• Manager, Community Health Education

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Allied Health
  • Overview

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    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 Manager, Community Health Education 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:

    • Oversee four CHEs
    • Develop materials and products based on principles and methods of health education and promotion
    • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills with established strong writing of health communications, media materials, and presentations
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications
    • Develop curriculum and training materials with CHEs and community members
    • Practice community-based participatory research in community engagement and interaction; coordinate with community organizations
    • Collaborate with other Consortium entities, such as University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance programs
    • Oversee the development of public health interventions consistent with the OCOE strategic plan and annual action plans produced by the OCOE Team in partnership with the Community Action Coalition
    • Coordinate the activities of multiple stakeholders as they implement the activities identified by the Community Action Coalition
    • Coordinate meetings and events
    • Coordinate timely completion and submission of HR documents, expense reimbursement, and credit card reconciliation
    • Practice and knowledge of cultural sensitivity with diverse populations in the Cancer Consortium catchment area
    • Manage OCOE pilot grants and small grants, including overseeing grantees, and monitoring IRB
    • Facilitate weekly staff meetings
    • Ensure that project information is presented at regional and national conferences
    • Monitor OCOE web pages, SharePoint, social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • Coordinate CHE training and development
    • Travel within the catchment area for events and meetings with the partner organizations
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor’s degree in related field required with at least 5 years of post-bachelor’s relevant experience and training
    • Requires excellent written skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and verbal communication skills
    • Must have demonstrated cultural humility
    • Demonstrated excellent human relations, facilitation and influencing skills to deal effectively with a broad range of people
    • Ability to manage relationships effectively and build collaborative bridges
    • Experience supervising multiple staff
    • Excellent leadership and organizational management skills
    • Experience managing multiple projects from inception to completion
    • Ability to think critically and synthesize complex issues to move project forward
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently
    • Professional experience in public health
    • Strong computer skills, including database creation and management (e.g., EndNote, REDCap, Access) and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
    • Must be flexible and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.



    • Master’s degree in related field with at least 2 years of post-master’s relevant experience
    • Experience working in an academic or scientific research environment


    Professional attributes:

    • Problem solver
    • Detail-oriented
    • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, sound judgment
    • Motivated by challenge to solve problems and positively affect systems and people
    • Positive attitude and sense of humor

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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