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Associate Director, Building Innovation Hub

The Building Innovation Hub (Hub) helps building industry professionals in and around Washington, DC create and operate high-performing buildings. 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 the local building community and provides information, tools, support services, and educational programming. Goals of the Hub include: supporting the community as they navigate the District’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS); meeting the current needs of the building industry; and simultaneously pushing it towards the innovative solutions needed to build and operate high performance, resilient buildings and communities.

Position Description

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a seasoned professional to champion the on-going growth and long-term success of the Hub. The Associate Director will support the Hub’s Director in implementing a strategic vision to achieve the Hub’s mission and goals. They will collaborate with the local building industry, community members, and other stakeholders to identify and overcome barriers to:

  • Advancing high-performance buildings in the DC Metropolitan region;
  • Complying with local green building regulations;
  • Transitioning to a clean energy supply;
  • Achieving equity and economic inclusion through the commercial real estate business;
  • Expanding and diversifying the clean energy workforce and available supplier network;
  • Supporting local underrepresented, frontline communities to participate in the growing clean energy economy; and
  • Assisting traditionally under-resourced building typologies (i.e. affordable multifamily housing, community and nonprofit facilities, houses of worship, senior care communities, etc.) with building improvement projects.

The candidate will have worked in the local commercial real estate, building design, construction, or building operations community and have experience working closely with the communities affected by it; 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 DC region building community and frontline communities.

The Associate Director will co-create an expanded outreach strategy and oversee execution of a content strategy that includes resource development, in-person and virtual events, educational programming, blogs, and newsletter content. They will also serve as a principal author of Hub publications, newsletters, articles, tools, and website content, working closely with IMT’s communications team.

Additionally, they will oversee vendors and industry experts hired to assist in content, service, and program development. To ensure the successful delivery of these things, the Associate Director will coordinate with industry partners for co-branded events and resource 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 programming accelerates market transformation across the DMV region’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.

The Associate Director will report to the Hub’s Director.

Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

Note that interviews are anticipated to begin September 2022 with a proposed start date in Fall 2022.