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Requisition ID:  9388

Business Assistant - School of Civil Engineering

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.


Purdue University is currently looking for a Business Assistant within the School of Civil Engineering. The Business Assistant will work collaboratively with departmental faculty, staff, students, and other business units or areas. Perform various business functions to support the fiscal management process for organizational units. Tasks include account management for departmental and sponsored program grants, procurement, travel, billing and cost center management, effort reporting, or gifts processing, loans and voluntary support. Serve as a resource for areas of responsibility. May develop financial reports, and analyze and resolve or recommend action on unique problems.


  • High school diploma / GED
  • Three or more years of account clerk or clerical business/bookkeeping experience
  • Experience maintaining spreadsheets and use of word processing for communication and documentation
  • Strong verbal and written communication with skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions, prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Thorough and professional with ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions
  • Committed individual to professional standards in any situation, representing the University with tact and diplomacy while observing confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel


  • University related experience


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