Requisition ID:  29864

Senior Administrative Assistant

Job Summary


Provide high-level administrative support for an individual, group of professionals, department, program or other administrative function. Independently perform non-routine administrative functions exercising discretion, such as coordinate events, conduct searches for information, prepare reports or handle special projects. Draft and edit correspondence, promotional materials or presentations. May monitor operating budget and maintain financial records. Handle non-routine inquiries and issues from internal and external sources.



  • High school diploma/GED. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a catering coordinator administrative support role. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, balance multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational skills along with the ability to be flexible and adjust to both schedule and priorities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist with planning and managing events.
  • ServSafe certified or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
  • Organizing, coordination event timelines, writing banquet orders, maintaining event paperwork, overseeing staff, ordering supplies and invoicing.
  • Relevant work history in foodservice or hospitality 


Additional Information: 

  • 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 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