Monique Short

Human Resources Specialist

Areas of Expertise

Policy Development and Implementation
Benefits Management
Employee Relations


Monique has over 15 years of business administration experience, specifically in finance, human resources, compliance, and data security/IT.  As an Executive Director of Administration, she directed and executed human resources responsibilities at all levels, served as an advisor to executive leaders on staff management and problem resolution, and developed HR policy and compliance programs. Additionally, she consulted on and carried out strategic business initiatives in support of organizational goals.  Driven by a desire to give back and be of service to those in need, Monique decided to pursue a career in nonprofit where she could use her skills to support organizations that aid minority groups and provide services to underserved populations.  As an HR professional, her goal is to serve as an employee advocate and promote positive employer-employee relations by fostering transparency, inclusion, and communication.

As the Human Resources Specialist for NJCASA, Monique is the in-house point of contact for staff regarding benefits and HR policies and practices, and manages the relationship with the organization’s external HR services provider.  More specifically, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s HR policies and procedures and essential training for NJCASA staff and coalition partners, as well as supporting management in refining and administering performance evaluation processes.  Furthermore, Monique ensures the organizational culture is one that embraces diverse community perspectives, including individuals with marginalized identities and supports the refinement and strengthening of HR practice at NJCASA’s member programs by providing technical assistance and capacity building to these partners.