Requisition ID:  29089

Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Structures area of Civil Engineering for area faculty searches, assign and manages office space and keys for the area, serves as back up to other administrative assistants within the School as needed. Additional duties may include 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.

Who We Are

The Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University strives to advance civil engineering learning, discovery, and engagement in fulfillment of the Land Grant promise and the evolving responsibility of a global university.


For the past several years, we have been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 civil engineering undergraduate and graduate programs in the country. We are justifiably proud of our past accomplishments; prouder still of the hard work, dedication, and academic rigor it took to get us to this point.  But we are striving to improve further.  While our accomplishments, not to mention our graduates, have been exemplary, we will not merely reflect on the past but continue to make civil engineering history.  We are committed to leading the civil engineering profession and to be the most sought-after civil engineering program in the country.


For more information about our department, please visit:

What We Are Looking For




  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two (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

  • Purdue University 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
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette