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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.

IMT currently has the following positions open:

Director, Market Engagement Team

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a mission-driven leader of market-based solutions to solve today’s climate and energy challenges through building energy efficiency. IMT seeks a Director for Market Engagement to lead the development and delivery of IMT’s strategy for private sector audiences. The successful candidate will have a strong record of providing excellent energy management services to the property sector, including but not limited to operations, audits, and refurbishment. The Director will use their knowledge of how buildings function, experience in green/high performing buildings and a working knowledge of real estate and efficiency finance to build energy reduction programs with real estate companies, assess current gaps and trends, and identify energy savings opportunities to promote widespread market adoption and implementation of energy efficiency.

Working closely with exceptional colleagues, the Director will develop and accelerate the growth of IMT’s market engagement. This role provides a unique opportunity to change business practices, informed by cross-industry work on energy and sustainability. Key markets to engage include commercial real estate (owners, operators, tenants, lenders, investors, and brokers), retailers, energy service providers, and related communities. The Director for Market Engagement reports to the Managing Director.

Responsibilities

The Director’s core responsibilities include building and maintaining relationships, driving business development, expanding our real estate engagement and energy efficiency programs, and management of the team.

Strategic Planning
  • Develop the work plan and strategy for engaging private sector audiences to take action to reduce energy use, with a heavy emphasis on national and regional real estate brokers, and owners/developers.
  • Oversee the implementation and growth of IMT’s Market Engagement program, tracking to 3-to-5 year goals and Key Performance Indicators for all funding sources
  • Assess, evaluate, and suggest modifications to program strategy over time
  • In conjunction with Managing Director and development staff, develop strategy for and participate in fundraising initiatives to support the full implementation of program activities
Representation and Communication
  • Represent IMT nationally, serving as a spokesperson to key stakeholders in the real estate sector, energy service providers, financial industry, and government agencies
  • Communicate regularly with IMT leadership regarding milestones and deliverables to inform public engagements and communications
  • Collaborate and coordinate work with IMT’s Building Performance Policy team, government entities, and other national and international partner organizations.
Program and Staff Management
  • Develop and manage team initiatives, oversee all project work related to the Market Engagement team
  • Oversee research and analysis to inform recommendations for changes in business practices, efficiency policies, and efficiency programs
  • Directly supervise the Market Engagement program staff. Supervise and coordinate the work of other IMT staff and contractors as applicable
  • Set program budget and manage program expenses in conjunction with IMT’s Chief Administrative Officer.
Accountability and Reporting
  • Oversee development of analytical models to estimate quantitatively the potential impact of the implementation of private market initiatives
  • Coordinate with IMT’s Chief Administrative Officer on all budget development and reporting
  • Support fundraising work, including review of funding applications
  • Accountable for team’s timely work plan deliverables
Qualifications and Skills
  • Strong technical understanding of energy reduction, building energy audits, construction technology and practices, building services and renewable energy technologies
  • Ability to communicate and engage companies at all levels on technical issues and to translate complex concepts into user friendly language
  • Proven leader in field with experience building consensus among diverse stakeholders
  • Experience in and passion for reducing energy use and sustainability issues in new and/or existing buildings
  • 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
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
How to Apply

IMT offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as health, dental, retirement, and vacation benefits.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Director of Market 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 advance practical and innovative solutions that drive energy efficiency in all building types across the United States and Canada. Achieving this vision requires a transformative approach to changing current policies and programs in cities and local governments through a process of strategic interventions to remove barriers and to provide an easier path to implementing energy efficiency in buildings. We work in partnership with policymakers, environmental groups, and businesses that are leading the way to shaping the future of energy efficiency. With over 20 years of experience, our small organization contributes to large-scale impactful outcomes through our work in driving important new policies and widespread changes in practice that benefit cities, businesses, the economy and the environment.

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 goals, 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, Real Estate

IMT seeks a dynamic Senior Program Associate to help advance policies and practices to improve the adoption of energy efficiency in commercial real estate. The successful candidate is passionate about energy efficiency and has an entrepreneurial spirit with the confidence to explore and create non-traditional solutions. This role provides a unique opportunity to change business practices and requires a working knowledge of the real estate industry and financial structures. The Senior Program Associate will represent IMT and engage with commercial real estate (owners, operators, tenants, lenders, investors, and brokers), retailers, energy service providers, and related communities. This position reports directly to the Director of Market Engagement.

Responsibilities
  • Lead the development and implementation of 1-3 demonstration projects testing varying solutions with utility providers, commercial and retail owners and tenants, cities and local governments
  • Synthesize ideas into publishable articles, presentations, case studies and educational materials
  • Conduct research and analysis on forward thinking solutions in high performance leasing, commercial finance programs, and technology
  • Support communication activities to promote IMT’s public facing materials and events via social media and other channels
  • Work with private companies and government agencies to develop energy deployment strategies, which may include high performance lease language, alternative financing solutions, EMIS evaluation and implementation, policy development and engagement and training programs
  • Present as the subject matter expert at conferences and through other platforms
  • [Desired] Develop analytical models to estimate quantitatively the potential impact of the implementation of private market initiatives
Qualifications and Skills
  • Undergraduate degree in real estate, finance, business or related field
  • 5+ years of post-college work experience, ideally in commercial real estate, energy efficiency, or a related field
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Advanced Excel skills or proficiency with data science languages are a plus
  • Ability to work on a diverse range of projects with diverse teams of policymakers, architects, engineers, economists, attorneys and industry professionals
How to Apply

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

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Senior Associate” 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 advance practical and innovative solutions that drive energy efficiency in all building types across the United States and Canada. Achieving this vision requires a transformative approach to changing current policies and programs in cities and local governments through a process of strategic interventions to remove barriers and to provide an easier path to implementing energy efficiency in buildings. We work in partnership with policymakers, environmental groups, and businesses that are leading the way to shaping the future of energy efficiency. With over 20 years of experience, our small organization contributes to large-scale impactful outcomes through our work in driving important new policies and widespread changes in practice that benefit cities, businesses, the economy and the environment.

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 goals, 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.