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Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
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Oct 26, 2023

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Monmouth University

Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Department: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Position Summary:
Monmouth University, a top-tier private independent university in one of the most desirable locations in the Northeast, is seeking applications for Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. The mission of the re-established Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is to enhance the University's internal capability to generate external funding. This is accomplished by providing members of the University community with a variety of supportive services and assistance that is outlined below. The intention of the ORSP is to ensure that the grant development and submission process is as user-friendly as possible for the Principal Investigator (PI) and the grant development team. Monmouth University is committed to creating and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and seeks candidates who share our commitment.

Monmouth University

Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University offers a welcoming and dynamic setting for student development. Innovative academic programs, individual faculty attention, and nationally ranked Division I athletics make our private university a great place to find your future. Monmouth's beautiful coastal campus sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Just one hour from New York and Philadelphia, we take pride in preparing students to succeed in life after graduation. Our faculty are actively involved in advancing academic research nationwide while encouraging meaningful community involvement and critical thinking for self-fulfillment. Our commitment to transformative learning is founded on three core principles: an intellectually challenging and rigorous academic experience built on a strong foundation in the liberal arts; learning experiences that are both immersive and that extend beyond the classroom; and preparation for life after Monmouth.

Academic Affairs

This is an excellent opportunity for a strategic, collaborative, and highly-effective, research-oriented and skilled, administrative professional to lead faculty and academic administration in the pursuit of distinction and excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. The academic enterprise includes more than 700 faculty in six academic schools (Leon Hess School of Business; Wayne D. McMurray Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Education; School of Science; School of Social Work; Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies), 33 undergraduate majors, 26 master's and doctoral programs, the Honors School, the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, Graduate Studies, Murry and Leonie Guggenheim Memorial Library, and several administrative units including the Center for Student Success, the Global Education Office, the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Office of Research Compliance.

In addition to the academic schools and departments, there are six unique Centers of Distinction (The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music; Center for the Arts; Institute for Global Understanding; Monmouth University Polling Institute; Kislak Real Estate Institute; Urban Coast Institute), run by top experts and professors, that provide opportunities for research, scholarly, and creative engagement for faculty and students, and address areas like the environment, global affairs, and public policy.

Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Under the direct supervision of the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will re-establish the ORSP as part of the University's strategic plan. An ideal candidate will have the capacity to lead all aspects of institutional grants and contracts and will be the authorized official for submissions of all faculty/staff driven federal, state, and private grants. This person will also have the opportunity to build the infrastructure needed for pre- and post-awards and compliance.

Primary duties of the Director are: to work collaboratively with faculty and units across Monmouth University to establish the University's research mission by enhancing resources and opportunities for faculty scholarly activities, and faculty/student scholarly collaborations. The Director will articulate a strategic plan from submission through external funding, and increase revenue generated through externally-funded sources.
Application Instructions

As part of the online application, candidates are asked to submit on-line via the site: (1) cover letter discussing how she/he/they will engage the full mission of Monmouth University, within the demonstrated experiences required in performing major functions, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses as well as the professional relationship with each reference listed of three individuals.
References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.

Review of candidates will begin immediately with an anticipated start date before December 1, 2022.

Candidates who apply by October 31, 2022, will be given fullest consideration. This position is open until filled.

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Monmouth UniversityOffice of Human Resources400 Cedar AvenueWest Long Branch, NJ 07764732-571-3470

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Master's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately, Basic Knowledge of MS Word 2016, Basic Knowledge of MS Excel 2016, Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks

Required Years of Experience: 5

Other Requirements:
Advanced education at the master’s level and five years of progressively more responsible professional experience in research and sponsored programs development and administration, preferably in an academic environment. Knowledge of research compliance (e.g., IRB and IACUC)

Detailed and current knowledge of federal agencies’ regulations and procedures applicable to grants and contracts; excellent oral and written communication skills

A successful record of developing and preparing proposals and obtaining grants from federal, state, and private sectors.

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctoral degree. Successful experience as a principal investigator. A certification as a CRA (Certified Research Administrator) is a plus. Utilization of grants management systems/software. Proven ability to work effectively with faculty in a variety of disciplines across the University.

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Posting Date: 10/20/2022
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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