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 employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
The Program Assistant will carry out essential day-to-day administrative tasks of the Foundation Relations team and reports to the Associate Director, Foundation Relations. The incumbent will provide essential data entry and data hygiene functions, perform prospect research assignments, and draft templated communications and announcements from the Foundation Relations team to the research community. The incoming employee will carry out a portfolio of recurring assignments independently, and in collaboration with the Associate Director may refine and improve existing processes. They will have an eye for detail, demonstrate flexibility in the face of evolving priorities, and remain composed under the pressure of deadlines.
Oversee the maintenance of the project calendar for Foundation Relations. This includes verifying that proposals, progress reports, events, and other cultivation and stewardship efforts are scheduled and tracked to ensure that all research, fundraising, and administrative activities are completed.
Perform regular query activity of grants database to synchronize tracking of philanthropic grant activity and enable accurate forecasting of progress toward philanthropic goals
Using public and subscription resources, perform initial and ongoing prospect research to maintain up-to-date records in Philanthropys proprietary funding opportunity database
Using public, subscription and funding opportunity database resources, craft routine campus-wide announcements notifying potential applicants of funding opportunities
Maintain up-to-date records on prospect strategy, solicitation, and stewardship in Raisers Edge with input and guidance from Foundation Relations fundraisers
Collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Research to enable distribution and preparation of grant opportunities and some grant proposal components
Handle various clerical responsibilities as assigned such as processing and reconciling expense documents, ordering supplies, supporting site visits, preparing FedEx packages, and distributing mail
High school diploma or equivalent
Two years of experience in non-profit development or a related field
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, Outlook and Adobe software
Strong attention to high level of detail and quality of work
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Comfort working within a complex, science-oriented organization
Strong organization, time management and data management skills
Ability to handle and respect confidential and sensitive information
Ability to work under the direction of others and perform special projects as assigned
Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Experience in using or developing commercial and proprietary databases
Proficiency in Tableau, PeopleSoft, and Raiser's Edge
Experience in a research setting or understanding of grant and contract management
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.