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IMT has the following open positions:


Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement, Building Innovation Hub

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a seasoned professional to lead, create, and implement a content development and industry outreach strategy to support the on-going growth and long-term success of the District’s new Building Innovation Hub (Hub).

The Hub helps building industry professionals in and around Washington, DC create and operate high-performing buildings with the goal of preparing the community for the District’s Building Energy Performance Standards. It is a project of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that specializes in driving demand for high performance buildings.

The Hub connects local building industry professionals and provides information, tools, and educational programming. The goal of the Hub is to meet the current needs of the building industry while simultaneously pushing the industry towards the innovative solutions needed to build and operate high performance buildings.

Role of the Associate Director

The Associate Director will support the Hub’s Director in working with the local building community to identify and overcome barriers to achieving high-performance buildings in the District. The Associate Director will work closely with IMT’s communications team around promotion of Hub resources and events. 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 Associate Director will create and oversee execution of a content strategy that includes resource development, educational programming, blogs, and newsletter content and will serve as principal author and editor of Hub publications, newsletters, articles, tools, and website content. Additionally, the Associate Director will oversee vendors and industry experts hired to assist in content and program development.

To ensure the successful delivery of content the Associate Director will coordinate with industry partners for co-branded events and/or content development and work to develop an outreach strategy that ensures that all target audiences are reached.

The Associate Director will be responsible for ensuring that content and programming accelerate market transformation across the District’s building industry–enabling 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 Standards.

IMT staff will provide communications and marketing service support of the Associate Director and the Hub. The Associate Director will report to the Hub’s Director.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in working with and managing the Hub’s Advisory Board.
  • Contribute to the short- and long-term strategies and vision for the Hub.
  • Facilitate conversations and work with a variety of external stakeholders, including government and local building industry organizations, to incorporate and accommodate diverse perspectives and priorities to inform Hub offerings and outreach efforts.
  • Develop strong familiarity with DC policies including building codes and the Building Energy Performance Standards.
  • 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), and other local building industry organizations.
  • Engage and build strong relationships with local real estate professional organizations, companies, individuals and attend industry events to promote the Hub.
  • Work to build the Hub as a recognizable brand, speaking at events and to reporters.
  • Serve as a principal author and editor of Hub publications, newsletters, resources, tools, and web site.
  • Oversee internal staff members and/or external partners to ensure successful program and resource development.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in design, operations, ownership, development, or improvement of buildings or in energy efficiency, green building, real estate, or finance, in and around DC.
  • Strong familiarity with the local building industry and market trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of building industry stakeholders.
  • Be an excellent communicator with the ability to understand, persuade and translate among a wide range of professionals.
  • Be able to quickly develop familiarity with relevant fields to tailor the Hub’s messages to those audiences and constructively receive their feedback.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and prowess.
  • Experience managing staff, consultants and/or projects.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. IMT currently encourages remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the successful candidate must be located in the Washington, D.C. area. The salary range is $95,000 to $110,000 and is commensurate with experience. IMT also offers a competitive benefits package.  

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample (e.g. article, blog post, report, proposal, or external facing document) to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement” in the subject line. Interviews anticipated to begin November 2020 with a proposed start date in January 2021. 

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.


Manager, Community Engagement

As climate change impacts communities across the United States, IMT believes that our buildings should reduce pollution, protect our health, and enable us to thrive. We build policies and advance business practices that enable people to build and operate healthy, high-performing buildings. IMT seeks a dynamic professional with an understanding of the complexities involved in adopting and implementing strategies that address the climate crisis while also addressing the immediate needs of communities. The successful candidate will help identify and empower community organizations and voices in the planning and implementation of energy policies and programs, in the development and operation of real estate, and in the utility sector. This work will require interacting with a diverse set of stakeholders, identifying new and creative policy solutions, and finding common ground for successful design and implementation of policies and programs. As IMT’s primary representative to community organizations, this individual should have experience working directly within, or closely with, community-based organizations. Empathetic to the need to take quick action to decarbonize buildings, this individual will be a self-starter driven by both a sense of urgency for climate action and an insistence on inclusive community engagement and solutions centered on equity and people.

