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: 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. Thank you for your continued interest in a career with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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


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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.


Please send general employment inquiries to our Human Resources Center at

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer