs of communities.

IMT is currently building capacity and partnerships to support communities across the country that are committed to the recently announced National Building Performance Standards Coalition. The goal of this effort is to ensure participation and elevate priorities from frontline communities in the policy-making process in order to develop comprehensive local climate policies, targeting near-term solutions for energy burden and pollution while reducing carbon impact and improving resilience to climate impacts. The Senior Associate will play a key role in the goals of policy research, community action and advocacy, and coalition building and partnerships in this effort.

The successful candidate will help identify and empower community organizations and voices in the planning and implementation of energy policies and programs, in the development and operation of real estate, and in the utility sector. This work will require interacting with a diverse set of stakeholders, identifying new and creative policy solutions, and finding common ground for successful design and implementation of policies and programs. The candidate will work in partnership with the Senior Community Engagement Manager and Director to design program implementation strategies, collect data, engage with the community-based organizations, conduct outreach and represent the organization at key meetings and community events. This role will report to the Director of Community Engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development of a national strategy for advocacy and implementation of building performance policy and environmental justice programs work
  • Create educational and outreach resources on building performance policies, and the intersection of community and environmental justice movement and tools, to community resilience, public health, racial equity, affordable housing and workforce development
  • Contribute to the development of messaging campaigns connecting community needs and assets to policy efforts
  • Actively seek and cultivate partnerships with community-based organizations as a new audience
  • Support the implementation of a strong peer-learning community of organizations and local agencies working at the intersection of climate/ environmental justice, infrastructure, and policy
  • Manage assigned projects including planning, reporting, and assist in ensuring deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Present publicly at events and conferences and organize panels on relevant topics
  • Work with other programs as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Commitment to advancing social, economic, and climate/environmental justice
  • An understanding and commitment to the principles of equity and inclusion. See Climate Justice Alliance for more information on the Just Transition and multi-sector alliance work.
  • Highly organized, with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a thirst for solving tough problems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Communications background or experience in cultural/ ethical storytelling in order to amplify community voices
  • Demonstrate an agility for sizing up and tackling problems that span public and private sectors
  • Flexible and comfortable with some ambiguity, and a team player
  • Willingness to identify where connections, as well as gaps, exist in the work
  • Values relationships and uplifting community voices

How to Apply

This is a full-time remote position. The salary range for this position is $60,000 -$65,000, commensurate with experience. IMT offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability coverage. IMT also offers generous paid time-off.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Senior Associate –Community Engagement” in the subject line.


About the Institute for Market Transformation

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a trusted, non-partisan nonprofit organization that works to ensure that everyone in the U.S. benefits from high-performing buildings in all facets of their lives. IMT bridges the intersection of business, government, and community priorities to spotlight business practices and advance public policy to improve U.S. buildings. We do this by co-creating and deploying public policy and business practices that drive widespread market action toward improving how we collectively build, design, and operate the spaces where people live, work, learn, connect, and play. To learn more about our work, visit www.imt.org/about.

Headquartered in downtown Washington, DC, we provide a vibrant, collaborative, and flexible workplace that brings together diverse expertise. IMT is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across our organization. We empower our staff to constantly learn while achieving big goals, and have fun along the way.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.