Employment: Human Resources Director


These are the values which define our mission at Champlain Valley Dispensary.   We are seeking individuals with these core values to assist with the daily operations of Burlington’s only medical cannabis dispensary.  The ideal candidate is someone who wants to contribute to the success of a company who is an industry leader and known for setting the the bar high!

Important Note

All Champlain Valley Dispensary and Southern Vermont Wellness applicants, as regulated by the state of Vermont, must pass a criminal background check. For more information about the background check process please visit the Vermont Medical Marijuana Guidelines page.


The Human Resources Director is a member of the Executive Leadership team and plays an integral leadership role. The Director will lead all human resources functions including recruitment and talent management, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee relations, and employee engagement.   The Director ensures consistent and equitable application of organizational practices and policies and acts as a liaison between employees and management to address questions or concerns regarding company policies, practices and regulations. The Human Resource Director monitors and enforces compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations.  The individual in this role must be adept at understanding business priorities and translating them into an HR agenda that supports the business. 

The HR Director will have business acumen, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking and planning/project management skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing environment.  This is an exciting role where you will work to develop and execute HR strategies and activities that foster growth, innovation, and organizational effectiveness.

The HR Director will assess the human resources needs in areas such as performance management, employee relations, compensation, career development, leadership development, recognition and retention programs and drive the appropriate solutions in these areas. 

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Interpret HR policies, laws and regulations as they apply to specific problems, conflicts and employee needs.
  • Develop staffing strategies that address organizational and budgetary requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a compensation strategy that aligns with the organization’s goals and budgetary requirements.
  • Support staff training and development, including supervisory, compliance and job-related training.
  • Provide support to supervisors to assist with attainment of departmental goals, employee motivation and legal compliance.
  • Communicates benefits to employees and coordinate educational programs on benefits.
  • Maintain Paid Time Off Bank for all employees.
  • Maintain job descriptions and requirements for all positions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three to five years human resource experience, or a master’s degree in human resource management and two years’ experience in the HR field, or seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent skills in operating computers, keyboard, standard office equipment, and standard office software (Macintosh operating system preferred). 
  • Knowledgeable about federal and state laws governing employment
  • Supervision experience
  • Self-directed, organized, and detail-oriented with strong problem solving and decision making skills. 
  • Flexible, team-oriented person with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work effectively with all levels of management. 
  • Candidates must successfully complete a criminal record check with the Vermont Crime Information Center.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification
  • Experience with a Human Resources Information System database (HRIS)

Apply Today: Human Resources Director

Please apply with the form below or send your resume and letter of interest to: hr@cvdvt.org. CVD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.