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The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is the state’s lead conservation agency and it takes a diverse agency to work for a diverse commonwealth. DCR protects what people care about – access to the outdoors, natural habitats, open spaces, clean water and safe infrastructure. We manage 37 Virginia State Parks, which has thousands of campsites, hundreds of cabins, beaches, festivals, educational programs, more than 500 miles of trails… the list goes on. If you’re someone who wants to love what you do and make a difference, DCR is the place for you.


The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) seeks a qualified, skilled public relations and marketing professional to manage local and regional media buying, public communications and marketing for Virginia State Parks eastern region. The eastern region covers three of the six districts and includes 18 parks across Central Virginia, Hampton Roads and the Tidewater region and Northern Virginia.

This position develops, monitors and evaluates local and regional marketing, advertising and public relations functions to increase attendance and awareness of the parks. The position will collaborate with the park management and staff on marketing plans and budgets. This position helps develop the statewide marketing plan, develop and track a regional action plan, advertising plan and budget. The position also serves as the media spokesperson when necessary. Strong writing and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Regional, statewide and some overnight travel is required. The position is based out of Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County however bi-weekly meetings are held at Main Street Centre in downtown Richmond. This position co-supervises a Marketing Assistant.


This position is part of the Public Communications Office (PCO), the office that manages public relations, marketing, advertising, the website, videography and graphic design for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, which manages Virginia State Parks. The State Parks public relations and marketing team is responsible for presenting State Parks as a cohesive division of the DCR. For the successful public relations and marketing professional, this is a rewarding and exciting opportunity to join a leading conservation agency and a team of creative misfits who work hard, have fun and love what they do. Salary is commensurate with demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet all requirements.


Application deadline: 3/2/2018  Applications must be submitted at:


Salary: $45,000-$52,000


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As the state's lead conservation agency, DCR protects what Virginians care about – open space, clean water, natural habitat, safe infrastructure and access to the outdoors.
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