Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch\u2019s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation\u2019s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women\u2019s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Program Assistant serves on the Planned Giving team, which is responsible for engaging supporters to give to Fred Hutch through estate planning and complex gifts. Planned giving is part of an integrated Individual Giving Program and is a significant component of a comprehensive development program at Fred Hutch.
This position provides administrative support for various tasks within the planned giving program. The Program Assistant is expected to take initiative, be a self-starter and be able to work independently. Must maintain professionalism, be flexible and able to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities and remain composed under pressure of deadlines. Must exhibit dependability and willingness to work as an integral member of the philanthropy team and be capable of working well within all levels of the organization. The Program Assistant must be able to communicate the mission, values and scope of the institution.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.