Title:  Administrative Assistant, TRIO Educational Talent Search

Requisition ID:  26015

Hammond, IN, US

Date:  Sep 9, 2023

Overview of Administrative Assistant

Purdue Northwest's Educational Talent Search Program is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join their team. The Administrative Assistant is part of a professional learning community that is strategically designed to structure the educational experiences of income eligible and first-generation pre-college students to account for differential opportunities that create access and exposure to post-secondary success. This position provides clerical and organizational support for TRIO Educational Talent Search.



  • $15.80 - $16.10



  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Duties and Responsibilities of Administrative Assistant

  • Maintaining program calendars, scheduling meetings and events
  • Arranging travel
  • Handling program inquiries
  • On-boarding prospective students into the database
  • Organizing file folders of program participants
  • Reconciling program expenses
  • Ordering materials for the program
  • Creating mailing lists
  • Provide visitors, parents, faculty, students, and staff with exceptional customer service, hospitality, and proactive problem solving measures
  • Developing and maintaining an office environment that is conducive to professionalism
  • Creating a productive climate and environment for students and staff on campus

Benefits of Administrative Assistant

  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Ten paid vacation days first year of employment
  • Ten paid holidays
  • University paid and matching contribution to retirement
  • University contribution to Health Savings Account –  
    • Plus, a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus

For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit: https://www.pnw.edu/human-resources/benefits/

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores.  You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Education of Administrative Assistant

  • Requires a high school diploma/GED

Experience of Administrative Assistant

  • One year previous administrative assistant experience in an office setting

Core Competencies of Administrative Assistant

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive documents
  • Ability to work independently, display strong decision-making, good judgment, excellent organization skills, and ability to multi-task, prioritize requests, and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining an information database and complex records
  • Ability to comply with university, financial, and program policies and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Google Docs, Social media outlets and Internet use
  • Must have the ability to supervise student workers
  • Must have ability to work with a diverse population

Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.


Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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