Requisition ID:  30146

Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

This position will provide administrative support to approximately 20 faculty in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) within the College of Engineering. Assist with course responsibilities such as exam preparation, seating assignments, and utilizing Brightspace and other course related software (e.g. Gradescope, Piazza.) Provide additional support to faculty efforts in conference and other technical materials. Make travel arrangements and submit reimbursements using the Concur system. Arrange seminars and workshops and itineraries for prospective faculty candidates, including meetings with faculty, luncheons, hotel arrangements, and transportation. Provide support for faculty search committees and coordinate faculty interviews. Serve as backup to other administrative assistants in ECE. 

Who We Are

Established in 1888, The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is the largest School at Purdue. Our mission is to serve and lead the state of Indiana, the nation, and the world-wide profession of electrical and computer engineering, by educating the next generation of engineers, by discovery that advances fundamental knowledge and its applications, and by innovation and engagement that address global challenges of societal impact. For more information about our School, please visit:

What We Are Looking For


Education and Experience:


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Minimum of two 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