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Requisition ID:  20452

Administrative Assistant, History

Job Summary


Provide administrative support for an individual, group of professionals, department, program or other administrative function. Perform a variety of administrative tasks including maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings and events, arranging travel or handling incoming inquiries. Create agendas, flyers, or promotional materials. Update and maintain websites, databases and mailing lists. Assist in preparing reports. 


The College of Liberal Arts is an emerging leader in innovative Liberal Arts education and scholarship. It is home to the nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program, Degree+, and launched the campus Degree in 3 initiative. Purdue University and the College of Liberal Arts are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. All staff are expected to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.


  • High school diploma/GED. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a clerical or
  • administrative support role.
  • Excellent customer service, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, balance multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and
  • maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Computer and related software skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,
  • Internet, etc.
  • Typing, drafting, filing, data entry, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Ability to identify routine problems and implement or recommend solutions.


Additional Information:  

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit  
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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