Associate Director of Grant Development

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (OGSR) invites applications for an Associate Director.  The OSGR acts as the liaison between The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and its faculty with external corporations, foundations, and government agencies that have a shared interest in the research, programs, or goals of the College or individual faculty members.  The OGSR works closely with our faculty to ensure that proposals portray the priorities of the College, comply with the requirements of the funding agency, and accurately reflect the excellence of the work for which they advocate funding. The OGSR office serves as a clearing house for all proposals sent to funders on behalf of The College of New Jersey and is the gateway for all external funds entering the college.


The Associate Director of Grant Development is responsible for identifying and disseminating grant funding prospects, working with faculty and staff campus-wide to develop and prepare competitive research and program/project proposals/applications for external funding that support the strategic priorities of The College of New Jersey, and developing and providing information and workshops on grants and sponsored research.  The Associate Director also engages in other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Grants & Sponsored Research.  Other duties may include:

  • Provide college-wide support for grants, sponsored research, and externally-funded projects
  • Work directly with faculty and staff to provide guidance regarding  the conceptualization and development of research and programs that align with institutional, divisional, school, and departmental priorities
  • Provide guidance with the development of research/program design, goals/objectives/outcomes, work plans and timelines,  budgets, and sustainability plans
  • Foster internal inter-disciplinary collaborations
  • Assist faculty/staff with writing proposals when necessary
  • Complete technical, format, content, and grammatical reviews of narratives as appropriate
  • Take the lead on writing grant proposals for major institution-wide initiatives as needed
  • Engage in prospect research to identify external resources to support faculty/staff research and program initiatives and projects that are an institutional priority
  • Update and maintain the faculty research interest database web-page
  • Attend funders' Technical Assistance meetings/sessions/webinars as needed to facilitate successful grant-seeking and grant administration
  • Interpret funding agency guidelines and requirements, sharing promising funding opportunities with appropriate faculty and staff
  • Prepare and distribute the bi-weekly email grant opportunity announcement

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. The Associate Director, OGSR is a non-unit position and is not included for membership in a bargaining unit. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online, including a letter of interest, resume, and three references.  Qualified applicants should submit their materials by May 30, 2019; review to then begin and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

About The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), ranked one of the 100 Best Colleges to Work by The Chronicle of Higher Education, is a highly selective, comprehensive, residential institution recognized as one of the outstanding public colleges in the country. TCNJ has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English, with new MBA and public health programs in development.  A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. The School of Business, ranked a Top 50 Undergraduate Business School by Poets & Quants, enrolls over 1100 undergraduate majors. For more information, visit

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. 

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Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts


Target Job Information

  • Full Time