Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
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.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is looking for a Director of Design to guide the visual elements of our brand and marketing within our Marketing & Communications group. In this senior creative role, you will have the unique opportunity to lead the rollout of a new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center visual brand.
You will be responsible for ensuring clarity, consistency and integrity in the presentation of our brand. You will oversee creative development of brand expressions and marketing campaigns produced both in-house and in conjunction with external agencies. You will lead a talented team of designers guiding their work and ensuring the organization has the creative resources needed to achieve our mission.
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Oversee development and delivery of purpose-driven creative inclusive of graphic design, illustration, photography, video and other creative elements across digital channels, paid media, environmental branding and more
Be a brand champion! Establish governance standards and other systems that facilitate productivity and brand cohesion. Own the brand style guide and visual identity. Be a brand gatekeeper, ensuring that all creative adheres to the guidelines.
Lead a team of creatives tasked with developing the collateral materials that support the Center's strategic objectives and are aligned to our audiences
Collaborate with other Marketing and Communications leaders in support of integrated marketing to boost campaign performance, web traffic, engagement and conversion
Present creative insights, recommendations or projects for executive audiences
Bachelor's degree in creative, graphic or visual design, human-centered design, fine arts or related
10+ years of progressively responsible creative leadership, design, and/or digital marketing experience in healthcare, agency, e-commerce and/or non-profit space
7+ years mentoring/managing creative teams inclusive of user experience designers
Track record of building rapport/successfully collaborating with executive leadership, peers and partners (clinical, scientific, academic and/or non-profit setting preferred)
Cause marketing, academic and/or research experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience with brand/co-brand development, extension and expression
Deep background in classic design knowledge (use of typography, color, paper, printing techniques) and execution
Conversant in online and offline marketing techniques and principles, including digital/print communications, event production, fundraising, social media, earned media, SEO, SEM, advertising, email marketing and content marketing
At ease working in a fast-paced, iterative environment, partnering with others and synthesizing feedback
Naturally curious, supportive and empathetic
Excellent ability to conceptualize, communicate and inspire
Analytically minded approach and good problem-solving skills, coupled with creative orientation
Ability to guide creative brainstorm sessions to support new initiatives and improve user experience
Please include a cover letter and a portfolio demonstrating your ability to develop and lead creation of strong, goal-oriented creative
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists
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.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.