Director of Legislative and Government Affairs Ascend Wellness Holdings: New York, NY

The Director of Legislative and Government Affairs is responsible for documentation, comprehension and dissemination of information, policies and legislature changes that could impact Ascend. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment with daily challenges to overcome and problems to solve. This individual will strive for curating effective relationships with partners at the state, local and regulator level.


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Attends meetings of cannabis trade associations as Ascends representative
  • Leads analysis of proposed legislative actions and determines the potential impact on Ascend
  • Monitors legislative and regulatory activities, promoting Ascends market position
  • Track legislation and regulations, notifying appropriate departments of pending action items
  • Monitor, report, and documents on multiple municipal, local, and regional legislative calendars
  • Ability to identify influential proposals which could in turn impact Ascend
  • Ability to foster and maintain relationships with all levels of government (State and local) officials, state regulators and other stakeholders


  • Effective communicator
  • Persuasive decision-maker
  • Fundamental comprehension of legal documents, policies and briefs
  • High attention to detail


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5 + years’ experience in Government Legislature with a minimum of 1 year in Cannabis
  • Proficient in MS Office, Highly Proficient in MS Excel
  • Must maintain a high level of integrity, personal motivation, and sense of urgency
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
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