Requisition ID:  28143

Business Assistant, Lead

Job Summary

Purdue University and its College of Engineering is looking for a candidate who can provide high-level account management support for faculty in the School of Engineering Education including sponsored programs from a variety of federal and non-federal sponsors and university funding to become its next Business assistant, Lead.  As the Business Assistant, Lead you will be responsible for leading daily operations with a direct impact on effective account management.  Serve as a team lead within the Business Office, providing training and support to other staff members and working collaboratively as a team to achieve maximum performance in account management.  Act as a liaison for both the department and central offices, especially sponsored program services.  The position will interpret, communicate, and implement university financial management guidelines, policies, and procedures as well as require advanced knowledge of federal and non-federal guidelines.  There will also be a need to exercise department head and departmental fiscal signature delegation by approving purchase orders and travel.  


Hybrid work will be considered for this position based on the candidate’s location and interest



  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant business and/or financial-related experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent customer service skills and professionalism 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Motivated individual with the ability to efficiently multi-task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information, and implement solutions 
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility, and handling confidential information with discretion 
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment 


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE  
  • 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

Career Stream

Administrative and Operational Support 4
Pay Band S050
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Job Code #20003384
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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette