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Director, Strategy & Partnerships (Public Safety)
In the time it takes you to read this job description, roughly 1,380 emergencies will be handled by RapidSOS.
RapidSOS is hiring! Join an advanced emergency technology start-up in transforming emergency response for hundreds of millions of people globally.
In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from 350M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. Through the platform, we’re providing intelligent data that supports over 4,800 Emergency Communications Centers, protecting 90%+ of people in the US, across 150 million emergencies annually.
Partnering with innovative companies recognized as RapidSOS Ready, we’re striving to reach everyone. Together, we’re empowering a faster and smarter response by sending first responders critical data like your exact location, real-time health information, and crash data. We’re united in our commitment to a safer, stronger future where technology and people work seamlessly together to save lives.
RapidSOS is backed by top venture capital firms and the former C-suite of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Group, Lucent, Raytheon, the FCC, Harvard Data Initiative, and MIT.
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RapidSOS in the last 18 months:
Launched in multiple countries internationally
Doubled team size
Grew revenue 10x+
Managed 200M+ emergencies (on average 400K/day)
Helped save thousands of lives
What this role is about:
As the Director of Strategy & Partnerships (Public Safety), you will report directly to our VP of Strategy & Global Partnerships and play a key role in executing on RapidSOS’s public safety strategy. Your goal will be to help solidify the RapidSOS platform as a critical tool for emergency response. This role will have a lot of autonomy, responsibility, and visibility across the industry and the organization. To succeed in this role, you need to be a strong leader who can pave their own path and drive forward strategies autonomously.
What you’ll do:
Engage with RapidSOS’s network for 4,800+ ECCs partners to teach them about new technologies available on the RapidSOS Platform
Speak on behalf of RapidSOS at industry trade shows/conferences and in webinars/virtual events about new data and technologies for 911 and first responders
Develop and execute on strategies to further embed RapidSOS into the broader public safety ecosystem
Serve as a thought leader on new data sources and functionalities for 911 dispatch
Drive engagement and sales of RapidSOS partner technologies with 911 stakeholders
Own initiatives to combat competitive pressure
What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:
15+ years of experience in the public safety industry
Excellent professional relationship-building, leadership, planning, management, communication, and presentation skills
Experience initiating and developing new business opportunities and working with external partners
Ability to solve problems with limited guidance
What we offer:
The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
A dynamic, flexible and fun start-up work environment with a highly talented team
If you're curious to learn more about RapidSOS, you can check out our full press list!
We are currently working on becoming compliant with new regulations in Colorado. Until we are able to do so, this role cannot be performed in Colorado.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!