CUNY Budget Coordinator, Fostering College Success Initiative in New York, New York


The Fostering College Success Initiative is seeking a Budget Coordinator to perform comprehensive analytical duties supporting daily student financial operations and mandated reporting to the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), a partner in the initiative. Reporting to the FCSI Director, the Budget Coordinator will perform financial analysis and budget coordination to ensure that student financial supports and financial aid are monitored, tracked, reported and reconciled. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Coordinate systems to document and report on students' enrollment, billing, and financial aid status in dialogue with appropriate CUNY Central and partner college units (i.e., registrar, bursar, and financial aid).

  • Analyze participating students' records to ensure accurate enrollment, billing, financial aid, and gap awards are applied on a scheduled basis in the CUNYfirst campus solutions modules maintained by registrar, bursar, and financial aid leads.

  • Prepare fiscal reports for ACS to document students' enrollment and costs/expenditures, and reconcile financial information with the University Budget Office.

  • Monitor expenditures and compile and analyze data for ACS reporting.

  • Assist students with resolving issues that may impact enrollment, registration, financial aid, or residence hall status in coordination with appropriate offices.

  • Maintain all fiscal and budget records on program activities, and assist with preparing MOUs and supplementary fiscal documents.

About the Fostering College Success Initiative The Fostering College Success Initiative is a college residential support program for youth in foster care made possible through a partnership between CUNY and Administration for Children's Services (ACS). Launched in the 2017 academic year, the program includes a comprehensive dormitory program for youth in care attending CUNY. Students may reside in one of three residence halls (Queens College, John Jay (The New Yorker) and City College) and may attend any CUNY college, except the College of Staten Island. Students receive year-round (12 months) room and board and financial support to cover their full cost of CUNY attendance, including textbook and transportation stipends and waiver of any tuition/fees that remain after the application of financial aid and any special programs’ resources. Students also receive wrap-around support services within the dormitory setting, including tutoring, mentoring, counseling, and academic support, through an ACS designated provider. The program currently serves 93 students and is expected to grow to over 200 students by 2020.



  • Bachelor’s degree required. OTHER

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting or related discipline preferred.

  • Two years’ experience analyzing data and monitoring budgets preferred.

  • Experience creating and using Excel spreadsheets, formulas and Google Docs preferred.

  • Detail oriented and accurate with strong computational, analytical and research skills.

  • Strong interpersonal communication, writing and presentation skills.

  • Proactive, flexible, and customer focused to work effectively with diverse members of the university community and external constituents in a fast paced, time-sensitive, and high volume environment.

  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills to prioritize work, manage assignments and meet deadlines.

  • Computer proficiency using online administrative, financial or academic programs, systems or databases.

  • Interest in promoting college access and success in post-secondary education.


Administers program and unit budgets and related functions.

  • Processes and maintains data in budget systems

  • Prepares budgets, projections and financial reports

  • Collects and reports fiscal information as required, and assists in analyzing financial information

  • Coordinates with various departments on budget and accounting matters

  • Monitors systems and operational issues to improve overall workflows

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Finance Budget Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




COMPENSATION Salary is commensurate with qualifications, education and experience, up to $60,869.

BENEFITS CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined. The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:;=A&JobOpeningId;=20143&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


March 5, 2019


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Budget Coordinator, Fostering College Success Initiative

Job ID: 20143

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular