• Data Coordinator, Temporary

    Job ID
    Temporary Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Philanthropy and Fundraising
  • 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 temporary Data Coordinator will carry out essential day to day administrative tasks of the Foundation Relations team as well as special projects related to the maintenance and growth of the unit’s programmatic goals. In coordination with the Project Coordinator for Foundation Relations and Foundation Relations Associate Directors, the incumbent will provide essential data entry and data hygiene functions, perform prospect research assignments, and draft ongoing announcements from the Foundation Relations team to the research community. The incoming temporary employee will carry out these assignments during a contract period, and if indicated by business goals of the unit, the position may be converted to a full-time employee position.


    • Oversee maintenance of the project calendar for Foundation Relations. This includes verifying that proposals, progress reports, events, and other cultivation and stewardship efforts are scheduled and tracked to ensure that all research, fundraising, and administrative activities are completed.
    • Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining up to date records on prospect strategy, solicitation and stewardship in Raiser’s Edge with input and guidance from Foundation Relations fundraisers
    • Perform regular query activity of grants database to synchronize tracking of philanthropic grant activity and enable accurate forecasting of progress toward philanthropic goals
    • Using public and subscription resources, perform initial and ongoing prospect research to maintain up to date records in Philanthropy’s proprietary funding opportunity database
    • Using public, subscription and funding opportunity database resources, craft routine campus-wide announcements notifying potential applicants of funding opportunities
    • In concert with subject matter experts and to the degree possible, participate in development of cross-database automation 
    • Occasionally engage with the Office of Sponsored Research to enable distribution and preparation of grant opportunities and proposals
    • Handle various clerical responsibilities as assigned such as processing and reconciling expense documents, ordering supplies, preparing FedEx packages, and distributing mail


    • BA/BS in related field preferred or commensurate work experience
    • Ideal candidate will have 1 year of experience working with multiple commercial and proprietary databases
    • Interest or experience in devising tools to connect across databases especially desired
    • Exceptional computer and word processing skills, proficiency with a variety of software packages (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint (or other presentation software), Excel) required
    • Experience using SharePoint, Tableau, Peoplesoft, Raiser's Edge and Adobe software is highly desired
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organization, time management and data management skills
    • Experience in a research setting or understanding of grant and contract management desired

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    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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