Energy Coordinator

Ecology Action Centre


Full time

CA$25.45-29.55 (hourly)


Sep 8

Energy Coordinator Job Posting EAC 22-08-29


The Ecology Action Centre is a dynamic and vibrant environmental charity based in Nova Scotia. This year the Ecology Action Centre is celebrating 50 years of taking action and leadership on critical issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. We are grounded in community and act as a strong watchdog for a just and sustainable society. Ecology Action Centre | action is our middle name


You are passionate about energy efficiency and are eager to share your knowledge of sustainable energy systems with others in order to advance community energy efficiency initiatives within Nova Scotia. You thrive working in collaborative environments and building relationships to partner with organizations, private sector and the public. You are known as a real people-person with an ability to communicate confidently which will allow you to effectively navigate and advance change within government systems. This position works closely with other Energy Team members, and reports to the Director of Programs.


As the Energy Coordinator, you will be shaping the direction of and delivering EAC’s energy efficiency program, government relations and strategic, policy-focused interventions energy efficiency initiatives within Atlantic Canada. Key elements of the position will be:

  • Leading strategy, developing positions and responding to media for energy efficiency initiatives within the EAC
  • Designing and implementing energy efficient education and outreach strategy, such as advocating for all social housing to be Net Zero Energy Ready by 2030 and 3% DSM in Legislation.
  • Monitoring evolving policy opportunities and advocating for improved energy efficiency in building code at the provincial level and federal level specifically as it relates to building retrofit regulation
  • Synthesizing large amounts of information and a range of research related to energy efficiency in order to provide facilitation and leadership on complex issues
  • Creating and delivering in-person and online workshops, offering advice about energy efficiency upgrades and energy conservation techniques.
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders, including the energy efficiency industry.
  • Supervising the Energy Efficiency Officer and advising them as needed
  • Manage individual day to day budgets related to funding for energy efficiency work within the EAC


  • At least two years of experience in organizing, planning and/or supporting advocacy campaigns in either a professional or volunteer capacity and/or training related to Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Technology.
  • Familiarity with provincial and national energy and climate change regulations and legislation.
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills: working with the public, speaking, writing, and delivering presentations to various audiences.
  • Ability to work independently, effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze the most critical information needed to understand problems and offer reasonable alternatives to resolve problems or make decisions.
  • Sees inclusion as a lens for everything from strategy to program design, communication plan and delivery.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and African-Nova Scotian communities
  • Comfort and experience in public speaking, facilitation, leading workshops, supporting community events, and general event planning.
  • Proven skills as a relationship builder.
  • Practical project management experience, including manage project finances and complete reports to funders and other stakeholders.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willing to utilize social media and traditional mass media, and work with web-based platforms.

These additional skills, areas of knowledge and experiences will be considered an asset:

  • Experience working on energy-related field in Nova Scotia
  • Prior experience identifying and supporting the pursuit of fundraising and grant opportunities
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization, government, academic institution, First Nation Band, co-op, labour organization, or community enterprise.
  • Experience working with governments on policy matters.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends and willing to travel.


  • This is a full time position, 37.5 hours a week (Mon-Fri)
  • Hire date: mid-September
  • Starting wage range is $25.45 up to $29.55, based on level of knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Four weeks paid vacation, 10 paid health days, 12 paid Holidays, cost-shared benefits plan
  • Flexibility to work from home with a requirement for on-site days at our renovated, energy-efficient green office building located in the North end of Halifax at 2705 Fern Lane.
  • The first floor of our building is designed to be universally accessible.


Please email a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document titled “Your Name, Energy Coordinator” to Nancy Julien, HR Manager at Ecology Action Centre jobs and careers |

The closing date is September 12, 2022.

The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals in traditionally underrepresented groups including, but not limited to: African Nova Scotian and other racialized people, Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous people, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer people, and persons with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of an underrepresented community.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $25.45-$29.55 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Work from home


  • Day shift

Application question(s):

  • Do you currently reside in proximity to the advertised location or are planning to do so soon?
  • Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted?
  • All information in this application for employment is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that false or misleading information in this application could result in refusal of employment or discharge. I understand that this application for employment does not constitute an employment offer.

Application deadline: 2022-09-12

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