L’Arche USA & Communities Jobs

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

Community Leader / Executive Director – L’Arche Frederick

L’Arche Frederick, Maryland, an official project of the Federation of L’Arche, is searching for its Founding Community Leader / Executive Director!

Accountable to the Board of Directors and the Federation Representative, this nonprofit executive will lead our community in the implementation of our Founding Mandate. 

With an initial three year commitment, this visionary will lead us in:

  • creating sustainable practices to ensure the vitality and longevity of L’Arche Frederick
  • fostering a vibrant and inclusive spiritual community for adults with and without intellectual disability
  • fundraising, fiscal management, and establishing formal services licensed through the Maryland Developmental Disability Administration
  • deepening our impact throughout Frederick County as we prepare to apply for provisional community status within L’Arche USA

At the heart of L’Arche are people of all abilities, who build relationships of mutual respect and friendship in which the value of each person is celebrated, and difference is welcomed. To learn more about L’Arche and its people, watch one of these videos.

Click here to review the Founding Mandate.

This is a Full-Time Exempt Position in Frederick, Maryland.  Salary commensurate with experience with a competitive benefit package.  Travel required up to four weeks of the year. Flexible start date, Fall 2019.   

If you know of someone that you’d like to nominate for this role, submit your nominations to the Discernment Team here

Candidates should send a customized cover letter and resume to: Thomas Marquis, L’Arche USA Federation Representative, at tmarquis@larcheusa.org by Friday, September 13, 2019. 

Home Life Leader – L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C.

Are you looking for a new path, one that announces the mission of L’Arche through collaboration and leadership? An opportunity to grow in community life through co-leadership with core people and assistants in a lively home life?

We are happy to share an exciting opportunity for leadership at the L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. community located in Arlington, VA. The 6th Street Home Life Leader role is now accepting applicants, for an October 2019 start. The mission of the role is “to lead a group of household members in creating a loving, trusting home life that is at the heart of community life. Guide every member in deepening their membership commitment, in doing so through prayer and trust in God.”

To apply for the role, please review the role description and core person leadership document. Applicants may submit a cover letter and resume, along with the responses to Home Life Leader Discernment Questions to Caitlin Smith at humanresources@larche-gwdc.org. Application deadline is Monday, September 16th (or until the role is filed).

Click here to learn about Core Member Leadership at the 6th street home.

Director of Development – L’Arche USA

Portland, OR

The Director of Development for L’Arche USA will advance fundraising efforts for L’Arche USA’s operations and L’Arche International and will support fundraising capacity-building in local L’Arche communities.

The Director will lead L’Arche’s fundraising in the U.S. by engaging current donors and prioritizing the development of new financial partners. L’Arche USA has identified an initial need of $5.7M in funding over the next three years. It is the Director’s responsibility to advance the effort to secure philanthropic funding at a level never seen before by L’Arche in the U.S.

This is a senior management position for an experienced leader. Managing a team of four development staff and working closely with our communications and program teams, the Director of Development will set and implement an expansive vision for L’Arche’s philanthropy in the United States.

This position is based in Portland, Oregon and requires frequent regional and national travel.

Send your full application (cover letter, resume and compensation requirement) to Tina Bovermann, L’Arche USA Executive Director, at tina@larcheusa.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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 zjohnson@larcheusa.org. Thank you!