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Program Director & Community Life Coordinator | L’Arche Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL


Are you a leader and experienced manager drawn to community building? Are you good at leveraging resources to creatively solve problems? L’Arche Jacksonville is looking for a full-time Program Director / Community Life Coordinator to join our team and lead the recruitment, management, and support of our Direct Service Professionals (“assistants”) while making sure our 4 residential sites / homes are well-functioning and supported. The ideal candidate has a passion for developing and managing people and systems, is attentive to details, and able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality.

As a member of the Leadership Team, the PD/CLC shares responsibility in the overall growth and direction of L’Arche Jacksonville and reports to the Executive Director / Community Leader.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct Service Professional (DSP) / assistant recruitment, onboarding, scheduling, supervision, and management
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Support the Program Director / Community Care Coordinator to manage healthcare needs of residents, develop policies and procedures, and write reports
  • Support the collaborative planning and facilitation of community events, learning opportunities, and in-service trainings
  • Support of inspections and licensing of our 4 residential sites
  • Support the Executive Director / Community Leader in developing the overall growth and direction of the organization / community
  • Provide direct care to residents as needed


Requirements for the role:

  • Embraces the mission and values of L’Arche
  • 2-5 years of experience in management and / or community building
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Attentive to detail
  • Highly collaborative style: ability to serve as a unifying force
  • Self-starter and flexible; able to work independently and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Once hired, complete training to become a licensed Assisted Living Facility (ALF) administrator
  • Willing to work some weekends and evenings as needed
  • Experience with inclusion of people with intellectual / developmental disabilities strongly preferred



Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position to Amy Finn-Schultz, Executive Director / Community Leader, at amy@larchejacksonville.org.

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