With up-coming announcements of City of Atlanta’s first food forest, urban allotments gardens, and several new community gardens across the City, Atlanta is gaining national attention for its innovative urban agricultural development and policy. To provide the necessary support for these and future initiatives, the
Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Food Well Alliance are looking for an Urban Agriculture Fellow to help make Atlanta a top-tier city for sustainability, strengthen our local food economy and the bring food access within .5 of a mile to 75% of Atlanta residents by 2020. The urban agriculture fellowship provides a substantive experience that serves as a basis for a fellow to attain professional skills in a variety of leadership fields such as sustainability, community engagement, urban agriculture development and management, urban planning, and many other related disciplines.
Compensation and Terms
Urban Agriculture Fellow is $32,000 for 48 weeks over one calendar year. Fellows typically work approximately 40 hours a week, attendance to some events on Saturdays are expected. Term for this fellowship will be one year: October 3 rd , 2016 – September 29th, 2017.
Seeking an applicant with a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university. Applicant must be highly motivated, great attitude, creative thinker, able to tackle complex problems while exemplifying professionalism at all times. Must be able to utilize computer applications as necessary to complete routine assignments.
Role and Responsibilities
Urban agriculture fellow will report to Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (suite 3450) in City of Atlanta - City Hall
(55 Trinity Ave. Atlanta, GA 30506.)
- Identify parcels of currently underutilized land owned by the City that have the potential to provide access to those that wish to grow food;
- Collaborate with community organizations and various City departments to improve growers’ access to public and private land;
- Work with new and existing urban farmers to facilitate the permitting process for hoop houses, washing stations, farmers’ markets, market gardens, and urban gardens;
- Identify funding opportunities through marketing as well as private sector investment to build local food access for the City;
- Support the deployment of Atlanta’s first food forest, urban allotment farms, and other special projects and programs; and
- Engage with local non-profits, the academic community, and City departments to help make Atlanta a Bee City USA.
Please submit a one-page resume in .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Urban Agriculture Fellowship” in the subject line by 11:59pm, Saturday, September 24, 2016.