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IMT currently has the following positions open:

Communications Manager

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a media-savvy communications specialist that will oversee IMT public-facing outreach. The Communications Manager will be responsible for creating and executing strategic communications campaigns and managing public relations to reach IMT’s core audiences; writing, editing, and managing public-facing outputs such as blogs, infographics, and videos; and promoting IMT experts, awards, and events. This senior-level position reports to the Director of Communications.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute comprehensive communications plans for IMT public-facing deliverables. Plans may include the production of blog posts, fact sheets, infographics, and other materials, with a focus on reaching and driving action with IMT’s core audiences. Coordinate with Communications and program staff to oversee execution of deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Own IMT’s earned media efforts, cultivating relationships with key media outlets for IMT’s core audiences, creating and distributing materials such as press releases in a timely fashion. Oversee necessary follow-up, coordinating with Communications Director to respond in real time to media inquiries on a range of issues.
  • Manage IMT’s blog, The Current, ensuring that IMT publishes regular high-quality blog posts from a range of staff members. Create and manage an editorial calendar. Work closely with program staff to generate ideas for, as well as edit and produce regular blog posts. Oversee the strategic amplification of such posts to external channels such as media and partner websites. Coordinate with communications associate on internal efforts to have staff promote materials on their professional networks.
  • Encourage storytelling among staff, identifying and presenting a regular communications best practice or highlight.
  • Lead on preparing staff to speak externally such as in-person presentations and external webinars, coordinating with other strategic services staff as needed.
  • Manage and work effectively with contractors such as graphic designers or videographers on a per-project basis.
  • Articulate ROI and impact of communications efforts and lessons learned to IMT staff. Periodically update staff on key lessons learned or best practices.
  • Edit program deliverables as needed, such as white papers, reports, guides, and fact sheets.
  • Help lead and execute website strategy to improve the dissemination of content across IMT digital properties.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Ability to strategize as well as execute communications/promotion plans
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Motivated, creative self-starter
  • Passion to contribute to U.S. climate protection
  • Strongly preferred:
    • Experience in media or public relations
    • Experience with media outreach and analysis tools such as Cision or Meltwater
    • Interest in energy efficiency, clean energy, sustainability, green building, or environmental issues

How to apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. The salary range for this position is $70,000–$80,000, commensurate with experience. IMT also offers a competitive benefits package.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (blog post, report, or similar document) to jobs@imt.org with “Communications Manager” 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.

Development Associate

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a Development Associate to serve a vital role in supporting IMT in securing resources that enable us to deliver bold energy and climate solutions in partnership with business and government leaders. Reporting to the associate director of development, the Development Associate will support fundraising planning and implementation, working with current and future IMT donors and collaborating with IMT’s development and program teams on donor cultivation and stewardship, proposal writing and reporting, and management of development processes.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic input into multi-year approaches to expand major donor engagement and support for IMT energy, climate and social equity objectives
  • Assist in philanthropic, private, and government donor cultivation by identifying prospective funders aligned with IMT’s mission, sourcing grant opportunities, and reporting recommendations to IMT leadership
  • Support end-to-end grants management by:
    • Drafting letters of intent, grant proposals and impact reports
    • Assisting program staff in developing project narratives, tracking metrics and meeting grant goals, and promoting accomplishments to funder audiences
    • Assisting finance staff on developing grant budgets and financial reporting
    • Assisting executive staff on fundraising events, outreach and communications
  • Support implementation of IMT donor stewardship and internal and external development communications strategies
  • Maintain funding related records and manage the delivery of deadlines and reports
  • Provide support for executive director:
    • Managing and maintaining schedule for funder meetings
    • Coordinating travel arrangements and itineraries for funder meetings and events
  • Contribute to other priority projects as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree with 1 to 3 years of post-college work and/or experience
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with proposal writing experience preferred
  • Experience or strong interest in climate, clean energy and/or real estate sustainability
  • Experience with fundraising or philanthropy, particularly in a nonprofit or corporate setting preferred
  • Strong strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Passion to contribute to U.S. climate protection
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail

How to apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. The salary range for this position is $45,000–$55,000, commensurate with experience. IMT also offers a competitive benefits package.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (report, proposal or similar document) to jobs@imt.org with “Development 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 catalyze widespread and sustained demand for high-performing buildings. Achieving this vision requires a 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, our small organization contributes to large-scale outcomes by driving important new practices and policies 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—and is committed to promoting and fostering a diverse organization. IMT is an equal opportunity employer.