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Requisition ID:  21769

Senior Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

The Senior Administrative Assistant will provide high-level administrative support for the Faculty Recruitment and Concierge and Faculty Success areas for the Office of Academic Affairs within the College of Engineering. The administrative assistant will independently perform non-routine administrative functions exercising discretion; coordinate and support events; conduct searches for information; prepare reports; handle special projects; and prepare various correspondence,  promotional materials, and presentations.


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Three (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
  • Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
  • Ability and comfort with learning new software

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines.
  • Purdue’s benefits summary
  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain same benefit standing
  • 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

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