Program Assistant, Travel and Transportation

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Administrative Support


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 Fred Hutch Travel and Transportation Department is seeking a full-time Program Assistant. The incumbent assists the Assistant Manager in the implementation of policies and procedures and carries out routine and special assignments or projects in addition to performing clerical responsibilities. The Program Assistant works under general supervision and uses judgement in carrying out routine responsibilities within the framework of the department policies and procedures.


The Program Assistant’s main focus is issuing parking permits, ORCA cards, badging, and brass keys. In addition some or all of the following responsibilities may be performed:

  • Assist Assistant Manager in the daily implementation of department policies and procedures
  • Carry out routine and special assignments or projects
  • Serve as department liaison, referring non-routine issues to Assistant Manager
  • Gather information and produce reports on department performance as requested by Assistant Manager for review
  • Make accurate and complete postings to department records and maintain files and filing system in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Perform clerical duties to include: outlook e-mail correspondence, data entry, photocopying, submit requisitions to purchase goods through Center procurement
  • Answer department phone and provide information within the department guidelines
  • Perform other duties as required


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum one year of experience in a customer service or similar position
  • Familiarity with telephone reception, organizational and filing skills, computer skills (familiarity in Excel and Outlook)
  • Effective written and oral communication skills


In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.
Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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