The Director of the Office of Medical Cannabis will act as the division director and will provide leadership and strategic direction in the state’s efforts to permit Minnesotans with qualifying conditions access to treatment with medical cannabis. The director ensures all activities follow the laws/policies of the state, acts as the key contact for the Office of Medical Cannabis, and works with a wide array of individuals and constituencies, internal and external to MDH, for the benefit of the program.
The Director conducts planning, development and implementation of statewide activities for patients, manufacturers, and internal research and administration in order to operate an evidence-based program and model partnerships that achieve effectiveness and cost efficiencies to support the needs of its target populations.
The director is also responsible for development of legislative and budget initiatives in a rapidly changing and complicated policy environment and serves as a member of the agency’s Health Directors Team that guides the strategic direction of the agency and ensures that administrative and operational systems, policies, and procedures are in place to support achievement of public health goals.
Primary responsibilities include:
In collaboration with the Assistant Commissioner, provide vision, direction, and leadership for statewide planning and implementation of responsibilities related to the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) to support the goals of the agency, accomplish objectives in a timely and effective manner, and align with public health practice and the diverse partnerships and interactions of the agency.
Oversee the operations of the Office and conduct supervisory, management, and performance activities to assure the overall effectiveness of the program and consistency with department objectives and statutory mandates, rules, policy, and collective bargaining agreements.
Provide financial leadership and sound fiscal management to support the purpose and priority activities of the Office, ensure the appropriate and effective use of funds in accordance with state and federal requirements, and to demonstrate responsible stewardship of public resources.
Build mechanisms for sound information and data systems and supporting technologies.
Provide leadership in the development and implementation of communication strategies and relationships that contribute to the success of the Office of Medical Cannabis in achieving its’ goals.
This position is eligible for telework to applicants who reside in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota and is based on the business needs of the unit and is at supervisory/manager discretion.
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.
We offer a competitive benefits package including employee and family health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, and more!