• Community Outreach Manager

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Government and Community Relations
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    The Community Outreach Manager will establish, develop, maintain and enhance strong and trusted external relationships with traditional minority and underrepresented communities in order to support the Center’s mission and short- and long-term public affairs goals. The Community Outreach Manager will manage logistics for certain internal and external events and manage the campus tour program. The Community Outreach Manager is expected to take initiatives, be a self-starter, and be able to work independently of others. Must maintain professionalism, show flexibility, be customer-service oriented, handle multiple tasks and changing priorities, and remain composed under pressure of deadlines. In partnership with the Communications and Marketing, Business Development and Strategy, and Philanthropy departments, support the Fred Hutch brand and position the Center as a thought leader in health care and research, a progressive employer, and a responsible corporate citizen.
    Community Outreach (60%):

    • Identify key leaders in traditional minority and underrepresented communities throughout Seattle and regional areas
    • Establish, develop, maintain and enhance strong and trusted external relationships with leaders in traditional minority and underrepresented communities throughout the Seattle and regional areas
    • Collaborate with Center faculty and staff to promote the Center’s mission and short- and longer-term objectives with traditional minority and underrepresented communities
    • Coordinate targeted awareness and outreach events with existing community organizations and leaders, and facilitate faculty and staff involvement in these activities
    • Represent the Center at civic meetings and community events
    • Serve as a spokesman, represent Center leadership and speak credibly, accurately and authoritatively on behalf of Center leadership at civic events and community meetings, and in all other settings as needed

    Special Events (30%):

    • Strategically plan and execute multiple internal and external events for the department. Develop and manage event timelines and calendars, recruit speakers and volunteers, oversee all promotional material development
    • Activities include proactive planning and scheduling event needs, setting promotional and event timelines, working with the content team to ensure that all pieces are completed on time, reserving venues, ordering catering and AV, signage, name tags, handouts or packets, coordinate volunteers, direct vendors, oversee set-up and breakdown of the event and other duties as needed
    • Manage all aspects of details of events from conception to completion; flag issues as appropriate. Document and maintain records for analysis, metrics tracking and information purposes

    Campus Tours (10%)

    • Manage public campus tour program
    • Coordinate tour requests
    • Evaluates and priorities request to meet appropriate needs
    • Serve as tour guide


    The ideal candidate will first and foremost be passionate about the cause of eradicating cancer and other related disease. The candidate must possess:

    • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience required
    • Minimum of 5 years in community relations roles required, preferably in the Seattle community
    • Proven experience in event coordination required
    • Willingness to work a flexible work schedule and be available for breakfast and evening meetings and occasional weekend events is required for this role
    • Demonstrated experience working with traditional minority and underrepresented communities required
    • Advanced skills with MC Office suite
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills including large and small group presentations
    • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and competing demands
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with internal and external audiences

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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