Budget Director

Posted On: June 23, 2014

Hours: Full Time


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art seeks a budget manager to analyze accounting records to determine financial resources to implement programs and make recommendations for budget allocations to ensure conformance to budgetary limits. Also responsible for reviewing operating budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs.                                      


  • Preparing the Board level Annual Operating Budget and Capital Projects Budget
  • Develop detailed budgets for departmental spending
  • Financial modeling
  • Monitor expenditure reports and forecasting
  • Work with Controller on various issues
  • Work directly with deans and department heads on budgetary matters
  • Perform special analysis as required
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports for board meetings
  • Perform financial modeling and sensitivity analyses                                      


A bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the Finance field.

This is a non-union position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to: hr@cooper.edu

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.