Program Associate (RWJF)


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.


RWJF is seeking a program associate to support Healthy Communities will work with members of this program theme to facilitate and support the work of the theme by: assisting in the effective management of theme functions; conducting project and related research; working with key experts, grantees, and applicants to develop strategies and action plans to fulfill the theme’s objectives; assisting in designing and implementing new initiatives; evaluating proposals; and monitoring programs and grants. Associates are based in the Foundation’s Princeton, N.J., office. 


Successful candidates will have a combination of two (2) years of related work experience in health or a related field including the social determinants of health, preferably in the nonprofit or government sector; knowledge of philanthropy helpful.  Experience or education focused on public health (health equity and the conditions that promote health); public policy; community and economic development; fair housing; civic engagement; social movements and advocacy; or other similar mission orientation helpful.


RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Click here for more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply. Application deadline is November 7, 2021.




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  • Michael Quan
    published this page in Job Board 2021-10-06 11:34:12 -0400