Senior Program Associate

Institute for Market Transformation Published: March 8, 2021
Washington, D.C.
Job Type
CSR/ Envir Mgmt Systems / Design & Construction / Outreach / Advocacy /

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The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) catalyzes demand for high-performing buildings. Why? The buildings in which we live and work are the single largest energy user in the United States, accounting for ~40% of total energy consumption.

  • At IMT, we see a clear path to reducing energy use by 30% or more across U.S. commercial, industrial, and multifamily buildings by 2030. The resulting benefits are life changing.

Position Overview

Institute for Market Transformation's Senior Program Associates contribute significantly to one or more of IMT’s areas of work, including the implementation of IMT’s public sector strategy and the adoption of decarbonization policy in achieving climate and equity goals. The Senior Program Associate reports to the Associate Director for Policy Strategy and Engagement and works collaboratively throughout the organization. 


  • Create educational and technical materials and resources on building performance policies and the intersection of social priorities such as resilience, public health, racial equity, affordable housing and workforce development
  • Synthesize complex information—from multiple external and internal sources—and draw insightful conclusions that improve IMT’s ability to advance market adoption of energy efficiency and intersecting social priorities
  • Develop partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, companies, and trade associations as needed
  • Manage assigned projects including planning, reporting, and ensuring deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Present publicly at events and conferences and organize panels on relevant topics
  • Work with other programs as assigned

Qualifications and Skills 

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably with a focus on energy, climate, and/or the environment
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience, work in or with Community Based Organizations a plus
  • Commitment to advancing social and economic justice
  • Highly organized, with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a thirst for solving tough problems 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Demonstrate an agility for sizing up and tackling problems that span public and private sectors
  • Flexible, comfortable with some ambiguity, and a team player  

Compensation & Location

  • 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 salary range for this position is $55,000 – $75,000, commensurate with experience and based on geographic location. In addition, IMT offers a competitive benefits package.

To Apply

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