Requisition ID:  29734

Senior Administrative Assistant - MAHA

Job Summary

The Senior Administrative Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to the Maha Fluid Power Center. In this role, you will play a crucial role in supporting the efficient functioning of the Maha Fluid Power Research Center (located at 1500 Kepner Dr., Lafayette, IN). Maha is a vibrant research lab which engages industry members through research conferences, workshops, and student recruitment events.

What You'll be Doing:

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for the Maha Center, working directly with faculty, students, staff and industry partners
  • Manage the Maha’s center’s digital presence, including websites, social media channels, and online communication platforms to ensure consistent and accurate messaging
  • Assist in preparation and distribution of Maha Center announcements and other materials to industry members and the media, including press releases, media advisories, and other materials
  • Maintaining organized records, coordinating schedules, facilitating communication, and assisting in various administrative tasks within the center activities and events
  • Event/visitation logistics and on-site management

What We're Looking For:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 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

What We'd Like You to Know:

  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
  • A background check is 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:  Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

What You'll Get in Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package, https://www.purdue.edu/hr/benewell/index.php, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.


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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette