Job Opportunities

Athens Land Trust is an innovative and adaptive community and conservation land trust in Georgia. We look for team members who are creative, deeply committed to advancing equity, and excited about embracing an evolving set of responsibilities and opportunities as the organization grows.

Athens Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

West Broad Farmers Market (WBFM) Manager

The WBFM Manager will manage and coordinate all elements of the West Broad Farmers Market including managing three market channels (online, in person and wholesale), building capacity through teaching the Grow your Business (GYB) sessions, creating commercial sponsorship, demand creation marketing and identifying new donor funding.  The WBFM Manager will provide strategic leadership of volunteers, interns, new vendors and commercial sponsors.  They will work in close collaboration with an advisory board made up of representatives from the market. The WBFM manager will manage digital platforms and ensure all data is captured and organized efficiently. 

Specific duties are as follows: 

  • Collaborate with operation, program and finance staff to coordinate the design, planning, innovations and execution of the WBFM, both retail and wholesale streams. 
  • Provide accurate reporting on activities, participation and finances of the market progress.
  • Lead efforts to improve diversity of market channels, demand creation, increase sales, and innovation around WBFM.
  • Develop improved curriculum for GYB sessions that demonstrate improved skills, capacity and  executed business plans.  
  • Partner with external speakers to improve the Grow Your Business sessions that will show demonstrated improvement in business skills and business plans of participants.
  • Establish and implement improved data entry, analysis and reporting of market performance.
  • Identify creative interns to consistently improve the marketing and operations for WBFM.
  • Be an advocate for our core values and ensure all decisions, programs, and processes are aligned with our culture and core beliefs.
  • Collaborate with development staff to grow and diversify the organization’s funding sources.
  • Ensure professional implementation of the weekly market and link to digital marketing platforms.
  • Collaborate with the Community Ag Director on incorporating Young Urban Farmers in the operations of the WBFM.
  • Serve as a backup check and payroll processor. 

All ALT Employees: 

  • Be in the office according to a predetermined schedule to answer email and messages, prepare detailed timesheets, coordinate with fellow staff
  • Participate in grant management including grant writing support and reporting
  • Write newsletter articles, and brochure and educational materials related to ALT’s programs and activities
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Be part of a team-provide support for all staff members in their respective duties 

Qualifications

  • Understanding of grants, federal funding,grant writing, and fundraising with private sector businesses.
  • Creativity in developing and executing capacity building programs for adults.
  • Ability to lift and move tents, tables, etc. 
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and administrative skills.  The candidate must show meticulous attention to detail and demonstrate accuracy and timeliness in record keeping, problem solving and tracking.
  • Experience with developing and managing successful small business operations.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple assignments without close supervision. They must be able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Show flexibility, and be comfortable with being part of a team effort.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, cloud software (e.g., Salesforce) and interest to learn new technological systems.
  • Experience managing employees

Education:

Any combination of experience and education, Nonprofit Administration, Human Services, or Public Administration or small business experience preferred.

Compensation:

This is a full-time position with benefits. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a resume and a letter of interest to the Community Agriculture Director, Cameron Teeter, at cameron@athenslandtrust.org.

Youth Development Programs

Our Youth Development programs are unique. We offer three paid job skills training programs, the Young Urban Farmers the Young Urban Builders and the Young Conservation Stewards  Each program provides paid training and education for high-school aged youth in Athens-Clarke County.

Our approach incorporates on-site training, exposure to new opportunities, leadership development and classroom education, that delivers both specialized and general job skills, and community involvement to help ensure that the next generation of leaders are invested in where they live. We work to create personal connections between the youth in our programs and leaders in the community and the respective industries that are  vital  to increased job placement and social capital once they have graduated from their program.

Young Urban Farmers: 2021-2022 School Year

We are now accepting applications for the Young Urban Farmers program for the 2021-2022 school year, with a projected start of late August to Early September, 2021.

Young Urban Farmers (YUF) duties and responsibilities will include: Learning and implementing sustainable agricultural skills which will involve working in several community gardens as well as the Williams’s Farm, the Athens Land Trust’s urban farm. YUF will also learn entrepreneurial skills and create a business plan for a product that could be produced and sold at the West Broad Farmers Market.

The YUF must:

  • Commit to the program for the dates of September 2021 to August 2022
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation to and from the work meeting place.
  • Transportation to alternative work locations after meeting at the scheduled meeting place may be provided by the YUF Coordinator. 
  • Be prepared to work in a wide range of weather conditions. 
  • Be aged 16 to 20 (or 15 with a valid work permit) and enrolled or completed CCSD high school or GED program. Must be a Clarke County resident. 

YUF participants are expected to attend all regularly scheduled program days. Participants will work an average of 12 hours a week paid $9/hr for the time they are present and engaged at the worksite, rounded to the nearest quarter hour.

To apply, please download and complete the application. Applications can be submitted at the Athens Land Trust office:
685 North Pope Street, Athens, GA 30601 or emailed to John Anderson at john@athenslandtrust.org.

Young Urban Builders: 2021-2022 School Year

We are now accepting applications for the Young Urban Builders program. The Young Urban Builders program was started in 2018 as a way to address youth unemployment and perform owner-occupied rehabilitation in the West Broad Neighborhood.

The program is designed to provide job training and experience while working on community projects and aiding in neighborhood revitalization. YUB students are involved at all stages in the rehabilitation process to allow for a variety of skills to be developed.

YUB duties and responsibilities include:

  • learning and practicing workplace and tool safety
  • proper use and maintenance of tools
  • developing strong work ethics and basic job skills
  • reading blueprints and interpreting written instructions
  • using measurement tools and applied mathematics

Requirements:

Students must be between 16 and 25 years of age.

To apply:

Please download the application here and email it to Dr. Tawana Mattox, Education and Empowerment Director, at tawana@athenslandtrust.org or mail it to our office at 685 North. Pope Street, Athens, GA 30601. Applications can also be left in our secure dropbox at our office. We are accepting applications until all positions are filled.