Requisition ID:  27216

Graduate Program Administrator

Job Summary:

The Graduate Program Administrator will provide support to students and the School of Industrial Engineering (IE). Specifically, the Graduate Program Administrator will provide broad support for the administration of the various graduate programs (Master’s and PhD) offered within the school; advise graduate students (predominately non-thesis MS students) regarding their coursework and assist with other student affairs; manage the admissions process for non-thesis MS programs; coordinate and execute recruiting activities for the Master’s and PhD programs, in conjunction with the Senior Graduate Program Administrator; and coordinate and execute other events and seminars related to the School of IE’s graduate programs.

Who We Are:

The School of Industrial Engineering (IE) at Purdue University has a storied history at the forefront of the Industrial Engineering discipline, and is presently the #2 ranked undergraduate program and #8 ranked graduate program, in the United States. Our School offers a deep and wide bench of expertise in the traditional areas of IE: operations research, manufacturing, human factors, and production systems. Additionally, the School of IE is making significant investments in advancing the frontiers of next generation information engineering and data analytics, systems science, cognition and decision-making, and manufacturing of products and services to impact societal grand challenges of the 21st century.


What We Are Looking For:

The School of IE seeks a motivated and dedicated individual who can effectively balance individual and collaborative work to support the administration of the graduate programs in the School. The ideal candidate will be someone who can effectively counsel and advise our diverse graduate student population to ensure academic progress that meets each students’ unique developmental needs. In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to effectively communicate with a broad set of Purdue constituents, including faculty and other School, College, and University level administration.


Education and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in engineering, science, counseling, higher education, or related discipline
  • One (1) year of experience in academic administration or academic program advising, supporting student recruitment and retention, admissions, and registration 
  • In lieu of a degree, an equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered (For example, a Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience; an Associate's degree and five (5) years of experience; and/or a High School Diploma/GED and seven (7) years of experience)             




  • Excellent communication (oral/written) and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of academic advising
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and administer academic policy as necessary
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff students and parents
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and resolve conflict
  • Basic skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University
  • Familiarity with MyPurdue, Banner, and/or Cognos

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 Contribution Waiting Period
  • 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