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Decentralizing rideshare

Head of Launch Operations and Founding Team Member

$60k – $140k • 0.5% – 4.5%
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Empower is looking for a Head of Launch Operations and Founding Team Member to lead market launch operations in Winston-Salem and greater North Carolina. The individual in this role must currently reside in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, or Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.


- Must be open to moderate travel

- 4+ years of professional work experience

- Professional experience at a rideshare company, as an attorney, or as a political or campaign staffer.

- Hands-on experience working with end users and service providers

- Experience working with community partners

- Driven, problem-solver, self-starter, high-energy

- Experience working with a team to achieve a common goal

- Very strong work ethic

- Very detail-oriented

- Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint (or comparable products)

- Experience in a startup or similarly intense environment

- Experience managing others, or leading a small team


- 7+ years of professional work experience

- Hands on experience launching a small or mid-sized metro area two-sided online marketplace

- Experience implementing and managing incentive programs, refer-a-friend programs and similar programs

- Some finance background

- Experience creating and managing social media content

- Some marketing experience

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Joshua Sear

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Founder and CEO @Empower

Nathan Hall

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Head of Design @Empower Dual BFAs from University of Michigan UI design patent holder

Sherrod Davis

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VP of ops for TrackOFF (acquired by Avast). Davidson College and Wake Forest alumnus. Helped start AdWap where we merged ad tech and philanthropy.

Anil Gorthy

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Experienced Android engineer who dabbled in RESTful API development and had the good fortune to work on some interesting projects at Qualcomm, Samsung and DJI.

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