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.

Active Recruitment at RWJF

The Foundation community is following the call for physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recruitment is an interactive, collaborative opportunity for us to identify and meet great candidates and for those potential colleagues to learn about and experience the Foundation community in action. To provide a safe and thoughtful experience for all, we are actively reassessing our recruitment needs on an on-going basis. Stay tuned to this page for any updates on our recruitment activity. 

The Foundation summer internship program positions have been filled at this time. Thank you for your continued interest in a career with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Job Opportunities


Executive Unit

Chief Operating Officer

Reporting directly to the president and CEO, this newly created role, Chief Operating Officer (COO), will serve as an officer of the Foundation and as a strategic senior leader with primary responsibility for advancing the Foundation’s mission and vision through excellence in operations and administration, and developing and implementing a plan to assume oversight of Human Resources and Administration (including buildings/facilities and business/administrative services management), IT, and Finance. 

Application Deadline: Open

Special Assistant to the President

Reporting directly to the senior director, Executive Unit with a matrix to the president and CEO, RWJF seeks a special assistant to the president to provide seasoned, high-level, and confidential operational and administrative support directly to the president and CEO, and perform a variety of specialized and complex administrative and executive secretarial duties, which frequently involve liaison with internal/external staff/grantees/trustees and other high-level people. May require travel to ensure the president and CEO has appropriate support.

Application Deadline: Open



Senior Program Officer, Healthy Children and Families

The Senior Program Officer, Healthy Children and Families, will work to ensure that all children and their families have an equitable opportunity to achieve their optimal health and well-being. RWJF’s strategic approach through this body of work aims to improve the conditions that affect child and family well-being, particularly during the earliest years of a child’s life, through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Core to the Foundation’s mission, these initiatives and programs focus on how individuals and organizations can shift mindsets and tackle systemic barriers to health and well-being for children and families.

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 2021.


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, 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