About Us



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 all Vermonters together can take part in creating a healthier environment. 

ABOUT THE BUSINESS

SunCommon is a marriage of two Rochester, NY and Vermont-based innovative, renewable energy companies. In January 2017, the companies joined forces to become a regional solar powerhouse that boasts Vermont’s largest residential solar business (with more than 3000 Vermonters served!), a thriving commercial solar construction business, and significant market share in the fast-growing Rochester solar market that is home to more than 1 million people.

We utilize an innovative 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.

PAY & BENEFITS

SunCommon provides our employees a competitive salary and strong package of benefits, 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, 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.  Innovation is fun stuff.

We do it by celebrating 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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Happiness Resources Arranger (aka HR Assistant)

Location: Waterbury Office | Waterbury, VT | Administrative
Job Status: Part-Time
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Job Description

ABOUT THIS POSITION

This position enjoys a terrific variety of work in HR (what we call Happiness Resources) - including benefits administration, payroll and recruitment support. We’re looking for someone who nails attention to detail, commitment to excellence and delighting our  staff with answers to their questions and serving their HR needs. This role works with both Finance and HR teams to deliver wonderful communications with our valued customers and amazing staff.  It’s a combination “people person” and diligent record keeper – because both are necessary to provide the service our beloved employees deserve.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Accurately maintains paper and electronic payroll records for all staff, as preparation for semi-monthly payroll. Enters adjustments on pay rates, employee status changes and the like.
  • Coordinates, collects and verifies hours worked for hourly staff; and personal leave for all.
  • Auditing of benefit enrollments and carrier invoices.
  • Support our amazing employees, understand and leverage their solid benefits package, especially during Fall Open Enrollment but throughout the year.
  • Responds to daily benefits inquiries, conducts research, maintains employee benefits files and benefits database.
  • In coordination with Finance, investigates and resolves any discrepancies in payroll.
  • Supports new employees during on-boarding; receives, records and tracks new hire paperwork and enrollment.
  • Recruitment support includes maintenance of Applicant Tracking Software, scheduling phone screens and interviews, circulates  interview questions and collects interview results.

 JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years experience in human resources or payroll administration.
  • Experience in data collection, entry and reporting with great attention to detail.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication abilities with aptitude in problem-solving, organization and time management.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic business environment and shift gears as needed (we call it the solar coaster).
  • Thrives in collaborative, team atmosphere – giving and taking feedback to improve your personal performance as well of that of your team and the entire business.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social change.