Food Well Alliance, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c)3, envisions a livable, resilient Metro Atlanta growing, sharing and eating healthy, local food. We connect people, ideas, leadership and capital to grow a community that values locally-grown food. Our success is driven by collaboration and supporting thriving communities through measurable environmental, economic, community and health impacts. Food Well Alliance operates in ways that are equitable, transparent, and collaborative in the City of Atlanta and Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties.

Community Engagement Assistantship for AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Program  

The goal of the AgLanta Grows-A-Lot program (GAL) is to create a clear, fair, and transparent system by which city-owned vacant properties can be utilized for urban agriculture.  Community engagement and education are essential to the success of this program. The Mayor’s Office of Resilience (OoR) wishes to partner with a community-based organization with a proven track record cultivating a more equitable food system, to serve as a community engagement liaison. This summer assistantship will facilitate the community engagement process with Atlanta residents living within ¼ mile of urban garden and farm sites during a 90-day period in the summer of 2018 (Monday, June 4th – Friday, August 31st).  

Community Engagement Objectives:

  • Provide general information about the AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Program and application process to those living and working within ¼ mile of the community garden and farm sites. Distribution of information to include but not limited to;  

    • Printed event flyers for open house (materials will be printed by City)  

    • Emails notification for pre-event and post-event summary

    • Phone trees notification of open house

    • Social media posts for pre-event invitation and post-event summary

    • Copy for meeting invitation and post-event summary to be used for www.AgLanta.org website.  

  • Working with the program managers, the assistant’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

    • Event coordination

    • Press release/notification creation

    • Graphics generation and creative input

    • Social media engagement

Qualifications

The successful applicant for the position will meet the following requirements:

  • Highly motivated and creative problem solver with a great attitude

  • Organized, detail oriented, and good at task management

  • Ability to collaborate in various team structures, as well as work independently

  • Proficient experience with Google and Microsoft Office suite

  • Minority women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply

Compensation

Position will be paid by at $4,500 stipend for the summer.

Application Process

Please submit a one-page resume or relevant experience in .pdf format to Food Well Alliance at jobs@foodwellalliance.org with “FWA_Grows-A-Lot_(lastname)” in the subject line by noon, Monday, May 28th, 2018.  Notification of interview will be announced Tuesday, May 29th, 2018. If selected, interviews will be held Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 3:30pm.