• Program Assistant III

    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.

    The Program Assistant III provides administrative and clerical support for the Facilities, Planning & Construction department. This requires effective verbal and written communication with various constituents both internal and external.


    The Facilities Planning & Construction department is a fast-paced environment and the individual in this position is required to be pro-active and use sound judgement to accomplish their duties. The Program Assistant may perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

    • Process and track all requisitions and purchase orders
    • Process invoices and maintain simple accounting records
    • Manage petty cash, reimbursements and procards
    • Organize and maintain capital alteration tracking
    • Manage campus signage program. Includes communication with signage vendors.
    • Update policies and procedures manuals
    • Perform clerical duties to include: drafting and word processing correspondence; running reports; editing and proofreading materials; ordering office supplies and organizing meetings
    • Update department page on intraweb and maintain team software programs
    • Assists with Moves, Adds & Changes (MACs) as needed. Includes tracking available product.
    • Perform related duties and special projects as assigned


    • BA/BS in a related field of study. Minimum of three years experience in a related field. Demonstrated experience with billing, purchase orders and project-based requisitions is preferred.
    • Skills generally necessary will include: organizational skills, general office skills (i.e. typing, filing, phone skills), word processing/computer skills, ability to learn new application quickly and written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to effectively collaborate and problem-solve with peers, staff within other departments
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Independent motivation to support attainment of individual and group goals
    • Enjoyment of a fast-paced environment

    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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