Job Opportunities

See our available positions below. We look forward to viewing your application!

  • Young Urban Builders Program Coordinator
  • Farmer Outreach Specialist
  • Farm Business Development Coordinator
  • West Broad Farmers Market Coordinator
  • Williams Farm Manager

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 Construction Manager will work with the Young Urban Builders Program, a youth development program for at-risk Clarke County high school students, helping these students to gain construction job skills training and home repair skills.

Qualities:

  • Contractor’s license with demonstrated experience in construction management.
  • Ability to work in an enthusiastic and encouraging way with young people who have not completed high school.
  • 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 skills.
  • Experience in supervising and training staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Be able to work 50% of the time on construction management and 50% of the time working with youth on-site training. We will be recruiting 8 youth for the 2017/18 school year from the West Broad neighborhood and making repairs in the homes within the neighborhoods in which they live.
  • 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.

To apply for this position email Kelsey Thompson: kelsey@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a letter of interest and a current resume.  Thank You!

West Broad Farmers Market Coordinator

OVERVIEW

We are looking for a self-starter, who is excited to take ownership of the West Broad Farmers Market (WBFM) and work toward building market sustainability. People with a passion for local food and community and market experience are encouraged to apply. The West Broad Farmers Market is held every Saturday, from April through mid-December, and is open from 9am until 1pm.

The Market Coordinator’s general responsibilities include: Working to build a sustainable farmers market, overseeing market operations, fostering community support for the market, promoting the market, managing the market’s educational activities and events, supporting vendor development, collecting market data and keeping accurate records. Successful Coordinators understand both the vendors’ and the market goers’ needs and, in collaboration with other ALT staff, design and implement strategies to meet these needs. The Coordinator is required to be on-site at every market and available to vendors and market goers for the entirety of the market’s hours.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • The Market Coordinator is expected to support and grow the WBFM, while also building sustainable systems for collecting and tracking market data. The Coordinator is responsible for supporting vendors – through educational workshops and one-on-one coaching – throughout the market season. Additionally, the Coordinator is tasked with the responsibility of communicating the values of community building, food justice and education.
  • The Market Coordinator is the “go-to” person for vendors and market goers during market hours and serves as the liaison among all market participants. As such, the Market Coordinator must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people. The Market Coordinator must be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team of ALT staff and volunteers.
  • The Market Coordinator is also responsible for convening monthly WBFM Advisory Council meetings for the purpose of discussing market direction, setting market guidelines and policies, reviewing vendor applications and discussing local food issues.

MARKET START UP

  • Recruit new vendors.
  • Monitor compliance with relevant regulations and codes.
  • Review the market budget and maintain records of market expenses and income.
  • Ensure that all vendor forms are completed properly and retained.
  • Facilitate market orientations for market staff, volunteers and vendors.

MARKET OPERATIONS

  • Oversee all market operations.
  • Enforce the WBFM Operating Policies.
  • Coordinate and manage the opening and closing of each market.
  • Manage the collection of market data and ensure that all necessary information is tracked and recorded.
  • Manage the EBT/Debit/Token table.
  • Manage the vendor fee collection process.
  • Maintain an information booth.
  • Assist with booths when necessary.
  • Serve as the quality control person for produce and craft items, as well as for the market’s general appearance and cleanliness.
  • Ensure safety and cleanliness of the site before, during and at the conclusion of each
  • Handle emergencies and complaints.

COMMUNICATION AND NETWORKING

  • Represent the market in meetings with community members and growers.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with ALT staff, volunteers, vendors, market goers, sponsors and community organizations.
  • Coordinate and encourage volunteerism from sponsors and community groups.
  • Build positive customer relations.
  • Distribute a weekly WBFM newsletter.

VENDOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Educate and assist vendors with merchandising, pricing and other marketing and business skills.
  • Support vendor development through one-on-one coaching.
  • Facilitate vendor development workshops on various business topics.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

  • Work with ALT staff and interns to promote the market and develop new promotional ideas.
  • Review marketing tools with the outreach and development team as necessary.
  • Create and plan an annual calendar of events.
  • Educate market goers about locally grown produce.
  • Lead and manage the market’s community education component, including cooking demonstrations, sustainable agriculture and environmental education and health education.
  • Regularly research best practices to inform market activities and programming.
  • Coordinate market volunteers.

EVALUATION AND REPORTING

  • Conduct surveys to measure market’s impact on shoppers and vendors.
  • Invite, listen to and use input from vendors and others to improve the market.
  • Lead in monitoring and, when necessary, revision of the market’s mission, goals and strategies.
  • Submit monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports, as required by grants.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • A passion for sustainable agriculture, local food systems, community development and/or local economies.
  • Understanding of and experience with farmers market management.
  • Strong computer, organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences.
  • Must be able to make a full season commitment.
  • Willing/able to work outside in all kinds of weather.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

COMPENSATION: This is a year-round position. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position email Kai Wilmsen: kai@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a letter of interest and a current resume.  Thank You!