Careers at L’Arche GWDC

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Working at L’Arche means being part of a community, where you both give and receive support.
We are currently hiring for Assistants (DSP), Home Life Leaders, and a Development Coordinator. Scroll down to see all positions.

Become an Assistant

Looking for an adventure in community living that will help you discover the depths of the human spirit? Apply to become an assistant (direct support professional) in L’Arche, where you’ll provide professional, personalized services to adults who have intellectual disabilities (known as “core members”), advocate for and with core members for the rights they deserve, and grow personally through mutual relationships within the community.

L’Arche’s mission inspires people from diverse backgrounds to help make our community a place where all people are welcomed and valued. It is most important that applicants to L’Arche have an open heart, a willingness to learn, a commitment to personal growth, and a belief in the unique sacredness of every person.

L’Arche welcomes applications from people of all ages, races, genders, faiths, and sexual orientations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and assistants are welcomed throughout the year based on the needs of the community. Preference is given assistants who commit to living in community for two years. Pay rate starts at $16.10/hour, based on experience.

Read stories and reflections from L’Arche assistants on our blog!

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Hiring for 2 roles

Home Life Leaders

L’Arche GWDC is seeking two dedicated leaders to guide household members through the experience and tasks of daily life and growth as a community. A strong candidate will have demonstrated maturity and confidence in entrusting others and demonstrated commitment to personal and communal growth. A Home Life Leader holds a variety of responsibilities, prioritizes the co-leadership of core members, and finds community life a source of joy and growth. The Home Life Leader roles will be based in Adams Morgan, DC or South Arlington, VA, live-in accommodations not required, but available if desired.

Salary & Benefits
• Meaningful, mission-based, and community-focused work
• Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, matching 401k contributions after one year
• Professional Development Opportunities including retreats, formation and trainings.
• Ample paid time off; including floating holidays and sick time
• $36,000 to $45,000 annually, based on experience

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Development Coordinator

L’Arche Greater Washington, DC provides housing and support services to adults with intellectual disabilities in a community life of mutual transformation and joy! L’Arche GWDC serves hundreds of people in the wider community, of many different backgrounds, by offering a place of belonging and growth. We are seeking our next Development Coordinator to join the team.

  • Who: A successful Development Coordinator will be an innovative thinker and task-driven person. They will seek to enrich relationships while communicating L’Arche’s mission and raising the resources needed to further L’Arche’s impact. The role holds a wide range of fundraising responsibilities, including partnering with our Friendship Builder, managing the database, and cultivating gratitude for donors.
  • Why: Our recent Development Coordinator was called back to serve in the Peace Corps, after being sent home due to the pandemic.
  • How: Please submit your resume and answer to the below three questions to 

1. Tell us about a cause that you are passionate about.
2. How do you see data management contributing to fundraising?
3. What would you hope to learn at L’Arche GWDC?

  • What: Pay rate based on experience between $18-$28/hour. You’ll have tools like a flexible hybrid schedule, a laptop, and phone. L’Arche’s compensation package includes 20 days of floating vacation days, platinum and affordable health care, generous training and development, and opportunities for retreat and reflection.

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