Job Description
Req Id:  31217
Job Title:  Assistant Director, Academic Programs
City:  West Lafayette
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The Assistant Director, Academic Programs will administer and manage complex graduate degree programs to ensure overall program quality and a seamless matriculation lifecycle from admission to graduation.  The Assistant Director leads the development and implementation of strategic program policies, collaborative relationships, processes, evaluation, and planning.  The Assistant Director cultivates meaningful relationships with the customer base (students, staff & faculty) to provide exceptional customer support.  The Assistant Director ensures the Purdue brand stands out as a market leader by developing highly skilled personnel to optimize business resources and ensure sustained revenue for the Daniels School of Business.


About Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business: The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business aspires to take a top 25 program and transform it into a top 10 program that competes for the best students in the country.   The key components of this transformation are:

  • Career Bound and the Larsen Leader’s Academy.  Programs that sharply improve students’ professional competencies by providing enhanced coaching and mentoring alongside an integrated curricular/co-curricular approach to professional development.
  • Curriculum Innovation.   A systematic process for: creating new degree programs that leverage the unique strengths of Purdue and the School of Management; engaging in continuous quality improvement via external program reviews for existing programs; and strengthening the integrated management core.
  • Integrated Learning Ecosystem.   Programs that enhance learning outcomes by: improving faculty course design and classroom presence; expanding alumni- and executive-in-residence programs; developing peer mentoring and tutoring networks; adopting advanced learning technologies; and building out core tools digital libraries.    
  • Transformational Experiences.  Growing undergraduate research, study abroad, and case competitions while significantly expanding experiential learning via internal programs and corporate engagement.



  • BA/BS degree
  • Four years of professional office experience related to outreach, teaching, presenting, and/or education
  • Office management experience
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of computer databases and word processing 
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Ability to travel to support conferences and case competitions



  • Master’s degree
  • Purdue University work experience
  • International experience 
  • Experience working with departments on campus (e.g. Graduate School, Registrar's Office, Bursar's Office, International Student Services)
  • Experience with/in international degree programs


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position  
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)  
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Professional 3
Pay Band S065
Link to Purdue University's compensation guidelines: 
Job Code #20002087
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Posting Start Date:  4/15/24