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Requisition ID:  12387

Communications Administrator

Job Summary


The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Communications and has responsibility for multiple creative projects simultaneously. The Coordinator manages the creative workload and pipeline of current and future projects and works with the Communications team to strategize, plan, manage and deliver on creative projects involving content development, print design, email, digital design, photography/video production, and more.

  • Serve as first point of contact for creative requests. Schedule and manage multiple projects concurrently, in the most effective and efficient manner possible, ensuring adequate resources are available. Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for project execution. Continuously seek to improve processes and operational efficiency.
  • Assist HHS Multimedia Designer with website content. Coordinate electronic communications through a customer relationship management system such as Salesforce.
  • Assist with general administrative support activities for HHS Communications. Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • Oversee “HHS News Keepers” group, collecting news and events and disseminating the details. Develop communications pieces, write news releases, compose brief stories for HHS website, and assist with content for electronic communications.


  • Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, advertising, marketing or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant project management experience
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with ambitious schedules and plans
  • Ability to handle responsibility and the pressure of meeting deadlines
  • Experience scheduling projects in a project management tool
  • Strong English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritize across several projects and deliverables using a logical approach to process implementation
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills
  • Time management skills with ability to work independently
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office


  • Experience in the higher education market space
  • Experience working with designers, content writers, photographers and videographers
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint and Photoshop
  • Experience working with a content management system
  • Working knowledge of writing content for the web utilizing search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Working knowledge of the Purdue brand

Additional Information

  • Purdue 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 Contribution Waiting Period
  • 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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