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Oregon Cannabis Association’s Director of Operations


About Us 

The Oregon Cannabis Association (OCA) is a diverse group of cultivators, processors, retailers, entrepreneurs, and allied businesses. Our mission is to help one another thrive through networking events, educational workshops, and political representation.

Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000 + potential bonuses, insurance reimbursement.

Salary DOE, with opportunity for bonuses based on overall OCA revenue.

Full Time – hours may vary week to week

Position Scope

Are you an energetic, organized, outgoing, adaptive, goal-oriented individual with experience in working with non-profit organizations, looking to become part of creating dynamic change within an evolving new industry? Then this may be the position for you.

The Director of OCA Operations will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating OCA Board and Executive Committee directives and actions, overseeing the organization’s communications with members and the public regarding OCA activities, and assisting in developing policy positions and legislative strategies for OCA. This position will have interim duties and responsibilities for developing, organizing and executing fundraising and other events for the organization, in order to generate funding for a position dedicated to these tasks. The position will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase membership and membership participation in OCA events and policy initiatives until the new position is funded.

General Responsibilities:

-Develop, organize, and implement strategic and policy directives of OCA as directed by the Board and Executive Committee

– Attend all Board, SEAC, Legislative Council and Executive Committee meetings, assist with preparing agendas and take minutes, and coordinate action items that come from committee meetings

– Develop and implement communication strategies for internal delivery of information to OCA members regarding Board and Executive Committee activities

– Oversee OCA’s lobbyist, and attend legislative counsel meetings or other advisory committee meetings as an OCA representative as directed by the Board

– Supervise fundraising and event planning staff (once hired)

– Other duties as assigned by the Board Interim Responsibilities:

– Develop, organize, market and execute fundraising events and other social gatherings for OCA, and support the OCA PAC fundraising strategies as needed

– Develop and implement strategies to increase membership in OCA, and membership participation

– Support OCA’s Social Action and Engagement Committee on all event planning, marketing efforts, expungement clinics, and membership drives

– Develop and implement communication strategies for delivering updates and information to the public and OCA membership regarding legal and regulatory changes and OCA events

– Coordinate educational events and materials as requested by the Board Required Skills/Experience This candidate must possess two of three of the following,

– Experience working with non-profit boards in a managerial or executive director capacity

– Experience in event planning and/or fundraising

– Experience in or working knowledge of the cannabis industry, and the regulations, laws and policies important to the industry

This candidate must possess:

– Exceptional communication (written and oral), organization, and management skills.

– Experience in coordinating groups of individuals or committees to further organizational goals

– Experience engaging with the public and media

– Ability to synthesize complex information in understandable ways

– Ability to handle and address conflict situations effectively, professionally and respectfully.

– Be able to work independently and in team settings effectively

– Understanding of basic office technology systems such as Google Suite, Mondays or other membership databases, Mailchimp, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as Zoom and other virtual platforms

– Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent Preferred Skills Ideally, this candidate will possess:

– Higher education in public policy or similar field

– Extensive experience in public speaking, preparing and delivering written materials to the public


OCA does not discriminate against our employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-associate relationships, including recruitment, hiring, advancement, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. Every reasonable accommodation will be made for qualified disabled employees/applicants.