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 everyone can take part in creating a healthier environment. 

ABOUT THE BUSINESS

SunCommon is a marriage of two innovative, renewable energy companies - based in Rochester, NY and Waterbury, VT. 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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Solar Home Advisor

Location: Waterbury Office | Waterbury, VT | Sales-Res
Job Status: Full-Time
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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. 

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.