L’Arche USA & Communities Jobs

The following positions are open in L’Arche communities across the United States and in the wider federation. 

The Administrative Assistant role will support the mission of L’Arche through their upkeep of the Fundraising team and Executive Leaders at our Columbia Rd office. An ideal candidate will have experience in office management, shown resourcefulness and problem solving. The candidate will work with significant independence, while being responsible to multiple tasks and people throughout a work day. A candidate should demonstrate flexibility to respond to the issues that arise, and a strong work ethic for the steady completion duties. 

Candidates who are mission-driven and ready to contribute their gifts, should submit a cover letter and resume to Caitlin Smith, at join@larche-gwdc.org.

The Major Gift Officer is a new role, one that is a critical component of our ambitious and efficient fundraising team. Together with our active Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Fundraising & Communications Director, the Major Gifts Officer will work to secure $950,000 this year, with sustainable growth in our goal for the years beyond, to over $1 million.

The ideal candidate will be eager to learn from and work with people with disabilities. They will balance the details and tasks, while attending closely to interpersonal relationships of the work. A driven independent worker who values collaboration and builds trust on teams, and with donors. A candidate’s experience and eagerness to grow in the fundraising field will reflect success, as defined by meeting goals and strong recommendations.

Candidates who are mission-driven and ready to contribute their gifts, should submit a cover letter and resumes to Caitlin Smith, at join@larche-gwdc.org

As a member of the Leadership Team the Director of Development shares responsibility for the overall growth and direction of L’Arche Portland. Guided by the mission and Charter of L’Arche, the Director of Development works with the Executive Director, Outreach Coordinator, and Development Committee to create and implement the annual Development Plan. The goal of this plan is to build a fundraising and relationship-building capacity that ensures financial sustainability and supports new organizational growth.

Applications accepted until position is filled, with priority to those who apply by August 8, 2018. Applicants should send cover letter and resume as PDF to Executive Director, Andy Noethe at andy@larche-portland.org.

The Community Leader is responsible for guiding L’Arche Heartland in living authentically the mission and values of L’Arche in its commitment to community among adults with and without intellectual disabilities, implementing the community mandate, finding spirituality in its daily life, and maintaining strict compliance with all licensing requirements.  This person ensures that the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities are met and that their gifts are promoted both within the L’Arche Heartland community and in the wider environs. This person leads, manages, and administers the daily operations of the community to meet the financial, legal, and quality standards expected from the governmental authorities. The Community Leader reports to the Board of Directors and works cooperatively with the Board and the L’Arche Regional Leader and Regional Council. Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to steve@larcheusa.org by August 6th, 2018.

Are you gifted at building relationships and value the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities? Do you have gifts of leadership and are ready to lead community events, team meetings, formations and trainings? Are you passionate about supporting people’s relational, psychological and spiritual growth in community? And are you drawn to thin spaces where the sacred touches the ordinary?

Then come to L’Arche Chicago to help lead our community as our next Director of Community Life! Applicants should submit a resume with three references and a cover letter expressing interest in the position to careers@larchechicago.org by July 20, 2018. 

L’Arche Tahoma Hope is seeking Day Support Assistants. The community is beginning to re-envision what quality daytime activities can look like for the people with intellectual disabilities that we support. We are looking to build a team of caring, supportive, and passionate individuals to help us. This is a live-out, minimum wage role, with the potential of negotiated overtime. Duties include programming, personal care support, and relationship building. If you’re interested in being part of this team, send the following to teresah@larchetahomahope.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of 4 references (at least 1 professional)

Service Team Leader – L’Arche Greater Washington DC

L’Arche GWDC is seeking a Service Team Leader for their two homes, Highland House and 6th Street House, in Arlington, VA. The community is a daily sign of unity and hope for a world where everyone can belong. Along with core members, a team of assistants and community leaders, the homes are lead by a Service Team Leader (STL). The STL leads the team of assistants to provide competent services, through mutually transforming relationships between adults with and without intellectual disabilities. L’Arche GWDC is looking for a leader for the role who will encourage, challenge, and reveal the gifts of core members and their assistants in their everyday lives, to the wider community. The ideal candidate will have experience in case management and leadership positions, and a love for L’Arche. Any interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Caitlin Smith, caitlinsmith@larche-gwdc.org.

Health Care Coordinator – L’Arche Spokane

Guided by the mission and charter of L’Arche, the Health Care Coordinator oversees the day-to-day health care needs of the core members, while complying with applicable regulations and maintaining appropriate records.  This includes advocating for core members’ medical needs; acting as the primary point of contact with medical professionals and the pharmacy; providing direct support for core members in the homes; and coordinating, overseeing, and providing health care related education to employees and volunteers. This role coordinates care needs in collaboration with the Leadership Team and House Leaders. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Rachael Edwards at coordinator@larcheofspokane.org. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Home Life Leader – L’Arche Long Island

As a member of the Community Support Team the Home Life Leader shares responsibility in the overall growth and direction of L’Arche Long Island. Guided by the mission and charter of L’Arche the Home Life Leader is tasked with supporting the overall quality of life of the Core Members and Assistants living in the community as well as overseeing the general management of the home(s).  He/she provides support for the home(s), as well as overseeing orientation, training and formation for Assistants and Volunteers. This role consists of both direct care service related tasks and administrative functions. Prior L’Arche experience a plus. Interested applicants should send cover and resume to pmacmillan@larchelongisland.org.


We accept applications for assistants on a rolling basis as communities have openings year-round. Assistants are adults of any age and background who are able to provide daily support and mutual friendship to people who have intellectual/developmental disabilities.

L’Arche Jobs Around the World

For L’Arche communities interested in posting open positions, please use these posting guides and send posting to sharon@larcheusa.org. Thank you!