Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.
With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.
The Community Health Educator (CHE) works in community-based partnerships to implement evidence-informed practices to address the cancer burden in our WA State catchment area. The CHE is a critical link between Consortium staff and urban dwelling populations in WA State, which may include underrepresented populations including racially and ethnically diverse communities. The CHE must have a thorough understanding of and experience working with urban dwelling populations and other diverse populations experiencing health inequities. The CHE conducts community outreach and engagement, program implementation and health education using appropriate strategies and methods to improve cancer and related disease outcomes for Washingtonians.
The CHE works under general supervision of the CHE Manager to address the cancer burden in our catchment area of WA State. This includes work to address cancer health disparities that disproportionately affect urban dwelling populations, which may also include Black/African-descent populations, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, those who are low income, lack health insurance, are medically under-served, or new to health education topics – regardless of ethnic and racial background.
Hybrid position with office hours Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, but flexibility for evening and/or weekend events required.
1. Community Engagement (40%)
2. Health Education (30%)
3. Program Coordination and Evaluation (30%)
4. Perform other duties as assigned.
Relevant Skills and Abilities Required (add preferred skills if applicable)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).
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.
The hourly pay range for this position is from $24.96 to $35.53 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).
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