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Job Title: Senior Program Assistant, Master of Engineering Management Graduate Program (15803)
Location: West Lafayette, IN United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/16/2021
Expire Date: 11/16/2021
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services
Job Description
Senior Program Assistant, Master of Engineering Management Graduate Program (15803)
Job Summary

The Senior Program Assistant for the Master of Engineering Management Graduate Program will have responsibility for the day-to-day functionality of program operations and student support. The scope of responsibility will include application and admission processes, recurring critical administrative operations, registration, orientation, graduation, program events, and office area reception. The Senior Program Assistant will work in close coordination with the Program Director and Program Manager to accomplish high-quality, student-centric program operations. Banner, Slate, Cognos, GradDB, Microsoft Office, Qualtrics, Ariba, and other software systems will be utilized regularly.

Join our engaging, student-focused team that helps prepare talented graduate students to become future technical leaders and managers in industry. The individual hired for this newly-created position will have the opportunity to shape its focus based on his/her skillset and interests, while fulfilling core operational needs for our growing on-campus program. We invite self-motivated, positive, and solution-oriented candidates to apply for consideration!


High school diploma/GED
A minimum of three (3) years of administrative support experience in education or industry
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, communication, and customer service skills
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of college students, staff, faculty, alumni, and industry partners
Must be highly motivated, self-initiating and a team player
Ability to effectively handle confidential information with discretion
Positivity and professionalism
Must be able to work independently in coordination with the supervisor and program team
Ability to plan ahead, anticipate needs, proactively solve problems, and pay close attention to details


Associate's/Bachelor's degree
Previous student services experience, preferably in a STEM capacity
Familiarity with university systems, such as Banner, Slate, Qualtrics, myPurdue, Cognos, Boiler Connect, GradDB, Ariba, Canvas, etc.

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.

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At Purdue University, we never stop in our persistent pursuit of the next giant leap. Together, in this community, we are dedicated to providing an education that’s built on respect and fosters learning. We engage in world-changing research to deliver innovation. And we create an environment of inclusion and a culture of hard work that help build balance and growth. We are here to develop practical solutions to the toughest challenges we face today, so that we can build a better world together. This is the kind of place where big things are accomplished. We keep going to show the world what’s possible. Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue's role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that's without rival. Take one small step and apply today to join a nationally renowned university with a robust benefits package and a commitment to work/life balance. A career that means something. That’s my giant leap.
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