Thursday, November 17, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks Program Officer

Program Officer

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a nationally recognized philanthropic organization specializing in the health care needs of all Americans, is currently seeking a program officer to work in Research and Evaluation (R&E) with the Childhood Obesity Team. The Foundation, with $9 billion in current assets, has existed as a national foundation since 1972 and is dedicated to improving the health and health care of all Americans through grant making, communications efforts, the design and implementation of initiatives, and the dissemination of knowledge. The R&E strategy is to provide better information for better decisions by highlighting lessons learned from our investments and by providing a useful knowledge base designed to assist the efforts of colleagues in the health and health care fields.

The Foundation currently seeks a program officer to work with the Childhood Obesity team whose goal is to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015 by improving access to affordable healthy foods and increasing opportunities for physical activity in schools and communities across the nation.

Program officers in the Research and Evaluation (R&E) Unit are professional staff responsible for creating, developing, implementing and managing the research and evaluation aspects of the Foundation’s initiatives to improve health and health care. Their primary responsibility is to work with team directors, team members and executive staff to design and implement research and evaluation strategies that generate impact congruent with the specific objectives of the teams and the Foundation. They are also responsible for the development and management of performance measurement systems, and the maintenance of the publications and research portion of the RWJF website to disseminate findings from research, evaluation and policy investments.

This position is a three-year renewable term appointment.

Qualifications include completion of Ph.D. or experience equivalent to a Ph.D. degree in public health, public policy, economics, psychology or related fields or experience equivalent to an advanced degree and three (3) or more years of relevant experience. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the education requirements. Successful candidates must have experience and leadership potential in childhood obesity and in developing innovative, break through programs in health and health care. Interest in policy analysis with experience in state and local policy is desirable.

Click here for more information about this position. Click here to submit your resume and letter of interest.

December 31, 2011

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