Job Opportunities

RWJF Headquarters and Surrounding Campus

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Join our dedicated team of passionate professionals and help make our vision a reality.


Since 1972, RWJF has been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. We are committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.


Current Opportunities

Please note: Based on current guidance of the CDC and public health agencies, all Robert Wood Johnson Foundation facilities are open for limited use by employees. The facilities remain closed to outside guests, most employees are still working remotely, and meetings continue to be conducted virtually.

Interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding will continue to be conducted virtually. Until our offices reopen, new hires and current staff will temporarily work remotely from RWJF-approved locations. Check this page for any updates on our recruitment activity. Thank you for your continued interest in a career with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communications 

The assistant vice president (AVP) for strategic communications will help to oversee a well-functioning Communications department of 40-plus staff members—along with supporting the oversight of RWJF’s communications consultants who assist grantees and staff in developing and executing communications strategies. In this cross-functional and collaborative environment, the AVP will serve as crucial connective tissue, allowing RWJF Communications to realize maximum impact.

Application Deadline: Open


Equity and Culture

Director, Equity and Culture

As the Foundation enters its 50th year, we are redoubling our efforts to build a Culture of Health and achieve health equity, which requires a dismantling of structural racism and other barriers to health. Part of this effort is to actively shape a multicultural, inclusive, anti-racist organization where all staff thrive and where we are building and using our capabilities, voice, and power to advance health equity. The director, Equity and Culture, will report to the vice president, Equity and Culture, to shape and implement RWJF's equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy; connect equity learning to practice; interrupt inequities across policies and practices; and reimagine systems of accountability for equity across all functional areas.

Application Deadline: November 6, 2022


Foundation Services

Program Administrative Assistants

The Foundation seeks program administrative assistants to support staff by providing a wide range of administrative support including complex calendar management, travel coordination, meeting and event planning, and special projects as assigned.

Application Deadline: Open



Chief Investment Officer

The Foundation seeks a chief investment officer to oversee all aspects of management of the endowment portfolio and the RWJF Investment team. The chief investment officer is responsible for the overall investment policy, asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio risk.

Application Deadline: Open



Associate General Counsel, Impact Investments

The Foundation seeks an associate general counsel, Impact Investments, to assist in all legal matters related to the Foundation’s impact investments (i.e., investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a modest financial return). The associate general counsel will also assist with other matters, including, but not limited to, contracts, grants, internal committees and workgroups (committees and workgroups relating to the Foundation’s impact investment activities), and other investment-related matters.

Application Deadline: November 6, 2022



Community Officer, New Jersey

The Foundation seeks a community officer who will work collaboratively with New Jersey department program officers and senior director to build a grantee pipeline, to enhance organizational ways of working with local communities and enhance RWJF’s understanding of and focus on complex regional challenges in our home state. Community officers will play a central role in the continued development of the Foundation’s emerging and evolving place-based grantmaking strategy.

Application Deadline: November 6, 2022


Senior Program Officer, New Jersey

The Foundation seeks a senior program officer who will advance the Foundation’s place-based priorities in the New Jersey department by co-designing, managing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives that will build capacity; lead to measurable progress toward our goals; and create meaningful changes at the policy and systems level. 

Application Deadline: November 6, 2022



Program Associate, Pioneering Ideas

The Foundations seeks a program associate who will work with the Pioneering Ideas for an Equitable Future team. We are seeking a candidate with a unique blend of skills and interests—who is eager to explore new and emerging topics and trends; make intuitive connections; and disrupt existing systems by working closely with the team to support program development and management, and team strategy and functioning.

Application Deadline: October 16, 2022



Why work at RWJF?

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer