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.

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Please note: The positions listed are service positions through the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. The service terms are 1 full year, and these are full time positions. Please visit  https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista to learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Job Description: VISTA Public Relations Coordinator

The VISTA Public Relations Coordina will assist Athens Land Trust through the following activities:

  1. Design and draft hard-copy and electronic communications including, but not limited to, event announcements, press releases, newsletters, fundraising campaigns and informational fliers
  2. Maintain an email database for distribution of electronic communications from ALT
  3. Maintain and update the ALT website as needed
  4. Maintain and update ALT’s social media platforms
  5. Draft and execute an organization-wide PR plan with the assistance of ALT program directors.
  6. Meet regularly with ALT program directors to assess PR needs and goals.
  7. Creating branding opportunities for individual programs.
Proficiency in Adobe applications and WordPress is preferred. The applicant should be comfortable handling several social media accounts across several platforms.
 

Please note: This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position, and the dates of service will be 08/20/2019-08/19/2020. All service members work 40 hours/week. To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and apply online, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=89018&fromSearch=true

For inquiries about this position, please contact the Assistant Director, Monica Magee at monica@athenslandtrust.org or call the Athens Land Trust office at 706-613-0122

Job Description: VISTA Development Assistant

Creating and maintaining a sustainable pipeline of funding is crucial for nonprofit organizations. The VISTA Development Assistant will work with the Development Coordinator to build capacity within the program and complete the following activities: 

1. Work on expanding ALT event management and fundraising 

2. Assist with 2020-2025 strategic planning process. 

3. Assist with the setup and transfer of ALTs donor and grants database to a new Salesforce platform. 

4. Work with ALT programs to prioritize funding need and identify sustainable and appropriate funding sources. 

5. Assist Development Coordinator with the finding and writing of new grants.  

Please note: This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position, and the dates of service will be 06/10/2019-06/09/2020. All service members work 40 hours/week. To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and apply online, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=86569&fromSearch=true

For inquiries about this position, please contact the Assistant Director, Monica Magee at monica@athenslandtrust.org or call the Athens Land Trust office at 706-613-0122

 

Job Description: VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

The VISTA Volunteer Coordinator will help to build capacity within Athens Land Trust’s volunteer program. As a growing organization, volunteer recruitment and management practices are vital and ever changing. The VISTA will familiarize themselves with ALT’s current volunteer program and assess any needed changes and upgrades. They will also work with staff to transition the volunteer tracking into Salesforce- an online data management system. They will help to create and implement a volunteer appreciation program in partnership with program directors. In addition, they will help to establish and implement a “volunteer leaders” program where ALT can train and recruit “volunteer leaders” within the community to assist with volunteer management and workdays. The VISTA will be an integral part in helping to establish an effective internship management process for the organization..  

Please note: This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position, and the dates of service will be 06/10/2019-06/09/2020. All service members work 40 hours/week. To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and apply online, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=86567&fromSearch=true
 
For inquiries about this position, please contact the Assistant Director, Monica Magee at monica@athenslandtrust.org or call the Athens Land Trust office at 706-613-0122

Youth Employment Opportunities

Job Description: Young Urban Farmers Program

Young Urban Farmers (YUF) will work alongside Athens Land Trust staff to support the West Broad Market Garden, West Broad Farmers Market and Williams Farm. Duties and responsibilities will include assisting Farm Managers with farm tasks, working at the farmers market, and participating in all educational activities and entrepreneurship workshops. All Young Urban Farmers will create and implement a business plan during the course of the program year. Priority is given to students who commit to participating in our entire school year, ending in May.

Young Urban Farmers must:

  • Commit to the program for the entire semester based on the academic calendar.
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation to and from the farms & education sites.
  • Be prepared to work in a wide range of weather conditions. YUF participants are expected to attend all regularly scheduled program days. Participants are paid for the time they are present and engaged at the worksite, rounded to the nearest quarter hour.

To apply, please download an application and submit at the Athens Land Trust office:                      
685 North Pope Street, Athens, GA 30601

Job Description: Young Conservation Stewards Program

The Youth Conservation Stewards (YCS) is an employment and job skills training program for high school aged youth run through Athens Land Trust. YCS participants will learn important environmental skills, including plant identification, invasive plant removal methods, native plant installation and maintenance. They will also develop essential soft skills in public speaking, leadership, and community outreach, and may engage the public at venues including the ALT-run West Broad Farmers Market, where they will speak publicly about the importance of green spaces in our community and the ways that community members can contribute to improving them. Ideally, participation in the Youth Conservation Stewards will lead to increased employability and job placement post high school graduation.

Young Conservation Stewards must:

  • Commit to the program by showing up to work on time and coming prepared and dressed in proper attire  
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation to and from work sites
  • Be prepared to work in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • While no prior experience is required, the willingness and ability to work outside is required.

Pay: Participants are paid for the time they are present and engaged at the worksite, rounded to the nearest quarter hour. Upon satisfactory performance of their duties and active participation in all activities and learning experiences, Youth Conservation Stewards will be paid a wage of $10.00/hour. Each Young Conservation Steward will be paid on a semi-weekly basis (every two weeks) by check.

To apply, please download an application and send to:
Lauren Muller                                                                                                                                                                          lauren@athenslandtrust.org                                                                                                                                                                                 Subject header: Young Conservation Stewards Application