Requisition ID:  29274

Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

The Department of Agronomy is seeking an Administrative Assistant to serve as first point of contact for the Department. In this role, you will work independently to provide a high degree of professional assistance to internal and external clientele including industry, faculty, staff, and students. Additional duties include:


  • Overseeing daily operations of the main office
  • Providing support for faculty in teaching and extension
  • Assisting with events, meetings, etc. set up, purchasing of food and event supplies, and resetting the room after the event concludes
  • Managing mail and package deliveries
  • Managing and printing posters using poster printer
  • Managing supply inventory and ordering
  • managing  and assigning grad student space, conference room scheduling, etc.
  • Managing building esthetic, updating hallway boards with current information

What We're Looking For:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 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

What We'd Like You to Know:

  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement:  Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

What You'll Get in Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package,, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

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