National Operations Manager at Citizen App

National Operations Manager

at Citizen

Remote – Anywhere

About Citizen

Citizen is the No. 1 public safety app in the U.S., with a mission to make the world a safer place. Citizen provides 911 alerts so people can use their phones to keep themselves, and the people and places they love, safe. Citizen has notified people to evacuate burning buildings, deterred school buses from nearby terrorist attacks, and led to the rescue of kidnapped children and missing people.

Citizen’s 911 alerts are accompanied by live stories, real-time updates, and user-generated content so app users never have to wonder why there are helicopters overhead or fire engines passing by. By broadcasting from the scene of an incident, communicating with one another, and reading live updates, communities are empowered by Citizen. We act fast, break news, and give people the immediate information they need to stay safe. And we’re just getting started.

Our paid product—Citizen Protect—is a first-of-its-kind personal safety subscription that allows users to reach a digital guardian 24/7 for $20/mo. Subscribers have used Citizen Protect to de-escalate tense domestic situations, guide emergency response to remote hiking locations, travel safely on late-night walks and Ubers.

Already relied on by millions of people every day, Citizen will expand even further across the United States this year to keep more users safe and informed. We’re looking for hardworking, mission-driven individuals to help bring Citizen to hundreds of cities nationwide.

Citizen is backed by Sequoia Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, Goodwater Capital, and Greycroft and has raised $100M+ in VC funding.

About the Team

The Central Operations team is Citizen’s 24/7 newsroom. The talented, detail-oriented, and creative individuals on this team are the frontline of our business. Every incident created in the Citizen app is managed by a member of the Operations team. Citizen’s Central Operations Team consists of former journalists, copywriters, content creators, and first responders, who all have a passion for keeping their communities safe and informed.

Role Description

Citizen is searching for a National Operations Manager who will play a key role in leading our mission critical 24/7 Central Operations team. In this role, you will lead a high-performing team of analysts and writers motivated by keeping millions of our users safe and informed. As a team leader you will cultivate happiness while guiding the team through feedback, mentoring, development, and engagement. You will report to our Head of Operations and aid in setting team goals while using data to effectively measure them.

Please note that we run a 24/7/365 operation and candidates must have the flexibility to occasionally work weekends.


  • Set and clearly communicate direction and goals with regular coaching and feedback for continuous performance improvement.
  • Ensure team members are happy, effective, and growing in their career and work experiences.
  • Support a team of 20+ accountable by overseeing the handling of major incidents that require urgent / sensitive handling while showing empathy.
  • Monitor operational metrics and response times and redirect team activities as needed.
  • Work with leadership to set team goals and establish reporting processes that ensure leadership is always in the loop.
  • Partner with cross-functional peers to ensure best practices are shared and the entire Operations team is operating at the highest standards.
  • Help build the team and broader company through management projects such as recruiting, training, defining policies and processes.
  • Research and verify reported information on key events to ensure accurate alerts are shared with the Citizen network.


  • At least 1 year of direct people management experience for a team (preferably in a fast-changing environment and/or a start up).
  • Superior leadership skills with proven ability to effectively manage and develop a diverse group of people into a cohesive high-performing team.
  • Strong operational background and a track-record of analytically setting goals and then leading, inspiring, and motivating others to deliver and measuring results.
  • Flexible to constantly-changing priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within tight time frames.
  • Experience working in a Newsroom / Safety / Security operations center is a plus.
  • Experience managing in a remote environment is preferred.

Citizen offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, company holidays, stock option plan, commuter benefits, and various wellness perks.

Citizen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.