• Senior Program Manager, Cancer Consortium Administration

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
  • 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 Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium was established in 2002 to build upon the complementary strengths and resources of three partner institutions: the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which had been a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1976; the University of Washington, which had significant strength in cancer care and laboratory sciences; and Seattle Children’s, the region’s major pediatric academic center. In 2008, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the cancer treatment center founded and equally co-owned by the three partner institutions, was formally added as a fourth partner. Cancer Consortium membership is comprised of over 600 faculty members from across the partner institutions.


    This position manages key projects for the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. This position also develops and implements policies, procedures, and evaluations related to these key Consortium projects stemming from the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), which is awarded by NCI to support senior leadership and infrastructure of the Cancer Consortium. 


    The incumbent reports to the Consortium Administrator within Research Administration and Faculty Affairs. Has responsibility for independently managing important Consortium projects. Special skills and knowledge are applied in managing project operations, developing policies and materials, and in carrying-out complex research administration responsibilities. Independent judgment is used in interpreting and applying project policies.


    The scope of responsibility for Project Manager III is greater than that of Project Manager II due to the management of critical components of a large, complex grant.


    This role performs the following responsibilities:

    • Set project goals and timetables, ensuring that all administrative activities are completed
    • Carry-out complex administrative responsibilities in support of projects, requiring advanced related education and/or experience
    • Help coordinate grant application and renewal process, writing portions of grants/contracts as required
    • Assist the Consortium Administrator in preparing for and participating in NIH site reviews, coordinating the preparation and submission of follow-up materials as requested
    • Lead the processes of gathering and analyzing Consortium data
    • Plan and attend committee meetings for senior leadership, monitor activities to ensure objectives have been met within designated time frame, and coordinate follow-up activities
    • Participate in the dissemination of project results and write portions of communications as required, including reports to funders, copy for website and print, and messaging to faculty
    • Organize and attend Consortium events
    • Develop project evaluation materials which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, educational materials, and administrative forms. Review, edit, and revise project materials
    • Perform other responsibilities as required


    • BA/BS in related field required, MA/MS or PhD preferred
    • Minimum of five years of experience post-masters or PhD degree or seven years post-bachelors degree in project management in a research or academic setting
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to manage time sensitive projects
    • Must be comfortable developing and learning new processes
    • Database creation or maintenance experience preferred
    • Federal grant submission experience preferred

    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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