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About Us: The Fred Hutchinson (Fred Hutch)/University of Washington (UW) Cancer Consortium (Consortium) is a research collaboration comprising Fred Hutch and its strong collaborators, the UW, Seattle Children's, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The Consortium is recognized as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center through its dedication to developing research programs, faculty, and facilities that will lead to better approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
Job Summary: The work of the Community Health Educator (CHE), housed by the Consortium’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, includes direct involvement in community-based partnerships, research, and practice to address the cancer burden in our catchment area. The CHE will serve as a critical link between Consortium staff and rural populations, which may include underserved populations including racially and ethnically diverse communities. The CHE will use appropriate strategies, and methods to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention. The CHE must have a thorough understanding and experience working with diverse populations experiencing health inequity in our catchment area. The CHE will support and advance community outreach and engagement work of the Consortium to help create communities where the residents of our catchment area suffer less from cancer and related diseases.
The CHE will support Consortium work that addresses the cancer burden in our catchment area. This includes work to address cancer health disparities that disproportionately affect rural populations, which may include African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those who are poor, lack health insurance, and are medically underserved – regardless of ethnic and racial background. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Job will require travel, typically in Western Washington and occasionally out of state for conferences.
Additional Desired Qualifications: