Community Health Educator II

Job ID
22730
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Research Administration & Faculty Affairs

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Community Health Educator (CHE) for Black/African American/African-Descent Communities will be based at Fred Hutch in Seattle. The work of the CHE for Black/African American/African-Descent Communities, housed by the Consortium’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, includes direct involvement in community-based partnerships, research support, and practices to address the cancer burden in our catchment area. The CHE will serve as a critical link between Consortium staff and Black/African-Descent populations and should therefore have a thorough understanding of and experience working with Black/African American/African-Descent communities in our catchment area. The CHE will use culturally appropriate strategies, and methods to facilitate programming that promotes health promotion and disease prevention. The CHE will partner with organizations to plan, implement and evaluate collaborative programming to address community-driven priorities in the catchment area. The CHE will support and advance the community outreach and engagement work of the Consortium to help create communities where the residents of our catchment area suffer less from cancer and related diseases.

Responsibilities

The CHE will support Consortium work that addresses the cancer burden in our catchment area.  This includes work to address cancer health disparities that disproportionately affect Black/African American/African-Descent populations.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, facilitating, and maintaining academic and community partnerships.
  • Collaborating with academic, research, community and regional partners to implement cancer control and prevention strategies.
  • Advising and assisting in message development and content for culturally appropriate study brochures, curricula and educational materials.
  • Disseminating relevant cancer-related messages, materials, programs and research opportunities via social media, community settings, and/or virtual events.
  • Assisting in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations in Consortium research.
  • Staffing booths/exhibits at events to provide information and recruit participants for studies.
  • Conducting community-based education and outreach on cancer-related topics within the context of health equity, anti-racism, social justice.
  • Participating in regular staff meetings.
  • Job will require travel, typically within Western Washington and occasionally across the state or out of state for conferences. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major study in public health, community health education, or closely allied field, OR Associate’s degree with and at least two years of professional experience in a public health, disease prevention, and/or health promotion. 
  • Demonstrated experience with community engagement.
  • Understanding and proven ability to work with communities experiencing health inequity.  Must be culturally aware, exhibit cultural humility, and sensitive to diverse populations in the Consortium’s catchment area. 
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience working with Black/African American/African-Descent communities. Knowledgeable about community histories, values, and culture.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in both verbal and written form.
  • Ability to communicate information in a culturally appropriate, respectful manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience conducting trainings and/or making group presentations.
  • Proven ability to work independently, and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of health education/promotion, program planning and evaluation.
  • Experience in planning, developing and implementing public health interventions (i.e. public awareness/social marketing campaigns).
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaborative public health initiatives involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated high level of service delivery to internal and external partners.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Car and valid Washington State Driver’s License required.

 

In order to apply, please submit cover letter, resume and at least three references (including at least one prior supervisor).   

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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