People Ops Specialist

People Ops Gainesville, Florida


Position at Ayr Wellness



Company Description 

AYR Wellness is a publicly traded, multi-state cannabis company with more than 85 dispensaries. We are one of the largest scale producers of high-quality cannabis in the U.S., and our purpose is to be a force for good. People are at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about bringing progress and positive changes to our communities, our industry, and our world.   

Our talented and reliable team members are the foundation of our business and investing in exceptional talent is paramount to our success. The key to building a culture where everyone can thrive starts and ends with our teams. Their collective courage and kyndness sets AYR apart. Your career growth at AYR is limitless, and we believe in creating an environment where everyone can flourish and win together. 

Job Summary 

The People Ops Specialist is an integral member of our COE (Center of Excellence) HR Badging team and a fantastic opportunity to build a career in human resources. This role will be responsible for ensuring all employees and new hires have received valid badging/credentials as required by state cannabis agencies.  

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Collect and review all necessary badging forms, background checks, and identification from candidates we have offered a position.  
  • Create new employee files and upload all collected badging information  
  • Upload all required badging forms and info to state cannabis agencies ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements 
  • Track status of pending badges and identify potential delays in successful completion of badging process   
  • Communicating with managers and employees about upcoming badge expiration dates  
  • Manage all badge renewals including document gathering and submission
  • Conduct monthly audits of badging processes to ensure it aligns with compliance regulations that change frequently
  • Special Projects


  • 1-2 years of HR administrative support experience 
  • Must meet the age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agencies  
  • Able to provide valid badging/credentials as required by state cannabis agencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or a related field, or combination of education and experience 


  • 1-2 years

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook 
  • Ability to organize, manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities, deadlines, tasks and projects while dealing with interruptions and an uneven workload 
  • Solution Focus – ability to navigate through complex issues and find solutions 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and handle difficult and/or sensitive situations  
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality, build trust and credibility across an organization 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

Direct reports  

  • No direct reports

Working conditions 


Physical requirements 

  • Office



At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion. 

AYR Wellness is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans’ status.