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.

Director of Conservation

Athens Land Trust has an opening for an exciting and important position – We are seeking a dynamic Conservation Director who is willing to continue to grow our complex conservation program. Click here for the full job description.

To apply, please send a resume and a letter of interest to Heather Benham at

Program Coordinator: Young Conservation Stewards

Athens Land Trust has an opening for an exciting and important position – Young Conservation Stewards Program Coordinator (“YCS Coordinator”, “the Coordinator”). We are seeking an educator who is interested in being a positive role model for high school students and engaging them in conservation, habitat restoration, and community development. The ideal candidate will be flexible, self-directed, and have experience working with teenagers in an after-school setting.

Click here for the full job description.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Emmanuel Stone at

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 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.

To apply: Applications can also be turned in via Google Forms at the link below. We are accepting applications until all positions are filled.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Xavier Coates, the Young Urban Builders Program Coordinator, at