The Regulatory Affairs Coordinator provides strategic and tactical advice concerning federal and state regulations pertinent to medical cannabis. They will do outreach with key staff in state health departments to help shape new regulations and provide guidance to improve existing regulations. This position will develop US regulatory strategies for multiple state programs and lead interactions and communication with state departments of health. Will be responsible for all aspects of writing and submitting paper and electronic submissions to regulatory agencies on behalf of ASA. This role provides the rare opportunity to make an immediate impact on the medical cannabis community. This position reports directly to the Director of Government Affairs. This is a full time job based in our Washington, D.C. office. People of color, LBGTQ persons and others from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Tracks and monitors federal and state regulations pertinent to medical cannabis
  • Provides public comment to regulatory changes when necessary
  • Develops regulatory strategy, including prioritizing issues to balance ASA goals and the political environment
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key regulators and key staff on the state and federal levels
  • Provides reliable, timely analysis and strategic guidance on regulatory activities at the federal, state, and local levels to facilitate cannabis industry compliance
  • Monitors state and federal regulatory activity and anticipate challenges and opportunities
  • Works closely with the Director of Government Affairs and the Director of the Patient Focused Certification program
  • Follows federal regulations related to drugs, healthcare, and agricultural policy

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Gathering, evaluating, organizing, managing and collating information in a variety of formats
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Efficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and comfortable with acquiring new skills
  • Exceptional time management and prioritization skills; calm under pressure
  • Flexible at setting (and re-setting) priorities and managing multiple projects
  • Dedicated to working closely and cooperatively in a community-based organization with diverse staff, volunteers, and community members
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment



  • 2-3 years tracking and analyzing regulations through state or federal databases
  • Bachelor's degree. A relevant degree such as chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, biomedical science, life or applied science although other degrees will be considered based on experience


  • Knowledge of current medical cannabis state and federal laws and regulations
  • FDA (cGMP, GLP) regulatory processes experience
  • Experience working in a regulated or compliance based environment a plus
  • Up to date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines
  • Liaising and negotiating with regulatory authorities
  • Product safety
  • Familiarity with clinical trial strategy, study design, statistical methods and data reporting
  • Membership in industry organizations like the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society


  • We would prefer this position be located in our Washington, D.C. office, but will consider remote opportunities if we find the right candidate.  May require up to 10% travel.

Type of Employment: 

  • This is a full-time salaried position. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • ASA provides benefits including health care options and personal and sick leave

Contact Information: 

Application Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through October 15th, 2018.