SunCommon is a Benefit Corporation based out of Waterbury Center that is fueled by the belief that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts. Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. Our mission is to tear down barriers to clean energy and use our business as a force for good!
Everyday, we work to make going solar easy and affordable, so that every Vermont home and business can be part of building our clean energy future.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS
In just 5 years, SunCommon has grown into Vermont’s largest residential solar business with over 3500 Vermont customers, and a partnership in New York that has launched our business across the lake. We generate significant revenue, profitably, while serving the communities in which we live and work and the planet that sustains us.
Our innovative business process begins with a community organizing approach to marketing, via high-touch, personal interactions with home and business owners who want solar but couldn’t figure it out or didn’t think they could afford it. We’ve done all the legwork to put together a total package that’s easy for the customer. We picked the best equipment manufacturers, lined up the finest installers and arranged attractive financing that saves our customers real money by doing right by the planet.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
SunCommon’s Grassroots Solar Organizers reach out into our communities, knocking on doors and representing SunCommon at community events, inviting Vermonters to make the switch to solar. One of the principles of our marketing program is that we don’t wait for the phone to ring – but share the good news of solar openly, assertively, genuinely. In doing so, we have dramatically increased the adoption rate of solar in our beloved state, have helped our neighbors take control of their energy spending, and are playing our role in tackling climate change.
SunCommon’s Organizing program – our Grassroots Organizers and Community Organizers – is the core of our marketing and outreach program.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS and QUALIFICATIONS
- Commitment to our purpose, with a contagious passion for this work
- Demonstrated communication skills. Ideal candidate would have experience in message development.
- Ability to work independently as part of a highly professional field operation, while regularly collaborating with colleagues across the marketing and sales program.
- Effective time management and self-organization
- Attention to detail
- Able to work flexible hours
- Goal-oriented. Ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience in a metrics-driven role.
- Ideal candidate would have a working knowledge of solar technology and solar policy.
PAY & BENEFITS
SunCommon’s Grassroots Solar Organizers will receive a competitive salary and the same strong package of benefits available to all employees including:
- For the employee and her/his family, fully paid medical premiums as well as a significant contribution toward medical deductible expenses,
- For the employee and a spouse or dependent, fully paid dental premiums,
- 3 weeks paid personal leave (combined vacation and sick) for year 1; 4 weeks for year 2,
- 10 paid holidays annually,
- 401k company match 1:1 up to 3% of salary that the employee sets aside then 1:2 match for 4 or 5%.
HOW WE WORK
We feel huge responsibility to succeed – in order to honor our triple bottom line commitments to people (our employees and their families, our customers and residents of the communities where we do business), planet (Vermont’s beloved environment and the broader globe, given climate change) and profit (providing capital to grow, revenue to share among our employees and a reasonable return to our investors). This is important work, and we have fun doing it. Successful innovation is fun stuff.
We do it by celebrating creativity, cross-functional collaboration, high energy, hard work, good play, deep networking and acknowledging that we’ll each make mistakes and learn from them. We know success. We know fun. Come do both with us.
In addition to meaningful work, we offer competitive salary and generous benefits. Our values are reflected in where we get to work — Vermont’s largest net-zero office building with geothermal heating and cooling, solar electricity and hot water and electrical car charging stations– in a gorgeous setting on the Waterbury/Stowe town line.
Based on a confidential survey, our employees have voted SunCommon among the state’s “Best Places to Work.”
Send a cover letter indicating your preferred pronoun, what attracts you to this adventure, and what you would bring to it along with your resume to HR@SunCommon.com.
SunCommon of course is an equal opportunity employer and we don’t tolerate harassment or other discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, caregiver status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, race, color, religion, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
Thank you for considering joining our solar circus.