OaklandRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Oakland jobs

Director of Cultivation

Company: Vangst
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Director of Cultivation is a dynamic role, responsible for managing all operations of cultivation from propagation through harvest in a commercial cannabis facility with over 25,000 sq ft of flowering canopy. This is a complex position that requires a deep understanding of crop management across varied growing media, environmental control systems, cannabis morphology, fertigation systems, and irrigation strategy.

Reports directly to the VP of Cultivation

Direct cultivation operations across two cultivation buildings with a combination of the following:

HPS and LED lighting

Coco coir and Living Soil growing media

Boiler/Chiller and RTU HVAC systems

Netaflex and Dosatron fertigation systems

Oversee cultivation, nursery, sanitation, and processing managers to ensure all departments are working cohesively to achieve deadlines and adhere to the production schedule

Track all cultivation and post-harvest KPIs, analysing environmental and substrate monitors to make data driven decisions


Strong leadership of cultivation and harvest teams; developing managers technical and soft skills, motivating technicians, and instilling accountability

Collaborate with VP to continue development of genetic library, implementing new cultivars, and calibrate the cultivation production schedule to meet sales objectives

Use an array of software to collect data, monitor KPIs, and set data-driven performance goals for cultivation/harvest managers and teams

Partner with department managers to forecast workflow and labor demand, maintaining appropriate number of staff to guarantee deadlines are met

Troubleshoot all plant health issues, mitigate pest/pathogen pressure through rigid IPM practices, maintaining economic thresholds while upholding quality standards

Continuous research and development of best cultivation processes and operational efficiencies, improve existing SOPs and generate new ones to maintain streamlined production

Constant refinement of best cultivation and post-harvest practices specific to individual cultivars

Physical Requirements


Who you are:

An effective leader with a healthy balance of firm accountability and empathy, you can make the hard decisions objectively and nurture a sense of ownership with employees at all levels

Detail oriented is an understatement, but you don't let the particulars detract from the bigger picture

Ability to analyze processes and information, identify problems and trends, and develop effective solutions and strategies

2-5 years of experience directly managing all aspects of cannabis cultivation in a licensed commercial facility with over 10,000 sq ft of flowering canopy

5-10 years of cannabis cultivation growing a wide variety of cultivars, knowledge of how they grow and what techniques to apply specific to an individual cultivars needs

Well versed in commercial cultivation infrastructure, environmental controls and equipment, fertigation and irrigation systems

Proven success cultivating truly high quality cannabis at scale while maintaining economically viable COGS and revenue generation

Adept in project management and workflow software, Excel spreadsheets, developing and tracking KPIs, inventory management, labor forecasting, and efficient task delegation

Bachelor's degree in plant science, business, or management, or 4+ years equivalent experience as a Cultivation Manager in a commercial cannabis facility

The Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


About 710 Labs

To Apply

  • Sign Up to create a profile on Vangst.com
  • Complete the required information.

Done. But wait, there's more...From here on in, every job you apply for is one click and done.

Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the know.

Keywords: Vangst, Oakland , Director of Cultivation, Other , Oakland, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

Oakland RSS job feeds