James River named a Top Workplace in Richmond for the Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row, James River Insurance Company was honored as one of the best places to work in the Richmond area by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Richmond-chapter of the national Society for Human Resources Management.

James River was feted as one of the 50 Top Companies in the Richmond area and in 2014, singled out as one of three finalists for the Sterling Workplace Award in the Mid-sized company category. In addition to our Top Workplace honors, our very own Richard Schmitzer was singled out for a special award in the category of "Top Leaders", winning the nod in the Mid-sized company category!

The way we look at it, happy employees want to come to work, work hard, feel empowered, feel engaged, feel valued, and feel like they are part of a team making a positive difference for our clients, our communities and each other.

James River is ActiveRVA Certified

For the third year in a row, James River has received the Active RVA certification to recognize the efforts of our wellness program. At James River, we strive to incorporate physical activity into our culture and create a healthy, active environment for our employees.

What is an ActiveRVA Certified Workplace?

CPCU Richmond Names James River Organization of the Year for 2013

The Greater Richmond Chapter of the CPCU Society recognized James River Insurance Company as its “Organization of the Year” for 2013. Each year, the Chapter recognizes one company (not just insurance companies) for its consistent support and commitment to the work of the Chapter. The relationship between James River and the CPCU Society goes back to our founding. Each year, dozens of James River staff participate in CPCU classes, Chapter committees and leadership roles, and we have often hosted semester-long CPCU classes open to the community at our facilities. Many of our staff have earned the CPCU designation.

James River named a 2013 Sterling Workplace in Richmond

In 2013, James River won the Sterling Workplace Award presented by the Richmond chapter of the national Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) in conjunction with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Companies were evaluated in a number of categories, including employee engagement, inclusion and diversity, employee development, volunteerism and leadership. The Award recognizes and encourages employers in the Greater Richmond area who are dedicated to constantly improving their businesses as Sterling places to work!



Current Job Openings

Job TitleDepartmentLocationDate Posted
Office AdministratorUnderwriting ServicesRichmond, VA8/17/2018
Operations CoordinatorHuman Resources & OperationsScottsdale, AZ8/16/2018
Business AnalystITRichmond, VA8/10/2018
Assistant General CounselCorporateChapel Hill, NC8/9/2018
Associate Underwriter / Underwriter / Sr. UnderwriterAZ UnderwritingScottsdale, AZ8/2/2018
Director of ClaimsClaimsRichmond, VA8/1/2018
Desktop Support Analyst ITScottsdale, AZ8/1/2018
Claims Examiner, General LiabilityClaimsRichmond, VA7/31/2018
Casualty Claims ManagerClaimsRichmond, VA7/31/2018
Claims Manager, Personal Injury Protection ClaimsRichmond, VA7/31/2018
Claims Assistant Manager - Personal Injury ProtectionClaimsRichmond, VA7/31/2018
Director of ClaimsClaimsScottsdale, AZ7/27/2018
Accounts Receivable RepresentativeAccountingRichmond, VA7/24/2018
Claims Examiner - Auto Litigation ClaimsRichmond, VA7/13/2018
Claims Manager - Commercial Auto LitigationClaimsRichmond, VA7/13/2018
Assistant Director of Business Analysis & Quality AssuranceInformation TechnologyRichmond, VA6/27/2018
Employee Relations Specialist/Senior Employee Relations SpecialistHuman ResourcesRichmond, VA6/19/2018
Associate Underwriter / Underwriter / Sr. UnderwriterGeneral CasualtyRichmond, VA6/19/2018
Associate Underwriter / Underwriter / Sr. UnderwriterGeneral CasualtyAlpharetta, GA6/19/2018
Associate Underwriter / Underwriter / Sr. UnderwriterExcess CasualtyRichmond, VA or Scottsdale, AZ6/15/2018
Associate Underwriter / UnderwriterSmall BusinessRichmond, VA5/30/2018
Claims Examiner - Auto Litigation ClaimsRaleigh, NC5/24/2018
Staff AccountantAccountingRichmond, VA5/21/2018
Senior AccountantAccountingRichmond, VA5/21/2018
Accounting ManagerAccountingRichmond, VA5/21/2018
Payroll CoordinatorHuman ResourcesRichmond, VA5/9/2018
Associate Underwriter / Underwriter / Sr. UnderwriterLife SciencesRichmond., VA4/25/2018

Our Benefits

At James River we recognize the contributions made by our employees every day and we seek to offer a competitive total compensation package. Our goal is to support the health and wealth of our most valuable asset: our people. View the many benefits that are offered to our employees beginning on their first day of employment.

 Ten Company-Paid Holidays & Floater Holiday

 Paid Time Off

 Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

 Short and Long-Term Disability

 Basic, Supplemental and Whole Life Insurance

 401(k) Plan

 Flexible Spending Accounts

 Education/Tuition Reimbursement

 Employee Referral Bonus Program

 Employee Recognition Program

 Employee Assistance Program

 Flexible Work Schedules

 Business Casual Dress Code and Casual Fridays

 Accident and Critical Illness Plan

 Comprehensive Employee Wellness Program

 Matching Gifts Program

What We Look For

While matching your background and experience to the right job is important to us, we strive to hire people who desire to be part of a company that will always uphold our Five Core Values, help the company produce an underwriting profit and deliver superior service and solutions to our customers.

Do you have what it takes?

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, amnesty, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law not related to the job for which applied.

Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interviewing process should notify the Human Resources department.

Please note James River Insurance Company participates in E-Verify in work locations where it is required by state law.

E-Verify Participation (English) (Spanish)
OSC Right to Work (English) (Spanish)

Message from the President and CEO

Richard Schmitzer

James River Insurance Company offers an outstanding opportunity for those who are interested in exploring their individual potential as well as provide responsive, creative solutions for our clients in an Excess and Surplus lines environment. To do this requires talented individuals, teamwork and commitment to achieving our mission of continuously exhibiting and upholding our Core Values and Guiding Principles. If you're interested in working for a company that recognizes Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Teamwork, Innovation and Customer Service then you are in the right place to explore a career with James River Insurance Company. We have come a long way since our formation in 2002, and our journey continues thanks to the hard work of our extraordinary employees. Because of them, and our continued commitment toward producing an underwriting profit, A.M. Best Co. has affirmed our A- (Excellent) rating each year since 2003. James River is more than a successful company - it's a great place to work. On our career page you can learn more about many of the current career opportunities available and no matter what your professional interest is I believe you can explore it in a career with James River.

Meet the Team