Associate Director, Minority Engineering Program at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana

Posted in General Business 27 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Associate Director for the Minority Engineering Program (MEP) will lead the planning and execution of all K-12 and undergraduate programs for the Minority Engineering Program from all around the country. This includes analyzing national engineering data to drive the development and execution of goals aimed t o improve Purdue University's programmatic content and metric results against the national average. The associate director will also develop activities to provide pathways to success for national outreach efforts in K-12 and more than 500 undergraduate students within the College of Engineering.


  • Master's degree in STEM related field
  • Six (6) years of experience in academic program development, planning and execution
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related eduation and required work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience researching, writing, securing and managing grants
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of pre-college and college students, alumni, administrators, faculty and staff
  • Experience supervising professional staff
  • Experience providing excellent customer service while handling confidential information with professionalism and discretion
  • Experience researching and analyzing national engineering data in order to make timely and impactful decisions despite pressure from students, faculty, and parents and staff
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple large projects
  • Ability to teach student courses
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license
  • Up to 15% travel is expected for off-campus meetings and conferences


  • PhD in engineering
  • Knowledge of engineering curriculum and engineering profession

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette