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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, located in Princeton, N.J., is a leading national philanthropy dedicated to taking bold leaps to transform health in our lifetime. We work side-by-side with communities, practitioners, and institutions to achieve health equity faster and pave the way together to a future where health is no longer a privilege, but a right.   

If you are inspired by our purpose, join our dedicated team of passionate professionals and help make our vision a reality. 

Robert Wood "General" Johnson II (April 4, 1893 – January 30, 1968) was an American businessman.[2] He was one of the sons of Robert Wood Johnson I, the co-founder of Johnson & Johnson. He turned the family business into one of the world's largest healthcare corporations.
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Our Guiding Principles

Inspired by our founder Robert Wood Johnson II, we work to transform health in our lifetime. We take our responsibilities seriously, and pledge to work in ways that reflect our values.

Current Opportunities

RWJF is committed to partnering with others to achieve health equity—faster and together. With a career at the Foundation, you will help build a future where health is no longer a privilege, but a right. 

We believe deeply in racial equity and are an equal opportunity employer. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. 



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All positions are assigned to our Princeton, N.J., HQ offices unless otherwise noted.

As of January 1, 2023, the Foundation has implemented a Hybrid: Flexible Purpose operating model.

All RWJF employees will be required to come into Foundation offices during the course of the year for purposes related to their position such as critical tasks (e.g., building operations, grantee meetings, etc.), organizational events (e.g., training and development), and internally-focused team activities.

Our offices remain open for all RWJF employees for focused work, optional organizational activities, and connecting with colleagues informally as needed for individual purposes.

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Why Work at RWJF?

At RWJF, we take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our Guiding Principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address the nation’s most pressing health issues.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering wide-ranging perspectives and actively pursuing equity in all aspects of our work. Our knowledgeable, passionate, and diverse team makes this possible.

Read Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers competitive salaries and a sector-leading benefits program that reflects the Foundation's mission, vision, and values. Our benefits are designed to support the health and well-being of our staff.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides:

  • A competitive salary
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage, including medical and dental (also covering domestic partners), life and accidental death, and disability, from first day of work
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  • A retirement savings plan, including generous employer contributions and the opportunity for your own tax-advantaged savings
  • Generous time-off benefits, including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick days
  • Employee assistance and referral programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional development initiatives for growth
  • Retiree health benefits
  • Matching donations to eligible non-profits
  • Free, healthy lunch at the Princeton office
  • Access to professional coaches

  • To make a lasting difference in your local community, statewide, and on a national level.
  • To connect with and learn from some of the country’s most innovative thought and health leaders.
  • To contribute to ideas and research that influence and shape the systems we live in and the policies that guide us, improving the lives of millions of people.
  • To grow as a person, as well as a professional.

Staff & Trustees

RWJF’s work is fueled by our staff, leadership team, and Trustees’ unwavering commitment to health equity.

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

RWJF is committed to transforming health in our lifetime. Achieving this goal requires focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our Guiding Principles and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitment speak to our dedication to these important areas.