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IMT currently has the following positions open:

Director, Private Sector Engagement

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a Director for Private Sector 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 Private Sector 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
  • Develop 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, and financial services companies) and actively folding their feedback and needs into current and future IMT programs
  • Represent IMT to key funders (e.g., philanthropies, companies, individuals) 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 public engagements and IMT’s 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

  • 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 – Private Sector 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.

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.


RAY Clean Energy Diversity Fellow

Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in clean energy, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Clean Energy Diversity Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate clean energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship Program is a paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the clean energy sector—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.

IMT seeks a motivated individual to support our work to improve the energy efficiency of buildings—a foundational component to create jobs, reduce harmful pollution, and create healthier spaces in American cities. Achieving our mission requires teamwork—the Fellow will engage with cities and the commercial real estate market to help drive energy efficiency. This is a valuable opportunity to build an existing skillset in strategic communications and gain experience in the clean energy field as well as the nonprofit sector. The Fellow will work closely with and provide support to project teams across the organization. This includes research, writing, and implementation support for IMT’s public and private sector engagement teams.

How to apply

For more information on this position, the RAY Fellowship Program, or to apply, visit the RAY Fellowship Program website.

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.


Senior Manager of Codes and Technical Strategy

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a dynamic individual to develop and deploy local, state, and national level strategies to achieve broad-scale transformation through codes and building technology. The successful candidate is passionate about clean energy and has an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit with the confidence to explore, create, and lead. The Senior Manager of Codes and Technical Strategy will help establish a technical basis for IMT’s cutting-edge work on city and state policies mandating high-performance buildings. He or she will also help decide where IMT can be most impactful in improving and expanding energy codes and lead the implementation of these efforts. More broadly, the successful candidate will provide thought leadership and develop strategies on the evolving intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, storage and grid interaction. This position reports to the Director of Policy and Technical Analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects in a program area, including planning, reporting, and ensuring deadlines and deliverables are met.
  • Identify, establish relationships with, and implement productive, high-impact partnerships with other organizations working to effectively advance codes and building technology.
  • Identify the most pressing technical challenges (e.g., decarbonization) and initiate solutions, through internal capacity-building or with other partners.
  • Represent IMT externally as a thought-leading subject matter expert on codes and technical matters.
  • Exercise creativity and vision in scoping and overseeing projects that consider the intersections of resilience, equity, and energy efficiency in the built environment.
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive codes and technical strategy that aligns with IMT’s framework.
  • Drive local, state and national collaboration in key impact areas identified in the strategy.
  • Provide direct consulting to local governments and private sector clients to glean maximum energy and carbon savings through energy codes and technological advancements.
  • Understand and collaborate with all IMT practice areas to ensure the strategy supports and is consistent with IMT’s other work. Make recommendations based on synthesis of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Work with IMT’s development team to successfully fundraise for deployment of IMT’s codes and technical strategy.
  • Assess staff capacity and needs, focusing on building science and technical expertise.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in building science, engineering, architecture, or fields relevant to energy efficiency, construction, buildings or real estate
  • Experience with public policy analysis and research
  • Experience in energy efficiency, construction, buildings operation, or real estate
  • Proven record of successful engagement in arenas with competing and conflicting stakeholder priorities.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in establishing and maintaining partnerships and collaborative relationships and forums.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to synthesize and clearly articulate complex issues.
  • Ability to think flexibly and use interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving.
  • Strong existing network of codes and building science experts.
  • Experience with and understanding of local governments, including their goals, concerns, and limitations in addressing policy issues.
  • Broad understanding of the commercial real estate market, including the stakeholders’ motivations and concerns regarding the implementation of energy efficiency measures under either voluntarily or mandatory scenarios.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position with a strong preference for someone based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $110,000, commensurate with experience. IMT offers a competitive benefits package.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Senior Program Manager – Codes and Technical Strategy” 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.

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.