This unique position will work across all of IMT’s engagement work, collaborating closely with IMT’s team to deliver solutions directly in communities. The manager will report to IMT’s Director of Public Engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) engaged with IMT’s work, tracking their needs, identifying priorities, and providing recommendations for IMT staff who will craft policy solutions
  • Develop and implement CBO engagement strategy in coordination with IMT’s program teams to collectively identify ways to leverage policies and programs to achieve community priorities such as racial equity, climate resilience, housing affordability, public health, and workforce development
  • Organize and facilitate meetings with a diverse group of stakeholders including CBOs, government officials, businesses and non-profit organizations
  • Oversee funding directed to CBOs engaged with IMT
  • Leveraging IMT’s ongoing and broad work in the District of Columbia, and in coordination with IMT’s DC project leads, develop strategic plans for coordinating with DC-based CBOs on identifying and addressing urgent community needs through IMT’s climate and energy-focused work in DC

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 5 years of experience in community engagement, knowledgeable in the development and implementation of successful policies and programs
  • Commitment to advancing social and economic justice
  • Talent for establishing and growing relationships based on trust with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate conversations and work with a variety of external stakeholders to incorporate and accommodate diverse perspectives and priorities
  • Ability to be uninhibited by traditional policy development processes and willingness to recommend new, creative, and politically challenging ideas
  • Ability to balance multiple partners/clients on different projects with competing priorities
  • Demonstrated project management experience and prowess
  • Experience directing the work of others and working collaboratively across an organization

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office. IMT currently encourages remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the successful candidate must be located in the Washington, D.C. area. The salary range for this position is $75,000-$95,000, commensurate with experience. In addition, IMT offers a competitive benefits package.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Manager – Community 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 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.


Manager, Business Engagement

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a dynamic Manager for Business Engagement to support IMT’s corporate engagement to drive market adoption of decarbonized, high-performing buildings.  The successful candidate is passionate about sustainable practices, and has an entrepreneurial spirit with the confidence to explore, create, and lead non-traditional solutions that strive to change business as usual. This role provides a unique opportunity to drive market-transforming solutions that harness the momentum of leading companies as they raise their climate ambitions to achieve carbon, energy, and social objectives of unprecedented scale. The role requires direct working knowledge of the real estate industry and the capability of representing IMT externally to engage with stakeholders in commercial real estate (owners, operators, tenants, lenders, investors, and brokers), retailers, energy service providers, and related communities. This position reports to the Director for Business Engagement and will work collaboratively throughout the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of two to five demonstration projects that design and test market-transforming solutions with the commercial real estate community
  • Synthesize and publicly present thought-leading ideas through public presentations, written resources, publishable articles, and/or blogs
  • Contribute subject matter expertise to the development of forward-thinking solutions that accelerate demand for efficiency through high-performance leasing, tenant programs, commercial real estate finance and valuation, and technology
  • Work collaboratively with IMT’s Public Sector team to identify and facilitate ways that local governments and utilities can partner with, incentivize, and motivate the private sector to decarbonize buildings
  • Facilitate public-private partnership opportunities with companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to develop energy-saving strategies through market- and policy-based mechanisms
  • Develop analytical models to quantify the impact of the IMT’s market-engagement efforts and the impact of private sector transformation
  • Contribute to evolving the strategic direction of IMT’s business engagement work, likely leading one or more areas of focus within the overall program

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree—or comparable experience—in real estate, finance, business, or related field
  • 5+ years of work experience in commercial real estate, energy services, ESG, or a related field
  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously and manage complex workflows
  • Appetite for tackling difficult climate and energy problems head-on, with a demonstrated ability to devise creative yet structured approaches to overcoming such challenges
  • Demonstration of project management that includes diligent project planning, proactive budgeting, creative execution, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a drive towards completion
  • Skilled communicator with a professional demeanor who can develop and present material with confidence, can read the interest of the audience and pivot presentation tactics accordingly
  • Experience managing interns or other staff directly
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills to inform organizational decisions and activities
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders including building owners and operators, policy-makers, finance professionals, and other industry professionals

How to Apply

This is a full-time position based in IMT’s Washington, DC office, although remotely located candidates will be considered. The salary for this position is $75,000 to $95,000, commensurate with experience and based on geographic location. IMT also offers a competitive benefits package. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Manager – Business 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 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.