Job Opportunities

At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) headquarters in Princeton, N.J., dedicated professionals apply a diverse range of knowledge and expertise to a shared vision: Everyone in America should have the opportunity to live a healthier life.

Human Resources

Director, Talent Development

The Foundation is seeking a director, Talent Development, to take the Foundation to the “next level of development” in its goal of creating a more intense commitment to staff development activities.  In collaboration with the managing senior human resources officer and vice President, Human Resources/Administration, the position will have great opportunity and flexibility to create a rich and versatile development agenda for staff.

Deadline: Open



Director, Coordinating Center, Leadership for Better Health

The Foundation is seeking a director, Coordinating Center, to lead and implement collaborative activities among the four leadership programs (Health Policy Research Scholars, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, Culture of Health Leaders, and Clinical Scholars). This includes management, strategy formulation, planning, budgeting, staffing, training and development, and supervision for all Coordinating Center activities and staff in order to meet Center objectives and performance indicators. The Director is also responsible for establishing and monitoring Center performance measures; managing the Center’s strategy and execution within the external environment; and serving as a key spokesperson according to Foundation communication standards and objectives, which includes being conversant with the overall strategic framework and the work of other Foundation teams.

Deadline: Open

Program Associate

The Foundation is seeking a program associate. Reporting directly to a managing director, program associates are professional staff member who will work with members of the program theme(s) to facilitate and support the work of the theme (s) by: assisting in the effective facilitation of the theme, conducting project and related research, working with key experts, grantees and applicants to develop strategies and action plans to fulfill the theme’s objective, and assisting in designing and implementing new initiatives, evaluating proposals, and monitoring programs and grants. 

Deadline: February 4, 2018

Program Officer / Senior Program Officer

The Foundation is seeking a program officer or senior program officer (PO/SPO) to focus on the Foundation’s efforts to develop and support leaders who will take committed, coordinated, and collaborative action toward increasing individual and collective health and well-being. To achieve its mission, Leadership for Better Health (LBH) will develop strategies and a culture that supports high performance teamwork. Core to the Foundation’s mission, LBH programs and initiatives focus on how individuals and organizations can shift mindsets, tackle systemic barriers to health and wellbeing, and organize individuals into teams, collaboratives, and partnerships to advance social change.

Deadline: Open



Program Officer / Senior Program Officer

The Foundation is seeking a program officer/senior program officer responsible for creating, developing, implementing, and managing the research and evaluation aspects of the Foundation’s initiatives. The primary responsibility will be to work with colleagues in the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit, program staff across the Foundation, and the executive staff to design and implement research and evaluation strategies that generate impact congruent with specific objectives of the Foundation.

Deadline: Open

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Summer Internship Program

The RWJF internship program provides an opportunity for students in various disciplines to learn about health and health care issues facing our society and about how a career in philanthropy can make a difference.

This program runs for 10 weeks over the summer months. For information on specific internship opportunities, please check back in early February 2018.


Would you like the opportunity to do work that makes a lasting, positive difference in the lives of others? Create that impact by joining the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, as we strive to build a national Culture of Health.

If the idea of working with creative professionals with a passion for our vision excites you, then click through to one of the full job descriptions to learn more. Build a career that will make a difference for generations to come.


RWJF offers exciting opportunities in program development; communications; research-evaluation-learning; and positions in administration, finance and technology that are integral to our organization.

We provide competitive salaries, a collegial work environment, and an excellent benefits and wellness package that reflects our mission and goals.

If you are interested in working for the Foundation, please review our current openings. Send general employment inquiries to our Human Resources Center at

Building a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation helps to create communities where people and organizations from all walks of life can work together to build a Culture of Health that helps everyone get and stay healthier.

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