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.


Blacksburg Head Start
Part-time:  35 hours (Sept to May) ; 30 hours (summer)
Maintains the outreach and recruitment of children and families, engages in mutually respectful goal-oriented partnerships with families to promote healthy parent-child relationships and family well-being.  Associate Degree (Bachelor’s preferred) in human services or related field + 1 yr related exp. Starting wage: $12.99 – 15.51 (depending upon qualifications), plus benefits. 

Possession of valid driver's license and good driving required.  Must be willing to obtain CDL (Commercial driver’s license); NRCA provides CDL training and pays required fees.
Application deadline: Nov. 20 or until position filled. 


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Seasonal part-time position. Average 24 hrs/wk through June 2016. 
Coordinator to serve New River Valley ensuring compliance of IRS regulations and agency policies.  Recruit, train volunteers to provide free income tax preparation for low-income population, provide community organization, outreach, set up VITA sites, public relations, and complete reports, supervise AmeriCorps member. 
Starting wage $12.99-15.51/hr. (depending upon qualifications).   Possession of valid driver's license and transportation required. 
Application deadline: Nov. 6 or until position filled. 


Pearisburg Head Start
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 working in a state-licensed preschool or Head Start program preferred.
Part-time; 38 hrs/wk. Academic calendar (August through May).
Starting wage: $10.17 – 12.15/hr. (depending upon qualifications), plus benefits. Eligible to apply for unemployment benefitsduring the summer. Additional compensation for Bilingual (Spanish/English).
Possession of valid driver's license and good driving record required. Must be willing to obtain CDL (Commercial driver’s license); NRCA provides training and pays required fees.
Application deadline: Nov. 6 or until position filled. 


SUBSTITUTE Community Service Worker - NRCA Emergency Assistance Program is currently accepting applications for substitute Community Service Worker positions in Giles, Radford, & Pulaski Counties.  
Interviews applicants to determine their needs and eligibility for emergency services, food, and other special or seasonal programs as available. Becomes and maintains familiarity with and follows guidelines of funding sources and approved Emergency Assistance Policy and Procedures.
Positions require a minimum of High School diploma or GED.  Associate’s degree in social services field preferred.
Wage:  $11.78/hr. 
Applications accepted on ongoing basis.



Serve in your community while earning money for school and pay off student loans!
New River Community Action, a local non-profit, seeks self-motivated, team players committed to improving the lives of low-income families in the New River Valley. 
Full-time (1700 hrs/yr) service term positions:


        – FINANCIAL LITERACY & COMMUNITY OUTREACH ASSISTANT for Floyd County. Floyd residents encouraged to apply.

        – FINANCIAL LITERACY & RENTER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS FACILITATOR with Housing Programs serving Giles, Pulaski & Floyd counties

Applications accepted until positions filled. Indicate position(s) in which interested. 
Valid driver's license and transportation necessary/mileage reimbursement. 
Living allowance of $12,100/yr and education award of $5,730 upon completion of service hours. Position includes health care and child care benefits.
Bi-lingual candidates encouraged to apply.
Apply at or send resume to: NRCA, 1093 East Main St, Radford, VA  24141 or email:


AmeriCorps VISTA Member – Ending Homelessness

Be an AmeriCorps VISTA Member engaged in permanent solutions to end homelessness!

The Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH), state and national partners, and our service provider partners across Virginia are working to reduce and end homelessness through transitioning to proven solutions and evidence based best practices and enhancing the homelessness response system to meet the needs of Virginia residents. This VISTA project provides the human capital necessary to support this transition to a sustainable and more effective system, while engaging VISTA members in the causes of and solutions to homelessness. VISTA members will complete a community assessment and work with community leaders, site supervisors, and VCEH to build community capacity to: Shift to permanent housing focused solutions; Evaluate programs and incorporate data drive decision-making; Increase strategic partnerships; Engage in special initiatives to end veteran and chronic homelessness.

Required Qualifications: Commitment to a one year service term, 40 hours per week; Must be 18+ years of age and a US Citizen, National, or Legal Resident; Ability to live in service location; Looking for applicants with organization and communication skills who are committed, passionate, and quick learners, and who take initiative.

Benefits: $973 monthly living allowance, paid every 2 weeks; Choice of $5,775 education award or $1,500 end-of-service cash stipend; Relocation assistance; Health care benefit; Child care benefits, if eligible; Federal student loan forbearance/deferment; Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs; Orientation and training, professional development, and support from VISTA Leader; Extensive training and knowledge in best practice homeless response systems.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit an AmeriCorps application to be considered. Follow the link to the AmeriCorps service opportunity listing, APPLY, and submit two professional references. Preferred applicants will apply by November 30, 2015!

Contact: Philip Armstrong, VISTA Leader -