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Learning Designer (Project Manager I)

Requisition ID req1659
Department Online Learning Division
Campus Virtual / Sylvania Campus
Employment Type Administrative-Full Time
Best Consideration Date For best consideration, apply by March 15, 2023; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review.
Position Summary

Position is 95% Virtual - 5% Sylvania Campus

Portland Community College’s (PCC) Online Learning Division is looking for an innovative, equity-minded, and detailed-oriented individual experienced in managing instructional design projects and developing online courses for higher education. In this role, you will manage a portfolio of course design projects and all aspects of the course design project plans. This includes analyzing project needs, designing course structure, assigning tasks to project members, communicating with stakeholders, managing timelines, monitoring and ensuring the quality of work, evaluating the success of course design, and implementing any necessary changes to the course. If you are an instructional designer with project management experience excited to join a high-functioning team deeply passionate about equity, inclusion, and student success, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, and experience.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

1. Demonstrated experience using project management tools and methodologies to manage timelines, communication, organization, reporting, and evaluation of instructional design projects. 
2. Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing and work effectively with individuals of diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. 
3. Demonstrated experience collaboratively leading higher education subject-matter experts and instructional design staff to develop courses and materials for online delivery in a learning management system.
4. Demonstrated application of instructional design models (e.g., ADDIE, SAM), learning theories, and culturally responsive practices to course design and development.
5. Ability to evaluate and create digital course materials for WCAG 2.1 compliance.
6. Experience using quality measures to develop, review, and/or improve course design and materials.
7. Demonstrated ability to create high-quality learning materials and course designs that reflect the above criteria (i.e., portfolio).


  • Resume that outlines your experience performing the duties of this position, relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities, how your experience meets the job duties and success criteria, and exemplifies best practices in design and formatting.
  • Cover Letter that addresses your interest in the position, desire to work at Portland Community College, examples of the success criteria, and exemplifies best practices in effective written communication and formatting.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates Success Criteria #7. Include a link in both your Resume and Cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Master’s Degree in Education, Instructional Design/Technology, Multimedia Design, Communications, Computer Science, Management or a related field (relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).

Two (2) years of full-time professional experience in instructional design managing multiple projects and priorities and assessing and developing training and/or academic courses.

Position Grade J
Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $68,013 to range midpoint of $83,313. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $68013 to $98617 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.


Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.