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WELCOME! SunCommon is a Benefit Corporation that is fueled by the belief that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and safer world.  So we’re tearing down the barriers that have made renewable energy inaccessible with the goal of repowering our communities one home, school, and business at a time.  To this end, we make going solar easy and affordable so that everyone can take part in creating a healthier environment. 

ABOUT THE BUSINESS
In May 2018, SunCommon and Hudson Solar joined forces for good – to build even more residential, commercial and community solar. This partnership will accelerate our growth, creating new clean energy jobs and investment in Vermont and the greater Hudson Valley region. Organized as a Benefit Corporation and certified as a BCorp – we are committed to the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit.

We use an innovative community organizing approach to marketing, via high-touch, personal interactions with home and business owners to help craft the solar solution just right for them.    We do all the legwork to put together a total package that’s easy for the customer. We pick the best equipment manufacturers, line up the finest installers and arrange attractive financing that saves our customers real money – all while doing right by the planet. Our team manages solar projects soup-to-nuts to ensure solar is accessible to all.

HOW WE WORK
We feel huge responsibility to succeed, 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 (our beloved local rivers, mountains and forests 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.  Innovation is fun stuff.

Yes, of course we are 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.

We encourage applications from women, people of color, ethnic minorities, Spanish speaking individuals and persons with disabilities.

We celebrate creativity, cross-function collaboration, high energy, hard work, good play, deep networking and with the acknowledgement that we’ll each make mistakes and learn from them.  We know success.  We know fun.  Come do both with us.

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Solar Community Organizer

Location: Rhinebeck Office | Rhinebeck, NY | Marketing-res
Job Status: Full-Time


Job Description

ABOUT THIS POSITION

Community Organizers are responsible for our community outreach and education program work. The Organizers create community campaigns using a number of marketing and organizing tools and coordinating efforts that bring in digital and media specialists and the sales staff.

The local organizing event work involves anything and everything—from hosting a community solar workshop, creating a July 4 parade float, curating a solar-inspired art gallery, tabling at the local farmers’ market, bringing our solar powered bouncy house to a community event, or creating a community challenge in conjunction with the Select Board.

Another delight of the Organizer’s role is work with our customers. After each new homeowner goes solar, a Solar Orientation is scheduled with the local Organizer to walk-through the homeowner’s new solar system, to help them understand how to read their new electric bill and answer other questions, and to introduce them to SunCommon’s organizing program and find ways for them to be involved and recommend solar to their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers.

In addition the Organizer works with local media to keep solar and SunCommon in the news, and contributes to our social media presence.

All in all, SunCommon’s team of organizers is responsible for generating the homeowner interest that keeps the rest of the SunCommon team busy assessing homes, designing systems, and selling solar.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude is absolutely key
  • Effective time management and work prioritization since much of the work is done independently, in the field
  • Ability to create campaign plans and act as program manager with other colleagues
  • Speaking with poise and presence in front of audiences
  • Making first contact with community leaders to introduce SunCommon
  • Motivating interested homeowners to sign up and get started
  • Building relationships with our solar homeowners and activating them
  • Event organizing and recruitment
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to think innovatively to help progress and improve our program model over time
  • Ability to work in our open office environment, comfortable with the proximity of colleagues engaged in similar volumes of work

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

 The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Experience leading a project, program, or campaign
  • Skill with public speaking and media relations
  • Digital savvy including social media, online forums, event tools, community calendars, and digital advertising
  • Commitment to the advancement of clean energy
  • A flexible schedule  
  • A willingness to meet with solar homeowners and community leaders and to do event work outside the typical 9-5 workday
  • Infectious passion for our shared vision of a clean energy future
  • A personal network in the geography the position serves is beneficial

PAY & BENEFITS

SunCommon provides our Community Organizer with competitive pay and a strong package of benefits, including:

  •  For the employee’s children, medical, dental, and vision premiums fully paid, and for the employee and other adults, we cost share 50% of the costs of the premiums
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) available to provide pre-tax dollars for your deductible expenses
  • 2 weeks paid vacation leave for years 0-5; 3 weeks for years 5+
  • 6 paid holidays annually
  • 2 personal days, and 2 sick days annually
  • 401K available after 90 days of employment - employees are eligible to make unmatched contributions up to the annually revised statutory contribution limit