Job Title: Perkins Program Coordinator
PVN ID: BM-2303-005506
Category: Managerial and Professional

Job Description

General Description

The Perkins Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting in collaborating with the academic chairs of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study as well as various student support service and academic support service areas to ensure that the requirements of the Perkins Grant are fulfilled. 

These areas include, but are not limited to, the Learning Resource Center, Office of Internships and Experiential Learning, Office of Student Affairs, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics, and the Office of Accessibility. 

The Perkins Grant provides support to students in CTE programs of study to prepare them for the 21st Century workforce as well as support for the faculty and staff in those programs.  This position reports to the Director of Evening/Weekend and Off-Site Programs who is also the Perkins Grant Officer, or a designee.  Borough of Manhattan Community College serves a diverse, urban, commuter college population of almost 20,000 students.

Other Duties


Responsibilities include the following: 

  • Knowledge of the Perkins Grant
  • Ensure academic departments and support service departments are spending grant funds in a timely manner and in compliance with the Perkins Grant regulations
  • Process hiring paperwork i.e. onboarding, I-9, e-verify
  • Serve as a liaison to the Research Foundation of CUNY personnel, benefits, procurement and accounts payable divisions
  • Assist with supervising office staff
  • Serve as a point-of-contact for ordering supplies/materials, purchased services, travel, equipment and processing purchase orders and payment requests
  • Participate in trainings and professional development activities
  • Hours include weekends during the fall, spring and summer I semesters
  • Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree plus two or more years of work experience in accounting, business or a related field
  • Significant knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Proficient in using Excel to create complex budgets with various pivot tables
  • The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, writing and organizational skills and the ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and visitors of diverse backgrounds
  • It is imperative that the candidate has strong analytical, computer and problem-solving skills; is capable of working independently or as part of a team, and is able to complete projects in a timely manner while providing courteous customer service

This is a grant-funded full-time position through the Perkins Grant.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Evening/Weekend and Off-Site Programs
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$52,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing Date
Dec 31, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit