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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.

General Description:

The Education Program and Engagement Manager will work closely with the Education Program Director to manage the campus education program through management of 15-20 student interns (campus ambassadors), for implementation and coordination of educational CanCan workshops on college campuses. Additionally, this position is responsible for reporting on program evaluation, assist in implementing marketing and communication efforts on campuses, and help in implementing innovative initiatives on campuses to increase effectiveness of our programs.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Oversee all aspects of campus programming and workshops calendaring
  • Coordinate CanCan workshops for campus programming
  • Initiate outreach efforts to bring CanCan workshops to PAC 12 campuses in 6 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, and Washington as well as other possible expansion areas
  • In charge of placing Instructors/Facilitators for campus workshops
  • Coordinate travel for campus programming
  • Assist Program Director in implementing innovative campus initiatives
  • Assist Communications and Marketing Manager in planning and overseeing marketing and social media campaigns for the campus program
  • Measure effectiveness of campus program through tracking and reporting using engagement metrics
  • Responsible for collecting all campus programming attendee data, sending workshop surveys and analyzing & recording results
  • Attend and evaluate workshops as needed
  • Maintain record of workshops and attendees (monthly and yearly)
  • Monthly tracking of workshops with instructor and FAC information for invoicing
  • Perform administrative and business operations duties

Ambassador Engagement Management

  • Manage 15-20 student ambassadors at PAC-12 campuses in 6 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, and Washington as well as other possible expansion areas
  • Recruit, hire, train & onboard, and mentor campus ambassadors
  • Supervise campus ambassadors, guide them in outreach to organizations on campus, facilitate weekly meetings, and coordinate all related logistics
  • Support and supervise student ambassadors in planning and implementing, promoting, and reviewing programs to ensure they hit performance targets and goals (weekly skype meetings)
  • Model and mentor student ambassadors in developing leadership skills, such as public speaking, managing conflict, adhering to deadlines, checking assumptions, and clarifying expectations
  • Network widely with students by cultivating and fostering relationships and opportunities with PAC-12 campuses and student organizations
  • Manage ambassador alumni for continued involvement with Rivkin Center upon completion of ambassadorship
  • Serve as a resource to students who are interested in Rivkin Center involvement

Supervision and Professional Growth

  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings with the Rivkin Center Program Director (and other meetings if necessary)
  • Bi-monthly Rivkin Center team meetings
  • Participate in professional development opportunities through conferences and trainings on a regular basis, with approval from the Program Director 

You are:

  • Outgoing and love working with people
  • Passionate for women’s issues/health outreach
  • A strong manager with ability to motivate and energize student interns in different geographic locations- required
  • Experience navigating college social system (student clubs/organizations, panhellenic associations- preferred
  • Excited about the outreach process – meeting new people and building relationships and not afraid of cold calling
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Hard working, a self-starter who is able to work independently
  • A strong writer with excellent verbal communication skills
  • Able to maintain excellent and accurate records/ data collection
  • Successful with multi-tasking and prioritizing work to promptly complete tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Able to find humor in most situations
  • A team player
  • Education: Baccalaureate degree required, preferably in Public Health, Business, Marketing/Communications


  • 40 hours per week – full time position
  • Flexible Work Schedule: Applicants should expect to work occasional nights/weekends/ frequent travel required (10-15 trips per year)
  • Job location: The Rivkin Center, Seattle, WA
  • Health Benefits
  • Transportation required
  • Yearly Performance and Salary Review
  • This full-time position reports to the Education Program Director


Email resume and cover letter (be creative) to Kayla Driscoll at No phone calls please.


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.


To ensure progressive growth of its scientific programs, the Rivkin Center seeks qualified applicants for the position of Scientific Programs Manager who will work closely with the Director of Scientific Programs to manage an international scientific grants program, organize scientific symposia, and scientific communications. The candidate should be a self-starter who has experience in scientific research and communications. The candidate will also work with members of the Rivkin Center Development, Education, and Marketing teams on research, education and symposia related projects and events. The Scientific Programs Manager will report directly to the Director of Scientific Programs.


Grants Management: The Scientific Programs Manager will manage various aspects of the grant making under the supervision of the Director of Scientific Programs

  • Organize and classify grants for reviewer assignments
  • Manage the post-award process including executing Terms of Award, invoicing, updating online grants management tool
  • Manage administrative aspects of award transfer, no-cost extension request, institution transfer, and budget modification requests
  • Manage, track and analyze scientific reports from awardees in order to measure the success and impact of past awards
  • Create reports on the success and impact metrics of past awards

Scientific Symposia: The Scientific Programs Manager will manage various aspects of a biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium (even numbered years) and a biennial Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium (odd numbered years) under the supervision of the Director of Scientific Programs.

  • Manage abstract submission and review abstracts for review
  • Coordinate Planning Committee meetings
  • Participate in the development of the scientific program
  • Oversee special symposium sessions
  • Manage communication and coordination with speakers and poster presenters
  • Manage events logistics plan

Communications: The Scientific Programs Manager will create communications materials to support the Rivkin Center Scientific Programs, Education Program, and general communications efforts.

  • Write layperson summaries for funded grants and progress reports
  • Regularly survey scientific literature to identify major scientific, health and policy developments relevant to ovarian and breast cancer
  • Write blogs and reports on major scientific, health, policy developments for ovarian and breast cancer
  • Analyze literature as needed to inform scientific curriculum of ovarian and breast cancer education program

General: Other duties assigned by the Director of Scientific Programs


PhD in Biological Sciences, Genetics, or related discipline


  • Work experience in natural sciences and/or cancer research preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret published scientific research required
  • Ability to write and edit moderate to highly complex scientific reports and correspondence to a wide audience (both scientific and lay) required
  • Grant writing experience preferred
  • Strong, clear, and effective verbal and written communication skills for layperson and scientific audiences required
  • Ability to effectively work with a diverse group of people (scientists, physicians, donors, patients, general public, etc) required
  • Experience in project management, program development is a plus
  • Expertise in Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, Excel and other tools required
  • Ability to multitask, extreme attention to detail required
  • Excellent organization and time management skills required


  • Full time position, 40 hours per week
  • Benefits
  • Located in Seattle, WA
  • Annual Performance Review

Please apply by sending resume and cover letter to Kiran Dhillon, PhD at For more information about the Rivkin Center and our Scientific Programs, visit

The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that has a non-discrimination policy and is an equal opportunity employer.