Elizabeth River Project is hiring for our Educator & Youth Resilience Coordinator role, which involves assisting with educational programming on the Learning Barge, America’s Greenest Vessel (a floating classroom that is not underway, but tied to a dock during field trips), and the Learning Barge on Wheels (delivering environmental education in the form of a mobile van to students in south Hampton Roads). Work with a team while teaching Elizabeth River education, sea-level rise, ecology, native plants and animals, water quality testing and more. Learn in-depth about Elizabeth River environmental challenges and solutions while fostering a new generation of river stewards throughout its restoration.


The Educator & Youth Resilience Coordinator role also entails serving as a liaison to local schools for our Resilient River Star Schools program. Serve as a point of contact for schools and teachers within this program, recruit local schools to join, conduct teacher trainings, and help schools implement action projects for the program.


This is a full-time, hourly position at $16 per hour. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan.




This position is open to diverse backgrounds and experience levels. Experience in science, education, and working with youth is NOT required, but is preferred. If you are a strong communicator, energetic, love working outdoors, and are looking to build your resume and join our team on an award-winning project, we welcome you to apply. Other requirements include:

  • Must be able to assist with general vessel upkeep (cleaning, rust busting, painting, maneuvering in and out of a canoe for scumline cleaning)
  • Must be able to physically stand for long periods of time
  • Must be comfortable working around water


HOW TO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume to HR Manager Jaye Hughes at jhughes@elizabethriver.org


The Elizabeth River Project is an equal opportunity employer.