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Interim Program Manager, Science Education

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewCures 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 Hutch's 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 nation's first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's 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. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's education programs inspire students in STEM, promote scientific literacy, and prepare the next generation of diverse scientists to work at the frontiers of life sciences. We are committed to developing inclusive and culturally proficient programs for the advancement of equity in science education.Our Science Education (SciEd) pre-baccalaureate education programs for high school students, undergraduates, and secondary science teachers leverage the expertise of an exceptional faculty and support staff to engage underrepresented high school and college students in biomedical research. Our programs provide access opportunities, resources, and support to affect systemic educational change. -Our -student summer programs and internships -reach over 130 underrepresented high school and college students each year. Students join a supportive scientific community, build networks, and advance their -career/professional goals. An additional 500 students visit our training labs each school year, engaging in hands-on labs as part of tours. The -Science Education Partnership -program provides professional development and support to teachers reaching 15,000 students/year and has relationships with over 575 science educators.The SciEd programs fall under the Office of Education and Training (OET) and the Senior Vice President for Education. This role reports directly to the Senior Director, Science Education.This is an interim position until November 1, 2022.This role works closely with the Senior Director of SciEd to advance the strategic initiatives of the pre-baccalaureate programs.Programs: Support initiatives to strengthen, expand, and deliver pre-baccalaureate programming that is aligned across pre-baccalaureate training levels and content areas.Cross-program Integration: Work with SciEd staff to implement strategic initiatives across Fred Hutch pre-baccalaureate programs, especially efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Identify operational efficiencies between programs and help develop solutions. -ResponsibilitiesPrograms

  • Set project goals and timetables, ensuring that all research and administrative activities are completed.
  • Support existing SciEd programs and work with the education team to implement new programs.
  • Support programming for interns who are not associated with existing education cohort programs.
  • Represent the SciEd programs to the broader community and foster relationships that support our educational equity mission.
  • Identify other areas of need throughout Fred Hutch's pre-baccalaureate education pipeline and initiate improvements in alignment with strategic plan. -Cross-program Integration
    • Direct initiatives to harmonize education and outreach efforts across the center to and with OET partners to present a consistent, quality experience and maximize resources in priority areas (e.g., with groups historically excluded from science).
    • Create systems for coordinating and supporting incoming education-related requests from external parties.
    • Manage internal and external communications regarding cross-SciEd efforts in order to increase awareness of, and support for, our educational programs.
    • Collaborate with OCOE and Government & Community Relations to provide a unified approach with external partners.
    • Other responsibilities as required.In addition, the Program Manager will:
      • Be intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results.
      • Recognize and seize opportunities.
      • Have strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment.
      • Address problems and conflicts constructively and work with stakeholders toward -collaborative solutions.
      • Communicate and present ideas effectively, utilizing exceptional written and verbal skills.
      • Be able to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
      • Take responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of Fred Hutch and our Science Education programs.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications
        • BA/BS in life science or science education related field.
        • Minimum of three years post-master's or five years post-bachelor's related experience in a research or educational setting.
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
        • Data management and analysis experience. -Preferred Qualifications
          • PhD in molecular biology, cancer research, or science education.
          • Direct experience with STEM programs serving youth from systematically marginalized /excluded groups. -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 DiversityWe 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.

Keywords: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle , Interim Program Manager, Science Education, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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