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The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) has the following full-time position available – location: Athens, OH


Training Specialist

Duties/Responsibilities: The Training Specialist is responsible for ensuring a quality training experience for all of COAD’S in-state and out-of-state customers. This individual is part of a team that provides a curriculum based on high-quality energy conservation. Continuous improvement of course curriculum will be accomplished through field evaluations and educational comparative assessments.


  • 2 Years of hands-on experience working with construction, HVAC, Weatherization, or Building Diagnostics in residential structures.
  • Experience with power tools.
  • Able to present to a classroom of adult student learners and work one-on-one with student.
  • Ability to communicate with people on all socio-economic levels.
  • Possess a valid Ohio driver license, dependable transportation, and vehicle liability insurance and be insurable through COAD’s insurance policy.
  • Ability to lift 60lbs 40 inches above the floor.
  • Ability to move freely, work and provide brief instruction in confined spaces such as a crawl space or an attic in a residential structure, multi-family dwellings, or a mobile home.
  • Attend meetings, seminars, and job-related training.
  • Good reading and technical writing skills.
  • Willing to travel both in and out of state for 1-5 days at a time.


High School Diploma is required. Advanced training or some college is preferred.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office, familiarity with PowerPoint is a plus.

(1)    Resume, (2) cover letter and (3) three references must be received by Friday 1/10/20 at 5pm by mail or email to:


Professional Development Programs Manager

Teri Combs

PO Box 787

Athens, Ohio 45701


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COAD is a non-profit, Equal Opportunity Employer/Provider of Services