Who are we?

Tempest (formerly known as Hip Sobriety) provides alcohol abuse treatment for the 46 million Americans who don’t identify as addicted. We are building the next generation of recovery care: a meticulously designed brand and media presence which positions sobriety as an aspirational lifestyle choice and an online educational platform to help achieve it.

The current product is an 8-week ed-tech/digital therapy/online community that is a blend of online resources and instructor-led online sessions. At this point, 1,400 participants have been through the beta course with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of approximately 80. We are launching a multi-contributor editorial platform, The Temper, in late fall 2018.

We serve a customer currently ignored by the wellness, healthcare and recovery industries; deliver them to sobriety; and keep them engaged in an evolutionary pursuit at a fraction of the cost of traditional for profit treatment modalities. Tempest was founded in 2014 and is backed by Slow Ventures, Refactor, Female Founders Fund, and Red Light Management.

Job Description.

Tempest is seeking a hard-working, organized, and analytical Director of Operations to work with the COO in managing the day-to-day operational elements of our core product. This individual must be a people person first. They will help manage how we build our team and run our logistical models and processes. They will also support outcomes reporting and our continuous quality improvement approach. The Director of Operations will work closely with leaders in the Product, Marketing, and Customer Experience teams and must exercise excellent judgment along with superior project management skills. They must have top-notch excel skills and experience with staffing models, budgets, P&Ls, and other models. They must also be skilled in developing relationships across the organization and demonstrate high emotional intelligence (EQ).

Experience supporting and managing complex projects in a healthcare or startup environment is preferred, but most importantly we're looking for someone who can build connections, take responsibility for day-to-day processes, support forecasting, track metrics, and use data to drive improvements. If you are scrappy and looking for an opportunity to join a high-growth, mission driven organization in a role that has the potential to grow, this position is for you.


  • COO's right-hand for people operations (including staffing, T&E), execution of strategic initiatives, financial planning and analysis, and management of processes associated with scaling our core student-facing team

  • In partnership with our student-facing team, own the operational elements of the launch and wrap up processes for our educational courses

  • Provide support for our student-facing team in using operational tools day-to-day

  • Be responsible for generating data and managing data reporting, including managing to KPIs for Operations team

  • Use quantitative and qualitative feedback to help drive process improvement

  • Help drive on-going recruiting, training, and ongoing development of student-facing team members

  • Manage strategic initiatives across the Operations function, including but not limited to research, learning and development, recruiting, and training


  • BA + MBA/MPH/MPA required - can be replaced by commensurate experience

  • 4-6 years of related experience, defined as people operations, product/project management, and/or strategic consulting

  • Project management training and experience preferred

  • Superior computer skills, including experience with excel and complex financial and operational models (e.g., budgeting and forecasting)

  • Experience using and administering Salesforce preferred

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communications and problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate with diverse internal and outside personalities at all levels

  • Ability to demonstrate discretion in handling confidential data and dealing with high-level executives

  • Organized with strict attention to detail while being able to prioritize appropriately

  • Maintain accountability and accept responsibility for key initiatives

YOU MAY BE A GOod fit, if you…

  • Gain energy from and are motivated by working for a mission-driven company

  • Are a demonstrated and celebrated leader - someone whom your previous teams would love to work with again

  • Are a hustler - you love the early-stage process of building operational models and enjoy owning the larger goal

  • Are able to balance vision with details and impending deadlines

  • Are a great partner-in-crime - you can think at a strategic level as a co-conspirator and thought partner

What we value and why you should join.

We’re a group of passionate and committed individuals determined to not only create a modern, feminist, inclusive, intersectional recovery modality but to also entirely upend the way our culture views alcohol—we are the anti-Rosé All Day. We have a scrappy, get it done upstart ethos. We believe in showing up no matter what, honesty at all costs, persistence, straight-talking, and risk-taking. We’re not looking for culture fits, we’re looking for individuals interested in building an entirely new culture. You should join if you want to make a difference in the world, and see our mission as the obvious way for you to do just that.

Tempest is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.


Email CV + LinkedIn profile to recruiting@hipsobriety.com.