Investment Analyst, Public Markets


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972, we have focused on developing and promoting innovations in health and healthcare to improve the lives of millions. In partnership with others, we are working toward a nation that is rooted in equity, compassion, and respect. A nation that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have. This requires addressing many harmful obstacles to well-being, including poverty, powerlessness, and discrimination.

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our Guiding Principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. The Foundation offers a collaborative, collegial, and creative work environment. With a career at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, you will make a difference.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the head of the Public Markets team, the analyst is responsible for a variety of tasks to provide support related to RWJF’s public investments and its broader portfolio.

The Foundation's Investment Office maintains a flat organizational structure of approximately 18 staff, managing a $14 billion, broadly diversified portfolio in both public and private investments. The Investment Analyst program is a three-year-term appointment. Analysts will split time between the Foundation’s New York City and Princeton, N.J. offices.

Staff at all levels at RWJF are expected to demonstrate a passionate commitment to equity and the Foundation’s vision, values, and Guiding Principles.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Attend meetings with current and prospective investment managers. Interact with top investment organizations and other institutional investors globally.
  • Prepare independent research on portfolio companies, asset allocation, and other investment topics.
  • Perform quantitative analysis, financial modeling, and qualitative due diligence relevant to hedge funds, public equity, fixed income, and credit markets.
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed memoranda for team review and coordinate discussion materials for the Investment Committee.
  • Work with colleagues in Information Systems, Investment Operations, Legal, and Finance to identify and validate key information for public investments and financial reporting.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s vision, values, and Guiding Principles.
  • Experience working in and fostering an inclusive environment, working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • One (1) to four (4) years of experience in a financial or investment analysis role.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and experience with file sharing systems (Dropbox, OneDrive).
  • Able to work and think independently and in teams with confidence.
  • Intellectually curious and able to apply learning to work responsibilities.
  • Collaborative, collegial, team-oriented, and energetic; able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and external partners.
  • Strong time, project, and people management skills; ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Able to work independently, as well as in a group.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. If selected for an interview, an original writing sample will be requested (max 4 pages) on any investment, financial, or economic topic.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Able to travel as required, including international.
  • Education or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with strong academics; progression toward a CFA is desirable.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

The analyst will perform job duties in a typical business office environment. Specific physical abilities required by this job include operating basic office equipment. Will be required to attend meetings, potentially both in person and off-site via phone or videoconference.


The starting salary range for the investment analyst, Public Markets, is $95,000 to $100,000. Why work at RWJF? Learn more about the benefits of working at RWJF.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and letter of interest


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented applicants.

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