Job Opportunities

Click the available positions below to see their description and learn how to apply:

Volunteer Coordinator
Market Ambassador
Farm Business Support Developer
FoodCorps Service Member


 

Volunteer Coordinator

 Core responsibilities: The Volunteer Coordinator will establish a volunteer program at Athens Land Trust to utilize the volunteer resources in our community to increase the impact of our programs.  Specific duties include:

  1. Work with Athens Land Trust (ALT) staff to establish volunteer opportunities within ALT’s programs of Affordable Housing and Community Agriculture
  2. Establish policies and procedures for ALT’s Volunteer Program.
  3. Recruit and train new volunteers; determine interests and skills; schedule work times.
  4. Track volunteer hours.
  5. Create and maintain database of volunteers’ contact information and interests.
  6. Motivate and thank volunteers.
  7. Prepare materials and make presentations as needed.
  8. Maintain inventory of needed tools in working condition.
  9. Supervise volunteers during projects.
  10. Assist ALT staff in utilizing volunteers.
  11. Develop and maintain resources and resource lists for volunteers and volunteer opportunities.
  12. Develop positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders including residents of low-income communities, partner agencies/organizations, and donors.
  13. Monitor and evaluate the program to ensure positive volunteer experiences for both ALT and individual volunteers.
  14. Attend staff meetings

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has the following characteristics:

  • 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.
  • Experience in working with volunteers and with people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.

** This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. Please see https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista  for more information on this program.

Please contact Kelsey Thompson at kelsey@athenslandtrust.org or call 706-613-0122

See our volunteer and internship page for more opportunities to get involved with Athens Land Trust!

 


 

Market Ambassador (2017)

The West Broad Farmers Market (WBFM) is looking for an individual who is interested in improving the health and wellness of the West Broad community. The Market Ambassador will play a big role in helping WBFM reach new customers, increase vendor sales, and support local economic development & community wellness. This is a contractor position with a flexible schedule and monthly stipend.

Responsibilities

  • Go door-to-door in the West Broad neighborhood (and other nearby neighborhoods), sharing information about the Georgia Fresh for Less program, educational opportunities and the Neighborhood Discount program.
  • Represent WBFM at community events throughout the season.
  • Organize and lead cooking demonstrations, nutrition education events, and discussions about local food. These events
    would be held across the community.
  • Attend the market every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to assist with weekly market setup and break down.
  • Welcome shoppers to the WBFM every week, promoting the Neighborhood Discount program and assisting shoppers as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to connect with diverse audiences from different organizations.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • A valid driver’s license & reliable transportation.

Improve your leadership and outreach skills and contribute to the health of your local community! If you are interested, please fill out the form linked below.

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Farm Business Support Developer

The role of the Farm Business Support Developer is to provide business education, planning and support for prospective, beginning and underserved farmers. The Farm Business Support developer will conduct trainings, info sessions and one on one consultations with farmers, as well as lead the planning and execution of a conference offering opportunities for education, training, networking and advancement. The Farm Business Support Developer will work with the managers of West Broad Market Garden and Williams Farm to oversee and coordinate markets for produce from both farms, and integrate produce from our broader network of farmers into various markets.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field

  • Minimum three years experience working with beginning and underserved farmers/ranchers/producers

  • Experience leading projects and building community partnerships

  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, comfortable taking initiative

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate farm business development info sessions and workshops

  • Provide one on one consultation, technical assistance and business planning support to target population of farmers/producers

  • Plan and coordinate a sustainable agriculture conference for new, beginning, underserved and small farmers/producers

  • Coordinate a small grower and value added producer network, including supply chain development and operations

  • Work with Director of Operations to manage ALT Farms financial tracking and reporting

Please contact Stephanie Simmons at stephanie@athenslandtrust.org or call 706-613-0122.

See our volunteer and internship page for more opportunities to get involved with Athens Land Trust!


 

FoodCorps Service Member

Our two FoodCorps service members serve within the Community Agriculture department. The Community Ag mission is to promote sustainable agriculture, increase access to healthy food, and support entrepreneurial and economic opportunities for underserved youth and adults. Community Agriculture has several programs and projects. Our FoodCorps service members have a hand in many of them (the Community Garden Network, our two urban farms, our West Broad Farmers Market), but their primary responsibilities are with the following two programs:

1) Farm to School – ALT is working with the local school system to expand school gardens and incorporate fresh food grown on school grounds into cafeteria meals. Our FoodCorps service members use this program to engage students in learning experiences around gardening, nutrition, and food justice.

2) Young Urban Farmers (YUF) – In partnership with the Clarke County School District, ALT established the YUF program in order to provide underserved high school students with sustainable agriculture education, hands-on experience and leadership development. Students serve at ALT’s two urban farms, develop business plans for sustainable agriculture-based businesses, and sell their products at the West Broad Farmers Market.

Our two FoodCorps service members will be in both Clarke County high schools: Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals. Additionally, they will branch out into a couple of the 14 elementary schools. At these schools, our FoodCorps service members will serve with partner teachers to bring the entire seed to fork experience to students. They will provide hands-on garden learning, cooking demos, nutrition lessons, and food justice lessons.

They will also serve with the Young Urban Farmers program, teaching and guiding the YUF through experiences with sustainable agriculture, leadership development, nutrition, and entrepreneurship. Our FoodCorps service members will serve with a variety of community partners, including the University of Georgia, our local Cooperative Extension offices, and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, to do farm to school projects in the community.

Students served: Middle School, High School

Helpful languages: Spanish

Community type: Urban

Number of staff at service site: 20

Access to a car: Helpful

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