Requisition ID:  28877

Housing Assignments Clerk

About Our Opportunity:

The Housing Assignments Clerk position will provide a high level of administrative support and business processes for the Central Assignments Office (University Residences-Administration). Duties include data entry of student records and auditing reports to ensure the accuracy of data within the housing management system. In addition, this position will provide clerical support in a student-centered environment and prioritize responsibilities. Maintain the highest level of customer service. The position is responsible for understanding the housing contract and the ability to explain practices, policies, and procedures to reach an agreement. This position is responsible for providing guidance, coaching, and training to hall clerks and student staff within the Central Assignments Office. The position requires a broad knowledge of the operational systems and practices within University Residences and is responsible for managing calendars and communicating through email, phone calls, or chat.

What We’re Looking For:

  • High School Diploma/GED. 
  • Three years of clerical or administrative experience.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to handle confidential information professionally. 
  • Strong organizational skills, effective problem-solving ability, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to collaborate successfully. 
  • Ability to multi-task while enduring stressful seasonal workloads. 
  • Communicate professionally with students, staff, and alumni. 
  • High work standards and productivity, strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and customers.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with students, alumni, and staff to help expedite processes through various Purdue systems. 
  • Critical thinking skills based on experience. 


  • Computer software skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Additional Information:  

  • Due to this being a full-time, benefits eligible position, full-time undergraduate students are not eligible for this role. For student employment opportunities, CLICK HERE
  • 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 

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette