Share this Job
Apply now

Apply for Job

Requisition ID:  21340

Executive Assistant

Job Summary

The Executive Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support for the Associate Deans of the Graduate School.  This position will be able to independently perform largely non-routine administrative functions, as well as some routine administrative functions; interpret policies and procedures to proactively resolve issues and improve processes; and identify problems, analyze situations, and made recommendations.  This position must be comfortable with some level of ambiguity and fluctuating responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Business Administration, Management, or a related field
  • Two or more years of experience in a high-level administrative support role
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of required education and related work experience
  • Skills in using discretion and independent judgment to make sound decisions balancing facts, priorities, and possible outcomes
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills along with attention to detail
  • Advanced computer and related software skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, web conferencing tools, etc
  • Skills in collaborating and communicating to build relationships with individuals at all levels within and external to the university to support department needs
  • Skills in interpreting policies and procedures to proactively resolve issues
  • Skills in identifying problems, generating ideas for improvement, and recommending or implementing solutions
  • Ability to use discretion regarding when to involve the Executive, when to resolve issues independently, or when to engage others
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and adjust as needs arise in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Additional Information:

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

Apply now

Apply for Job