RWJF currently seeks an associate counsel in our Princeton, NJ office to assist in the legal review of our investments and related matters and other contracts and related matters, including agreements with administrative and programmatic consultants and vendors, in each instance in compliance with our policies and guidelines.
Assist in the structuring, review, negotiation, and preparation of agreements and other documentation related to the Foundation’s investments, including, but not limited to, private equity investments, hedge fund investments, co-investments, and secondary purchases and sales, including managing outside counsel representing the Foundation as needed.
Assist in the legal review of post-investment matters, including, but not limited to, proxy voting, amendments, terminations, advisory committee participation, and sales of restricted securities distributed by private equity funds.
Attend and record minutes of the meetings of the Board’s Investment Committee.
Assist in structuring, review, negotiation, and preparation of agreements and other documentation related to the non-investment areas of the Foundation’s affairs, such as vendor agreements, licensing agreements, hotel agreements, nondisclosure agreements, collaboration agreements, etc.
Contribute to and participate in select internal committees of the Foundation and carry out other responsibilities as assigned by General Counsel’s office.
This position will not work with program staff responsible for grant-making activities.
The successful candidate will have five or more years of corporate related experience, a JD degree or equivalent, and expertise in legal issues related to private equity investments, other alternative investments, and general contract matters.
JD degree, New Jersey license (or ability to obtain New Jersey license to practice as in-house counsel), and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, working at a law firm, private foundation, university, or other non-profit.
Expertise in the legal issues related to private equity investments, other alternative investments, and general contract matters.
Possess or demonstrate the ability to quickly acquire familiarity with laws relating to investments by private foundations, such as unrelated business income tax, private foundation excise tax, and the excess business holdings and self-dealing rules.
Successful experience fostering an inclusive environment working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; collegial, energetic, able to develop productive relationships.
Experience handling multiple priorities and organizing time effectively.
Ability to provide sound legal judgment and demonstrate business acumen and integrity, in order to play a significant role in the organization.
Ability to develop creative and proactive solutions to complex legal problems.
Superior analytical, problem-solving, and negotiating skills.
Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and core values.
Personal qualities of humility, capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor.
Discretion and ability to handle confidential matters.
Action-oriented self-starter who can work well independently and in teams.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
About Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), located in Princeton, NJ, is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972 we have worked to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible—no matter what their physical, economic, or demographic challenges may be. We do this by providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs targeting some of the most pressing health issues in our nation. RWJF has committed itself to a vision of working alongside others to build a Culture of Health where everyone has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. Our goal is to help families and communities find ways to make the healthy choice the easy choice, and keep well-being front and center for generations to come.
Diversity, inclusion, and collaboration are fundamental principles at the RWJF. Our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives enriches our work and strengthens our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. We offer a collaborative, collegial, and creative work environment. With a career at the RWJF you will make a difference.