Head of Incubator Partnerships at Drizly

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Who We Are
Lantern is a cannabis ecommerce and home-delivery platform that guides people through different strains and products, helping them find what’s right for them. We’re committed to bringing transparency, equity, and convenient access to cannabis, for both new and experienced consumers. We partner with the best dispensaries and cannabis brands across the US, to create a personalized buying and delivery experience, embedded with education and trust throughout the customer journey.
We’re more than just another tech company. Lantern was founded with a mission to elevate and advance opportunities in cannabis for people of color and those disproportionately affected by the war of drugs. Starting with its first delivery incubator program in Massachusetts (founded in 2019), and expanding into several other states, Lantern plans to create effective, results-driven programming and support to the cannabis social equity community, to be led by the Head of Incubator Partnerships.
Who You Are
You are someone who builds effective networks, both inside and outside your organization, to advance your industry knowledge and influence, as well as to advance organizational goals. You instill trust, showing consistency between words and actions, following through on commitments, and always celebrating differences. In a complex and ever-changing industry, your interpersonal savvy allows you to build meaningful relationships with people across geographies, backgrounds, levels and functions, as you recognize that different perspectives contribute to the greatest success. You drive vision and purpose, painting a compelling picture that motivates others to action, and your bias toward action drives you to tackle new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
What the Role Is
In this role, you’ll lead the strategic planning and development of the roadmap and activities to cultivate and maintain strong partnerships and engagement with key community-based organizations (CBO) and stakeholder advocacy groups. You’ll create and execute tactical plans aligned with Lantern’s business objectives to operate social equity incubator programs in every market in which Lantern is, or hopes to be, operational. Success will be achieved through the creation of meaningful, scalable programs that translate into real business outcomes for social equity partners throughout the country.
Please note: this role can be performed remotely anywhere in the United States with the exception of Colorado.

In this role, you will:

  • Create the strategic roadmap to build effective external partnerships in the social equity and cannabis advocacy community
  • Build and maintain close working partnerships with key CBOs and advocacy groups, collaborating with cross-functional partners to ensure a coordinated organizational approach
  • Build Lantern’s social equity incubator playbook that is ready to be localized and launched in key markets 
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, and effectively integrate/deploy internal stakeholders where advantageous to social equity partners (ie. Utilizing team members to facilitate courses related to business pitches, financing etc; or 1:1 advisory roles around leadership/management/branding etc.) 
  • Ownership of CBO and management of the charitable funding request process, including execution and reporting (future responsibility when Lantern has CSR budget)

Must Have Skills:

  • Demonstrated leader who effectively collaborates by taking ownership of key projects 
  • Effective networker and collaborator who develops strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Great instinct, high EQ, thoughtful decision maker
  • Effective in process management, customer focus and problem-solving
  • Bias toward action and a focus on results, with the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing initiatives while meeting timelines 
  • Willingness to deep dive on operations to make partnerships work
  • Understanding of how tech/product innovation is critical to partner success
  • Willing to travel (when it becomes safe again)
  • Scrappiness, ability to get things done with few resources, figure things out, enthusiasm to work on granular tasks when necessary
  • Analytical chops - can model out scenarios, understands how to think about maximizing ROI on time and tech resources
  • Community organizing or advocacy experience strongly preferred
  • Cannabis industry experience is a plus, but not required. Curiosity about cannabis is a must.
  • Mission driven - The ideal candidate will understand the historical context of cannabis with regard to social justice and the war on drugs, and believe that the future of the industry will be driven by social equity entrepreneurs.

The Other Stuff:

  • Competitive salary
  • One-on-one professional coaching with an external expert
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match
  • Added perks

You do you.
Lantern is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status
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An Insider's view of Drizly

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Drizly is unlike anywhere I have ever worked before. We are a welcoming bunch of super intelligent people that are all working towards the same goals. We have a lively and dynamic atmosphere where we encourage people to truly be themselves. We have a ton fun, but we do what we're here to do- make Drizly the option for alcohol, period.


Account Executive

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work closely with the product and engineering teams on a daily basis to design features for the people who use our products. I often loop in other teams to get their expertise on our users and different parts of the business. Everyone is constantly striving to make improvements and I get great ideas from people on every team at Drizly.


Product Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I identified a need for deeper knowledge of alcohol when I joined Drizly’s Customer Experience team 2 years ago. With the support & encouragement of my team, I became our first Certified Cicerone® taking a new role in Category Management. Now I'm leveraging my unique experience to help build the best-in-class catalog for alcohol one beer at a time.


Merchandising Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As I work on complex policies and laws in the alcohol space, I try to speak very plainly when explaining the history and concepts that matter to Drizly so people don’t feel intimidated. I also try to participate in as many company events and Slack discussions that I can to build relationships which should translate to being more accessible overall.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have helped out on the frontend, been on our infrastructure team, and worked extensively with our Rails API. In all of these roles I got to learn while doing high impact work. More recently, I was given the opportunity to be a technical lead. Drizly has made me a solid generalist that can help drive a startup’s tech forward.


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What are Drizly Perks + Benefits

Drizly Benefits Overview

At Drizly we believe people are our greatest asset and we’re building an environment where our team can authentically do their best work. As the business grows, we recognize the value of investing in our people through benefits that support their day to day at Drizly to greater perks that foster their life outside of work.

Volunteer in local community
Drizly is involved with a variety of local organizations including, but not limited to, Cradles to Crayons and Pine Street Inn.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Drizly matches 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of annual salary.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Drizly hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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