Student Facilities Assistant, University Development Office

POSTED: February 7, 2020
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
POSITION TYPE: Part-time/Non-exempt
START DATE: Spring Semester 2020

Essential Functions:

  • The primary function of the Facilities Assistant is to assist the Facility Manager with the general operation of the Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center.
  • Provide Dauch facility presence after normal business hours as scheduled during special events and meetings.
  • Verify proper use of the Beering Catering Kitchen and meeting and banquet rooms.
  • Check various areas such as interior/exterior entrances, atrium, banquet rooms, patio and restrooms to ensure cleanliness and for appropriate condition prior to event start time. Pick up debris and address issues as needed.
  • Verify proper special event room setups and temperature control in meeting and banquet rooms.
  • Maintain inventory of catering and event supplies such as paper goods & beverages in the Beering Catering Kitchen.
  • Maintain inventory of coffee condiments, filters, coffee, etc, outside meeting rooms and in all staff break areas.
  • Maintain inventory of copy paper in copy rooms.
  • Maintain cleanliness in all break areas including sinks, counters, tables, coffee makers, coffee pots, etc.
  • Maintain cleanliness in Beering Catering Kitchen including sinks, stainless steel surfaces, coffee urns and equipment.
  • Organize catering supply and equipment rooms as needed.
  • Communicate inventory needs to Facility Manager.
  • Organize meeting rooms; setup Poly-com phones as needed.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Atrium displays and wood surfaces, change light bulbs as needed.
  • Assist with event setup as needed.
  • Assist Dauch staff members as needed.
  • Observe and report building maintenance needs.
  • Sort Mail when designated staff is absent.
  • Assist Facility Manager with reports and filing as needed.
  • Miscellaneous and various duties as assigned.

Description of Experience:

  • Must possess, independent working skills, good organizational skills, communication skills and ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Must have general knowledge of Purdue University.
  • Must have previous customer service experience.
  • Must present a well-mannered, professional image.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and potential weekends as needed.
  • Must have the ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions.


  • This position is located on the Purdue University campus.
  • Hours: 8-12 hours/week
  • Pay: $9/hour
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at

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.

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

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

Purdue Research Foundation is an affirmative action, equal opportunity 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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