Administrative Assistant - West Lafayette - Office of Undergraduate Research

Provide administrative support for the Office of Undergraduate Research to effectively provide ongoing quality operations of the office. Responsible for maintaining the front office and the online application system; assisting in organizing meetings and events; supporting communications and alumni outreach efforts; and providing general staff support.
High school diploma / GED
Four years of administrative office or secretarial experience
Experience with event and / or workshop planning
Experience with data input and management
Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism as a collegial team member, with the ability to influence and build working relationships with a diverse group of constituents
Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions and meet deadlines
Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions
Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion, tact and diplomacy
Ability to analyze, interpret, and follow University policies and procedures
Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment
Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology
Proficient in: Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
Valid US or Canadian driver's license
Experience supporting research initiatives
Understanding of the nature of research in multiple disciplines
Working knowledge of Access, Banner, Cognos, Concur, PowerPoint, and Qualtrics
Additional Information:
Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
A background check will be required for employment in this position
FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: PERF/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

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