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 Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) for the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium (the Consortium) is seeking a leader and team player for the role of Community Health Education (CHE) Manager. The CHE Manager will oversee outreach and engagement work in support of the OCOE strategic plan. This role will report to the OCOE Program Administrator.
The CHE Manager will facilitate partnerships among Consortium researchers, OCOE staff, and external organizations on collaborative projects related to health equity in the Consortium’s 13-county catchment area. The CHE Manager will manage 4 Community Health Educators (CHEs), supporting and supervising them as they conduct outreach, education, and research with communities that are disproportionately represented in cancer incidence and mortality, including American Indian/Alaskan Native, African Americans/Black, Asian American, Hispanic/Latinx, those living in rural areas, those with low socio-economic status, uninsured/underinsured, and other disenfranchised individuals.
The CHE Manager will work independently in performing daily responsibilities of supervising, coordinating, and overseeing the 4 CHEs in the OCOE. Special skills and knowledge are applied in directing the CHEs to cover the entire catchment area and ensure that the community voice is heard and brought to the OCOE on a regular and continuing basis. Annually, the CHE Manager will oversee the implementation of a catchment area needs assessment that will provide information to the Community Action Coalition about the state of cancer incidence and mortality in the catchment area. They will prepare an annual summary report of the needs assessment. Activities include preparing, facilitating and coordinating individuals and groups to support the OCOE in its outreach to the catchment area. The CHE Manager will be responsible for writing reports to the community, the Internal Advisory Committee, the Consortium, and to the National Institutes of Health.
The CHE Manager will perform some or all of the following responsibilities: