• Compliance Coordinator (2021ADMIN01)

    PA Options for Wellness
    Job Description
    PA Options for Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in providing employment for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
    Our mission, through our clinical research partnerships, is to be Pennsylvania’s preferred provider of medical marijuana to qualified and approved patients by providing the highest quality products, with the greatest service, in a dignified and professional manner. 
    Our employees enjoy a fast-paced, business casual work environment, along with opportunities for development, and the challenge to make a difference.
    Under direction from, and in collaboration with, the Chief Security Officer, the Compliance Coordinator will support PA Options for Wellness in mitigating and managing risk by ensuring operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, as well as all governing legislation. This will be completed through continuous monitoring to ensure we conduct business in accordance with new and/or updated regulations as they arise. Partnering with business unit leaders, this role will develop policy, create metrics, and perform compliance audits to advise of possible risks.
    Key responsibilities of the Compliance Coordinator include, but are not limited to:
    • In collaboration with the Chief Security Officer, assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures for the Corporate Compliance Program to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct; coordinate annual review and update of policies and procedures.
    • Identify, assess, and resolve areas of business risk, compliance, and legal issues while creating a culture of compliance.
    • Perform compliance audits to determine if protocols are being followed and where they can be improved; create and manage action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations.
    • Assist with regulatory report submission and support quality reviews.
    • As needed, assist with thorough, confidential, and impartial incident investigations into potential compliance violations.
    • Maintain a thorough understanding of Pennsylvania marijuana directives and regulations as per Department of Health standards; ensure PAOFW is up to date and remains in full compliance with all local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
    • Assist with development of compliance reports and dashboards to measure effectiveness and communicate compliance risks to applicable team members.
    • Partner with division leaders to review departmental compliance policies; revise/update/implement as necessary.
    • Create onboarding and training program to educate PAOFW employees on latest regulations, legal and compliance issues, and processes to ensure compliance; conduct training as needed.
    • Develop and maintain compliance resource library for reference by PAOFW team members.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    The ideal candidate will possess:
    • An Associate degree with a concentration in Business Administration, Business Management, or a related field; or any comparable combination of skills and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in one of the listed areas of study is preferred.
    • Three years’ compliance, risk management, audit, and/or regulatory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • One-year cannabis industry experience in more than one functional area (dispensary, cultivation, processing, etc.) is preferred.
    • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • A superior attention to detail to identify and correct risky practices.
    • An adept multi-tasker with the ability to prioritize and delegate tasks with a passion for working in and managing a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of PA medical marijuana regulation.
    • Excellent analytical skills and ability to accurately interpret complex data/documents/policies.
    • A strong moral code and sense of ethics.
    • Proficiency with MJ Freeway as well as the Microsoft Office package.
    For more information and a full job description visit https://paofw.com/career-page/. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, along with compensation requirements, outlining how they meet the position requirements to careers@paofw.com. This position will remain open until filled.
    While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
    Please note the selected candidate must be at least 18 years of age with no felony convictions and will be required to submit to an extensive background investigation, fingerprinting, and a pre-employment drug screening. 
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