Our Commitment to Inclusivity and Veterans

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Empowering Opportunities at The Arc of San Diego

At the core of The Arc of San Diego’s mission lies a diverse team of dedicated individuals. Passionate about serving and empowering others, Arc team members work tirelessly to ensure that every individual they support has the opportunity to thrive. But what sets The Arc of San Diego apart isn't just our commitment to those we serve—it's our dedication to inclusivity and our eagerness to welcome veterans into their workforce.

Recognizing the invaluable contributions of veterans, The Arc of San Diego actively seeks to incorporate their skills and experiences into their team. With a proud partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, providing essential services at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, The Arc of San Diego has seen firsthand the impact that veterans can make. From food services to landscaping, military personnel have played a crucial role in The Arc's mission, helping to employ individuals with disabilities and fostering a culture of collaboration and support.

However at The Arc of San Diego, it's not just about the work; it's about the culture.

At The Arc of San Diego, inclusivity isn't just a buzzword—it's a way of life. Rooted in compassion and empowerment, The Arc of San Diego’s culture is defined by its unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. Every team member is valued, respected, and inspired to reach their full potential, creating a supportive environment where everyone can thrive.

Staff Members at The Arc of San Diego

Central to The Arc's culture is our dedication to growth and development. Comprehensive training, resources, and support are provided to empower team members to excel in their roles and achieve their career goals. Recognizing that success is built on the collective contributions of every individual, our organization encourages collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning, fostering an environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Most importantly, The Arc of San Diego is driven by a passion for advocacy and inclusion. Every day, we strive to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their abilities. Through our advocacy efforts, we promote equality, accessibility, and inclusion in communities, working tirelessly to break down barriers and create a more inclusive society for all.

With job openings available across various departments and locations, The Arc of San Diego offers a wide range of positions suited to the unique skills and experiences of veterans. Whether it's administration, program coordination, direct support services, or job coaching, there are countless opportunities for veterans to find fulfilling careers that align with their interests and skills.

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Marilyn Udeani, Administrative Assistant

U.S. Navy Veteran, 2012-2016


In the bustling corridors of The Arc of San Diego’s Sulpizio Family Center, Marilyn's presence shines brightly to all who cross her path. As the Administrative Assistant at this vital hub of support, Marilyn plays a crucial role in ensuring that over 150 individuals with disabilities receive the care and attention they deserve every single day.

Since joining The Arc of San Diego in 2021, Marilyn has become an integral part of the organization. Reflecting on her early days, Marilyn recalls the overwhelming sense of welcome she felt from both clients and staff alike. For Marilyn, each day begins with a smile, as she greets every individual with genuine warmth and compassion.

Marilyn's journey to The Arc of San Diego is one marked by a desire to make a difference. Initially learning about the open position through her career counselor assisting her with transitioning to civilian work, Marilyn seized the opportunity to become part of an organization dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities. Marilyn embraced her role wholeheartedly, quickly gaining insight into the challenges they face and the importance of providing unwavering support.

For Marilyn, the true fulfillment lies in the daily interactions she shares with clients and their families. A compassionate listener, Marilyn takes joy in learning about the aspirations and triumphs of those she serves. She finds immense satisfaction in witnessing individuals with disabilities achieve their goals, no matter how big or small.

Reflecting on her time at The Arc of San Diego, Marilyn expresses gratitude to be part of a compassionate and supportive community.

“My supervisor supports me in many ways. She is always willing to share her wisdom on how to navigate certain situations and I am very blessed to learn from her,” said Marilyn. “The Arc of San Diego even offers programs that help employees balance their work and personal lives. It is a great place to work!”

If you're a job seeker looking for a rewarding career where you can make a meaningful impact and be part of a supportive and inclusive community, then The Arc of San Diego is the place for you.