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Requisition ID:  10148

Business Assistant, Lead

Job Summary

*Updated, March 20, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.


The Lead Business Assistant will serve as the Account Assistant in Discovery Park within the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.  This position is responsible for financial reporting, travel and purchasing with a heavy emphasis on management of large interdisciplinary awards.  Manage grants and contracts funded by all sponsoring agencies within EVPRP.  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of sponsor and University regulation with basic proficiency in all technical and professional skills related to the business office and contract grant management.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • 4 years of account clerk, bookkeeping, or related experience         
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Learning orientation to changing technology and business processes
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and implement university policies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be very organized
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Customer service focus


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