Manager, People Operations 


Status: Full Time Exempt, Salaried

Salary: $80,000-85,000, paid monthly

Working Conditions: Full-Time Hybrid Schedule (in-office twice a week), 35hrs/wk, Technical Setup Provided (Laptop, Monitor, Accessories)

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Paid Time Off, Matching IRA Contributions, Professional Development Assistance, Commuting Benefits 

Reports to: Managing Director of Operations

Member of the Operations team. Currently includes: Managing Director of Operations; Director of Finance and Operations; Associate Director, Program Service and Delivery; Senior Manager, Accounting 

Position Description

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving buildings across the U.S. by developing policies and business practices that center the needs and experiences of frontline communities, enabling a just and equitable low-carbon future. Our talented staff are the changemakers in this work, and as we continue to grow and expand our impact, we are seeking a Manager of People Operations that is passionate about fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. 

Using our shared equity values and principles, the manager will play a critical role in supporting all aspects of our people operations and administrative functions. The manager will be responsible for implementing strategies, programs, and policies related to staff management and engagement. The position reports to the Managing Director of Operations.


  • Policy development, compliance, and reporting:
    • Develop and implement HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
    • Stay informed about best practices in HR and make recommendations for continuous improvement that best supports our staff and strategic goals.
    • Prepare regular reports on metrics and progress towards relevant goals and outcomes.
  • Recruitment and retention:
    • Develop and manage inclusive recruitment strategies and processes, including sourcing candidates to ensure diverse candidate pools, conducting interviews, and making hiring decisions in collaboration with hiring managers.
    • Implement best practices for attracting and retaining talent.
    • Facilitate the onboarding process for new hires, ensuring they have the necessary tools and information to be successful in their roles. 
    • Support the design and delivery of training programs for staff to foster awareness, understanding, and skills that are core to our work.
  • Employee engagement: 
    • Implement initiatives to promote a positive and inclusive work culture, including employee resource groups, affinity networks, and opportunities for open dialogue and feedback. 
    • Coordinate and support team gatherings including IMT’s annual retreat. 
    • Coordinate IMT Board and Committee meetings. 
  • Performance management: 
    • Lead the coordination of the goal-setting and performance evaluation process with staff members, working closely with their direct supervisors. 
    • Provide guidance and support to staff on HR-related issues, including performance management, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution.
  • Hybrid/remote work-place management:
    • Make recommendations for continuous improvement related to hybrid workforce management.
    • Oversee IT/CRM systems and vendors, and provide recommendations on internal infrastructure/IT needs. Ensure staff is trained on IT/CRM systems. 
    • Coordinate the purchasing and distribution of IMT equipment to new staff and the returning of equipment from staff in transition. 
    • Order and maintain office supplies.
    • Serve as point of contact for building management.
    • Coordinate workplace needs to include in-person space for meetings.
  • Manage staff benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans, and other employee perks.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date staff records and HR systems.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 5 years of experience in human resources, organizational development or a relevant role; 
  • Deep understanding of DEI concepts, issues, and best practices, with demonstrated experience supporting DEI initiatives in a nonprofit or similar setting;
  • Commitment to advancing social and environmental justice;
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Proven ability to think strategically, develop innovative solutions, and drive change in a complex and dynamic environment;
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects, and prioritize effectively.

How to Apply

This is a full-time hybrid position located in our Washington, DC office. The salary range for this position is $80,000-85,000, 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 commuting benefits.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Please write “Manager – People Operations” in the subject line.



Director, Business Engagement 


Status: Full Time Exempt, Salaried

Salary: $125,000 – $130,000, paid monthly

Working Conditions: Full-Time Remote, 35hrs/wk, 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: Senior Director – Business Engagement

Member of the Business Engagement Team. Currently includes: Senior Director – Business Engagement, Associate Director – Business Engagement, Director – Building Innovation Hub, Associate Director – Building Performance, Associate Director – Building Innovation Hub, Senior Manager, Business Engagement, Manager – Business Engagement   

Proposed Start Date: March 2024


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. We are seeking a Director of Business Engagement who will be responsible for managing IMT’s Building Performance Partnership (BPP) program that works to help establish and support a network of building innovation hubs that deliver policy compliance support and innovative leadership practices to real estate stakeholders in jurisdictions across the country pursuing Building Performance Standards and aggressive decarbonization goals. 

The Director will lead the strategic direction and day to day execution, in conjunction with our project partner for the Building Performance Partnership (BPP), and support the strategic direction of all hub related and programmatic Business Engagement work. The Director will have direct working knowledge of the real estate industry and will represent IMT externally to engage with stakeholders. These include but are not limited to nonprofits, building owners, operators, tenants, lenders, investors, attorneys, energy service providers, city government representatives, and community stakeholders. This position reports to the Senior Director of Business Engagement and will work collaboratively across the organization.


  • Lead the development, implementation and growth of the BPP program and hub network.
  • Contribute to fundraising strategy for BPP and related programs.
  • Collaborate and coordinate deliverables with project partner(s) including proposal writing, resource creation and adaptation, service offerings, community engagement, fundraising, and other activities as needed.
  • Support capacity building in and around the buildings sector, including through leading the project development and delivery of training for lenders, owners, community organizations, contractors, and other relevant key stakeholders. 
  • Contribute subject matter expertise to the development of forward-thinking solutions that accelerate demand for efficiency through high-performance building construction and operations, leasing, technologies, financing mechanisms, diverse suppliers, and workforce development strategies.
  • Synthesize and publicly present thought-leading ideas through public presentations, written resources, publishable articles, and/or blogs. 
  • Work collaboratively with IMT’s Public Sector, Community Engagement, and Power Sector teams to identify and facilitate ways that local governments and utilities can partner with, incentivize, and motivate the private sector to decarbonize buildings.
  • Build relationships and facilitate public-private partnership opportunities with companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to develop energy-saving strategies through market- and policy-based mechanisms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate and/ or graduate degree in real estate, finance, sustainability management, business, or related field preferred.
  • Ten or more years’ experience in commercial real estate, real estate lending, energy services, ESG, management consulting, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with and/or demonstrated interest in real estate finance and underwriting or community development finance.
  • Experience managing and developing staff directly.
  • Commitment to advancing social and environmental justice.
  • Ability to convene internal and external stakeholders from disparate fields to build consensus around programs related to building and climate policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects and external partners simultaneously and manage complex workflows.
  • Demonstration of project management that includes diligent project planning, proactive budgeting, creative execution, and a commitment to continuous improvement. 
  • Skilled communicator 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. 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills to inform organizational decisions and activities.
  • Ability to build relationships and work with a variety of stakeholders including local government representatives, other nonprofits, building owners and operators, policy-makers, finance professionals, and other industry professionals.
  • Experience developing trainings for the buildings sector a plus. 

How to Apply

This is a full-time remote position. Occasional domestic travel to in-person meetings and conferences will be required. The salary range for this position is $125,000-130,000, 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 Please write “Director – Business 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

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. All job applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.