Government Affairs Associate

Green Thumb Industries

Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Sep 13

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The Role

The Government Affairs Associate provides legislative and advocacy administrative support to Green Thumb’s growing government affairs team. The cannabis landscape continues to change and evolve, and this role is a key function of understanding emerging and changing legislation working directly with Green Thumb leaders.  In this role, you will be responsible for performing administrative, legislative and advocacy related activities across a range of issues of interest to Green Thumb, including legislative research, drafting legislative summaries, developing and implementing advocacy strategies, tracking and reporting on strategic objectives, and assisting with the development and use of advocacy materials.  If the idea of reading through hundreds of pages of legislation and creating briefs excites you, you have a passion for cannabis, and you love the legislative process this is a role for you.

Responsibilities


Monitor, research and analyze proposed legislative and regulatory developments and how they impact Green Thumb

Prepare and present verbal and written status updates on legislative, regulatory and policy developments and position papers to internal stakeholders

Assist with the development of legislative materials

Cover legislative hearings

Attend and report back on briefings and meetings, as well as other industry activities

Develop and analyze written communications

Summarize proposed changes to regulations

Work with internal stakeholders to understand regulatory changes that impact operations

Draft correspondence to elected officials and government agencies

Draft and support the execution periodic government affairs reports

Provide support of external advocacy-related events, such as lobby days

Manage lobbying disclosure compliance requirements

Assist with event scheduling and coordination, as needed

Work on additional special projects as assigned.


Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree required; Political Science, English or Communications degree preferred, Law degree preferred

3+ years experience working in public policy or government affairs role with familiarity of the legislative and regulatory process

Excellent planning, organizational and project management skills

Exceptional written, editing, and verbal communication skills

Proficient with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Strong analytical and business problem solving skills

Flexibility and ability to respond quickly to shifting demands & priorities

Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness

Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment

Possesses a high level of critical thinking

Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information

Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb

Must have a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws.


Additional Requirements


Must pass any and all required background checks

Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Must possess valid driver’s license

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

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