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The Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) leads the integration of DEI principles, values and practices across the Hutch toward its mission. The DEI Educator and Learning Specialist is a critical role in helping to create organizational culture shifts, skills and competency development among employees, and advancement toward new anti-racist and broader anti-oppressive goals. The incumbent works independently and collaboratively in performing responsibilities within the framework and consistent with the priorities established by ODEI leadership. Judgment is used daily in interpreting policy, developing best and promising practices, representing ODEI, and in interacting with Center staff and outside organizations.
Work closely with Administrative Director in developing and implementing a comprehensive anti-racist diversity equity and inclusion educational initiative for Center faculty, staff, and trainees
Develop and deliver diversity education programs to the general workforce to promote an anti-racist culture of inclusion and respect
Develop diversity education curriculum/materials (e.g., reference materials, examinations and other assessments, visual aids, toolkits, etc.) and select appropriate delivery mechanisms (e.g., classroom, webcast, e-learning, etc.)
Conduct on-demand DEI learning for various internal stakeholder groups
Develop and monitor metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of training
Participate in the selection and/or oversee vendors to develop learning content or conduct educational program as needed.
Collaborate with the Fred Hutchs Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to engage DEI learning in those group settings and ensure alignment with all offered DEI educational opportunities
Assist the Administrative Director with development of reports, manuscripts, etc.
Establish and build productive and healthy working relationships across the organization to help coach colleagues in understanding and responding to DEI related topics and issues
Collaborate with all members of the ODEI Team, including the Faculty Director, Program Manager, English Language Resource Center Consultants, and affiliated groups on various projects and events for a seamless delivery of services and consistent branding
Other duties as assigned
Bachelors Degree required; Masters degree highly preferred in social justice, education, ethnic studies or a related field
4+ years of relevant experience in training/education delivery and facilitation, preferably in areas of diversity and inclusion.
A passion for diversity and inclusion work and our Centers mission
Demonstrated ability to successfully engage diverse audiences through facilitated instructor-led training programs
Awareness of group dynamics and the ability to leverage them and real time dialogue to facilitate group learning and individual engagement.
Demonstrated understanding of, and support for, key concepts and other content in DEI training, including critical race theory, colonialism, feminism, privilege, protected classes, microaggressions, coalition building, etc.
Strong presentation/facilitation skills
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to understand organizational dynamics and relate to individuals from diverse personal and professional backgrounds
A cover letter is required stating your interest, skills and experience
A diversity statement is also required (1-2 pages maximum)
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.