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We’re a passionate and dedicated group on a mission to improve women’s health by helping them prevent, detect early, and survive ovarian and breast cancer. Sound like you?

Open Positions

Passionate about ovarian cancer research and women’s health education? Take a look at the open positions below to see if there’s a fit for you to join the Rivkin Center team.

The Rivkin Center is a 501c3 organization based in Seattle, WA. The mission of the Rivkin Center is to improve women’s health by helping them prevent, detect early, and survive ovarian and breast cancer. We do this by investing in cutting edge research to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, a deadly and under-funded disease, educating women to prevent and detect ovarian and breast cancer as early as possible, and fostering an ever growing community of survivors, patients, researchers, clinicians, advocates and supporters. We envision a world where women live longer and healthier lives because their cancers are prevented, caught early, or cured.


This position is responsible for executing events for the Rivkin Center. Signature fundraising events include the SummeRun & Walk and the Family and Friends Auction. Scientific program events include the Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium and the Northwest Gynecological Research Symposium. Additional events include cultivation and stewardship events to support the fundraising efforts of the Rivkin Center, education program event support, board meetings, internal meetings and more. This individual will be responsible for the logistics, operations, volunteers, and financial management of all activities related to events. The Events Manager is a member of the Development Team reporting directly to the Development Director, and will collaborate with all members of the Rivkin Center team.


  • Responsible for the comprehensive organization and management of the following annual events and serve as onsite Rivkin Center manager at the following events:
    • SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer
    • Family and Friends Auction
    • Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium
    • Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium
    • Donor cultivation & stewardship events
  • Coordinate and organize the following events:
    • Board and committee meetings
    • Community fundraising events
    • Internal team meetings
  • Oversee and manage all supporting event logistics including managing guests and RSVP lists, staffing, venue rental, parking, permits, catering, décor, on-site production, negotiating and finalizing contracts with vendors.
  • Oversee all event budget preparation (from development through to final reconciliation), logistics arrangements, and successful day-of-event management.
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for the SummeRun & Walk, Family & Friends Auction, Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium, and the Northwest Gynecological Research Symposium.
  • Work with marketing team to execute all event materials including invitations, communications, programs, and event website.
  • Provide participant support and customer service for the SummeRun & Walk, including peer-to-peer fundraising website support.
  • Oversee all in-kind donations and acknowledgement of in-kind procurement for the Family & Friends Auction. Will work closely with event committee organizing and attending all committee meetings.
  • Serve as head of event planning initiatives for all events at the Rivkin Center. Will set and measure event performance goals determined by the strategic plan, evaluating and implementing recommendations for improvement.
  • Support Development Team with fundraising efforts to further the mission of the Rivkin Center.
  • Office administrative duties include but not limited to ordering office supplies, updating phone lists/trees, voicemail management, invoicing, mailings, contracts, accounts payable.
  • Other duties assigned by the Development Director.


  • Background in event management.
  • High energy self-starter with a positive attitude and strong team member.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, extreme attention to detail required.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, physicians, donors and prospects.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate a significant number of projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Creative and thinks outside the box.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.


  • Full-time position, 40 hours per week
  • Must be willing to work nights/weekends as needed for events
  • Benefits
  • Located in Seattle, WA

The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is an affiliated organization of Swedish Heath Services. It is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that has a non-discrimination policy and is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply by sending resume and cover letter to For more information on the research and development programs at the Rivkin Center, visit


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Are you an ovarian or breast cancer survivor, or carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation? Help spread the word about early detection and prevention of ovarian or breast cancer. We’d love for you to share your story to help other women better understand the disease as a facilitator or instructor in our CanCan education program.

Facilitators and instructors are compensated for their time.

Contact Kayla Driscoll to learn more about joining our team.