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.

Affordable Housing Program Specialist

Core responsibilities: The Program Specialist will assist the Director of Affordable Housing with the daily operations, administrative task and program outreach of the Athens Land Trust Affordable Housing Program, with a particular focus on stewardship activities. 

Responsibilities/specific duties include: 

  1. Input client information and documentation into HomeKeeper digital program.
  2. Work with the education department to ensure that homeowners ongoing needs are addressed through relevant workshops.
  3. Schedule appointments and meet with interested rental applicants to help them complete their rental applications. 
  4. Assist with the development of inclusionary units, including executing Memorandums of Understanding with developers, deed restrictions, and annual income verification for units. 
  5. Ensure compliance with HUD guidelines regarding clients’ eligibility for rental units. 
  6. Participate in final walk-thru of homes with new buyers. 
  7. Ensure data is collected for grant reporting. 
  8. Handle property management issues on lease-purchase and rental units. 
  9. Draft news articles, brochures and educational materials to assist with ALT’s fundraising activities for the Affordable Housing Program. 
  10. Assist with grant writing, facilitate community meetings, seminars, trainings and informationals. 
  11. Answer phones, process rental payments, attend weekly staff meetings and work with other affordable housing programs outside the agency. 
  12. Oversee training and tasks of Affordable Housing Program Interns. 
  13. Assist with calls and walk-ins. 
  14. Complete all other tasks as needed. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Each candidate should have knowledge of a Community Land Trust, specifically the Athens Land Trust Model. Be able to provide excellent customer service. Understanding of grants, federal funding and grant writing. Data entry and proficiency in computer skills. How to maintain high quality standards. 


  • 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. 
  • Vision and creativity 
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple assignments without close supervision. They must be able to prioritize and meet deadlines. 
  • Have great interpersonal skills and be able to provide direct service to the public. 
  • Communicate effectively with diverse populations. 
  • Show flexibility, and comfortable with being part of a team effort. 
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, cloud software (e.g., Salesforce) and interest to learn new technological systems. 


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 Hannah Johnson at

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 Builders: 2020-2021 School Year

We are now accepting applications for the Young Urban Builders program, with a projected start date of October 15, 2020. 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


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 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.