Training Specialist-(Preferred Partner)

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. Not only are we deeply committed to climate change, but we are also a multi-year winner of Canada's Greenest Employers and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.   

Our work has achieved over $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.


We seek an experienced educator, workshop leader, or facilitator to design, develop and coordinate training and capacity-building activities supporting the Efficiency Preferred Partner Network. This will include planning and hosting relevant events and training supporting the Green Sector's professional development and capacity growth. The specialist must be an effective communicator/presenter with excellent time management and organizational skills and be adaptable and results-driven. 

A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

  • Responsible to provide 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.
  • Responsible for executing capacity-building activities such as career fairs, career postings, and promotion of Green Sector careers. 
  • Act as the team ‘expert’ in labor market information and current strategy to support capacity building.
  • Responsible for researching curriculum actively and remaining up to date on developments within the industry.  
  • Responsible for collaborating with education providers to promote and sponsor training courses to support gaps identified in the industry. 
  • Responsible to develop an Efficiency Preferred Partner Toolbox of OnDemand training courses with ongoing enhancement based on industry needs and building code development. 
  • Responsible for developing, executing, and reporting on an education and training plan monthly, quarterly, and annually to support industry development. 
  • Responsible for seeking feedback and reporting on outcomes of training participation and participant feedback to enhance the training portfolio further. 
  • Responsible to collaborate with the marketing department to create an effective communication plan and collateral to ensure exceptional participation from EPP members.
  • Responsible for developing internal and external communication to distribute within companies, proactively promoting courses and necessary details. 
  • Responsible for presenting and leading training sessions as needed in-person and virtual on topics pertaining to industry capacity and E1 Programs 
  • Perform all other duties as required. 

What Will Help You Succeed?

  • Community College, University degree or diploma in a business-related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 
  • Experience in the course and curriculum design and delivery, as well as managing training projects
  • Experience facilitating or leading workshops, including working with diverse groups, and experience with digital workshop delivery is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in workforce development, green jobs training, or employment skills training.
  • Ability to take on new opportunities and challenges, with a passion to continue to develop and grow
  • Effective presentation skills and comfortable speaking in public
  • 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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