IMT is currently accepting applications for the following positions:


Senior Director, Business Engagement

IMT sees the drivers of high-performance buildings shifting beyond public policy toward tenant and occupant demands and requirements instituted by investors, insurance, and financial regulation. We seek a seasoned professional to engage businesses in alignment with these drivers, and oversee the evolution of IMT’s programmatic strategy and services across real estate ownership, service providers, equipment manufacturers, trade associations, and investors. The successful candidate will be a skilled networker, connector, and relationship builder among businesses relevant to the buildings sector, proactively seeking out priorities, pain points, and barriers to building retrofits in alignment with inclusive, high-performance buildings. They will have a track record of entrepreneurialism – a willingness and ability to craft and test a program plan or services to advance the adoption of performance business practices that create high-performing buildings. The ideal candidate has broad real estate experience and familiarity with Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) reporting frameworks, capital financing, valuation, inclusive development, impact investment, and the intersections of real estate business practice and policy.

The Senior Director is accountable for delivering the business engagement strategy, and directly managing and supervising the staff members who are accountable for the execution of programs. The Senior Director reports to the Managing Director of Programs and is part of IMT’s leadership team.

Responsibilities

Program Planning and Delivery

In developing and executing IMT’s business engagement strategy, programs, services, and elevating IMT’s leadership position in real estate, the Senior Director will support the following core private sector priorities:

Drive increased demand for inclusive, high-performance buildings

  • Activate real estate leaders, companies, and investors in alignment with the Framework for the Transformation of Real Estate. This may include demonstrating and measuring the impact of inclusive, high-performance development in partnership with a cohort of leading developers and businesses.
  • Expand the definition of “high performance” to encompass measurable achievements across environmental (Net-Zero, Passive House) as well as social and governance elements (community ownership models, financial transparency), and chart a complimentary strategy to evolve ESG reporting frameworks.

Provide guidance on designing and operating high-performing buildings

  • Oversee the development and dissemination of performance-aligned leasing services. These include performance-aligned lease guidance and resources in alignment with net-zero carbon and other social performance requirements; training modules for commercial & industrial performance-aligned leasing suitable for owners, tenants, attorneys and brokers; strategic consulting targeting commercial leasing; and evolution and execution of the Green Lease Leaders program.
  • Support the growth of the Building Performance Partnership (BPP), an incubator for industry-facing innovation hubs that provide training, education, financing solutions, policy implementation support, case studies, and building efficiency tools targeted to specific regions and markets. The BPP works in partnership with local industry-facing organizations to support needs assessment, business planning, and launch phases. At this time, we only envision operating the DC Building Innovation Hub because of our deep connections with the DC market.
  • Manage the integration of economic inclusion and equitable workforce development into IMT’s Hub services, and support connections between business and community engagement efforts.
  • Oversee evaluation and execution of discrete market transformation pilot opportunities and scaling strategies that support IMT’s mission to drive sustained demand for high performance buildings.

Insights and business activation on policy

  • Engage real estate-serving companies on the potential impact of building performance policies for their business by supporting the framing of insights and analysis of the policy landscape through the IMT Corporate Ally Program. Advise the IMT fundraising and program teams as they shape the agenda for Ally program members each quarter and year (deep knowledge of policy is NOT required, as detailed insights will be provided by IMT policy staff).
  • Activate businesses in support of building performance policies and improved ESG reporting. This work will involve close collaboration with the Senior Director for Policy & Regulatory Engagement and coordination between business engagement and policy staff on organizing and activating businesses in support of local and national policies, and changes to existing ESG frameworks.

The Senior Director is accountable for course-correction and revisiting milestones and outcomes, following the process set by the Managing Director of Programs for programmatic learning and synthesis.

Representation and Communication

  • Represent IMT with key stakeholders including real estate companies, investors, community leaders, reporters, and funders
  • Lead IMT communication with all business engagement funders, including staffing funder calls and meetings and working with the Managing Director of Programs to ensure that organizational milestones are communicated and met
  • Manage all relationships necessary for successful partnerships that support the business engagement strategy
  • Set agenda for internal communications related to delivery of the business engagement agenda

Staff Management and Program Execution

  • Accountable for team’s planning and timely work plan deliverables
  • Sets clear expectations for each direct report based on business engagement goals, and check in at least quarterly against progress
  • Implement IMT’s diversity, equity, and inclusion policies consistently with direct reports and the rest of the IMT team

Qualifications and Skills

  • 10-15 years of experience in real estate-related roles
  • Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Commitment to advancing social and environmental justice
  • Demonstrated experience building, leading, and maintaining an effective senior management team
  • Proven leader in field with experience building consensus among diverse stakeholders
  • Strong communication and decision-making skills

This is a Senior Director position.

  • Responsible for working with the development team to establish revenue targets and a fundraising plan for all programmatic priorities, and for securing revenue from designated funders.
  • Strong record of managing various program areas.
  • Strong record of capturing, communicating, and integrating lessons learned across various program areas.
  • Serves as an active member in the buildings industry and promotes IMT’s brand by presenting at high profile events, developing high profile relationships, and participating in committees, etc.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position that will require travel to IMT’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Remote employment will be considered with preference for location in or access to major real estate markets. IMT currently encourages remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The salary range for this position is $140,000 to $150,000, commensurate with experience and based on geographic location. IMT offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, 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 “Senior 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 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.


Project Intern

The Institute for Market Transformation seeks a motivated student or recent graduate to support our work to decarbonize buildings while benefitting the communities they are in —a foundational component to create jobs, reduce harmful pollution, and create healthier spaces in American cities. IMT leverages its expertise in the intersection of real estate and public policy to drive and support policy outcomes, widespread changes in real estate practices, and lasting market demand for high-performing building. This work results in greater economic and environmental impacts, and benefits for all people, especially those in disinvested communities. Each of our staff brings a unique perspective and background to the organization, from experience in federal government to real estate and utility companies.

Achieving our mission requires teamwork—we seek an intern who is passionate about supporting a cause and excited to do meaningful research that will help drive our work. The research will support the Building Performance Partnership program to deliver policy compliance support and innovative leadership practices to real estate stakeholders in jurisdictions pursuing leading-edge building emission policies. This is a valuable opportunity to build an existing skill set in research and gain experience in the clean energy industry as well as the nonprofit sector.

Responsibilities

You will report to the Associate Director, Building Performance Partnership, and support projects across the organization. You may conduct research and analysis, develop content, and provide administrative and writing support depending on your qualifications. Specific tasks may include:

  • Research, compile, and package a suite of content that assesses the market landscape of specific cities and identifies barriers to high performance buildings.
  • Update existing documents to reflect the changing market and legislative situation.
  • Conduct a replicable market landscape scan on equity and social programs related to high performing buildings.
  • Conduct online research on companies, non-profits, and government entities that care about sustainability for pilot project recruitment efforts.
  • Organize and track existing IMT and external resources to make it easily searchable and accessible by IMT staff.
  • Coordinate with IMT’s communications team to manage resources on the IMT website.
  • Assist with research tasks across the organization’s diverse projects.
  • Support logistics, data entry, and other administrative tasks as assigned, and improve general office procedures.
  • Present project findings to IMT staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Current student or recent graduate (less than 1 year out of college)
  • Interest in clean energy or sustainability
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, and a drive to succeed
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and research skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Ability to perform self-directed work and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines

How to Apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office, but remote employment will be considered. IMT currently encourages remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hourly pay is $22 per hour. Minimum 35 hours per week, 3-month minimum commitment preferred starting in late June/early July 2022.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Project Intern” 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.