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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Social Media Coordinator in Seattle, Washington

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

We are seeking a media-minded, health-and-food focused part-time Social Media Coordinator to join the Cook for Your Life at Fred Hutch team, in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (This is a part-time position where effort is negotiable depending on the candidates’ skills and needs.)

Cook for Your Life is a free online resource that strives to teach healthy cooking and eating to people affected by cancer. For every stage of the cancer journey – prevention, survivorship, in-treatment symptom management – Cook for Your Life turns science-based nutrition guidelines and recommendations into easy, tasty recipes while also offering more cooking tips and helpful advice. The website is published in English and Spanish in order to reach a broad global audience. Multiple research studies are testing the impact of the website content on improving healthy eating in cancer survivors and their families. This position is part of the research team led by Dr. Heather Greenlee.

Under the direction of the Director of Content, Liza Schattenkerk, the Social Media Coordinator will help drive the social media strategy and editorial program forward by creating, editing and posting smart and engaging mixed-media content.

Responsibilities include:

  • Update and maintain the social media calendar

  • Manage the creation, content and posting of our social media programming

  • Partner with content team to develop and execute social media campaigns to support brand initiatives

  • Continuously monitor and analyze the effectiveness of our social tactics and strategy, and pivot to improve our efforts as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in communications, marketing, English or a related field

  • Minimum of one year’s experience in a social media role

  • An understanding of social media strategy and trends

  • Knowledge of social media platforms and tracking analytics for each

  • Exceptional writing and grammar skills

  • Excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented

  • A passion for transforming lives and mission driven work


  • Fluency in Spanish

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.

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