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The project manager position will be under the direction of Dr. Heather Greenlee, a member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions and Medical Director of Integrative Medicine Program at the SCCA. Dr. Greenlees research program uses both clinical trials and observational studies to examine a broad range of lifestyle modifications (diet, physical activity, weight management) and complementary/integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable populations.
Dr. Greenlee is seeking a part-time (50% FTE) project manager to oversee the Greenlee Studies budget portfolio and coordinate administrative tasks for specific Greenlee Studies projects. Budget portfolio management includes grant pre- and post-award management and overall budget tracking and reporting. Administrative projects include developing and tracking work agreements and contracts across multiple internal and external departments and institutions. This position will work independently in performing operational responsibilities, and be comfortable as part of an interactive and interdisciplinary team. Strong skills in multi-tasking, communication, organization, attention to detail and interpersonal relationships are critical to this position. Collaboration and cooperation are essential to functioning within this rapidly growing team that values a positive and interdisciplinary culture. The project manager will work with administrative and support staff across multiple local institutions, including Fred Hutch, SCCA and the University of Washington (UW), as well as with collaborators at outside institutions and national organizations.
Manage operational and personnel day-to-day responsibilities; including development of personnel and project processes and procedures and team development activities
Oversee financial operations of Dr. Greenlees research portfolio, which includes Center funds, grant funds, and other resources
Develop budgets for new, continuing, and renewal grants and contracts utilizing established policies and independent judgment
Develop, interpret, and administer project/study policies and procedures according to protocol, IRB, grant/contract and Center specifications
Assist with pre-award administration; reviewing sponsors program guidelines for eligibility, preparing grant application documents, and communicating with collaborators, vendors and consultants
Assist with post-award administration; managing sponsored account budgets, reviewing budget utilization on a regular basis and comparing actual expenses against final budget plan
Develop and manage specimen and lab transfers and contracts
Develop and manage independent contract agreements
Administering Institutional Review Office (IRO) submissions; developing IRB applications, continuing review reports, research modifications, and consent forms
Serve as program liaison with key constituents in other administrative departments and scientific divisions; foster strong collaboration and understanding of department capabilities and strategic priorities
Work with research team to define and document project scope, goals and deliverables that support organizational goals in collaboration with stakeholders and senior management; develop full-scale project plan, timeline and associated communication document using appropriate tools; identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths
Assist with hiring, conducting performance evaluations, managing monthly time reporting and vacation request approvals
Coordinate timely completion and submission of HR documents and monthly expense reimbursement and credit card reconciliation approvals
Education and experience:
Bachelors degree or higher, preferably a masters degree in public health or health services
Experience with grants management
Experience on project or program management, especially on community outreach and health education.
Skilled at working with minimal supervision on high-profile projects
Flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
Exemplary organizational skills, attention to detail and service orientation
Excellent communication skills with stakeholders at all levels of organization
Experience with staff supervision
Ability to work effectively on complex projects
Interest in developing processes and procedures
Commitment to work collaboratively and effectively with all constituent groups
Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with project management methodologies and tools; proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Positive attitude and sense of humor
Comfortable working in a fast-paced and complex environment
Flexibility and adaptability
Highest standards of professionalism
Creative problem solving
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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.