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Development and Outreach Assistant

posted July 18, 2014

Core responsibilities: The focus of this position is the current and future sustainability of ALT through fundraising, grant writing, resource development, community outreach, collaboration, and networking. The Development Assistant will also oversee both electronic hard-copy marketing and communications by Athens Land Trust (ALT) and maintain the donor and membership database.

Specific tasks include:

  1. Develop and maintain a fundraising plan for ALT
  2. Raise funds through grant-writing, special events, and direct appeals for donations, including membership
  3. Oversee fundraising campaigns
  4. Work with the Board of Directors and Director of Operations to diversify and expand ALT’s sources of funding
  5. Work with the Board of Directors and Director of Operations to develop an operating endowment for ALT
  6. Collaborate and network with other agencies, organizations or individuals when possible to further ALT’s mission, visibility, and sustainability
  7. Work with the Executive Director and Director of Operations to increase public awareness of ALT, through ALT’s newsletter, website, and other publicity
  8. Design and draft bi-annual hard-copy newsletters for publication and distribution
  9. Design and draft monthly electronic newsletters for distribution to email subscribers
  10. Design and draft other hard-copy and electronic communications including, but not limited to, event announcements, fundraising campaigns and informational fliers
  11. Maintain an email database for distribution of electronic communications from ALT\
  12. Maintain and update the ALT website as needed
  13. Maintain and update the ALT Facebook page as needed
  14. Maintain and update Giftworks, our membership and donor datebase

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate has the following characteristics:

  • Fundraising and grant writing experience
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, cloud-based database systems (e.g. Salesforce.com), cloud-based marketing and communications systems (e.g. VerticalResponse, MailChimp or Constant Contact) , WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite Programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Acrobat Pro); Giftworks
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and administrative skills including meticulous attention to detail and demonstrate accuracy and timeliness in record keeping, problem solving and follow through;
  • Creativity;
  • 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.

All Full Time, Exempt 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; and
  • Be part of a team—provide support for all staff members in their respective duties

 

Housing Director

posted July 9, 2014

Core responsibilities – Oversee development of affordable housing projects, the marketing of these projects, and the preparation of eligible candidates to purchase ALT homes. The Housing Director is an exempt position, and is therefore not subject to overtime pay if working more than 40 hours per week.

Specific tasks include:

  1. Find new projects and manage all aspects of acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction for ALT’s HOME projects. Develop scope of work , oversee design and specifications, write and negotiate contracts with contractors, oversee bid/procurement process as per HED and HUD requirements
  2. Oversee construction of projects, monitor spending on affordable housing projects to ensure compliance with procurement policies, submit HOME reimbursement requests
  3. Oversee the marketing of houses being built or rehabilitated by ALT
  4. Oversee ALT’s Homebuyer Education Program and Homeownership Coordinator
  5. Oversee assistance to ALT’s homeowners or lease purchasers regarding credit repair, budgeting, and mortgage applications.
  6. Ensure compliance with HUD guidelines regarding clients’ income eligibility (i.e., verify initial eligibility for ALT’s homeownership program)
  7. 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
  8. Prepare and submit monthly HOME reports, preparation of  monthly and annual CDBG reports
  9. Hold informational sessions and meet with local government officials, realtors, employers, builders, clergy and others to explain CLT model
  10. Work with AHA, Habitat, EADC, HCDC and other housing agencies
  11. Convene ALT Board Housing Committee Meetings, on a regular basis as determined by the Board and staff

All Full Time, Exempt ALT Employees:

  • Be in the office according to a predetermined schedule to answer email and messages, prepare detailed timesheets, coordinate with fellow staff, etc. Although not paid by the hour, the Housing Director should work approximately eighty (80) hours per two-week pay period.
  • 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; and
  • Be part of a team—provide support for all staff members in their respective duties

Conservation Director:

The Conservation Program Director directs all aspects of protection, stewardship, and government relations, implementing plans and policies approved by the board of directors. The Director establishes overall programmatic priorities for conservation programs and develops and implements strategies and plans for accomplishing them.

S/he is an individual with high ethical standards, excellent strategic planning skills, and a track record of engaging diverse groups — public, private, and nonprofit — in delivering on-the-ground conservation results. S/he has successfully negotiated complex conservation transactions, including securing public and private funding.

Specific tasks include:

1. Works with Executive Director and Conservation Committee to set the strategic direction and conservation priorities that position the organization as a major conservation partner in the state.

2. Works with the Executive Director and Conservation Committee to develop and implement government relations, public policy, and funding strategies in support of the conservation program.

3. Oversees the development and implementation of a Master Plan for the program, which establishes conservation priorities throughout the region.

4. Directs conservation activities including acquisitions, transfer of acquired lands to appropriate partners, and all other activities associated with protection strategies. Negotiates complex and innovative acquisitions and other conservation solutions with landowners and government agencies.

5. Directs development of management strategies for ALT and programmatic activities to achieve the organization’s conservation objectives.

6. Establishes policies and procedures in compliance with Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Standards.

7. Works to build environmental coalitions and to secure funding for creative environmental solutions.

8. Builds a volunteer program that supports stewardship activities and furthers best practices of land management.

9. Oversees development of educational and public relations campaigns that focus on the importance of conservation and environmental stewardship.

10. Manages staff, interns, volunteers and consultants to execute the programs and initiatives of the Conservation Program.

Additional tasks required of all ALT Employees:

  • Maintain regular in-office hours according to a predetermined schedule to answer email and messages, prepare detailed timesheets, coordinate with fellow staff, etc.
  • Contribute to quarterly 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 (i.e. grant applications, special events, etc.);
  • Attend weekly staff meetings; and
  • Be part of a team—provide support for all staff members in their respective duties

For More Information
Please contact the Athens Land Trust:

employment@athenslandtrust.org

706-613-0122

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