The Director of Marijuana Ventures and Entrepreneurship is a professional and credible leader that will direct, plan coordinate and oversee the City of Detroit’s programming regarding Medical and Adult Use Marijuana Ventures. The Director will be required to coordinate with the BSEED, Law, the Mayor’s Office and all other departments responsible for the implementation of the program.

In addition to being the point person for the Marijuana Licensing Review Committee, The Director will also implement the Homegrown Detroit social equity program and other entrepreneurship initiatives. This will involve being acutely aware of Legacy Entrepreneur evolving needs and overseeing a program that involves tiers of technical support.

They drive change and process improvements within the system and is focused heavily on managing a wide range of projects involving data collection, production, and dissemination relating to strategy, planning, and organizational effectiveness efforts. This position reports to the Director of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity and will lead a team that is focused on implementing the stated objectives.
The Director will quickly become a local knowledge expert on emerging trends in the marijuana industry and closely track local to federal industry and policy advancements to inform their strategic decision making for Detroit programs.

Examples of Duties

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Leads all marijuana related programming and processes for Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity Department
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to achieve goals for the program
  • Seek best practices and collaborate with jurisdictions outside Detroit who have marijuana related programming
  • Assists in leading the Marijuana Licensing Review Committee for the review and assessment of marijuana license applications.
  • Leads the team that processes Legacy Detroiter certifications for prospective licensees
  • Coordinates with Detroit Means Business and other stakeholders on the social equity programming and other resources for entrepreneurs
  • Assists with the implementation of organizational goals, initiatives and plans.
  • Develops and implements initiatives to improve work processes.
  • Drives fact-based decision making at all levels within the organization.
  • Drives process improvement initiatives, including automation, on the processes/tools used to increase the capability and efficiency of reporting efforts.
  • Manages project development and execution from inception to closure.
  • Produces summarization reports, outputs, and operational interfaces to stakeholders.
  • Works in conjunction with the department leader to manage change control and ensure consistency and alignment of change control management across the Department.
  • Seek best practices and collaborate with jurisdictions outside Detroit who have marijuana related programming
  • Establishes self as knowledge leader and resource hub
  • Regularly assesses program needs and adapts strategy accordingly in alignment with community engagement

NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.

 

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree Required.
4-5 years of project and team management experience required.
Experience leading major teams and projects also required.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Comfort in navigating a highly matrixed organizational environment
  • Knowledge of business and management principles
  • Prove ability to drive results and lead change efforts systematically
  • Establishes self as knowledge leader and resource hub
  • Regularly assesses program needs and adapts strategy accordingly in alignment with community engagement
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills, bringing focus and perspective to group and team projects with the ability to delegate, and collaborate effectively across teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and work cooperatively and effectively with outside organizations
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written format and effectively verbally with tact and diplomacy.
  • Proven track record of commitment to equity and inclusion

 

Supplemental Information

SUBJECTS & WEIGHTS:

Interview: 70%
Evaluation of Training, Experience, & Personal Qualifications: (T.E.P.):-30%
Total of Interview and Evaluation T.E.P: 100%
Detroit Residency Credit15 Points
Veteran Points: 0-15 Points