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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 Home Advisor

Location: Rhinebeck Office | Rhinebeck, NY | Sales-Res
Job Status: Full-Time


Job Description

ABOUT THIS POSITION

SunCommon Solar Home Advisors are outgoing folks who love meeting new people and have a strong work ethic.

Our Solar Home Advisors take a consultative approach to educating customers on the growing role that solar is playing in our clean energy future and how individual homeowners can participate. Solar Home Advisors spend much of their time visiting with homeowners helping them reach their solar goals. Most of our customer visits happen during normal work hours Monday-Friday, but we are there for our customers to follow up when they need us — nights, weekends, rain or shine.

Our Solar Home Advisors are the face of SunCommon for our customers and are expected to carry themselves in the utmost professional manner. This position requires tact, adaptability, confidence (without arrogance), and a high degree of customer service and professionalism.

Solar Home Advisors are also required to have a strong technical grasp of how solar energy works to inform the design done by our engineers who design the systems. SunCommon provides all essential training. Women are highly encouraged to apply!

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Close sales – not by taking customer orders but by gathering information and building the relationship to understand the customer’s needs and fashion options to meet them.
  • Finalize deals and sign contracts at client homes.
  • Exhibit positive, enthusiastic personality – this is absolutely key.
  • Conduct basic site evaluations, to determine the technical suitability of our customers’ homes to host a productive solar electric system
  • Determine customer’s current and projected electrical usage and solar savings.
  • Convey clear understanding of our sales process and contract agreements — and be able to explain and review agreements to close customers.
  • Maintain mobility to climb stairs, inspect attics, and traverse uneven topography.
  • Log all communications with customers in CRM contact database
  • Manage time effectively.
  • Operate in collaborative, team atmosphere – giving and taking feedback to improve your personal performance as well of that of your team and the entire business.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Personality and experience. Do you revel in customer interaction and sales? You might be the newest SunCommon Solar Home Advisor.
  • Solar industry experience is a plus but not required.
  • Handiness, meaning familiarity with basic building construction.
  • Proficiency in using IT hardware (iPhone, MacBook, iPad) and software (MSOffice, CRM and file management).
  • Desire to stay on the leading edge of the solar and renewable energies industry.
  • Strong and confident team player with solid relationship building skills.
  • Articulate in person and by phone, clear and efficient writing ability for emails.
  • Ability to drive a car, clean driving record and maintenance of that clean driving record.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social change.

PAY & BENEFITS

SunCommon provides our Solar Home Advisor employees 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