Faculty Recruitment Ambassador

Job ID 2020-35590
Area of Interest
Human Resources
Location Name
818 Stewart
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Research HR
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine.


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


Seattle Children’s is seeking a Faculty Recruitment Ambassador to develop long-term faculty recruitment strategies that enhance the diversity of research faculty recruitments. As an organization, one of our core values is equity, knowing that embracing and finding strength in the diversity of our patients, their families, and our workforce make us more effective in achieving our mission. With this in mind, we have newly created this outward-facing position which will partner with many internal/external stakeholders in the academic and research community. The role will formally reside within Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) and partner closely with the University of Washington (UW). This is a unique opportunity to represent UW’s Department of Pediatrics and SCRI together as a research institute of choice to prospective faculty who are historically underrepresented. Key components of this role will include strong networking and relationship building with prospective faculty recruits to educate them about our research programs and the benefits of conducting research at SCRI. In conjunction with Seattle Children’s “lean” culture, we are seeking a proactive and experienced professional to utilize metrics and independently track and present meaningful data to key stakeholders. The successful candidate will leverage Department and Institute resources to attract specific audiences and subject matter experts from mission critical and hard-to-recruit classifications of diverse backgrounds, including representatives of underserved communities, persons with disabilities, and members of occupation-specific professional organizations. In partnership with senior leadership, the Ambassador will address hard-to-recruit classifications through in-depth exploration in accordance with strategic recruitment goals.


Let’s Get Started – What You Will Do:
• Work with UW’s Department of Pediatrics and SCRI’s Center Directors and administrative leaders to identify the organization's hard-to-recruit classifications, mission critical classifications, at-risk classifications, and underutilized demographics.
• Determine program KPIs by utilizing department knowledge through strategy meetings, surveys, and interviews.
• Identify critical outreach events, and travel regularly to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other institutions that will provide exposure to targeted diverse audiences.
• Participate in UW’s Equity/Diversity/Inclusion committee; partner with other UW Departments to discern best practices for diversity recruiting in the UW environment.
• This position will be provided with an appropriate budget and resources to facilitate travel and nationwide recruitment and networking efforts as identified by the recruitment strategic plan.


Seattle Children's Employer Highlights:

• Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.

• Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work–life balance. Our benefits include paid time off, health insurance, and retirement savings.

• Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.

• Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage.


Required Education/Experience:
- Master's degree or PhD in a scientific or related field or equivalent experience.
- Minimum 7-8 years' outreach, ambassadorship, recruitment, or marketing experience.
- Strong understanding of life science disciplines, academic institutions and faculty tracks.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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