L’Arche USA & Communities Jobs

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

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.

Development Manager – L’Arche Portland

L’Arche Portland seeks a Development Manager. As a member of the Development Team, the Development Manager shares the responsibility for the overall growth and direction of L’Arche Portland. Guided by the mission and charter of L’Arche, the Development Manager works with the Executive Director, Director of Operations, Outreach Coordinator and Development Committee to create and implement an 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. This is a .8 FTE position reporting to the Executive Director. Send cover letter and resume to andy@larche-portland.org. 

Recruitment Coordinator – L’Arche Greater Washington D.C.

L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. provides homes, residential services, and places of belonging for adults who have intellectual disabilities, the ‘core people’, in the context of an intentional, inter-denominational Christian community. The Recruitment Coordinator will be an impactful communicator who can liaise well with L’Arche GWDC’s leadership team, potential partners and applicants. They will attract people to the mission of L’Arche, focusing on how that mission is made known in the role of an assistant through mutual relationship and providing direct care to the core people. This is a part-time (15 hour/week) position. Send cover letter and resume to join@larche-gwdc.org.

Communication and Outreach Coordinator – L’Arche GREATER WASHINGTON D.C.

L’Arche Greater Washington, DC is an interdenominational Christian community of people with and without intellectual disabilities who share their lives together.  They seek a Communications and Outreach Coordinator, a role that is essential to the development team. Communications and writing are critical functions for successful fund development and L’Arche. As a part of this team, the Communications and Outreach Coordinator will seek to communicate and share L’Arche’s mission within community life and externally. Send cover and resume to join@larche-gwdc.org.

Development Director – L’Arche Chicago

Do you love meeting new people and listening to their stories? Is making connections is natural for you? Does the idea of inviting others into the work of L’Arche through their financial support excites you?

Ideal candidates will thrive in a highly collaborative environment, are gifted at building relationships, and want to share the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. People should describe you as innovative, forward-looking, and entrepreneurial.

If you have a strong desire to help us all learn to welcome difference and celebrate the gifts of each person, please submit a resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position, and with three references to hiring@larchechicago.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

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