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Director of Compliance

Compliance | Virtual Position | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

At Holistic Industries we are building a great place to work, shop and invest in cannabis. Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, safest cannabis medicine possible. As our name suggests, we care for the whole person. Scaling from a seed of inspiration in 2011, Holistic Industries is now one of the largest and fastest growing private MSOs (Multi-State Operators) in the country. We're able to deliver consistent value to employees, patients, and investors because of the values that drive our work - how we do business and why. We have one of the most seasoned teams in the industry, a budding "Greenhouse of Brands" and a meaningful model of doing well by doing good. Our company develops and offers a wide range of proprietary strains that increase desired cannabinoids such as CBD. These high CBD strains have become our foundation for growing, packaging, and selling the best cannabis in our markets. We are committed to harvesting and crafting industry-leading strains, consumer brands, and medical-grade products based on the most progressive science in the space. Holistic Industries has a unique model and approach that enables it to win licenses, scale operations and introduce national brands successfully in highly regulated markets. The company has proven to be responsible stewards of capital since its inception by sourcing licenses on merit rather than simply acquiring them on the open market. A "GREENHOUSE OF BRANDS" beginning with our flagship retail and wholesale brand, Liberty Cannabis, we continue to prove our ability to launch new brands from scratch and attract noteworthy partners. 

We are deeply and actively committed to the communities we serve; our efforts under Liberty Cannabis Cares are focused on four pillars: Social Equity, Diversity, Community, and Cannabis Literacy. 

Our team includes the nation’s most knowledgeable experts in cultivation and medical dispensing, along with professionals who are top of their fields in medical professions, security, agriculture, real estate, and the legal distribution of other highly controlled substances. We are a team of best-in-class executives and staff from within and outside the industry who share a passion for advancing cannabis products and retail experience at scale.

Our well-established company is growing rapidly and adding to our team of professionals and specialists.  Our employees receive PTO, paid Sick Leave, medical, dental, vision and other leave benefits as part of our highly competitive compensation package. Join us as we build a great place to work, shop, and invest. 

Holistic Industries is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About the Job:

The Director of Compliance will oversee and execute the Company’s compliance program, planning and carrying out all activities required to maintain regulatory compliance in all Company facilities. The position will be responsible for directing the development of the Company’s Standard Operating Procedures and facility-related policies, maintaining internal systems that guide all facilities to achieve the highest level of compliance. The position will also lead necessary training at Company facilities. 

  • Develop and conduct compliance reviews, assessments, analyses, and other business engagement activities within established frameworks to identify, track, and report on the remediation of compliance gaps 

  • Create, maintain, and monitor compliance systems to ensure effectiveness 

  • Create and maintain a third-party due diligence system 

  • Provide leadership in Compliance department and throughout the Company 

  • Develop and prepare meaningful reporting and tracking of compliance activities to enable effective communication to senior management and all facilities 

  • Assist in the ongoing development and enhancement of the compliance program 

  • Keep current on emerging compliance issues and trends 

  • Monitor state and local laws and ensure compliance; create and implement updated documentation and processes as needed to reflect changes  

  • Manage the renewal process for all licenses 

  • Assist with and oversee compliance training needs in all departments and facilities 

  • Supervise the submission of responses to state regulators by facilities 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with state regulators 

  • Create, maintain, improve, and track the Company’s standard operating procedures and policies in collaboration with Operations and Retail department leadership 

  • Lead investigation and resolution into compliance concerns 

  • Demonstrate high levels of personal and professional integrity while adhering to Company policies and procedures 

  • Maintain highly accurate electronic and written records 

  • Attend meetings to provide status updates and reports 

  • Foster a workplace that upholds Holistic Industries’ aim to be the Best Place to Work, Shop and Invest in Cannabis 

  • Other duties as assigned, or any reasonable request from any member of management

  • Physical Requirements of the Job: May include walking or standing for extended periods of time, as well as stooping, bending over and/or crouching. Ability to tolerate moderate to loud exposure to noise level. Exposure to long periods of bright lights. Long periods of prolonged use of office equipment including computers and phones. 

About You:  


  • Due to state regulations, qualified candidates for this position must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a background check – certain criminal convictions may disqualify candidates based on state medical marijuana licensing regulations.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree strongly preferred 

  • At least 5 years of experience in a compliance, regulatory, or risk field is required 

  • At least 5 years of experience supervising and managing others is strongly preferred 

  • At least 2 years of experience managing compliance programs and processes and/or developing and conducting compliance gap or risk assessments is required 

  • At least 1 year of experience in the cannabis industry is required 

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills  

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint 

  • Strong project management skills 

  • Professional demeanor, strong work ethic, and sound judgment  

  • Ability to advise and influence behavior at all levels of the organization 

  • Diligence, high attention to detail, and ability to work a highly-detailed project to completion 

  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret applicable state and local laws and regulations and Company SOPs 

  • Able to maintain extremely high level of confidentiality 

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment