Requisition ID:  29217

Senior Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

As the Senior Administrative Assistant, you will provide high-level administrative support for an individual, group of professionals, department, program or other administrative function. You will independently perform non-routine administrative functions exercising discretion, such as coordinate events, conduct searches for information, prepare reports or handle special projects. This position will draft and edit correspondence, promotional materials or presentations. You may monitor operating budget and maintain financial records. You will need to handle non-routine inquiries and issues from internal and external sources.


What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • High School Degree or GED
  • Three (3) years of experience in an administrative support role


Skills Needed:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced computer and related software skills to include 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
    • interpret policies and procedures to proactively resolve issues or improve processes
    • identify problems and implement or recommend solutions
    • handle frequent interruptions, balance multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality
  • Drafting, proofreading, and editing skills

Additional Information:

  • Purdue University 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:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. 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