Deputy Director, Healthy Children and Families



Reporting to the managing director, the Healthy Children and Families – Economic Supports for Families  deputy director will serve on a management team with the Healthy Children and Families managing director and deputy director to support the progress of a matrixed team in the development, implementation, and evolution of systems change strategies and strategic grantmaking designed to advance a generational goal of economic inclusion for family wellbeing. The Healthy Children and Families deputy director will also lead coordination of strategic programming through relationships with various teams across the Foundation that focus on advancing change in prioritized systems, specifically in the tax system and care system. The deputy director will have demonstrated ability in complex project management; staff mentoring and team building; and the development, execution, and evolution of systems-change strategies and strategic grantmaking relevant to addressing structural racism in conditions towards systems change. Deputy directors will have a demonstrated acumen in working collaboratively with others both inside and outside the Foundation.


As with staff at all levels of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, deputy directors are expected to demonstrate a passionate commitment to equity and to RWJF’s mission and Guiding Principles.


Core responsibilities for RWJF’s deputy directors are common across all four of the strategic portfolios with some variations based on team-specific structure and needs. Deputy directors will need to perform other duties, as assigned. The Economic Supports for Families deputy director for HCF will have a unique set of roles specific to strategic coordination and advancement of tax and care systems change in relationship with other departments and teams.


Team Management and Operations:

  • Partner with the managing director and deputy director to oversee and support a matrixed team, including staff from other departments including Impact Investing; Policy; Communications; Research, Evaluation, and Learning; Program Finance; Grants Management.
  • Assure the development and implementation of an annual workplan and budget, including efforts related to strategy evolution, strategic grantmaking, learning, team building, operationalization of equity principles, and grantee and field engagement.
  • Own select team operations (e.g., budgeting, concept development, agenda development) with other members of the operational management team (e.g., grants management coordinators, program associates, program financial analysts, legal counsel, managing director, deputy director).
  • Manage and advance select reporting functions (e.g., quarterly updates on PEG-monitored items; board materials; strategy review updates).
  • Manage and advance grantee and partner communication and engagement, including, e.g., grantee meetings and newsletters.
  • Represent the team internally, including in meetings, on internal committees and workgroups, and through collaborative working relationships with peers in other teams, departments, and units.



$185,000 to $190,000



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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-03 15:58:16 -0400