Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
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.
This role offers a hybrid of virtual work with some on-site work.
Reporting to the senior director - employee and executive communications, the senior manager - clinical communications oversees communications with our patients, providers and clinical staff and serves as a communications strategist to support a world-class experience for patients and colleagues throughout the organization. The role is responsible for managing and developing a high-performing team, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Responsible for building strong relationships with executive leaders and colleagues across clinical, research and administrative units, providing communications expertise and support to achieve organizational objectives and advance our mission.
Lead, develop and implement high-visibility integrated communications efforts and strategies focused on patient and internal clinical audiences. Prioritize communications and projects that inform, engage and motivate patients, employees, providers and partners to advance Fred Hutch's mission, strategic goals and brand.
Work in collaboration with service line managers, care providers, and staff in clinical, operational and administrative departments to identify strategic communications needs and ensure consistency of information shared with patients and staff.
Provide recommendations and guide the development of communications plans. Review and edit communications drafted by internal stakeholders and make recommendations to ensure messaging is consistent with organizational goals and brand/style guidelines.
Serve as a communications advisor and contact for incident command teams and clinical operations and committee meetings. Develop, plan and manage integrated strategies and responses to risk management and crises scenarios.
Manage, direct and oversee the work of junior staff and/or vendors, promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, innovation and quality. Mentor staff and promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the team.
Manage clinical communications as part of integrated communications and marketing projects and campaigns across channels that include town halls/events, web sites, email and social media
Plan and oversee production and distribution of engaging content, including announcements, newsletters, executive briefings and presentation materials, messaging documents, event content, signage, and social media posts. Identify opportunities to create and package resources to support communicators and leaders across the organization.
Gather and report data demonstrating project effectiveness and impact; use quantitative and qualitative data, including competitive/professional landscape analysis, to identify approaches for enhancing and measuring communications impact and fostering an inclusive culture.
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field, or equivalent experience
7+ years of experience in a communications or marketing role, with at least three years in a role with significant responsibility for employee and/or patient communications.
Experience in an organization with multiple internal stakeholder audiences.
Excellent writing, editing, listening and verbal communication skills; experience creating and delivering clear and persuasive communications for varying audiences via multiple channels
Experience distilling complex information into clear and concise messages
Proven ability to collaborate with and influence colleagues internally and at partner institutions to develop aligned approaches, and to cultivate strong relationships with people in different types of roles and with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Experience successfully managing and tracking multiple concurrent projects and stakeholder needs
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
Responsive, customer-centric approach
Working knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn), virtual meeting and event platforms (e.g., MS Teams, Zoom, BlueJeans)
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Organized self-starter comfortable with ambiguity and complexity
Analytical approach and creative problem-solving skills
Available to work flexible hours as workload requires, including outside of normal business hours
Experience in health care, academic, scientific research or similar organizations
Experience leading and managing direct reports through fast-paced, high-stakes initiatives
Experience supporting change management programs at organizational and team levels while demonstrating empathy for diverse stakeholder groups
Proven ability to plan and create content for communications campaigns and projects that inform, connect, and inspire employees in a range of role types and work locations
Strong connection to the Fred Hutch mission
Familiarity with content management systems (preferably Adobe Experience Manager), project management tracking tools (e.g., Asana, Basecamp), email marketing platforms (e.g., Eloqua, Convio) and surveying tools (e.g., Survey Monkey)
Familiarity with AP style
Please include a cover letter and at least two writing samples with your application.
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.