Program Associate

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.


Reporting to the senior director, the program associate will work with members of the Program unit leadership in the office of the executive vice president (EVP). The associate will facilitate and support cross-Foundation projects by assisting in the effective facilitation of the unit, conducting project and related research; developing documents and presentations; working with experts, consultants, grantees, and applicants to develop strategies and action plans to advance the unit’s priorities; and helping design, implement, and track new initiatives; evaluate proposals; and monitor programs and grants, if needed.

While the associate can be primarily based at one of the Foundation’s three offices (our headquarters in Princeton, N.J., New York City, or Washington, D.C.), this is not a remote position. The associate will be required to visit the Princeton office as defined by the Foundation’s return-to-work policies, still to be determined.

As with staff at all levels of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, program associates are expected to demonstrate a passionate commitment to the Foundation’s vision of building a Culture of Health in our nation that is grounded in health equity, and to the guiding principles that undergird our organizational culture.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Assist in overall unit coordination and activities, including internal meeting planning, project management, and coordinating consultant activities.

Support the coordination between the EVP Office and other departments across the Foundation.

Prepare documents and presentations.

Assist supervisor and unit with various administrative and programmatic needs.

Assist with cross-cutting workgroups on specific issues or operational process improvement initiatives.

Participate in unit activities and find opportunities to improve unit functioning.


$69,000-$73,000 annually


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-07-27 16:00:42 -0400