NRCA Job Opportunities

"NRCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer."


We're looking for people with a passion for making a difference in families with socioeconomic challenges, with ability to understand and appreciate families’ cultural, economic, and social background.

  •                  -  Social work and related fields                

                     -  Child Development

                     -  Nursing


Send your resume, application and cover letter to:

New River Community Action, Attn: Human Resource Manager
1093 East Main Street, Radford, VA 24141
Fax: (540) 633-2585 or send by e-mail:



  • Employment is contingent on successful completion of criminal, child abuse/neglect search, and driving record checks anddrug test and employment physical. 
  • A criminal conviction will not necessarily be a bar to employment with New River Community Action.  The nature of the conviction, the date of the conviction, and the relationship of the conviction to the job sought, as well as other objective legitimate factors, will all be considered.

  • For positions which may require driving, applicants must possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record.

  • All hires must undergo pre-employment drug test.  All employees are subject to random drug testing throughout employment. 

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired but not required.  Additional compensation for proven Bilingual skills.

  • Listed starting wage depends upon qualifications (educational & related experience).


    Click on link to download/view:

  • NRCA Benefits List

  • NRCA Employment Application in PDF version

  • NRCA Employment Application in Word file

Accepting applications for the following position vacancies:


Separate application/resume required for each position and indicate which position for which applying.  Click on the position title to view the position job description.



Full-time; 40 hrs/wk
Determines eligibility for emergency services (food, shelter, utility assistance, etc.); accesses emergency assistance resources; liaison with other area agencies, and performs basic office tasks.  Responsible for the provision of housing counseling and case management: rental, homeless, pre-purchase, post-purchase, and foreclosure prevention.
Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field plus one-year exp OR Associate with four years exp.    Housing counseling certifications will be required within first year; training is provided and paid by NRCA.
Starting wage: $12.37-14.77/hr. (depending upon qualifications), with benefits.  Additional compensation for Bilingual (Spanish/English).    
Application deadline: July 15 or until position filled. 


Christiansburg Head Start
35 hrs/wk, 11 months/year position.
Combination of providing a high quality classroom learning environment and home visits to work in partnership with parents promoting them as educators of their children. 
Bachelor's degree in Child Dev or Education or related field + 2 yrs exp.
Starting wage: $14.32 – 17.09/hr. (depending upon qualifications), plus benefits. Additional compensation for Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Must be willing to obtain CDL (Commercial driver’s license); NRCA provides training and pays required fees.

Application deadline July 13 or until position filled.



Giles Head Start
Part-time; 38 hrs/wk. 10 mths/yr. Academic calendar (August through May).
Assists in daily planning for and preparation of the learning environment and supervising up to 18 three to five year-old children.
Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Dev or related field required. Experience in a state-licensed preschool or Head Start and proven ability to communicate/work well with children preferred.
Starting wage: $10.17 – 12.15/hr. (depending upon qualifications), plus benefits. Eligible to apply for unemployment benefitsduring the summer.  

Must be willing & able to obtain CDL (Commercial driver’s license); NRCA provides training and pays required fees.
Include copy of transcripts with application.    

Application deadline extended until positions filled.