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Administrative Assistant

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Job Summary

As an Administrative Assistant in Chemical Engineering, you will provide administrative support for an individual or group of faculty and professionals. Major administrative responsibilities include maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings and events, arranging travel and handling incoming inquiries, as well as assisting faculty with preparing course materials. Other duties may include creating promotional materials and maintaining websites, databases and mailing lists. Event management will be necessary.


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Three (3) years of experience as an administrative assistant
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively support the department and customer needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with a diverse workforce and to address customer needs
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy, working under pressure, and handling frequent interruptions
  • Ability to identify and solve problems; interpret policies and procedures to make recommendations and implement solutions for non-routine requests
  • Experience providing guidance to students and/or entry-level employees
  • Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology and software
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility, handling confidential information with discretion and using good judgement in sensitive situations
  • Ability to function professionally both while working independently and contributing to a team environment


  • Experience using software such as Arriba, Concur, Qualtrics, and Webex
  • University Experience

Additional Information:

  • 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

Posted: 2019-10-10 Expires: 2019-11-08
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