SunCommon believes 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.
Close to 200 great people work at SunCommon in a variety of roles including marketing, sales, engineering, project management, procurement, installation, customer service, finance, information technology and happiness resources.
How We Roll
This is a market-solution to the climate crisis — attending to the triple bottom line of People, Planet & Profit. SunCommon is organized as a Benefit Corporation and certified as BCorp doing right by the planet. We take our mission seriously and do right by the people doing this work. We aspire to a joyful workplace – infused with kindness, respect, consideration and a commitment to gender pay equity. And we don’t tolerate the toxicity that infects too much our world and workplaces. No assholes allowed!
2018 Annual Benefit Report
Check out our 2018 Annual Benefit Report to learn more about what we’ve been working on and where we’re going.
We care for our people, with a truly uncommon benefits package to support our beloved employees and their families
- SunCommon supports single-payer health care. We pay 100% of health insurance premiums employees and their families, and the deductibles too. That’s a lot.
- 100% of dental insurance premiums for them and their families.
- 3 weeks Paid Time Off and an additional 10 paid holidays.
- Contribution to retirement savings or student loan debt.
- Short and long-term disability.
- Life insurance.
- Private lactation room.
- Dog-friendly office.
You get the idea, our employees are SunCommon, so we care for our people.
We bring everyone together each month for an AllHands meeting — where we present open-book financials, reveal and discuss plans, celebrate business successes and admit shortcomings — so each employee knows what’s going on in their company and sees their role in our collective impact. We cater food that day, so folks can spend time with each other – especially across teams to generate awareness and appreciation for the many roles and cool people here. Folks doing this important work deserve to know what’s going on and to bring your passion and ideas to make it even better.
On the HR Team (that’s Happiness Resources) is an in-house, full-time, dedicated Talent Development Manager assigned to help employees advance in their jobs, roles and careers. Each employee participates in a personal Impact Assessment each year – to celebrate success and identify areas for development. We conduct trainings and coaching, foster workers joining professional organizations and send employees to conferences. Folks who want to supported to grow with the business.
Employee Engagement Teams
Employees are encouraged to bring their passion, experience, commitment and capacity to Teams at each site that focus the business on the areas of Joy, Sustainability and Diversity & Inclusion.
Clean Energy Digs & Fleet
SunCommon operates from energy-positive headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont and Rhinebeck, New York. Our buildings have no furnace and don’t burn fossil fuel. The solar panels atop the buildings provide all our energy to electrify, heat and cool these facilities. Electric vehicle charging stations provide free fuel for employee cars, and we’ve made a pledge to only procure Electric Vehicles for any application available – having electrified our sedan fleet for now and eagerly awaiting pollution-free trucks.
All of Us
Oh, and 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 or genetic information. For real.
Recruiting Update During COVID-19
Hey, thanks for checking us out! Like so many local businesses, the SunCommon team is working remotely with a limited crew for a while to keep our beloved employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve also paused recruiting for now so you can stay at home, too. As soon as it’s safe to resume the good work of connecting with people and building solar for our communities, we’re gonna jump on it. And we’ll be looking for awesome people to help us out with that work, so please check back here for updates. We look forward to connecting with you! In the meantime, stay safe and be well.
Business as a Force for Good
A market solution to climate change, SunCommon is a Vermont public benefit corporation and a certified BCorp – committed to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. And yeah, people here do come first.
OK, So What Kinda Jobs Are There?
See our open positions below. To apply, share your resume and cover letter describing what interests you about this position, why you believe you’d succeed at it and one of your greatest accomplishments. Please do include a cover letter – it helps us get to know you, and for sure we read them. And lay all of it on us in PDF format (so your stuff is sure to make it through the interwebs).