Today, we’re celebrating a critical milestone in The Arc Central Chesapeake Region’s (The Arc’s) history – we hit 500 employees.
We’ve seen significant growth across the organization over the last three years, including a record number of people served (over 3,000), a record number of funds raised at our annual golf tournament ($155,000), and a budget that tops $100 million. But, growing to more than 500 employees is significant for any company.
What’s So Special About Hitting 500 Employees?
Having 500 employees means you’re no longer considered a small business – you’re a mid-size company. At The Arc, we see this as an important step in our company’s growth and a forecast of future things to come.
“For our team, it’s not about growing to any particular size,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO. “It’s about having the right support and leadership at every level of the organization. This growth directly reflects the community’s need – and we will continue to grow to meet that need.”
As a regional organization, The Arc serves roughly one-third of the state of Maryland. The Arc continues expanding and growing services throughout the region, ensuring that people with IDD have choice, opportunity, and access to quality services that support them to live, work and connect with their community. We are committed to growing where the community needs us – and our employees are critical to making that happen.
Why Do People Want To Work At The Arc Central Chesapeake Region?
The Arc believes in the power of its people, fosters leadership at every level, promotes equity, respect, and diversity, and embodies a culture where people feel a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.
In 2017, The Arc’s new leadership embarked on a campaign to change the organization’s culture, creating a place where employees can bring their authentic selves to work and feel engaged, heard, and cared for. And it’s been working.
In Fall 2022, The Arc partnered with Nonprofit HR to survey employees and gauge their overall satisfaction working at The Arc so we could better understand and continue to improve their workplace experiences. The results showed what we already knew and felt to be true: The Arc is an organization full of heart-driven, action-oriented people who value individuality, equity, and respect, and they’re happy here.
From making salaries across the organization more competitive to creating opportunities for leaders at every level to creating an environment where people can be their authentic selves and feel a sense of belonging – The Arc is invested in the health, happiness, and well-being of its employees.
Our employees are committed and loyal – all 500 of them. Their drive and passion are why The Arc can grow and support the community in so many ways.
How Can I Be Part Of The Team?
The Arc’s continued growth means we are hiring at every level of the organization.
You can learn more about current opportunities and our total rewards package and apply to join our team at thearcccr.org/careers.