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Manager, Business Engagement

Position Description

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a dynamic Manager for Business Engagement to support IMT’s corporate engagement to drive market adoption of decarbonized, high-performing buildings.  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 role requires direct working knowledge of the real estate industry and the capability of representing IMT externally to engage with stakeholders in commercial real estate (owners, operators, tenants, lenders, investors, and brokers), retailers, energy service providers, and related communities. This position reports to the Director for Business Engagement and will work collaboratively throughout the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of two to five demonstration projects that design and test market-transforming solutions with the commercial real estate community
  • Synthesize and publicly present thought-leading ideas through public presentations, written resources, publishable articles, and/or blogs
  • Contribute subject matter expertise to the development of forward-thinking solutions that accelerate demand for efficiency through high-performance leasing, tenant programs, commercial real estate finance and valuation, and technology
  • Work collaboratively with IMT’s Public Sector team to identify and facilitate ways that local governments and utilities can partner with, incentivize, and motivate the private sector to decarbonize buildings
  • Facilitate public-private partnership opportunities with companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to develop energy-saving strategies through market- and policy-based mechanisms
  • Develop analytical models to quantify the impact of the IMT’s market-engagement efforts and the impact of private sector transformation
  • Contribute to evolving the strategic direction of IMT’s business engagement work, likely leading one or more areas of focus within the overall program

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree—or comparable experience—in real estate, finance, business, or related field
  • 5+ years of work experience in commercial real estate, energy services, ESG, or a related field
  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously and manage complex workflows
  • Appetite for tackling difficult climate and energy problems head-on, with a demonstrated ability to devise creative yet structured approaches to overcoming such challenges
  • Demonstration of project management that includes diligent project planning, proactive budgeting, creative execution, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a drive towards completion
  • Skilled communicator with a professional demeanor who can develop and present material with confidence, can read the interest of the audience and pivot presentation tactics accordingly
  • Experience managing interns or other staff directly
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills to inform organizational decisions and activities
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders including building owners and operators, policy-makers, finance professionals, and other industry professionals

How to Apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office, although remotely located candidates will be considered. The salary for this position is $75,000 to $95,000, commensurate with experience and based on geographic location. IMT also offers a competitive benefits package. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Manager – Business Engagement” in the subject line.

About the Institute for Market Transformation

The Institute for Market Transformation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with a mission to catalyze demand for high-performing buildings. Achieving this vision requires market transformation through strategic interventions that remove barriers and to provide an easier path to an energy-efficient built environment. We work in partnership with businesses, policymakers, and environmental groups that are leading the future of energy efficiency. With over 20 years of experience, IMT has supported large-scale outcomes as a driver of important new practices and policies that benefit cities, businesses, the economy and the environment.

Headquartered in downtown Washington, DC, we provide a vibrant, collaborative and flexible workplace that brings together diverse expertise. We empower our staff to constantly learn while achieving big goals, and have a great deal of fun along the way.

IMT values all types of diversity-including racial, ethnic, and gender–and is committed to promoting and fostering a diverse organization. IMT is an equal opportunity employer.


Director, Business Engagement

Overview

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a Director for Business Engagement to envision and lead IMT’s corporate engagement to drive market adoption of decarbonized, high-performing buildings. This role provides an exciting and unique opportunity to change business practices, informed by cross-industry work on energy and sustainability. The successful candidate will have familiarity with energy management services as they relate to buildings, and an understanding of the services typically engaged to improve building performance such as energy audits, retrocommissioning, and common retrofits. Working closely with exceptional colleagues, the Director will identify and implement market-transforming solutions that harnesses the ever-growing momentum of leading companies as they raise their climate ambitions to achieve carbon, energy, and social objectives of unprecedented scale. Key markets this Director will engage include commercial real estate (owners, operators, tenants, lenders, investors, and brokers), retailers, energy service providers, and related communities. The Director for Business Engagement will report to the Managing Director of Programs. 

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

• Continually reimagine, update, and refine market-based approaches to decarbonization of the built environment, and reflect them in IMT’s work
• Evolve and deploy IMT’s strategy for engaging private sector audiences—igniting bold actions that transform buildings from being a climate problem to a climate solution
• Identify environmental and social values shared by companies, communities, and local governments; use such knowledge to design initiatives that align various stakeholders and activate corporations to achieve deep energy and carbon reductions
• Contribute to the strategy and deployment of IMT’s policy-focused work by guiding internal staff and government policymakers on ways to engage, understand, and work productively with key market actors for better climate outcomes
• In partnership with IMT’s Executive Director, develop strategies for fundraising initiatives to support the full implementation of program activities

Representation and Communication

• Represent IMT nationally, cultivating relationships with key stakeholders (e.g., commercial real estate, Fortune 500 corporations, ESG industry, financial services, etc.) and actively folding their feedback and needs into current and future IMT programs
• Represent IMT to key funders (e.g., philanthropies, companies, etc.) in ways that illustrate the market and climate impact of IMT’s private sector work
• Maintain and grow relationships with national and international organizations with which IMT can partner to accelerate the adoption of high performing buildings
• Communicate regularly with IMT leadership regarding milestones and deliverables to inform external messaging, speaking engagements, and IMT’s overall communications
• Collaborate with other IMT staff and clients to ensure public policy solutions to energy efficiency are informed by private sector realities and perspectives

Program and Staff Management

• Develop and manage a team of staff—ensuring they consistently deliver excellent service to clients and stakeholders
• Identify and implement ways to help staff continuously improve their knowledge base and skills, through mentoring and external professional development programs
• Supervise and coordinate the work of other IMT staff and contractors as applicable
• Set and manage program budgets to deliver on existing commitments while always looking ahead and planning for organizational evolution

Qualifications and Skills

• Experience working in the commercial real estate industry strongly preferred
• Ability to communicate and engage companies at all levels on the business value of energy efficiency and to translate complex concepts into user friendly language
• Experience developing new, innovative programs to tackle unsolved challenges
• Proven leader in field with experience building consensus among diverse stakeholders
• Experience in and passion energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment
• Advanced degree in business, real estate, sustainability management, or technical field relevant to energy efficiency and green building preferred
• Proven project management experience and excellent communication skills
• Strong team player able to work closely with colleagues in a small organization that relies on coordinating programs and priorities

How to Apply

This is a full-time position with a strong preference for someone based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. IMT offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits package.

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

About the Institute for Market Transformation

The Institute for Market Transformation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with a mission to catalyze widespread and sustained demand for high-performing buildings. Achieving this vision requires market transformation through strategic interventions that remove barriers and to provide an easier path to an energy-efficient built environment. We work in partnership with businesses, policymakers, and environmental groups that are leading the future of energy efficiency. With over 20 years of experience, IMT has supported large-scale outcomes as a driver of important new practices and policies that benefit cities, businesses, the economy and the environment.

Headquartered in downtown Washington, DC, we provide a vibrant, collaborative and flexible workplace that brings together diverse expertise. We empower our staff to constantly learn while achieving big goals, and have a great deal of fun along the way.