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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.  Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. So we’re tearing down the barriers to clean energy and using our business as a force for good.

ABOUT THE BUSINESS
In May 2018, SunCommon and Hudson Solar joined forces for good – to build even more residential, commercial and community solar. Our new company creates 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. 

PAY & BENEFITS
SunCommon provides our employees with competitive pay and a strong package of benefits, including:

  • For the employee and family, fully paid medical premiums
  • For the employee and family, 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%

We're fortunate to receive a high volume of applications for our open jobs, and are unable to reply to inquiries regarding your individual application.  We do commit to sending an update to every applicant upon completion of the search. Thanks for your understanding.  

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Solar Community Organizer (Open Positions: 5)



Location: Rhinebeck Office, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Department: Marketing-res
Job Status: Full-Time
Status: Accepting Applications
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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