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Portland Community College is a dynamic multi-campus district with a reputation for innovation and excellence in the Pacific Northwest, and nationally. As part of our recruitment process we are actively seeking applicants who will bring diversity to our faculty, staff and administrative ranks.

"From training our community’s workforce to preparing students for four-year schools to leading the way in educational success and completion, the work we do at Portland Community College today is at the heart of our region’s success tomorrow.

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves more than 93,000 full-time and part-time students. We fill a unique role, one that offers high quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland’s economic community.

We welcome your interest in PCC. With your support, we can strengthen our region’s economy by educating a skilled workforce, prepare students to successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities, enrich the community through lifelong learning, build a greener workforce while shrinking our carbon footprint, and maintain our responsibility to be a sound financial steward of public dollars."

Dr. Jeremy Brown
President, Portland Community College


Summary of Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a broad range of employer and employee paid benefit options.

- Medical
- Prescription
- Dental
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Long Term Care
- Vision
- Group Life
- Disability
- Retirement
- Vacation
- Sick Leave
- Tuition Assistance.

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Our values reflect those of our community

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC is integral to the fabric of the community. Wherever you live, PCC is a part of your neighborhood – in the form of a campus, a learning center, a class or a workforce training program. We serve more than 93,000 students each year, and we are one of the largest employers in the state.

These are the commitments that guide us in creating a better future for our community.


PCC is made up of three comprehensive campuses and more than 100 centers that provide lower-division college transfer courses, two-year associate degree programs, professional and technical career training programs, adult basic education, and non-credit courses.


Cascade Campus is situated in the revitalized North Portland area, offering students a centralized location and broad ties to the many cultures represented in its surrounding community. Approximately $60 million in capital investments have changed the face of the campus in recent years, by expanding its footprint and adding a humanities building that is home to professional music, multimedia and a state-of-the-art auditorium. Others include a new technology, physical education and emergency services buildings, which provide the needed lab and classroom space to accommodate growth.




Rock Creek Campus is about 12 miles west of downtown Portland, in the rapidly growing Beaverton-Hillsboro area of Washington County. Rock Creek is nestled amid farm and wetland, perfect for PCC’s veterinary, landscape, building construction and biology programs, which use the natural areas for their outdoor learning labs. It houses Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation’s sports complex where students have access to softball and lacrosse fields, tennis courts and soccer pitches. The campus is home to a fully functioning farm with sheep, rabbits, llamas and cows.




Sylvania Campus is located just 10 minutes from downtown in southwest Portland, nestled between Tigard and Lake Oswego. The campus opened in 1968 and rests on Mount Sylvania, bordered by a Douglas fir forest and several quiet neighborhoods.

Sylvania’s facilities were upgraded through the 2000 bond with a new technology building for needed computer labs and high-tech classrooms and renovations to the HT Building. In addition, the south classroom structure provides additional space for the college’s public safety office and plant services. The cornerstones of the campus are the library and performing arts center, both built in 1994. 


The seven centers are smaller facilities offering job training, specialized programs and a variety of transfer courses. These centers, in addition to many other locations throughout the community, constitute the Extended Learning Campus.

CLIMB/Central Portland

Newberg Center

Southeast Center

Downtown Center

Hillsboro Center

Portland Metropolitan Center

Willow Creek Center

Columbia County Center


PCC achieves educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity. Through leadership, staff, student body, educational programs and business opportunities that serve the community, it acts as a model for others to follow. In addition to adhering to its Nondiscrimination policy B 206, PCC supports the following practices:

  • Recruit, hire and retain a diverse and qualified faculty and staff.
  • Recruit and retain a diverse student population.
  • Build a critical mass of culturally competent employees.
  • Expand economic opportunities to include the utilization of under represented businesses.
  • Create partnerships and relationships that are inclusive of all segments of the community.
  • Design, maintain and review all programs to ensure their relevancy to the diversity objectives.
  • Measure outcomes and publicize results.

Big city excitement and small town charm make Portland, known as "the City of Roses," a favorite destination. Portland, situated approximately 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean where the Columbia River meets the Willamette River, has a magnificent setting, combining sparkling waterways with lush greenery rarely found in urban settings. Portland's historic old town, many galleries and museums, Saturday Market, Waterfront Park, and theater companies will keep you busy for weeks! Also, Portland is just a short distance from the spectacular Columbia Gorge and Multnomah Falls, windsurfing at Hood River, touring at valley wineries, skiing at Mt. Hood, fish watching at Bonneville Dam, and all of the excitement of the Oregon coast.

Portland is known for its extensive park system of more than 200 parks. These encompass such areas as the elm shaded South Park Blocks in the downtown area, Washington Park, home of the Rose Test Gardens, and biggest park, Forest Park, which is the largest park within a city in the U.S. From the over 4,600 acre Forest Park to tiny 24 inch Mills End Park, Portland's park system offers leisure and recreation opportunities for everyone.

Portland's award winning mass transit system is one of the most extensive and advanced in the United States. The transit system includes buses and the MAX, an urban light rail line, as well as a downtown transit mall and Fareless Square, the downtown free-ride zone.

Short blocks make Portland a walker's paradise. The public art and old fashioned statuary, along with many fountains, bridges and parks offer opportunities for leisure and contemplation for the casual stroller. For the more adventuresome walker, Forest Park has approximately 50 miles of trails.

Nightlife adventures in Portland are excellent and varied. On top of the list is the internationally-known Oregon Symphony. Portland also has many local pubs and brew houses that feature jazz and blues. Be sure to visit the various comedy clubs and try the art gallery walks in the Pearl District. The performing arts in the area offer ballet, Shakespeare, Broadway musicals, modern dance and much more. Portland is the home of the Trail Blazers professional basketball team, and also has hockey and baseball for sports fans.

Stroll along Tom McCall Waterfront Park, with its lawns, outdoor cafes, river walks and marinas. Enjoy the dancing waters of the Salmon Street Springs fountain, then walk a little farther to gaze at magnificent, snow-capped Mt. Hood. Take the kids to OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, for an exciting visit at a state of the art science center, including the giant screen Omnimax theater, the laser art planetarium and many interactive exhibits for children and adults alike.

A splendid location, relaxed respectability, and an urban lifestyle that is unsurpassed for its livability makes Portland a city to visit and remember.

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PCC works to foster excellence in both teaching and learning. Over 4000 full time and part time faculty, academic professional, classified, management and confidential staff are employed by the College. PCC's mission is to "provide quality education in an atmosphere that encourages the full realization of each individual's potential." To realize that goal, the college works to foster excellence in both teaching and learning.

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