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.

Proposals for Property Maintenance and Turnkey Services

Athens Land Trust is seeking proposals from qualified individuals to secure a one-year contract for maintenance and turnkey services.

Copies of the Proposal Forms are available at Athens Land Trust 685 N. Pope Street, Athens, GA, 30601, via e-mail: cary@athenslandtrust.org or online. Click here to download a digital copy.

Proposals must be submitted to the Athens Land Trust at 685 N. Pope Street, Athens, GA, 30601 no later than 4:00PM, Friday October 29, 2021. Proposals must be clearly identified as “PROPOSALS FOR MAINTENANCE AND TURNKEY SERVICES” and show the name and address of the submitting individual. Late proposals will not be considered. 

The Organization reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. 

Director of Affordable Housing

Core responsibilities – Oversee the development of affordable housing projects, the marketing of these projects, and the preparation of eligible candidates to purchase ALT homes, while building the capacity and network of our residents. 

Specific tasks include:

  • Find new projects and manage all aspects of acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction for ALT’s housing projects. Develop scope of work, oversee design and specifications, write and negotiate contracts with contractors, oversee bid/procurement process as per HCD and HUD requirements

  • Oversee construction of projects, monitor spending on affordable housing projects to ensure compliance with procurement policies, submit HOME reimbursement requests

  • Oversee the marketing of houses being built or rehabilitated by ALT 

  • Oversee assistance to ALT’s homeowners or lease purchasers regarding credit repair, budgeting, and mortgage applications.

  • Ensure compliance with HUD guidelines regarding clients’ income eligibility (i.e., verify initial eligibility for ALT’s homeownership program)

  • Work with local banks to develop lending program to assist ALT’s clients with mortgages and supervise preparation of documents for closings for ALT Homeowners

  • Prepare and submit monthly and annual CDBG & HOME reports

  • Hold informational sessions and meet with local government officials, realtors, employers, builders, clergy and others to explain CLT model

  • Represent ALT at community meetings

  • Work with Athens Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity, and other housing agencies

  • Convene ALT Board Housing Committee Meetings, on a regular basis as determined by the Board and staff, and participate in ALT Board meetings

  • Assist in special projects needed to further the work of the housing program – ie Inclusionary Zoning, Lending programs, etc. 

  • Ensure the successful stewardship of ALT’s affordable units.

  • Connect community members to other resources as needed. 

All ALT Employees:

  • Be in the office according to a predetermined schedule to answer email and messages, prepare detailed timesheets, coordinate with fellow staff, etc.;

  • Write newsletter articles, and brochure and educational materials related to ALT’s housing program;

  • Assist with fundraising (i.e. grant applications, special events, etc.); 

  • Attend weekly staff meetings;

  • Be part of a team—provide support for all staff members in their respective duties and participate in efforts to further the equity work of the organization;

  • Be ready to listen and learn from those we are serving.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Heather Benham at heather@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. Applications can also be completed through Google Forms in lieu of email or a paper copy. Click here to access the Google Forms application.

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 Colin Blodorn, the Young Urban Builders Coordinator at colin@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.