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Title:  Part Time Administrative Assistant, College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Requisition ID:  16581

Westville, IN, US

Date:  Nov 17, 2021

Overview of Part Time Administrative Assistant, College of Humanities, Education and Social Services


Our College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS) at Purdue University Northwest is seeking a Part Time Administrative Assistant.  As the largest college at PNW, we offer a vibrant student experience, an emphasis on experiential education, and strong and collaborative relationships among students, faculty, and staff. We proudly offer a small, supportive academic community on two campuses at the cost and convenience of a public, metropolitan university.


Our degrees respond to the constantly evolving professional needs of our graduates. We enrich Northwest Indiana and the surrounding communities through collaborative partnerships by leveraging the college’s expertise to offer professional and educational opportunities for regional, national, and international engagements.  Come join our team of dedicated professionals and provide our students with the tools to make them career-ready and attractive to prospective employers.

Duties and Responsibilities of Part-time Administrative Assistant


  • Works approximately 30 hours/week and benefits do apply!
  • Position will work primarily from our beautiful Westville, IN campus which is just 15 miles away from the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan.  Position may also need to travel to our Hammond, IN campus occasionally.
  • Serve as the first point of contact within the department for students, faculty, staff, and public.
  • Coordinate student events, assist students with processing paperwork for grant opportunities and serve as first point of contact for student questions and concerns.
  • Assist with budgeting, hiring, purchasing, and provide high level support to ensure department operations run smoothly.
  • Schedule meetings and appointments using the technology associated (Zoom, WebEx, etc) as needed.

Experience of Part Time Administrative Assistant


  • Two years of Administrative Assistant experience
  • Experience in higher education preferred

Benefits of Part-time Administrative Assistant


  • Tuition remission at any Purdue campus 
  • University contribution to retirement of 4% plus up to 4% matching
  • University contributions to Health Savings Account –  
    • Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
  • Free Vision Insurance


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

Education of Part Time Administrative Assistant


  • HS Diploma required/GED

Core Competencies of Part Time Administrative Assistant


  • Knowledge of standard office procedures to provide support to the dean of the college as well as two department chairs
  • Ability to interface effectively with university administrators, faculty, students, staff, and the general university population;
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, coordinating, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Function professionally in a team environment with diverse groups
  • Ability to use good judgment in sensitive situations
  • Demonstrated proficiency with web-based applications, Microsoft Office Suite (including email and calendar), as well as database management systems

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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