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.


Communications Associate

The Foundation is seeking a communications associate responsible for assisting communications officers/senior communications officers in the development, implementation, management, evaluation and monitoring of national communications projects. This includes information dissemination, media relations, public relations, branding, social marketing and other communications activities.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2019


Communications Officer, Policy

The Foundation is seeking a communications officer (Policy), responsible for working to further RWJF’s vision and objectives through the use of strategic communications. Core responsibilities include: (1) working collaboratively with others to develop, implement and manage communications for and about the Foundation’s initiatives that advance progress toward a Culture of Health and achieving health equity; (2) initiating, interpreting, and synthesizing communications, policy, and programmatic research to help the Foundation develop messaging that engages and activates audiences across political, ideological, and cultural perspectives; and (3) leading teams of communications professionals, including external firms and contractors, who will help amplify the voice of the Foundation and our grantees by communicating about research, programs and outcomes to key stakeholders. The communications officer will work periodically from both our Washington, D.C. and Princeton, N.J. offices.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2019


Information Technology

IT Finance / Unit Coordinator

The Foundation seeks a unit coordinator for Information Technology (IT), reporting to the IT manager, customer service, to manage the financial aspects of the Foundation’s IT Department. This includes the management and tracking of all hardware, software and maintenance licenses and contracts, and oversees all other IT spending. The coordinator will support IT financial planning by assisting in the preparation of the department annual administrative and capital non-staff budget. The unit coordinator will also provide general administrative support to IT directors and the unit. 

Application Deadline: November 10, 2019



Administrative Coordinator, D.C. Office

Located in Washington, D.C., the administrative coordinator is responsible for (1) providing executive assistant and administrative support to the senior vice president for Strategic Initiatives, D.C.-based policy staff, and other staff when working from the D.C. office, and (2) managing the day-to-day activities in the Foundation’s D.C. office to ensure smooth and efficient operations.

Application Deadline: October 20, 2019


Vice President, Policy

Located in Washington, D.C., and under the leadership of the executive vice president, the vice president, Policy is responsible for providing leadership to the Foundation’s policy work with a significant emphasis on health equity, developing and implementing the Foundation’s policy agenda, managing policy programs and activities, and working closely with Program (i.e., focus areas), Research-Evaluation-Learning, and Communications to coordinate Foundation-wide policy activities at the federal, state and local levels, and to support policy activities being implemented in Program. VP, Policy will lead Policy unit staff and their colleagues, and will be the key member of the Foundation’s senior management team responsible for guiding, motivating and inspiring the policy work of the Foundation.

Application Deadline: Open


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 Associate, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Foundation is seeking a program associate to support the Foundation’s efforts to improve health equity for all in America. The program associate is a professional who will work with staff in order to bring together and align the institution-wide equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. Primary responsibilities include: (1) assisting in the effective facilitation of health equity work, (2) working with key experts, grantees and applicants to develop strategies and action plans to fulfill the Foundation’s objectives in the equity, diversity and inclusion space, and (3) assisting in designing and implementing new initiatives, evaluating projects, and monitoring programs and initiatives.

Application Deadline: October 27, 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