Apr 08, 2024

Client Relations and Operations Manager

  • Purdue Research Foundation
  • Hybrid (Odon, IN, USA)
Full-Time Administration Management Other Program Management Training

Job Description

Working for the Purdue Research Foundation offers a dynamic and innovative environment where you can be at the forefront of groundbreaking research and technological advancements. As a member of this organization, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant minds and contribute to cutting-edge projects that have the potential to shape the future in various fields. The Foundation's commitment to driving innovation and entrepreneurship provides a stimulating and supportive workplace culture. Additionally, you'll have access to state-of-the-art resources and a network of professionals dedicated to advancing knowledge and technology. Working for the Purdue Research Foundation means being part of a team that's actively driving progress and making a lasting impact on the world. Are you ready to change with world with us? Apply today!

Essential Functions
  • Create and strengthen external and internal client relations.
  • Support client talent attraction and development.
  • Support and maintain incoming and current lease and coworking contracts
  • Advocate business development to increase revenue at WestGate Academy.
  • Manage rental activities at WestGate Academy including quoting and invoicing, set-up and customer service. 
  • Manage event planning and operations.
  • Support public relations and marketing of WestGate Academy.
  • Supervise Facilities Manager, contracted IT and administrative support.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate events to be held within WestGate Academy.
    • Work with vendors and customers to determine facility requirements for WestGate Academy events.
    • Schedule use of conference rooms, training rooms, conference center, and joint use space as required for specific WestGate Academy events.
    • Manage the tear down and set-up of the conference center and training rooms used for special events.
    • Maintain list of approved and preferred caterers and bartenders in the area. 
    • Manage business aspects of rentals, including basic accounting, providing quotes and invoicing customers.  
  • Market WestGate Academy.
    • Support marketing of the conference center to ensure maximum usage and benefit.
    • Support marketing of additional facility offerings.
    • Support the marketing of educational offerings.
  • Assist in public relations efforts relative to WestGate Academy.
    • Support development and maintenance of website content and materials for WestGate Academy.
    • Assist with social media efforts.
    • Represent Purdue@WestGate and WestGate Academy at outreach events.
  • Daily operations 
    • Serve as primary point of contact for customers of WestGate Academy.
    • Lead coordination with the Purdue@WestGate team to ensure quality customer service.
    • Manage building access resources and schedules.
    • Assist in keeping facility and property clean, stocked with supplies and maintained.
    • Support marketing of the cowork and office space to attract new tenants. 
    • Oversee lease management and opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Dedication to customer service, ability to build relationships with clients in multiple markets, gain and maintain trust of customers and employees.
  • Must have a passion for community engagement.
  • Must have a positive attitude.
  • Able to effectively use problem solving techniques and processes.
  • Ability to conduct basic Internet research.
  • