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.


Senior Policy Officer

The Foundation is seeking a senior policy officer to help shape the state and local policy priorities of RWJF and coordinate related grantmaking, partnership development, and special projects with the ultimate goal of advancing health equity. By partnering with key internal and external stakeholders, the senior policy officer will ensure that relevant and timely research, policy analysis, and advocacy efforts contribute to public discourse around some of the most pressing issues in health and social policy.

Application Deadline: Open



Program Officer, Transforming Health and Health Care Systems

The Foundation seeks a program officer to focus on its efforts to transform health and health care systems (THHCS). The overarching goal of this body of work is that health care, public health, and social service systems work together to fully address the goals and needs of the people they serve. RWJF’s strategic approach through this body of work aims to catalyze systems and policy change to ensure that health and health care systems are designed and coordinated with people’s everyday lives in mind, with a principal but not exclusive focus on Medicaid. Core to the Foundation’s mission, the initiatives and programs in this area focus on how health and health care systems need to change to give everyone a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

Application Deadline: Open


Program Associate, Leadership for Better Health

RWJF seeks a program associate to join the Leadership for Better Health theme. The program associate is a professional staff member who will work with members of the program theme to facilitate and support the work of the theme 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. 

Application Deadline: July 28, 2019



Senior Program Officer, Research-Evaluation-Learning

We are looking to bolster the range of expertise among our staff by adding a new senior program officer with specific training and experience in evaluation. While evaluators from all content areas and disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply, we are specifically interested in individuals who have established track records of designing and conducting complex, large-scale evaluations, evaluations of groups of similar or related programs or interventions (“bundled evaluations”), and quick turnaround formative evaluations to inform emerging and evolving program strategy. The senior level evaluator will also lead REL staff in developing and honing skills in evaluation strategies for new program areas (e.g. program work in rural communities) as well as targeted dissemination efforts of evaluation findings to relevant policymakers and stakeholder groups.

Application Deadline: Open


Summer Internships

The RWJF summer internship program provides an opportunity for college 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 paid program runs for 10 weeks over the summer months. For information on specific internship opportunities, please check back in early February 2020.


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.

Please send general employment inquiries to our Human Resources Center at

2019 Annual Message

Our Homes Are Key To Our Health

In a Culture of Health, everyone has an opportunity to reside in an affordable, safe, stable home. In this year’s annual message, RWJF President and CEO Rich Besser highlights housing as a key factor of thriving communities.

Read the annual message