• Administrative Manager I

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Administrative Support
  • 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.


    Fred Hutch hosts two Integrated Research Centers (IRC), one focused on Immunotherapy, another on Pathogen-Associated Malignancies. These collaborative scientific initiatives leverage existing strengths and create possibility to translate scientific discoveries. Main areas of focus of an IRC include building capacity to support science, recruiting new and current faculty to the designated research area, and developing and implementing programs to increase collaboration across and between disciplines and scientific divisions.


    An Administrative Manager is needed to support communications, events, grant competitions and other administrative functions needed for the Immunotherapy IRC. The Administrative Manager reports to the Associate VP, Interdisciplinary Science Administration.


    The primary responsibilities for this role include:

    • Organize Immunotherapy IRC programs including faculty meetings, yearly retreats and seminar series
    • Provide administrative support for the Immunotherapy IRC including meeting organization, distribution of agendas and reminders, and calendar management for Associate VP
    • Support regular meetings of the Immunotherapy IRC Advisory Committee and organize external advisory board meetings
    • Coordinate events for the Consortium Cancer Immunology Program
    • Coordinate faculty recruitment, including responsibility for candidate visits ensuring excellent support for this critical function
    • Manage award competitions including organizing applications and committee meetings
    • Ensure clear communication with members about events and opportunities
    • Manage regular communication across the center about the IRC events, goals, and opportunities to maintain and expand collaboration across Divisions
    • Maintain and update internal and external website; maintain and expand Immunotherapy IRC SharePoint site


    Minimum qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree and 2-3 years of research administration experience
    • Self-starter and able to work independently within established parameters
    • Excellent judgment and discretion; impeccable personal integrity and reputation
    • Persistence, adaptability, emotional intelligence, and curiosity
    • A collegial attitude and willingness to work in concert with Immunotherapy IRC members to fulfill strategic organizational objectives; comfort interacting with faculty members
    • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment
    • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
    • Ability to identify and take advantage of new opportunities, best practices and potential partnership

    Preferred qualifications

    • Demonstrated skill in programs such as Sharepoint, Tableau, and willingness to learn others

    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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