Sunrun is hiring for the following positions:
Public Policy Director - California Regulatory
We are seeking an experienced and motivated Director of Public Policy to join our fast-paced team. The Director will be at the cutting edge of customer-sited clean energy policy nationwide, working in the nation’s largest clean energy market. The role will span from exercising thought leadership by advocating for big picture future policy frameworks to diving deep into detailed regulatory tariffs and rules. The Director will be responsible for advocating for the company’s policy and regulatory positions in California, and seeking market development opportunities through policy initiatives. The role will develop and manage regulatory policy and advocacy strategy, stay on top of relevant state agency developments, and support Sunrun’s advocacy activities in California. The Director will report to the Vice President of Public Policy.
The position is based in San Francisco, and will require occasional travel. The ideal candidate will have experience working directly with or for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and preferably experience with some of the other relevant bodies including the California ISO, California Energy Commission, California investor-owned utilities, Community Choice Aggregators, and municipal utilities. The ideal candidate will also have strong analytical skills, be independent, well organized, self-directed, and a team player who effectively manages the demands of multiple projects. S/he should thrive in an entrepreneurial environment within a dynamic and ever changing industry. S/he should also be a strong communicator who can effectively interface with senior management, customers, policymakers, and industry stakeholders on company policy objectives. Full description and to apply
Director of Campaigns and Advocacy
We are seeking a Director of Campaigns and Advocacy to join our fast-paced team, which advocates for preserving and expanding access to home solar and storage across the country. The Director will be at the cutting edge of solar policy progress nationwide, working across multiple markets and jurisdictions and ensuring that Sunrun’s policy leadership reflects its position as the country’s largest home solar and storage provider.
Sunrun’s policy team takes a multidimensional approach to communications and advocacy that resembles a campaign, combining traditional media outreach, social media, organizing solar advocates, engaging with groups and stakeholders, and supporting leaders who are solar champions. The Director will oversee a team that is responsible for making sure Sunrun’s voice is heard in advancing pro-home solar and battery storage policies in our market states as well as at the federal level.
The Director will report to Sunrun’s Chief Policy Officer. A Senior Manager will report directly to the Director, managing team members’ day-to-day advocacy work and media relations, allowing the Director to focus on messaging, strategy, building Sunrun’s profile as a policy and industry leader, and crafting campaigns designed to institutionalize home solar and storage as the future of energy.
The position is based in San Francisco with some travel required. The ideal candidate will be independent, well organized, self-directed, and a team player who effectively manages the demands of multiple projects both in-person and remotely. S/he should thrive in an entrepreneurial environment within a dynamic and ever changing industry. S/he should also be a strong communicator and writer who can effectively interface with senior management, media, and industry stakeholders on company policy objectives. Full description and to apply
Sunrun believes there is a better, less expensive, cleaner way for families to power their homes. With Sunrun’s residential rooftop solar, storage and energy services, homeowners are saving money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) they release into the atmosphere. After 10 years, Sunrun is still a steadfast believer in the power of the sun, and we aren’t alone. Continued, growing demand for our products and services proves that more and more Americans want better energy options. Our mission is simple – create a planet run by the sun.