Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager

Job ID
20104
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose 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.


Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.

Responsibilities

The Program Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will have prior training in Human Resources, particularly in building and supporting diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a proven project management track record and the ability to build and drive the programs that support and sustain the organization’s workforce diversity, inclusivity, education, and retention efforts. 

  • Work collaboratively with a team of DEI practitioners to pursue a strategic DEI organizational transformation program
  • Following the guidance and direction of the Vice President for DEI, manage the progress of DEI initiatives and strategic objectives; contribute to strategic DEI direction with active coordination and planning of events and projects
  • Track, trend, and report metrics that will measure the effectiveness of diversity initiatives
  • Determine methods that will strategically utilize the data to meet goals, targets, and gauge change in culture with continuous improvement
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and change agent to coach and lead critical and sensitive conversations, trainings, and employee relations around DEI
  • Collaborate with Affiliates, Stakeholders, and appropriate levels of Leadership, as determined by the VPDEI, to build a welcoming and inclusive culture for all, including patients and families
  • Supervise the DEI Specialist/ DEI Educator & Learning Specialist position/s
  • Work collaboratively across the alliance to apply a race equity lens to policies, recruitment, retention, strategies, employee experience, culture, etc.
  • Support the DEI Department’s partnership with the DEI Steering Committee; guide and support the employee volunteer groups, such as the DEIC, DEIC Chairs and Affinity Group Chairs, to develop and implement DEI activities and events that promote an internal culture of inclusion
  • Collaborate with Education / Operational Development Department to assist in developing and delivering DEI training materials
  • Support the VPDEI’s partnership with Quality and Patient Experience to embed DEI initiatives into patient care, quality, and safety

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior experience with DEI with a minimum of 2 years in a leadership role
  • Proven, progressive experience and demonstrated effectiveness, initiating and supporting Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and programs
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and interface effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in facilitating, leading by influence, and presenting clear and progressive works
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience creating training materials and training others
  • Experience facilitating high stakes / sensitive conversations
  • Ability to think, mediate and critically coach without personal biases

A cover letter and separate diversity statement (minimum one page and maximum of two pages for your statement)

 

Preferred:

  • Project management experience, emphasis on DE&I
  • Employee Relation experience
  • Data analyses and presentation
  • Change Management training and experience

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.

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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