Affordable Housing Program Specialist

    Athens Land Trust
    July 28, 2020


    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. The Program Specialist will assist the Director of Affordable Housing with the daily operations, administrative, and program outreach of the Athens Land Trust Affordable Housing Program, with a particular focus on stewardship activities.

    Responsibilities and Specific Duties 

    1. Input client information and documentation into HomeKeeper. 
    2. Work with the education department to ensure that homeowners’ ongoing needs are addressed through relevant workshops. 
    3. Schedule appoints and meeting with interested rental applicants to help them complete their rental applications.
    4. Assist with the development of inclusionary units, including executing Memorandums of Understanding with developers, deed restrictions, and annual income verification for units.
    5. Ensure compliance with HUD guidelines regarding clients’ income eligibility for rental units.
    6. Participate in final walk-through of homes with new buyers.
    7. Ensure the data is collected for grant reporting.
    8. Handle property management issues on lease-purchase and rental units. 
    9. Draft news articles, and educational materials to assist with ALT’s fundraising activities for the Affordable Housing Program.
    10. Assist with grant writing, facilitate community meetings, seminars, trainings, and informationals.
    11. Answer phones, process rental payments, attend weekly staff meetings, and work with other affordable housing programs outside the agency.
    12. Oversee training and tasks of the Affordable Housing Program Interns.
    13. Assist with calls and walk-ins. 
    14. Complete all other tasks as needed.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Each candidate should have knowledge of a Community Land Trust, specifically the Athens Land Trust Model.

    How to provide excellent customer service.

    Understanding of grants, federal funding, and grant writing.

    Data entry and proficiency in computer skills.

    How to maintain high-quality standards.


    • Excellent analytical, organizational, and administrative skills.  The candidate must show meticulous attention to detail and demonstrate accuracy and timeliness in record keeping, problem-solving, and tracking.
    • Vision and creativity
    • Ability to successfully manage multiple assignments without close supervision. They must be able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Have great interpersonal skills and be able to provide direct service to the public.
    • Communicate effectively with diverse populations.
    • Show flexibility, and comfortable with being part of a team effort. 
    • Proficiency in Excel, Word, cloud software (e.g., SalesForce), and interest to learn new technological systems.


    Undergraduate degree in Nonprofit Administration, Human Services, or Public Administration preferred, or other relevant experience. 


    This is a full-time position with benefits.  Pay will be commensurate with experience.

    To Apply

    Please send a resume and a letter of interest to Hannah Johnson at