If hard, rewarding work is calling you …

Join our team to help protect and preserve Virginia’s most vital resource. Our staff works hard to nurture the James, enjoy the James, and restore the river we love.

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

Staff picking up tires


The James River Association (JRA) is seeking a full time Volunteer Coordinator to be based at its headquarters office at Rocketts Landing in Richmond, Virginia.

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, training, retaining, tracking, and recognizing volunteers for JRA. This position will interact with approximately 2,000 volunteers each year and will serve as an ambassador for the organization. The Volunteer Coordinator will also work closely with JRA staff located at the headquarters office in Richmond, as well as the regional offices in Lynchburg and Williamsburg, to recruit volunteers for projects, programs, and events and match them with organizational needs.  The Volunteer Coordinator will be instrumental in maintaining accurate records for volunteers and ensuring that volunteers have a positive experience and continue to be active in the organization as members.  This is a great position for someone who is passionate about the James River, is organized and well versed with database management, and who will enjoy working with others to help them realize the benefits from a healthy river and will support protecting it.  Successful candidates must be open to a flexible work schedule, including the ability to work occasional weekends and evenings for special events and volunteer activities. Occasional travel throughout the James River watershed will also be required for this position.


JRA offers a dynamic and flexible work environment, including a generous paid time off policy, health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, and a matching program for tax-deferred retirement savings. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  JRA is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to ctickle@jrava.org.

Chelsea Tickle
James River Association
4833 Old Main Street
Richmond, VA 23231

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.  The position will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to resumes received by August 16, 2017.


The James River Association (JRA) is seeking a part-time Educator to be based in the lower James River watershed.

Position Summary:

JRA is seeking a Educator whom has excellent communication skills and an enthusiastic personality. The Educator will assist in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for middle and high school participants. This position will also be required to help facilitate field-based educational programming (canoe paddling) in the Tidewater area. The position will be required to work primarily on Monday – Friday. Some weekend work may be required. A typical day would begin around 8:30am and conclude around 2:30pm. An education or environmental degree is preferred but not required. This position has the opportunity to become full time with benefits. This position would be educating in the Williamsburg and Newport News area.

Duration: Sept. 2017 to June 2018

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to amarkwith@jrava.org.

Annie Markwith
James River Association
4833 Old Main Street
Richmond, VA 23231