Senior Director, IT Project Management Office

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Information Technology


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.

Fred Hutch Cancer Center is currently recruiting for the position of Director of the IT Project Management Office (PMO). In this critical role, you will be at the forefront of shaping and driving our department's program, portfolio, project management, and release readiness strategies. Your leadership will be instrumental in guiding the IT PMO, a hub of diverse and critical activities ranging from team development and roadmap management to strategic partner engagement and capacity planning. Your voice will be a valued addition to our IT Senior Leadership team, where your insights and expertise will contribute significantly to our strategic direction.


We are seeking a candidate who brings not only a wealth of experience in leading PMOs but also a passion for being a part of a team transforming enterprise technology at Fred Hutch. Your role will be multifaceted, involving not just leading PMO services but also nurturing and developing the team. Your ability to provide strong leadership in a matrix environment will be key to ensuring the successful delivery of IT’s initiatives. As the Director, you will be responsible for people and performance management, offering coaching, direction, and guidance, and fostering an environment of continuous development and growth among team members.


This role is not just a job; it's an opportunity to make a tangible impact on the future of Fred Hutch’s enterprise technology offerings and to be part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and leadership.


This role will have the opportunity to work partially at our campus and remotely.


This position is eligible for a sign on bonus and relocation.



  • The Director PMO reports to the CIO.

Job Responsibilities

  • Set clear goals and manage expectations, working closely with IT leadership to gain consensus on the roadmap and establish portfolio priorities.
  • Optimize the health of the project portfolio by ensuring projects meet specific outcomes, adhere to time-bound milestones, and produce high-quality deliverables.
  • Manage people and performance for all direct reports, providing consistent coaching, direction, guidance, and consultation to promote continuous professional development.
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders to optimize business outcomes and enhance project delivery efficiency.
  • Oversee the capital planning process in partnership with the portfolio manager, Business Operations and Finance, ensuring effective allocation and management of project budgets.
  • Lead and facilitate the development of a service-oriented and success-driven culture within the IT PMO, emphasizing continuous improvement and excellence in service delivery.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a leader in an organization undergoing larger transformation initiatives.
  • Experience in leading a PMO, particularly in overseeing enterprise and clinical technology projects, programs, and release management.
  • Experience in program and project management techniques, best practices, process improvement, portfolio health and management, and related methodologies.
  • Experience in strategic planning, execution, budgeting, forecasting, and resource allocation.


  • Master’s degree in business administration.
  • Project Management Professional or equivalent certification.
  • Experience in an academic medical center or a large health center or a life science organization. 
  • PMO Expertise: Expertise in leading a PMO, particularly in overseeing enterprise and clinical technology projects, programs, and release management.
  • Management Skills: Proficiency in program and project management techniques, best practices, process improvement, portfolio health and management, and related methodologies.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to build and foster strong working relationships across departments, influence change, challenge the status quo, and share best practices for strategic and organization-wide impact. 
  • Strategic Execution: Proven experience in strategic planning, execution, budgeting, forecasting, and resource allocation.
  • Communication: Exceptional communication and facilitation skills with the ability to influence effectively when needed.
  • Innovative Thinking: Recognized as a thought leader in the project management space, with a growth mindset and a commitment to staying current with industry best practices and standards.
  • Results-Driven: Results-oriented with the capability to effectively manage problems and competing priorities.
  • Leadership Qualities: Demonstrated record of confident leadership, sound judgment, creativity, and commitment to excellence.

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 $164,570 to $274,269, 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). 

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 Human Resources at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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