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Jr Learning & Development Specialist

Vacasa Portland, OR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Why Vacasa?

We started with just one home and an idea: to bring homeowners and renters together with smart technology and caring local teams. Today, we're the largest full-service vacation rental company in the US thanks to the people who give us their best every day. You'll fit right in here if you're curious, entrepreneurial, and thrive in a rapid-growth environment.

Why Employee Experience at Vacasa?

We cultivate Vacasa's culture. Our employees are the heart of our product, and our job is to take care of them all. We're the thread connecting our growing global family as we balance the needs of every employee—whether they work across an office or across an ocean.  

What we're looking for:

Vacasa is on the hunt for a Learning and Development Specialist to join our team. We're looking for someone who has a strong understanding of multimedia, user experience, user interface, & instructional design and the project management & development ability to get projects built. As an integral member of our training team, you will work on a broad range of engaging projects – from designing & building eLearning content to developing instructor-led training & innovative learning experiences. This is an incredible opportunity to dig into the trenches of a fast-growing business, work with cutting-edge design tools, and solve challenging problems daily.

The primary focus of the Learning and Development Specialist is to consult and collaborate with business partners throughout the organization to define learning needs and build engaging and effective learning experiences.

What you'll do: 

  • Design and develop traditional, nontraditional, interactive and multimedia learning solutions
  • Draw from a diverse background of design and learning techniques to define and sequence instructional content and strategies to optimize learning experiences
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key business partners and subject matter experts to maintain content accuracy in existing learning content, analyze effectiveness of current curriculum and determine future needs
  • Conduct learning needs assessments and gap analysis to overcome learning challenges
  • Design instruction that reflects an understanding of diverse learning audiences
  • Evaluate, assess and improve existing instruction
  • Promote collaboration, partnerships and relationships among learning project participants 
  • Define learning objectives and design solutions through curriculum development and materials design to meet the objectives 
  • Adhere to all established procedures, policies, and safety rules
  • Expected to work 40 hours per week; some overtime may be required
  • Occasional travel may be required (less than 5% of time)

Skills you'll need:

  • Professional experience in Instructional Design, eLearning Development, Multimedia Production, UI Design or combination of the above
  • Understanding of adult learning theory and trends in eLearning
  • Working knowledge of tools and techniques for developing learning solutions — from LMS solutions to design solutions to media production tools
  • Strong client services and support skills
  • Communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Good blend of technical and creative dexterity
  • Ability to persevere in a fast-paced dynamic environment with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to change tasks and direction quickly and effectively 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills
  • Highly proficient with utilizing technical tools to develop and design training 
  • Ability to self-guide learning for new technologies and best practices in instructional design and training industry
  • Clear and direct written and verbal communication skills 
  • Energetic self-starter with initiative and creative approach to problem-solving
  • Demonstrated understanding of excellent visual design principles
  • Strong ability to embrace change with a good sense of humor

Other Skills We'd Like:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (instructional design, organizational development, adult education) or equivalent work experience 
  • Experience with the following tools: Elucidat, Camtasia, Sketch, Invision
  • Experience with the management of content in modern learning management systems
  • Experience in an Agile development environment
  • Strong sense of design and enthusiasm for design thinking

What you'll get:

  • Health/dental/vision insurance—100% coverage option
  • 401K retirement savings plan with up to a 6% company match
  • Vacation time
  • Paid sick leave and holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts
  • All the equipment you'll need to be successful
  • Great colleagues and culture 



Portland, OR