Athens Community Corps (A-Corps)

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) announces the launch of the Athens Community Corps - or A-Corps - pilot program. A-Corps is a comprehensive professional and personal development experience that will bring together a team of 10 participants for 11 months for full-time employment with benefits by ACCGov. 

Coordinated by the ACCGov Economic Development Department, the intent of the program is to help empower community members to meet high-demand local workforce needs while improving the community. Participants in the program will be trained in and exposed to various kinds of careers and work activities while learning and developing interpersonal, professional, and technical skills that align with the high-demand workforce needs in the community.

The A-Corps program is based around four primary areas: community projects, career exploration, comprehensive professional development, and life skill. By the end of the program, the goal is for every individual in A-Corps to not only have completed a number of meaningful community projects and experienced a full-time employment opportunity, but also to have gained new skills for permanent employment in the public or private sector as well as new life skills. 

Applications are being accepted for A-Corps Coordinator, A-Corps Crew Leader, and A-Corps Crew Member positions from September 29 until October 26 (extended)

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A-Corps Coordinator

The purpose of this job is to provide leadership, training, and assistance to A-Corps Specialist, A-Corps Crew Members, and volunteers. 

The A-Corps Coordinator will:

  • Help communicate the impact of the program to the community
  • Work to build relationships with community partners
  • Assist the A-Corps Team in building the skills necessary to meet the high-demand workforce needs of our community.

A-Corps Crew Leader

The purpose of this job is to provide leadership, training, and assistance to A-Corps Crew Members. 

The A-Corps Crew Leader will:

  • Act as the primary contact for A-Corps Crew Members regarding day-to-day activities
  • Monitor the daily use of program tools and equipment as well as attendance 
  • Ensure that appropriate safety guidelines are always observed on work sites.

A-Corps Crew Member

The purpose of this job is to provide meaningful labor associated with various community projects. Work will primarily be associated with construction and land management initially. 

A-Corps Crew Members will:

  • Train across multiple kinds of careers and work activities 
  • Learn and develop interpersonal, professional and technical skills that align with the high-demand workforce needs of our community. 
  • Participate in continuous professional development opportunities 
  • Be open to evaluation throughout the program.