Anne Parmeter is an instructional designer at Jobs for the Future. In her role as a member of the Employer Initiatives team at the Center for Justice and Economic Advancement, Anne develops the curriculum and assets used to train employers on fair chance hiring, which is the intentional practice of hiring individuals who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.
Her skills and areas of expertise include:
- Instructional design
- Social media content management
- Photography and videography
- Visual display of quantitative information
- Workshop facilitation
Anne joined JFF when it acquired Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, where she had been designing curricula and facilitating workshops for employers since 2020. Before that, she was an instructional designer and adult educator for 15 years, working in higher education and at nonprofits and large multinational corporations.
She has spoken at regional annual conferences as a member of the Association of Talent Development. She also mentors young adults.
Anne has a master’s in applied linguistics from Portland State University and a bachelor’s from the University of Oregon.
Outside of work, “I love building community through parties,” she says. “I actually think that hosting a party is pretty similar to facilitating a learning experience! I have an old house in Portland, Oregon, which I am continually trying to keep from falling apart. I’m also active on Instagram, making social commentary through charts and graphs. (It’s absolutely as weird as it sounds.) Finally, I try to be a good steward of the environment. How we consume and dispose of resources is a social justice issue.”