Requisition ID:  28955

Senior Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

Purdue University and the Daniels School of Business are looking for a person who is proactive, creative, positive, and customer-focused to become its next Senior Administrative Assistant.  As the Senior Administrative Assistant, you will provide administrative support to areas, programs, and individual faculty.   You’ll assist with faculty teaching and research, recruitment, and guest speaker coordination or conference planning.  You’ll manage information requests, assist with written presentations, reports, and surveys, and track budgets.  Our school is going through many positive changes as we grow and expand. We welcome applicants who are interested in helping us streamline our processes and finding opportunities to make a positive impact on our school.    


This posting represents multiple vacancies



  • High school diploma/GED
  • 3 years of experience in an administrative support role or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, balance multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality
  • Advanced computer and related software skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with individuals at all levels within and external to the university to support department needs
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures to proactively resolve issues or improve processes
  • Ability to identify problems and implement or recommend solutions
  • Drafting, proofreading, and editing skills



  • University experience


Additional Information: 

  • 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

Career Stream

Administrative and Operational Support 3 
Pay Band S045
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Job Code #20002331
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