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 Senior Philanthropy Writer serves on the Donor Communications team, part of the Experience & Engagement team within the Philanthropy department, and reports to the executive director of Donor Communications. The Donor Communications team produces proposals, reports, stewardship materials, talking points, event collateral, annual giving pieces, and other materials to support Philanthropy’s fundraising and communications goals.
The Senior Philanthropy Writer will conceptualize, research, write, and edit donor communications that convey the promise of Fred Hutch’s lifesaving work and the impact of private support. This role requires versatility and the ability to tailor materials to various audiences and circumstances. While the primary focus is proposals and reports for principal and major gifts, the Senior Philanthropy Writer will also provide editorial review of annual giving materials, create event and stewardship collateral, and support related efforts as needed. Working collaboratively with department leaders, fundraisers, and writers, the Senior Philanthropy Writer will (1) make a strong case for investing in Fred Hutch’s strategic priorities, (2) develop materials tailored to our prospect and donor audiences, (3) synthesize complex information into language that resonates with donors and key stakeholders, and (4) provide both proactive and reactive writing support. The Senior Philanthropy Writer will also take initiative, collaborate with multiple team members on numerous projects simultaneously, and navigate a complex organization. They will maintain a high level of professionalism, be flexible with changing priorities, and remain composed under the pressure of deadlines.
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Candidates should submit a cover letter and writing sample with their application to be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, 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.
The annual base salary range for this position is from $81,979 to $122,969 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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