Employment

 

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

Founded in 1976, the James River Association is the oldest and largest river conservation group in Virginia, and the only organization solely dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Founding River, the James River. JRA’s mission is to be the guardian of the James River – to provide a voice for the river and take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources. To accomplish our mission, JRA’s two strategic goals include: 1) Achieving a fully healthy James River; and 2) Helping communities within the watershed realize the benefits from a healthy James River and support protecting it.

Seasonal Environmental Educator Williamsburg Office

The James River Association is seeking a hourly based seasonal Environmental Education to lead elementary, middle and high school students at our Williamsburg Office. (Colonial National Park, 1335 Colonial Parkway, Williamsburg, VA). The Environmental educator will be responsible for organizing, scheduling, and coordinating educational programming within the Williamsburg area. Seasonal Environmental Educator dates will be June 15th, 2021 – November 30, 2021 and February 15th to June, 2022.

Summary:

JRA is seeking an Educator whom has excellent communication skills and an enthusiastic personality. The Educator will be an instrumental part of the education team in the Williamsburg area, as well as responsible for booking, scheduling, and coordinating education programs with teachers and schools. This position will also be required to facilitate field-based educational programming in the Williamsburg area. The position will be required to work mostly on Monday – Fridays with some weekends.  The Educator will help with grant proposal writing and quarterly reporting to secure necessary financial support for education program implementation. The Educator will also work to facilitate 4 weeks of summer programming at Fort Monroe and 4 weeks of summer programming in our Williamsburg Office. The Educator will report to Williamsburg Senior Environmental Educator.

Compensation:

This position will be compensated with an hourly wage of $15 to $17 per hour depending on experience. The average number of hours per week would vary from 28 to 32 hours depending on the time of year. The position will be required to work some Saturday and Sundays.  This position will be compensated with an hourly wage of $15 to $17 per hour depending on experience. The average number of hours per week would vary from 28 to 32 hours depending on the time of year. The position will be required to work some Saturday and Sundays.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to ndraper@thejamesriver.org or by mail to:

James River AssociationAttn:
Nat Draper
211 Rocketts Way, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23231

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.  The position will remain open until filled.