HR Operations Specialist

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Human Resources and Legal


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 to 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 HR Operations Specialist works under the supervision of the HR Operations Manager. This position is responsible for staffing the HR reception desk, troubleshooting and supporting employee transactions in Workday HCM.  Acts as a point of contact employee support requests and assists with assigning and triaging HR email box.


  • Support day-to-day end user Tier 1 and II transactions
  • Assist with HR front desk/reception coverage
  • Support both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutch by responding to employee questions answering questions regarding the policies and procedures of each organization
  • Review incoming forms for accuracy, process, and archive into electronic system
  • Respond to and appropriately direct ad hoc customer requests for forms, data, etc.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding employee and applicant information
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum of two years general office experience or exposure to customer service methodology and practice required
  • Basic computer experience including word processing, spreadsheets and database
  • Prefer 1 year of previous experience in Human Resources Department
  • Exceptional customer service skills required
  • Must be detail oriented and demonstrate experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be able to take initiative with workload and know how to prioritize work
  • Must be able to work in a team environment being flexible, positive, approachable, and have strong interpersonal communication skill


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 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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