Requisition ID:  28744

Senior Dean's Office Coordinator

Job Summary

The Dean's Office Coordinator will provide administrative assistance to the Executive Assistant of the Dean of Engineering. Work to achieve day-to-day objectives for the Office of the Dean. This will include managing the Dean’s calendar, travel/travel reconciliation, and events. Attend and report back on the College of Engineering staff meetings. Anticipate needs and proactively plan ahead when possible, manage room reservations. Manage and ensure operational back-up (access to the dean’s calendar, approving emails sent to list-serves, assisting with documents for Promotion and Tenure). Assist with the Dean’s priority projects, researching, compiling and summarizing information requested, arrange meetings and travel when required. This position will also be tasked with special projects during the course of the year.

Who We Are

The College of Engineering at Purdue University is among the best and largest Engineering schools in the world, and is one of the top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation. In particular, Purdue Engineering is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 8th for undergraduate programs, 2nd for online graduate engineering programs, and 4th for graduate programs (2nd among public universities), and is 5th among universities in the world for utility patents (USPTO). With nearly 16,000 engineering students and more than 500 tenure track faculty in the college, this position has ample opportunity to have an impact at one of the world’s most influential universities.

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What We Are Looking For




  • 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 departmental 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
  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain same benefit standing
  • 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: 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
  • 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