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Requisition ID:  12959

Administrative Assistant (Veterinary Nursing program)

Job Summary

The successful candidate will coordinate and complete all front office administrative duties for the Veterinary Nursing (VN) program. Responsibilities include:

  • planning and completing selected annually recurring projects related to Veterinary Nursing administration
  • providing administrative support for instruction and student-related processes and services
  • gathering information and distributing Veterinary Nursing on-campus and distance learning program information for prospective students/families and clarifying program questions
  • communication with VN students, staff and PVM faculty
  • supervision of student worker(s)



  • High school diploma/GED
  • Three years of experience in a clerical or administrative support role
  • Must have professional telephone etiquette, face-to-face customer service skills, and electronic communication abilities
  • Aptitude to remain focused in an environment with multiple personnel
  • 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 and Zoom
  • Typing, drafting, filing, data entry, proofreading and editing skills
  • Ability to identify routine problems and implement or recommend solutions



  • Familiarity with Purdue systems of Banner and Cognos


Additional Information:

  • 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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