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Requisition ID:  20415

Senior Graduate Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

The Senior Administrative Assistant, Graduate position consists of two components: support of the Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) graduate program and support of the EEE academic unit. In support of the graduate program, this position will support the chair of the graduate admissions committee by assisting in the admission/selection process for new students, monitoring and managing administrative aspects of currently enrolled students, performing database queries as needed, and assisting with communication materials. Support of the EEE academic unit will include acting as schedule deputy, organizing an coordinating various meetings, and assisting with faculty searches.


  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with graduate level academic procedures, policies, and admissions

Additional Information:

  • 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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