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.

Housing Counselor

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

  1. Provides assistance with financial counseling to ALT Affordable Housing Program clients.
  2. Manages client caseload, which includes:
  3. Developing strategies for addressing financial and business objectives;
  4. Interacting with clients, in a professional, responsive, helpful, and positive manner, within scheduled appointments as well as in followup calls, correspondence and contacts;
  5. Providing consultation /guidance on finance/ housing issues;
  6. Advocating to creditors, attorneys, benefit providers, and other resources on behalf of clients;
  7. Ensuring client files are complete, including appropriate information releases, file documentation, proper computer database entry, and related correspondence.
  8. 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;
  9. Ensures that all reporting (CDBG, HUD, various grants), are completed and accurate.
  10. Leads monthly Homebuyer Education Workshops
  11. Assists with obtaining funding through grant writing

Technical Competencies:

  1. Excellent analytical, organizational, and administrative skills including meticulous attention to detail and demonstrated accuracy and timeliness in record keeping, problem solving and follow through;
  2. The ability to successfully manage multiple assignments independently including being able to set priorities and meet deadlines;
  3. The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people;
  4. Flexibility to be both a team player and a self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role and in working independently;
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills;
  6. Proficiency in Excel, Word, cloud software (e.g. SalesForce.com) and /or interest to learn new technologies and systems;
  7. 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.

 To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org.

Job Description: Director of Operations

The Director of Operations will implement a strategic alignment of our operations and messaging to produce enhanced organizational structure that will yield more effective external partnerships and community impact. The Director of Operations will create systems for major stages in organizational processes from hiring, on-boarding, training, program implementation, and evaluation. They will provide tactical and strategic co-leadership to the team through a lens of equity and inclusion.

Specific duties are as follows: 

  •  Collaborate with organizational and program leadership to establish and implement strategies and procedures for onboarding, training, and supporting staff.
  •  Collaborate with organizational and program leadership to design practical and meaningful monitoring and evaluation strategies that advance program and organizational goals.
  •  Lead efforts to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Partner with program directors to recruit top talent that aligns with workforce plans that support the overall business and growth goals.
  • Establish and implement strategy for monitoring, retaining, and supporting applicants and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Identify and implement HR optimizing technology and approaches to develop a more uniform system of recruiting and tracking applicants that also addresses the goals of building a diverse and inclusive organization.
  • Be an advocate for our core values and ensure all decisions, programs, and processes are aligned with our culture and core beliefs.
  • Collaborate with organization leadership and development staff to build on strategic realignment and enhanced messaging to grow the organization’s funding sources.
  • Provide and lead strategic alignment across programs to meet Strategic Plan goals and provide a meaningful experience for employees.
  • Create and implement policies to reflect organizational values such as Equity, Diversity and Inclusion policy and other needed policies as identified by Board and Staff.
  • Create and manage financial and budget tracking systems in concert with Finance Director and Program Directors.
  • 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 and grant writing.
  • Data entry and proficiency in computer skills.
  • Understanding of how to create systems that enhance rather than hinder the work of the organization.
  • 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.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Show flexibility, and comfortable with being part of a team effort.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Quickbooks, 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 experience preferred.

Compensation:

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

 To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org.

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

We currently have no open positions for the AmeriCorps VISTA program. We will have several positions opening up throughout the year, so please check back soon! The AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program partners us with VISTAs who help to build capacity in Athens Land Trust’s programs. 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.

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

Youth Employment Opportunities

Job Description: Young Conservation Stewards

The Young 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. Ideally, participation in the Young Conservation Stewards will lead to increased employ-ability and job placement post high school graduation. This is a part-time position lasting from August through December. 

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.       

To apply, download an application and submit it to Carly Evans at carly@athenslandtrust.org, or come by the office to fill out an application. 685 North Pope Street, Athens, GA 30601.

Job Description: Young Urban Farmers

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.

Young Urban Farmers must:

  • Commit to the program for the entire semester (February 4 – May 15).
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation to and from the farms & education sites.
  • Be prepared to work in a wide range of weather conditions.

The application deadline is January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

To apply, download an application. Applications can be submitted at the Athens Land Trust office: 685 North Pope Street, Athens, GA 30601 or emailed to julian@athenslandtrust.org