Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) is a coalition of grassroots organizations dedicated to protecting water, local ecology, heritage, land rights, and human rights from the harms caused by the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. The primary goal of POWHR is to prevent the construction and operation of the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), which would transport fracked gas from West Virginia through Virginia, and MVP Southgate, a 75-mile extension into North Carolina. Our long-term goals include promoting energy justice in the service of equitable and sustainable communities.

POWHR operates in a Joint Plan of Work with Virginia Organizing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.

POWHR and Virginia Organizing are Equal Opportunity Employers. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status. Women, people of color, LGBTQ and non-binary people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

For inquiries about employment opportunities please contact

Current Opportunities

Mountain Valley Watch Coordinator