(888) 724-2626 [email protected]


Who We Are

Our Leadership & Team

Chanco on the James has a dedicated staff of employees who are available to
meet the needs of our retreat groups and campers alike.

Shonda Bailey

Shonda Bailey

Administrative Coordinator

Gareth Kalfas

Gareth Kalfas

Executive Director

Randy Beckford

Randy Beckford

Property Keeper

Employment Opportunities

Chanco on the James is looking for individuals to join our team:

Administrative Coordinator

Employment in a beautiful outdoor setting along the James River! Chanco on the James is looking for an Administrative Coordinator to take group reservations and individual reservations as well as perform bookkeeping duties.

This position will assume the primary responsibility for all reservations and registrations including communication with guests and maintaining the calendar. The Administrative Coordinator will use standardized bookkeeping procedures to enter and submit revenue and expense data. This person will maintain files and records in an orderly manner and support in other administrative duties as needed. This position will maintain a regular full-time work schedule which may include some weekends and holidays. Compensation includes salary range of $18-20/hr and a generous benefits package including several paid holidays, pension, and medical benefits.

Serious applicants only. To be considered, applicants should have some bookkeeping experience as well as great customer service and administrative skills.

Interested participants should submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application to Gareth Kalfas at¬†[email protected]. Questions? Call Gareth at 888-7CHANCO (724-2626).

Full Job Description (PDF)

Operational Staff

Duties include: Ensuring clean, orderly, and attractive lodging, meetings spaces, and bathroom facilities; food prep, washing dishes, and assisting in cooking; as well as leaf blowing and weed eating. Applicants need not be proficient in all areas to apply. Interested applicants will need to complete an application and pass a background check.

Download an application below to begin the application process.

Interested in Working for Chanco?

If you wish to submit an application for employment to be kept on file, you may find one available for download below. Please also visit our summer camp employment page for information on summer jobs as a camp counselor. Thank you for your interest in working for Chanco on the James and we look forward to the opportunity to meet you soon!


Contact Us


Chanco on the James
394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, Virginia 23881

(888) 724-2626
[email protected]