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 been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. This requires removing obstacles to health, such as poverty, powerlessness, and discrimination, and their harmful consequences.

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 communications officer/senior communications officer to further the Foundation’s vision and objectives through the use of strategic communications providing support to our programmatic areas of investment and action. Core responsibilities include: (1) working collaboratively with others to develop, implement, and manage communications for and about the Foundation’s initiatives that advance health equity and help build a Culture of Health; (2) initiating, interpreting, and synthesizing communications 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, program, and policy outcomes to key partners. Officers are based in the Foundation’s Princeton, N.J. office.

Successful candidates will have five (5) years of demonstrated experience (CO), seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience plus proven leadership and recognized in the field (SCO).  Experience preferably with an organization with various departments and a multidisciplinary staff. Written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English, and an ability to synthesize and present complicated material in a clear and compelling manner. Experience assessing intended audiences, strategic objectives, and desired outcomes; develop and execute a strategy to drive toward those outcomes; and evaluating and measuring the success of communications efforts. Completion of an advanced degree in relevant fields of study or a combination of equivalent education and experience.

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Click here for more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply. Application deadline is October 31, 2021.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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