Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children's. During the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care, research, and education.
The Senior Manager Public Relations/Communications is a key leader on the Marketing and Communications team, reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications. The incumbent regularly works cross-functionally within the organization and oversees key marketing functions including, public relations (earned media), internal communications, events and sponsorships and community access efforts in addition to special projects. They will also be responsible for the growth, development and management of a team of three marketing professionals (two managers, one associate manager). The senior manager, public relations/communications partners with the team to create a superior and differentiated brand, and to establish a reputation for excellence among patients, medical providers, healthcare influencers, and the public.
This position ensures that SCCA marketing efforts resonate with target audiences to drive organizational initiatives. The manager continuously monitors trends and keeps a close eye on competitors in the marketplace. In addition to challenging the status quo, this role is responsible for bringing new ideas, driving executional excellence and positioning the marketing organization as a key contributor to the success of SCCA.
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.