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IMT currently has the following positions open:

Director, DC High-Performance Building Hub

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a seasoned professional to develop, implement and lead a strategic and long term vision for the high-performance building hub (“the Hub”) for the District of Columbia. The Director will create an innovative new platform from the ground up aimed at working with the local building community to identify and overcome barriers that are holding back high performing buildings in the District. The ideal candidate will have worked in the local real estate or building design, construction, service or management community, been constrained by these barriers in their own work, gained hard-won insight into these barriers, formed ideas for overcoming the barriers and be passionate about this exceptional opportunity to catalyze solutions to benefit the whole community.

The Director will be responsible for building and sustaining the Hub as a collaborative platform that will accelerate market transformation across the District’s building industry to enable the District to meet its green building and climate commitments and contribute to the success of DC policies including new building codes and the Building Energy Performance Standard. At its core, the goal of the Hub is to help the building industry in the District to advance high-performance buildings. The Hub has the opportunity to be a neutral convener of parties in a changing regulatory environment, which is essential when considering the multitude of disciplines and public and private stakeholders that operate in the local building industry.

The Director will have insight into how construction, retrofits, real estate, and/or building operations in DC function, what drives decision making and what levers can be pulled to advance market transformation. The Director must be an excellent communicator with the ability to understand, persuade and translate among a wide range of professionals including policy makers, architects, engineers, building owners, developers, lenders, building operators, brokers, trades, inspectors and the public. The Director must be able to quickly develop sufficient familiarity with those fields to tailor the Hub’s messages to those audiences and constructively receive their feedback. The Director must have the capacity to be an inspiring and visionary leader, effective public speaker, efficient manager and talented fundraiser.

The Director will be responsible for hiring and leading a small staff for the Hub, which may grow significantly over time depending on fundraising, which the Director will help to lead.

IMT staff will provide administrative, fundraising, communications, outreach, and policy expertise in support of the Hub as well as coaching as needed to help the Director develop needed expertise and staff capacity.

The Director of the DC Hub will report to IMT’s Director of Market Transformation.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all day-to-day management, financial, and operational aspects of the Hub
  • Develop and manage Hub projects and budgets
  • Serve as a principal fundraiser for the Hub and lead in reporting to funders
  • Form, recruit, convene, staff and manage the Hub Advisory Board
  • Further develop the short- and long-term strategies and vision for the Hub
  • Solicit input from public and private stakeholders, including analyzing results in hand from the Hub’s industry survey
  • Develop familiarity regarding DC policies to drive building performance, including building codes, CPACE, benchmarking and the Building Energy Performance Standard
  • Coordinate potential offerings and services with related organizations and agencies such as the Department of Energy & Environment, DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), the DC Green Bank, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)
  • Engage with local real estate professional organizations, companies, individuals and attend industry events to promote the Hub
  • Build a recognizable brand for the Hub and serve as a leading public face of the Hub, speaking at events and to reporters
  • Serve as a principal author and editor of Hub publications, newsletters, resources, tools, and web site
  • Develop and/or review solicitations for contracting support to the Hub, select contractors and oversee contracts
  • Build Hub staff capacity by  hiring and managing staff
  • Hold a non-voting, ex-officio seat on the IMT Board of Directors, attend board meetings, and represent the budget, programs, and activities of the Hub

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in design, operations, ownership, development, or improvement of buildings or in energy efficiency, green building, real estate, or finance
  • Results-driven and solutions-oriented
  • 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
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience managing staff, consultants and/or projects
  • Strongly preferred
    • Strong ties and a positive relationship with the District’s real estate community and an understanding of its priorities and concerns
    • Demonstrated ability to inspire innovation by building industry professionals
    • Start-up, organization building, or non-profit executive leadership experience

How to Apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. The salary range for this position is $120,000 – $130,000, commensurate with experience. IMT also offers a competitive benefits package.  

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Director of DC Hub” in the subject line. Interviews anticipated to begin in December, with a proposed start date in January 2020. 

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.

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.