Partnership Development Specialist

EfficiencyOne Dartmouth, NS

We transform the way people use energy.


About the Organization

We’re a leading energy efficiency enterprise. We believe in the good things efficiency brings to our lives, and we come to work every day to make the world a better place – starting in our own province. We have successfully helped hundreds of thousands of families, businesses, non-profits, and institutions transform how they use energy – and we will continue to lead the way in the transition to a low-carbon future. We are deeply committed to climate change and are a multi-year winner of Canada's Greenest Employers and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.   

Our work has achieved more than $1 billion in energy savings and contributed over 24% of Nova Scotia’s GHG emission reductions since 2011. We’re passionate about ensuring that all Nova Scotians have equal access to our programs and understand that energy efficiency can help serve our communities and promote a socially equitable energy future. Find out more about how we are making an impact here:

Why you’ll love working here: 

  • A culture that understands there is life outside of work and cares about their employees
  • An engaging, fun, and inclusive work environment
  • A holistic benefits package that starts on day one
  • Wellness initiatives and fitness challenges hosted throughout the year
  • Corporate gym memberships
  • Career growth and professional development opportunities
  • Being part of a team contributing to Nova Scotia’s goal of net-zero carbon by 2050.

If you want to be part of an organization with an ambitious plan to support the transition to net zero and help build a thriving, resilient future for Nova Scotians - then you belong here!  

Want to know what it’s really like to work with us? Reach out to any one of our team members on LinkedIn to hear their firsthand experience at EfficiencyOne.


The Partnership Development Specialist is responsible to plan and deploy an engagement and outreach strategy for the Efficiency Preferred Partner Network, Associations, and Partners for E1. This will include planning and hosting relevant events and training for but not limited to Engineers, Consultants, and Architects. Must be an effective communicator, have excellent time management and organizational skills, and be adaptable and results-driven.

A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

  • Providing outreach and engagement to the Efficiency Preferred Partner Network (EPP), Associations, and other E1 Partners to build industry capacity and drive participation in Efficiency Nova Scotia programs and services.
  • Developing a partner engagement plan, providing education and training, and attending networking opportunities to strengthen EfficiencyOne/ Efficiency Nova Scotia’s reputation and raise awareness about our current and upcoming offerings.
  • Finding new partnership opportunities while maintaining current network development.
  • Proactively identifying opportunities for growth and improvement with the EPP Network internally with EfficiencyOne/ Efficiency Nova Scotia and externally with target markets.
  • Developing opportunities with existing and new partners and building strategic relationships with associations.
  • Expanding work with partners from diverse communities to reach underserved communities and increase program participation.
  • Collaborating with Marketing and providing input to plans, offers, and collateral related to Partners.
  • Facilitating a contractor appreciation program to ensure all contractors working with Efficiency Nova Scotia are aligned with the Preferred Partner network.
  • Reporting back to Efficiency Preferred Partner Manager on-site visit information, new opportunities, and industry feedback.
  • Other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Manager Efficiency Preferred Partners
  • Drive EPP Network growth and participation through outreach strategy in alignment with Programs and Business Development
  • Perform all other duties as required.

What Will Help You Succeed?

  • A Community College or University diploma in Communications, Marketing, PR, or Business-related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Knowledge and skills in business-to-business sales
  • Ability to take on new opportunities and challenges, with a passion to continue to develop and grow
  • Excellent client service skills (internal partners and customers), including working collaboratively or independently.
  • A commitment to quality and investing in results that add value and drive the business
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and have
  • Ability to prioritize deliverables and work independently or within a team
  • Experience with and proficiency with all MS Office applications (including Teams)

What to expect in your first several weeks on the job:   

In the first week, expect to:

  • Introduction to Team and Program Managers to learn about your collaboration with program targets, trends, and team goals.
  • Job shadow other teammates to learn about their roles and responsibilities.
  • Read program materials to familiarize yourself with Efficiency Preferred Partner Network and our tools and processes.
  • Start performing core duties.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Perform core duties with limited support.
  • Meet our Efficiency Preferred Partners and Strategic Partners.
  • Continue to learn more about industry and program demands.
  • Start identifying opportunities to support program participation through Efficiency Preferred Partner Development. 

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Perform core duties independently.
  • Support Efficiency Preferred Partner Network and Programs through development and outreach.
  • Establish a performance and development plan with your manager.

EfficiencyOne is committed to fostering a culture that is supportive and values others, one that is grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual orientations, and gender identities

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