Assistant Vice President, Operations - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • April 25, 2021
  • Princeton, NJ

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation) LogoThe 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.

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. 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. With a career at RWJF, you will make a difference.


Reporting to the chief operating officer (COO), the assistant vice president (AVP), Operations is focused across the Operations division and acts as delegate and deputy as required. In particular, this position will work with operation leaders and departments with key accountability for Operations division engagement, change and project management and serving as the primary point of contact and liaison to the day-to-day activities of the Operations division. Core deliverables for the AVP, Operations are to:

  1. Serve as a member of Operations senior leadership team and be a thought partner to the COO.
  2. Collaborate across and unify the division through relationship building and Operations division employee engagement.
  3. Provide direct oversight, management, and supervision of cross-collaborative process improvement, vendor management, and other initiatives.
  4. Develop standard approaches to operations change; project and performance management including the development of key performance indicators and tracking to support the direction and implementation of operations programs and projects; and for providing and promoting problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
  5. Engage with leaders on behalf of the COO as needed, including other AVPs and peers to provide coverage for the COO in their absence as requested or required to ensure consistent operations.

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

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