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 Manager
Athens Land Trust is seeking a Manager for the West Broad Farmers Market. The WBFM Manager will manage and coordinate all elements of the West Broad Farmers Markets held weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, including 1) managing two market channels (online and in-person), 2) building capacity and supporting microenterprises through teaching the Grow your Business (GYB) sessions, 3) creating commercial sponsorship, demand creation marketing and identifying new donor funding.
Housing Counseling Intake Specialist
The Athens Land Trust Housing Counseling team is seeking A Housing Intake Specialist. This position will serve as the primary point of contact for clients. They will provide part-time administrative support to the organization by making referrals and assisting callers with their needs.
Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:
- Provides assistance with financial counseling to ALT Affordable Housing Program clients.
- Manages client caseload, which includes:
- Developing strategies for addressing financial and business objectives;
- Interacting with clients, in a professional, responsive, helpful, and positive manner, within scheduled appointments as well as in follow‐up calls, correspondence and contacts;
- Providing consultation /guidance on finance/ housing issues;
- Advocating to creditors, attorneys, benefit providers, and other resources on behalf of clients;
- Ensuring client files are complete, including appropriate information releases, file documentation, proper computer database entry, and related correspondence.
- Ensures that proper documentation is maintained for the Housing Counseling Program, including case files for individual clients and homebuyer education workshop participants; maintains web-based Client Management System;
- Ensures that all reporting (CDBG, HUD, various grants), are completed and accurate.
- Leads monthly Homebuyer Education Workshops
- Assists with obtaining funding through grant writing
- Excellent analytical, organizational, and administrative skills including meticulous attention to detail and demonstrated accuracy and timeliness in record keeping, problem solving and follow through;
- The ability to successfully manage multiple assignments independently including being able to set priorities and meet deadlines;
- The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people;
- Flexibility to be both a team player and a self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role and in working independently;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills;
- Proficiency in Excel, Word, cloud software (e.g. SalesForce.com) and /or interest to learn new technologies and systems;
- Certification for HUD Housing Counselor- is expected to be obtained within 3 months of hire.
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
Compensation: This is a full-time position with benefits. Pay will be commensurate with experience up to $41,080 annually.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Joanne Selgin, Director of Housing Counseling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Urban Builders Program Coordinator
We are looking for a person with construction management experience who is interested in managing the rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing and the on-site construction training of young people. The Young Urban Builders Coordinator will work with the Young Urban Builders (YUB), a youth development program for young men and women living in Athens Clarke County who are seeking job training in the trades and are interested in developing skills to be successful in the construction industry.
- Demonstrated experience in construction management. Willingness to become certified and maintain professional development in areas related to construction and youth development.
- Experience or interest in training young people in the building trades and a strong commitment to helping young people succeed in an innovative training program to promote leadership, employability and life skills..
- Experience in supervising and training staff.
- Be able to work on construction management and with youth on-site training.
- Develop construction plan and schedule.
- Coordinate and monitor the progress and quality of work.
- Develop construction budget and monitor costs.
- Order supplies and materials.
- Provide oversight of the on-site construction training by ensuring that trainees get consistent and adequate skills training; helping to set standards for appropriate behavior and ways to handle problems on the construction site; and ensuring work-site safety, learning of safety procedures, and proper construction techniques.
- Keep the director informed of the progress, problems, and needs of the on-site construction work and training.
- Assist in the development of job opportunities for trainees, and where appropriate, help trainees set career goals.
- Assess potential construction sites.
- Support the leadership development and curriculum goals of the program through appropriate site activities and processes.
Additional Requirements Applicable To All ALT Employees
- Maintain regular in-office hours to answer email and phone inquiries, contribute to emerging projects, and coordinate with fellow staff, etc.
- Contribute to newsletters, monthly and annual reports, brochures and other educational materials as related to program(s) of primary responsibility as well as overall organization
- Assist with fundraising (including, but not limited to, grant applications, special events, and meeting with potential donors)
- Attend weekly staff meetings and prepare detailed timesheets
This is a full-time or part-time position (full-time with benefits). Pay will be commensurate with experience with a range of $45,000 to $55,000 annually.
To apply, please send a resume and a letter of interest to Tawana Mattox, Director of Education and Empowerment at email@example.com.
Youth Employment Opportunities
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: 2023-2024 School Year
We are now accepting applications for the Young Urban Farmers program for the 2023-2024 school year.
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 2023 to June 2024
- 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 14-15 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 $10/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 Tony Gayles at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can also be completed through Google Forms in lieu of email or a paper copy.
Young Urban Builders: 2023-2024 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
Students must be between 16 and 24 years of age.
Please download the application here and email it to Colin Blodorn, the Young Urban Builders Coordinator at email@example.com 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. Applications can also be turned in via Google Forms at the link below. We are accepting applications until all positions are filled.