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Requisition ID:  16188

Senior Administrative Assistant- Amy Facility for Chemical Instrumentation

Job Summary

The person in this position equally supports the administrative needs of the Amy Facility for Chemical Instrumentation and the Department of Chemistry’s International Student Services activities.  The responsibilities require significant computer skills to maintain databases (MS Access experience preferable), produce promotional materials (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign), and develop webpage content (Cascade experience preferable).  The staff member reports directly to the Amy Facility Director yet works with minimal hourly supervision so must have superior time management skills to balance the demands of the distinctly different units supported.

Purdue University offers a substantial benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days. 


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an administrative support role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, balance multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality
  • 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
  • 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

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain same benefit standing
  • 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

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