Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Childrens, 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.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Specialist will have prior experience maintaining compliance documentation, independently executing program processes, leading employee engagement or resource groups, and coordinating DEI activities and events. The ideal candidate will also have experience in executing program procedures including performing quality control and analysis on diversity data in support of robust metrics and reporting directly to the Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, other committees as applicable.
Working collaboratively with your leadership team to design, build, launch and maintain and robust DEI program
Focused on enhancing initiatives by engaging, supporting, and contributing to the growth of all DEI efforts while enhancing the presence of diverse perspectives and backgrounds in every aspect of the organization
Propose goals for our diversity, training, education and recruiting efforts, track against these goals and report on progress to communicate impact and identify areas of opportunity
Manage and maintain process and procedure documentation, including templates, documentation tracking and program administrative changes / updates
Align with DEIC members to drive initiatives as appropriate
Serve as a support / liaison and knowledgeable party when navigating critical and sensitive conversations, and employee relations around DEI to the appropriate subject matter expert
Collaborate with your team; support all levels of Leadership to build a welcoming and inclusive culture for all, including patients and families
Support initiatives across the affiliate to apply a race equity lens to policies, recruitment, retention, strategies, employee experience, culture, etc
Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
Progressive experience and demonstrated effectiveness, 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
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with and engage staff
Ability to take initiative and use sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities
Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Employee relations experience a plus
Project management experience in HR, emphasis on DEI
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.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization 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. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.