Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (“Fred Hutch” or “the Center”) is one of the premier cancer research centers in the world and home to three Nobel laureates. Fred Hutch is an independent, nonprofit research institution, located on a magnificent campus in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. With the mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death, the Center conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation, the Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science.
In order to fulfill its mission, Fred Hutch is dedicated to:
- Generating new scientific discoveries and translating them into effective medical practices, therapies and public health approaches;
- Recruiting, supporting and training highly qualified scientists and physicians in an environment that promotes collaboration and excellence;
- Cooperating with other research entities and medical institutions to assure worldwide access to new research findings and technical developments;
- Providing sensitive, efficient and effective care for patients participating in our experimental therapies and other studies; and
- Promoting the importance of scientific research, responsible medical care, healthy environments and personal behaviors through public education and advocacy.
The scientific palette of Fred Hutch is extensive; it has over 270 research scientists and 2,800 employees. Areas of research focus include hematologic malignancies, solid tumor biology, immunotherapy, early detection, tumor research, international research, fundamental science, cancer and prevention research as well as substantial programs in global oncology and HIV/AIDS. Additionally, given that the eradication of cancer and other life-threatening diseases is an ambitious goal that demands tenacity, scientific excellence, collaboration and breakthrough creativity, Fred Hutch has five scientific divisions working toward this end: Basic Sciences, Clinical Research, Human Biology, Public Health Sciences, and Vaccine and Infectious Disease. The Center has recently established crosscutting integrated research centers organized to promote team science involving members from two or more of the scientific divisions.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is dedicated to helping patients before, during and after treatment. The organization’s goal is simple, to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. The nonprofit is made up of a union of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s, forming a world-class treatment organization that provides advanced therapies and clinical trials. SCCA prides itself on its patient care role in translating scientific discovery into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of cancer.
As a member of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers (ADCC), SCCA is one of only 11 centers in the country solely focused on deepening the understanding of the causes and cures for cancer; developing new treatments for cancer; and disseminating this knowledge to the provider community at large. SCCA is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and is the only National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.
The primary responsibility of the HR Director & Sr. Business Partner is to elevate team performance, engagement and culture in close partnership with the leaders of SCCA and the FHCRC/SCCA HR team. This role will develop strong relationships with management, will build out a professional core HR team, and will implement and manage a customer-focused, service-oriented shared services model. This role also will guide a portfolio of strategic initiatives, as well as further develop our collective skills, knowledge and tools.
FHCRC/SCCA is seeking an experienced HR and business leader who will align HR services and support with organizational goals; guide and coach leaders through sound HR practices; deploy efficient and effective processes and tools; and interact on a daily basis as a trusted member of both the SCCA management team and the FHCRC/SCCA HR team.
Specifically, this role encompasses two key areas of focus:
Leads the execution of talent/people/HR strategy for SCCA. Includes managing and mentoring SCCA core HR team, as well as coordinating across all HR functions and services to ensure effective delivery of HR services for SCCA.
Provides strategic consultation to SCCA leaders as the Sr. HR Business Partner for non-clinical divisions. Collaborates with leadership and HR team to define priorities and solve problems.