cannabis industry

Executive Director sought by the Washington Craft Cannabis Coalition in Olympia

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The Washington Craft Cannabis Coalition seeks an Executive Director in Olympia

The Washington Craft Cannabis Coalition is looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions and activities of our cannabis industry trade organization. You will be the face of the organization, and our main representative in the regulatory and legislative arena. An excellent executive director is an influential manager with an ability to lead and motivate, give the proper strategic direction and implement a high-quality vision. They have great communication skills and take a holistic approach in managing the organization’s operations. The goal is to manage and lead the organization towards the realization of its mission. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


  • Develop and implement strategies aiming to promote the organization’s mission
  • Create complete plans to attain goals and objectives set by the board of directors
  • Hire and retain a competent, qualified support staff
  • Build an effective team by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate employees
  • Manage and maintain a positive financial position and operate within an approved budget
  • Review and approve contracts for services
  • Direct and oversee membership recruitment and member engagement opportunities
  • Manage social media, marketing and other communications efforts
  • Forge and maintain relations of trust with stakeholders, civic organizations and regulatory authorities
  • Act as the public speaker and represent the organization in ways that strengthen its profile
  • Devise remedial actions for any identified issues and conduct crisis management when necessary
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions

Professional Qualifications Needed

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Five or more years senior trade association management experience
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
  • High level strategic thinking and planning
  • Ability to comprehend and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board and members, policy makers, news media and the overall community
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Excellent member relations skills and understanding of the supporting business community
  • A solid understanding of the WA State legislative processes
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including trade organizations, business leaders, regulatory agencies and legislators
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, development and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $115,000.00 to $175,000.00 /year


  • supervisory: 5 years (Required)

Application Question:

  • What makes you uniquely qualified for this position?

Additional Compensation:

  • Store Discounts

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Flexible schedule

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Other

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Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
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