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Learning and Development Partner


About Energy Trust of Oregon

Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy development. We serve Oregon customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista, and SW Washington customers of NW Natural. Year over year Energy Trust is recognized as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon.

Our Vision

Clean, affordable energy for everyone.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We recognize the lack of diversity in our industry, and we actively seek to address it with our hiring and retention practices as well as our values. We believe every person and their lived experience is integral to building a vibrant culture and delivering effective services to all customers we serve. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and we encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

Our Location

Energy Trust provides a range of work location options, including remote, hybrid and in-office work. This position will represent Energy Trust in public settings and potentially at community events. We are open to candidates who live throughout Oregon and Washington. The Learning and Development Partner would be expected to report to the office on a quarterly basis, at minimum.

What We’re Looking For:

The Learning and Development Partner is responsible for designing and implementing training programs that will enable employees at all levels to thrive within a rapidly growing organization. Energy Trust recognizes the importance of providing training and other development programs that enable staff to reach their fullest potential to best meet the organization’s ambitious goals. Developing a manager training program, supporting our employees in managing rapid change, and maintaining our career development and onboarding programs are a few of the most critical responsibilities for this role. The Learning and Development Partner enables Energy Trust to build the culture and work environment that attracts and retains our most important and valuable resource, our staff.

This position interacts with all employees across the organization in a way that aligns with our values, fosters a sense of belonging in our staff and builds a positive employee-employer relationship throughout every point of the employee lifecycle. We’re committed to being a workplace where everyone is welcomed, supported, respected, and valued. This position is within the People Services team which includes human resources and facilities personnel. In partnership with these other team members, this position will implement and manage processes required to ensure a positive employee experience and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This position reports to the People Strategy Lead.

What You’ll Do:

  • In partnership with People Strategy Lead, develop and manage an organizational learning and development strategy that supports the organization’s goals, and is rooted in relevant metrics, innovative practices, and diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.
  • Conduct needs assessments to understand learning gaps in the organization; conduct program evaluations to understand the effectiveness of training solutions.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a manager training program, including options for emerging leaders and experienced managers. This program may be internal to Energy Trust, use external training partners, or a combination of the two.
  • Support the organization’s evolution towards a more risk-tolerant, fast-paced organization through training solutions.
  • Where necessary, create and deliver engaging, evidence-based, inclusive curricula for internal trainings.

Train and facilitate

  • Where appropriate, deliver internal trainings using best practices for adult learning and an engaging, dynamic facilitation approach.
  • Serve as an internal facilitation resource for team meetings, retreats, all-staff events, and other facilitation needs.
  • Provide individual or small-group coaching, follow-up, and engagement to support ongoing implementation of concepts delivered through training.
  • Serve as an internal resource on training and development options for staff.

Manage employee learning programs

  • Maintain the career development lattice program, including updating the lattice to stay relevant and accurate, offering training to staff on how to use the program, and coaching managers and employees on career development strategies.
  • Manage Energy Trust’s relationship with LinkedIn Learning to maximize use of the platform.
  • Research, recommend, and manage relationships with external coaches for partnership with employees.
  • Plan and facilitate monthly new employee orientation sessions.
  • Serve as the liaison between Energy Trust and external training partners, including planning for and following up from on-demand trainings.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Perform all functions of the job in a safe manner.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, human resources, organizational development, social sciences, or other related fields, or equivalent experience, preferred.
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience in learning and development. Experience must be within an organization that highly values a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a learning program strategy in a diverse, growing organization
  • Experience developing curricula on a range of topics and in a range of formats (in-person, virtual, asynchronous, etc)
  • Dynamic communicator able to connect to a variety of audiences, including senior leaders and frontline staff
  • Strong facilitator with experience engaging and guiding participants through learning and meeting experiences
  • Understanding of change management principles
  • Understanding of adult learning principles
  • Independent project management skills, including planning, execution, and monitoring of programs with minimal supervision. Able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong administrative skills and ability to manage time efficiently through multiple projects and competing deadlines.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, positive communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with all staff of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Preferred certification in one or more assessment tools (DiSC, StrengthsFinder, etc)
  • Preferred training or certification in cultural competency and using a DEI lens
  • Ability to excel in a diverse, collaborative & innovative

The above information is designed to outline the functions and position requirements of this job. It does not identify all tasks that may be expected, nor address the performance standards that must be maintained.

What You’ll Get:

  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • Employer sponsored and paid life/disability
  • 401(k) with a company contribution of 6% of your salary after 90 days of employment
  • TriMet pass
  • Access to health and dependent FSA/HSA accounts
  • Generous paid vacation, holidays and sick days
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Employee assistance program
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Great colleagues and culture
  • Flexibility to work from home and/or an office space at the Portland, OR location
  • Work from home laptop provided


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that candidates from certain demographics are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification—for example, women and People of Color. At Energy Trust we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace—if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Please submit your resume and cover letter

Attn: Learning and Development Partner

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Energy Trust of Oregon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and physical disability, political affiliation, union membership, status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodation throughout the application, interviewing and employment process. If you require reasonable accommodation, contact us. Energy Trust of Oregon is an E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Energy Trust is committed to pay equity. Energy Trust is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience and training.

Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, and certifications in the pay equity assessment to determine equitable salary placement.

Starting Compensation: $83,800 to $106,400.