Life at Sparkfund
Let’s be honest — it’s tough working in the energy industry. Academic research continues to reveal the expanding reach of climate change, so we know we have a lot to do. But we’re not afraid to tackle a big topic and transform a well-established industry. What’s in our secret sauce? Our people — we couldn’t achieve our mission without happy and productive employees who work to build a better planet.
We know it's easy to get overwhelmed by the uphill battle, but we also know that we are greater than the sum of our individual parts. That’s why we are committed to building a diverse team and creating a culture that ensures retention and equity. We embrace the little wins and the big wins as a company, and we always cheer each other on because when one of us succeeds, we all do. Together, our dedicated team is working to lighten the load by focusing on an impactful mission to expand access to energy efficient technology. Will you join us?
Sparkfund’s mission is to combat climate change through healthier buildings.
Compensation & Ownership
Sparkfund offers employees competitive compensation. We believe in radical ownership, so all team members have stock option plans.
Health and happiness go hand in hand. Health, vision, and dental insurance are available for you and your family, and many of our individual plans are 100% covered. Sparkfund offers FSAs and HSAs for the eligible plans and covers disability and life insurance for all employees. To make your commute easier, we also have pre-tax commuter benefits.
Caregiver (Parental) Leave
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Sparkfund encourages new parents to take eight weeks of paid child caregiver leave so you can spend time with your family when you have a baby or adopt a child.
We work hard and want you to play hard. We have a flexible vacation philosophy, and encourage Sparkfunders to take four weeks off to enjoy themselves. In addition to that we honor all the federal holidays. We know life could be stressful, so we have added some additional off days to our calendar as Sparkfund Holidays. Not feeling well? There’s no limit to sick days, either, so you can take the time you need to get well
We know that you work best when you're most comfortable so there’s no dress code. You’ll always fit in, whether you’re wearing a t-shirt or a blazer. Likewise, not everyone is an early bird, which is why we don’t have core hours. And if you need a day to work from home, that’s ok too!
Office & Community
We love our office (hello historic building in Adams Morgan), but we love safety and health more. Our office will remain close until July 2021, while we all work remotely.
Empowering Diverse Voices
Our mission is to combat climate change through healthier buildings. To do so, we seek-out and empower people who are different from each other to source the best ideas and collaborate on their execution. That’s why we’re committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences, and are taking steps to meet that commitment.
We solve root problems to make a lasting, positive change on the planet
We seek out and empower people who are different from each other to source the best ideas and collaborate on their execution.
We honor our commitments and take action when we fall short — always.
We will pursue what’s right, even when it’s not easy.