Student Worker, Engagement Services

POSTED: June 22, 2022
BUSINESS: Purdue for Life Foundation
START DATE: August 1, 2022

Essential Functions

  • Manage the front desk operations of the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center to include welcoming and assisting guests, answering phones and handling voicemail messages, keeping the space clean, stocking supplies, and tracking visitor numbers and notes.
  • Promote engagement and event opportunities within the Purdue for Life Foundation.
  • Promote and sell memberships in PASE, the Purdue Alumni Student Experience, the Purdue Alumni Association, and the John Purdue Club.
  • Pass out PASE kits and jackets to new student members.
  • Work with our Admissions team to welcome potential Purdue students and families for tours.
  • Keep reliable notes on significant conversations help with Purdue alumni, families, and/or business leaders.
  • Attend monthly professional development meetings to increase team collaboration and participate in personal development activities. 

Additional Responsibilities

 Marketing & Events

  • Assist with setting up and staffing events for alumni, families, and friends of Purdue.
  • Help with other Purdue for Life Foundation and PASE events as needed. 

Supply & 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.
  • Keep track of our 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 other visitors.
  • Assist with data entry to include updating contact information and keeping notes on important conversations with alumni and other constituents.
  • Work on special projects regarding the welcome center or for the larger Purdue for Life Foundation. 


  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Proficiency in social media platforms.
  • Creative in new technologies and platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to keep information confidential required.
  • Ability to welcome and greet visitors to campus in an open and sometimes crowded space.
  • 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.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Some evening and weekend work required. 


  • High School diploma/GED equivalent required.
  • Experience working with people, managing organizations, planning events and working in a fast-paced, evolving environment preferred.

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. 

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-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.        


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