Requisition ID:  30159

Staff Specialist

Job Summary

Coordinate hiring activities for Office of the Dean in the College of Engineering and CoE Schools and Programs, to ensure efficient and timely hiring of staff positions; support Dean’s initiative in providing professional development opportunities for staff throughout the college, including the Purdue Engineering Staff Leadership Academy (PESLA). Facilitate the recognition of all staff in the college through partnering with communications and marketing team; manage staff data and create reports. Support activities to ensure the Staff  Performance Management process within the College is followed, as well as other special projects as needed.          

Who We Are

The College of Engineering at Purdue University is among the best and largest Engineering schools in the world. 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


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in higher education, administrative or program management experience, or related
  • Equivalent combinations of required education and work experience will be considered


  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Familiarity with hiring process
  • Demonstrated success in building internal trust and strong relationships with business partners

Additional Information

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • 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