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


For the fifth 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.

James River was feted as one of the 65 Top Companies in the Richmond area, moving from the mid to large-size company category.

The way we look at it, happy, engaged employees make a positive difference for our clients, our communities and each other.   We are lucky to have so many talented employees helping to make James River a great place to work!

James River is ActiveRVA Certified

For the sixth consecutive year, James River has received the Active RVA certification.  Sports Backers launched Active RVA in 2012 to make active living a priority in Richmond.  One of their first initiatives was the Active RVA certification program to recognize area schools and workplaces that promote physical activity.

Congratulations to James River for continuing to serve as a role model for wellness in the community!

What is an ActiveRVA Certified Workplace?



Current Job Openings

Job TitleDepartmentLocationDate Posted
Web DeveloperITRichmond1/16/2019
IT Compliance AuditorITRichmond, VA1/16/2019
Accounting InternAccountingRichmond, VA1/14/2019
Claims Examiner, General LiabilityClaimsRichmond, VA1/14/2019
Staff AccountantAccountingRichmond, VA1/11/2019
Senior AccountantAccountingRichmond, VA1/11/2019
Accounting ManagerAccountingRichmond, VA1/11/2019
AccountantAccountingRichmond, VA1/11/2019
Accounting AssociateAccountingRichmond, VA1/11/2019
Network EngineerITRichmond, VA1/11/2019
Claims Associate (Trainee)ClaimsRichmond, VA1/4/2019
Claims Associate (Trainee)ClaimsScottsdale, AZ1/4/2019
Claims Examiner - Auto Bodily InjuryClaimsScottsdale, AZ1/4/2019
Claims Examiner - Auto Bodily InjuryClaimsRichmond, VA1/4/2019
Claims Project ManagerClaimsRichmond, VA1/2/2019
Senior Claims Examiner, General LiabilityClaimsScottsdale, AZ1/2/2019
Underwriting ManagerExcess CasualtyRichmond12/20/2018
Underwriting AssistantEnvironmental and EnergyRichmond12/20/2018
Claims Manager - Commercial Auto Property DamageClaimsScottsdale, AZ12/20/2018
Assistant Director of Business Analysis & Quality AssuranceInformation TechnologyRichmond, VA12/18/2018
Underwriting AssistantGeneral CasualtyRichmond12/3/2018
Associate Underwriter / Underwriter / Sr. UnderwriterManufacturers & ContractorsRichmond / Scottsdale12/3/2018
Corporate Recruiter-Senior Corporate RecruiterHuman ResourcesRichmond, VA11/30/2018
Claims Examiner - Auto Litigation ClaimsRaleigh, NC11/21/2018
Claims Examiner - Auto Litigation ClaimsRichmond, VA11/16/2018
Director of ClaimsClaimsRichmond, VA11/16/2018
UnderwriterExcess CasualtyRichmond or Scottsdale11/16/2018
Desktop Support Analyst Information TechnologyRichmond, VA11/13/2018
Associate Underwriter / Underwriter / Sr. UnderwriterGeneral CasualtyRichmond, VA10/16/2018
Associate Underwriter / Underwriter / Sr. UnderwriterGeneral CasualtyAlpharetta, GA10/16/2018

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