Student Worker - Engagement Services

POSTED: August 26, 2021
BUSINESS: Purdue for Life Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Manage the front desk operations of the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center to include welcoming and assisting guests, keeping the space clean, stocking supplies, and tracking visitor numbers and notes.
  • Sell memberships in PASE, the Purdue Alumni Student Experience, and Purdue Alumni Association.
  • Pass out PASE kits and jackets to new student members.
  • Promote engagement and event opportunities within the Purdue for Life Foundation.
  • Help staff and set up events hosted out of the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center.
  • Work with the Admissions team to welcome potential Purdue students and families for tours.
  • Some weekend work required.


Additional Responsibilities

Marketing and Events

  • Promote the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center to alumni, students, and friends via the PASE social media channels.
  • Assist with setting up and staffing for events for alumni, families, and friends.
  • Manage and set up shadow box displays to promote the Purdue for Life Foundation.
  • Assist with other Purdue for Life Foundation and PASE events as needed.

Supply and Logistics

  • Ensure the space has the necessary materials to function, such as cleaning supplies, office supplies, event materials, university and community informational sheets, and give away items.
  • Track technology usage in the space to ensure screens are working and the music system is functioning.
  • Ensure the Senior Director is aware of any shortage of supplies or malfunctioning of equipment.


  • As necessary, provide tours to alumni and friends.
  • Keep reliable notes on significant conversations with Purdue alumni, families, and/or business leaders.
  • Assist with data entry as needed.


  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Proficiency in social media platforms.
  • Creative in new technologies and platforms.
  • Event planning experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to keep information confidential required.
  • Must have the ability to stay organized, take the initiative to solve problems and handle multiple and varied tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Adaptable work style and comfortable with change
  • Time management, scheduling other people and coordinating locations for events as well as vendors for events.

Description of Experience:

Experience working with people, managing organizations, planning events and working in a fast-paced, evolving environment preferred.


This posting represents multiple openings. This is a part-time position (approximately 10-15 hours/week) and the position pay is $9/hr. If you are interested in applying, please click here to begin the process:

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

This employer is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all employment-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

Purdue Research Foundation student and internship employment opportunities currently do not meet US immigration standards for students on F-1 student visas to pursue curricular practical training (CPT).

Purdue Research Foundation will not sponsor employment authorization for this position and is an off-campus employer.

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