Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
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.
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.
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
; Monmouth University
; Kislak Real Estate
; Urban Coast
), 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
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.
As part of the online application, candidates are asked to submit
on-line via the http://jobs.monmouth.edu
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
References will not be contacted without prior permission of the
Review of candidates will begin immediately with an anticipated
start date of July 1, 2022.
Candidates who apply by April 29, 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
Monmouth UniversityOffice of Human Resources400 Cedar AvenueWest
Long Branch, NJ 07764732-571-3470
Required Degree, License or Certifications:
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
Required Years of Experience:
Advanced education at the master’s level and three years of
progressively more responsible professional experience in research
and sponsored programs development and administration, preferably
in an academic environment.
Detailed and current knowledge of federal agencies’ regulations and
procedures applicable to grants and contracts; excellent oral and
written communication skills, proven ability to work effectively
with faculty in a variety of disciplines across the
A successful record of developing and preparing proposals and
obtaining grants from federal, state, and private sectors.
Doctoral degree. Successful experience as a principal investigator.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification.
Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply
and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline
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
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
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
Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate
diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment
for all employees.