Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Affiliate Network Program Manager

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

    Under the oversight of the Strategy Division, the Strategic Outreach and Affiliate Network Office oversees an array of responsibilities in the service of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s goal of improving cancer care, regionally and beyond. We strive to further the reach of the SCCA’s expertise and knowledge by developing new relationships through local, regional and international events and conferences as well as maintain and cultivate deeper relationships with our existing partners. The Affiliate Network brings community cancer care centers together to help support SCCA's mission and provide the latest treatment information to patients seen in the community. The outreach component of the department’s responsibilities provide community-based physicians educational programs, targeted to specific disease sites focusing on advancements to diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities.

    Under the general direction of the Strategic Outreach and Affiliate Network Director and Medical Director, the Affiliate Network Program Manager will lead, manage and execute projects for the SCCA affiliate network program, impacting multiple organizations and departments. This position requires Strategic Leadership, Complex Decision Making, Relationship Management, and Project Management skills, bringing together external partners and internal stakeholders in support of SCCA's mission to advance oncology care and research, regionally and beyond.


    Relationship Management

    • Serves as key point of contact between members of the SCCA’s Affiliate Network and the SCCA, along with its founding institutions UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s.
    • Foster strong relations with affiliate sites, serving SCCA’s mission of advancing care and improving outcomes for patients regionally and beyond.
    • Plan and participate in affiliate-based activities and outreach events, aligned with SCCA strategic growth goals.
    • Travel to network sites at least monthly (25%)

    Project Management 

    • Plan and conduct annual strategic retreats with each network site to identify initiatives and agree on goals related to network program components: education, program development, quality, research, community engagement, and increased access to resources at SCCA and its partners.
    • Project Manager to a cross functional team at SCCA, the Network Collaborative Workgroup. This group of clinical experts, research, operations, intake, quality and marketing stakeholders, work together to track, report on and resolve issues in support of SCCA’s commitments to affiliate members.
    • Hold monthly conference calls with network affiliates to facilitate programmatic work, manage projects and next steps.
    • Set goals, track and monitor progress using project management approach, providing regular updates to Director, Medical Director, stakeholders, and SCCA clinical and administrative leaders.
    • Responsible for managing Affiliate Network Budget and allocating resources appropriately between sites.

    Strategic Leadership and Complex Decision Making

    • Develop and maintain knowledge of critical healthcare policy, research and other oncology events that could impact scientific, regulatory or clinical practice for affiliate member sites. Develop program offerings responding to those impacts. 
    • Research, conceptualize, propose and continuously improve program components and services to grow and strengthen the Network Affiliate Program.
    • Provide project management leadership support to department director to refresh program support materials and external offerings.
    • Conceptualize and develop online or digital forums for network members to share best practices among each other.
    • Identify, facilitate and develop marketing and community engagement activities for affiliate events by collaborating with the marketing team.
    • Under the guidance of the director, create communications plan to raise awareness and support for the Affiliate Network Program.
    • Participate in cross-institutional projects including researching and compiling information as well as writing and editing content for external audiences.


    • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of progressively complex administrative and project management experience.
    • Preferred Master’s degree in business, healthcare, Public Health, or an advanced clinical degree.
    • Experience in a clinical oncology setting preferred.
    • Business & Management: previous health administration, clinical, operational, or business management experience strongly preferred.
    • Critical thinking skills: attention to detail required and an ability to use sound personal judgment and trouble shoot issues.
    • Systems thinking: ability to understand the flow of a process, how all pieces fit together, and how making a change will impact the entire system.
    • Facilitation: ability to increase the likelihood, strength, or effectiveness of the outcome of a diverse group. Ability to work vertically and horizontally. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of external and internal stakeholders in a diplomatic manner.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required. Experience with Tableau Data Software and SharePoint preferred.
    • Ability to prioritize work while managing multiple projects with competing timelines.
    • Self-motivated team leader with energy and enthusiasm for improving team processes.
    • Must have a valid Washington Driver’s license: frequent local and regional travel is required for this position.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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.


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