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 Hutchs 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 nations first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
We are seeking an energetic person to work full-time at our Sunnyside office, the Center for Community Health Promotion (CCHP). CCHP houses different projects that are funded through grants to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The overall goal of our projects is to work with the communities to reduce health disparities in the Yakima Valley. Our health educators provide education on how to prevent and control health problems and common diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and pesticide exposure. They also recruit and interview participants for related research projects.
The Health Educator will drive throughout Yakima, Benton and Franklin Counties conducting various data collection projects, educational workshops and outreach activities/events. Duties include:
Lead in-home health education classes at participants homes
Lead health education classes for small groups at local organizations
Establish and maintain partnerships with local community organizations to schedule and facilitate local outreach events and activities
Staff booths at local events and activities, such as community health fairs and provide information to attendees
Recruit participants for research projects according to eligibility criteria
Read & complete consent forms & surveys with project participants
Facilitate study interventions, which may include educational classes, interviews, and focus groups
Complete trainings and refresher courses as required
Attend weekly staff meetings
Complete other project-specific tasks as assigned
Able to work evenings and weekends
Bilingual (Spanish / English) with excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English
High School Degree, or equivalent with 2 years of experience in similar position
An interest in health issues that exist in the Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities area, such as cancer prevention, diabetes education and pesticide exposure
Familiarity with communities in Yakima, Benton and Franklin Counties
Familiarity with health and social service resources in Yakima, Benton and Franklin Counties
Highly dependable and responsible
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to neatly document information
Ability to work independently as well as within a team
Candidate must have a dependable car and proof of insurance
Teaching experience preferred
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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 our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.