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 to 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.
The Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit (VTU), led by Dr. Julie McElrath, director of Fred Hutch division of Vaccine and Infectious Disease implements an array of studies researching HIV and other infectious diseases. The VTU collaborates with study sponsors, conducting phase I and II clinical trials designed to test the safety and efficacy of preventive HIV vaccines.
Located on Seattle's First Hill, the VTU is responsible for the recruitment, selection and enrollment of local volunteers. Since opening in 1987, the Seattle VTU has worked with local community members who are interested in participating in research and has provided education to the local community. We work with many community based organizations such as African American Reach and Teach Ministries, Entre Hermanos, Gay City, POCAAN and Lifelong.
Together with the help of our volunteers, we hope to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
This is a part-time, hourly position. Availability for team meetings and a flexible schedule will include weekday, nights and weekends on a "as needed" basis. Anticipated hours are roughly 10 hrs/week.
The Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit is seeking a committed, outgoing person to join our community outreach team.
The Outreach Specialist's primary responsibilities will be to recruit participants for our groundbreaking preventive HIV vaccine studies at the VTU. Recruitment will occur in local venues that may include street locations, community events, community-based organizations, as well as bars and clubs. Recruitment efforts will focus healthy adults, 18-50 years old with an emphasis on diverse populations according to the demands of the current studies. Work will include communication via text, email and Teams as well as some administrative tasks.
Must be at least 21 years old
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
Excellent verbal communication skills
Must live in the general Seattle area or close proximity.
Ability to get to various locations within the Seattle area.
Knowledge of and sensitivity to transgender, non-conforming, non-binary people as well as youth, racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual diversity is essential
Candidates for the position must be willing to learn a variety of skills related to recruiting for clinical trials for healthy adults
Previous experience recruiting for clinical trials
Familiarity with LGBTQ+ community venues strongly preferred or experience working with men who have sex with men (MSM) and/or transgender communities
Customer service or experience working with the public
Application instructions: a cover letter outlining experience and career goals is required to be considered for this position.
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.
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.