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.
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:
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.