Senior Administrative Associate

Department: Administration
Location: Morristown, NJ

We are The Rippel Foundation & ReThink Health.

The Fannie E. Rippel Foundation was founded in 1953 to support innovations in health and health care. Today, the Foundation is working toward transformative system-wide changes by catalyzing changemakers to reimagine and redesign the systems that can make our population healthier; ensure access to high quality and affordable care; improve equity across our populations; and increase the productivity of our economy.  Through our flagship initiative, ReThink Health, we help leaders identify and overcome barriers to reform at a regional level, with the ultimate vision that all systems affecting health should be designed, led, and financed in ways that foster healthy people and thriving communities. 

Leveraging resources from the Rippel Foundation, the, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,Telligen/CMS, regional coalitions, and many others, we have developed a large and intentionally diverse project portfolio to support our mission.  At the center of our approach are the Pathway for Transforming Regional Health and the ReThink Health Dynamics Model, both of which help us—and the leaders we work with—frame what can be accomplished and determine how to get there.

As a committed learning organization, we do not profess to have all the answers.  We continuously learn from and collaborate with others to envision, prototype, and test solutions.  Capturing, sharing, and applying our learning internally and with others in the field, as well as evaluating the impact of our efforts, are core components of our work.  As such, we are constantly evolving and changing, pushing the limits of our own learning and of the field to ultimately shift the norms and standards that drive critical decisions at the local, state, and national level.

 Our team includes more than 40 highly skilled staff and contractors who work from our headquarters office in Morristown, New Jersey; our program office in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and from sites around the country.

We are looking for . . . 

The Rippel Foundation is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and astute Senior Administrative Associate to join the Morristown headquarters.  This is a new role and an exceptional opportunity for an enterprising individual to grow with the organization.  This role requires excellent administrative, and organizational skills, as well as an affinity for a fast-paced, intellectually challenging and value-driven environment.  

As the Senior Administrative Associate, you will be expected to handle a wide range of administrative tasks. To succeed, you must be well organized, flexible, and enjoy the challenges that come with supporting multiple functions and people.  You must be a strong team player and have the ability to interact with staff at all levels in a continuously developing environment.  You will also need to demonstrate independent thinking abilities, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, independent initiative, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and impeccable attention to detail.

You will be a key member of the administrative team in the Morristown office and also provide general support to our Cambridge, MA office and remote team members, as necessary.  Your responsibilities will include a wide range of activities including executive scheduling and meeting planning, Human Resources and Information Technology support, Board and Committee support, general administrative tasks, and special projects as they arise.  


Executive and Board Support

HR, IT and Administrative Support 

Team Member 



As the Senior Administrative Associate, you must have strong verbal and written communications skills and evidence of ability to initiate. You must be committed to the Rippel Foundation and ReThink Health’s goals and strategies and able to forge a strong partnership with the team members to ensure all responsibilities are met with the highest standards of quality.  You must be highly flexible, organized, and have the ability to solve problems.  You must be comfortable and confident in being the principal point of contact for all Morristown office needs.  You must be able to meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor.


Additional Information

The Senior Administrative Associate will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and work closely with the CEO and several Directors and other team members.  Desired start date is as soon as possible.  Salary range is commensurate with experience.  The Rippel Foundation offers flexible working arrangements and a cafeteria style benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401k, commuter benefits, parking, flexible spending accounts and more. 

The Rippel Foundation is committed to a diverse workplace.  We offer all candidates equal opportunity for employment and advancement based on their ability and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including gender identity/presentation and sexual orientation), pregnancy, citizenship status, familial status (including marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status), disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other classification or characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law.  All employment decisions will be made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. 

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