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Requisition ID:  15847

Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

Serve as administrative assistant for the INSPIRE Center. Assist the executive director, INSPIRE faculty and staff, and the managing director, with reports, documents, and special summer programs. Arrange for special programs in regards to visits from funding foundations. Duties include maintaining forms/reports that contain confidential information; assist with organizing summer workshops; database entries; materials and visuals for the programs; organize meetings; compose, format and proof correspondence and other necessary documents. Prepare travel and reimbursement forms. Maintain appropriate security for the Engineering Education Research Laboratory in WANG Hall. Applicant will also provide assistance for additional ENE faculty as needed.


  • High school diploma / GED
  • A minimum of two (2) years of secretarial/administrative work experience
  • Proficiency with computer and common business software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Knowledge of electronic calendaring (Outlook), Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Must be a highly motivated individual who will take initiative to solve problems, assume responsibility, and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to handle interruptions, balance multiple and varied tasks, work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize, handle confidential information with discretion, and work independently
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills



  • Experience designing web pages


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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