Director of Cultivation

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Verde Natural

Job title: Director of CultivationLocation: Denver, CO (with travel to Humbolt County, CA)
About Verde Natural & Dabogic: Verde Natural began the first year of Colorado’s legal cannabis market. Since then, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading cultivator and retailer of living soil cannabis. We are best known for producing high quality cannabis flower (Verde), solventless extracts (Dablogic), and high quality hydrocarbon extracts (Fuego), and delivering them via an informed, caring, and passionate staff.
At Verde, we see cannabis as a plant medicine. As such, we believe it should be grown with hands-on love and attention, using only organic inputs in living soil. In fact, our cultivation techniques (and our classic OG strains) were developed in the early days of the medical cannabis market in the legendary Humboldt County, CA.
Today, the Verde Family of Brands has grown into a fully vertically integrated medical and recreational cultivator, retailer, wholesaler, and extractor in both Colorado and California. Each of our brands (Verde, Dablogic, Fuego) is committed to quality, sustainability, and education, because we believe it is our responsibility, as one of the pioneers in this industry, to do things right. That means we have an obsessive dedication to sustainable cultivation techniques with only organic inputs, to offering the highest quality products in sustainable packaging, and to sharing our knowledge of this plant with our communities.
Responsibilities:Leading cultivation teams across two states, several facilities (indoor, greenhouse, outdoor), including training, motivating, and disciplinary actionCollaborating with COO and VP of Operations to develop scaled production of top shelf cannabis flower and solventless hash varietiesPerfecting existing SOPs, creating new ones, and enforcing them to ensure plant health throughout cultivation and yield at harvestDeveloping sophisticated breeding program for Dablogic solventless hash strains. Experience with traditional breeding methods preferredMaintaining compliance with all state and local regulationsIdentifying and documenting insects and diseases to maintain plant health, and developing action plans with the Head Grower and VP of OperationsIrrigation and feeding with organic nutrients in a living soil systemTracking and controlling pest issues using integrated pest managementStaking, trellising, pruning, and training plantsTransplanting clones to beds and harvesting on scheduleMaintaining the cleanliness and quality of the GardenAll other duties as assigned Qualifications:Colorado MED Key or Support Badge at time of application (required)At least 6 years of indoor or greenhouse cannabis cultivation and management experience in a commercial grow (preferred)Bachelor’s degree in plant science, horticulture, agriculture, or related field (required), masters or higher preferredDemonstrated expertise in soil-grown cultivation and organic input systemsStrong cannabis cultivation skills related to the job responsibilitiesTake ownership and personal responsibility for the quality and productivity of their workto adapt, execute, and achieve results even as business needs, conditions, and responsibilities changeAble to lift up to 50 lbs., and perform job duties while bending, crouching, lifting, and standing for long periods.Able to work at least 40 hrs./wk. consistently, including some weekend hoursActive thought leader in cannabis and sustainable agricultureStrong history of successful leadership and project management in cannabisWilling to travel between CO and CA monthlyExcellent interpersonal and verbal communication skillsStrong leadership, people management, and team building skills
Schedule: Monday to Friday, typically 8:30 am – 5:30pm (some weekend hours required occasionally)Compensation: Experience Dependent. Highly Competitive salary + bonus.Reports to: COOStart date: Immediately