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Requisition ID:  24472

Assistant Director, Sports Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director, Sports Engineering and Entrepreneurship will work with the Program Director to strategize, develop, and implement programs to enhance domestic and international graduate student recruitment, with a focus on continuously improving quality and diversity of applicants for the newly created Professional Master’s Program (PMP) in Sports Engineering and Entrepreneurship. Responsibilities will focus on career possibilities within the field and will include program marketing, student recruitment, domestic and international partnerships, program outcomes assessment, events and student activities, communications, and career services. The Assistant Director serves as a key point of contact for enrolled students and program applicants. Graduate Engineering at Purdue University is of national prominence, and the Assistant Director will ensure that the administrative operations of the program are of the highest quality.

Who We Are:

The Professional Master's Program (PMP) in Sports Engineering Concentration in the Graduate Program of Interdisciplinary Engineering (IDE) provides students with an opportunity to specialize their studies in the area of sports engineering. There are very few programs in the United States that offer formal sports engineering education, so participation in this program is advantageous for those with aspirations to work in sports. With the launch of the Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center at Purdue, we have the opportunity to equip the next leaders in this field with the skills and tools needed to be successful in industry.


Purdue Engineering Professional Master’s Programs are designed for early-career engineers, students who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree, and working professionals. They are an attractive option for engineers who want an advanced degree but prefer an alternative to traditional master’s degrees in engineering. Most degrees can be completed within one academic year.


In addition to deepening students’ engineering skills, we provide opportunities to learn, perform and network in a business environment. Upon completing the program, our graduates will be prepared for leadership positions in industry and government on a local, regional, national and international level. All programs incorporate a professional skills or competencies component, such as management, supervision, leadership and entrepreneurship.

What We Are Looking For:


Education and Experience:


Qualified candidates will need:

  • Master’s degree in any relevant field
  • Four (4) years of experience in career advising, university administration, student recruitment, student services, event/program planning, human resources, education, academic counseling, communication, or related field
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered (for example, a Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of experience)

Skills needed:

  • Ability to develop and execute programs to recruit domestic and international graduate students (organize on- and off-campus events, form partnerships, conduct travel, prepare marketing materials, track results, etc.)
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of graduate students, alumni, administrators, faculty and staff
  • Foundational skills include problem solving, organization, time management, customer service, creativity, and professionalism
  • Must be comfortable learning and working with a wide range of technologies, databases, and software applications
  • Must be highly motivated, self-initiating, and a team player
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make decisions under pressure from students, faculty, and staff   

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contributions Immediately
  • 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

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