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Job Title: HR Director & Sr Business Partner (Supporting SCCA)
Company Name: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, WA S
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/30/2018
Expire Date: 04/30/2018
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Science, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
HR Director & Sr Business Partner (Supporting SCCA)


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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


 Job Responsibilities

  • Aligns HR approaches with organizational strategy; defines and manages HR roadmap to support organizational goals and priorities.
  • Builds a strong and trusted relationship with internal client(s).
  • Manages and develops HR team members.
  • Acts as a member of both the HR Management team and SCCA Leadership team.
  • Guides and supports leaders and managers to bring the best experience and solutions to employees.
  • Acts as a primary point of contact and liaison for managers in the business group.
  • Proactively supports the design and delivery of HR services and processes, working side-by-side with leaders and managers.
  • Facilitates and collaborates with all HR functions to ensure delivery of a comprehensive set of services that meet organizational needs.
  • Advises management on change implications and people impacts of organizational programs and initiatives.
  • Actively identifies gaps; proposes and implements changes necessary to cover risks.
  • Defines and manages to department budget. Supports organizational planning and financial management with respect to people/talent.
  • Manages complex and difficult HR projects and issues cross-functionally.
  • Facilitates organizational design and development discussions and programs; may engage and manage additional resources for large projects.
  • Supports workforce and succession planning.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience, with at least 5 to 8 years in Human Resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in all disciplines of Human Resources and knowledge of relevant labor and employment law.
  • Experience in a health care delivery environment preferred.

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

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