Job Opportunities

VISTA Development Assistant

Core responsibilities: The Development Assistant will work with the Outreach and Development Coordinator to increase overall funding and sustainability for ALT programs, through fundraising, resource development, event planning, community outreach, collaboration and networking. Specific duties include:

  1. Raise funds through grant writing, special events, and direct appeals for donations, including organizational memberships
  2. Oversee fundraising campaigns and events
  3. Work with staff and board to diversify and expand sources of funding
  4. Maintain a database of grants and timelines to help ensure efficient reporting.
  5. Help to brainstorm and plan new, profitable fundraisers/events
  6. Assist with the implementation of a new web-based grant/donor database.
  7. Maintain the database of members/donors and ensure timely communication with donors.
  8. Work with staff to increase public awareness of ALT

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has the following characteristics:

  • Previous experience in grant writing/fundraising
  • 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.

This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. Please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps to learn more.

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

 


VISTA 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 visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps to learn more.

APPLY HERE

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!


 

FoodCorps Service Member

​FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to healthy food in school. FoodCorps places these leaders in limited-resource schools for a year of public service where they teach hands-on lessons in growing, cooking and tasting food, collaborate with food service staff to steer students towards the healthiest options in the cafeteria, and work alongside school administrators and teachers to foster a schoolwide culture of health.

Our FoodCorps Service Member works within our Education Department to help implement our farm to school programming. 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.

Our FoodCorps service member will be in Clarke County 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.

Students served: Elementary School

Helpful languages: Spanish

Community type: Urban

Number of staff at service site: 20

Access to a car: Helpful

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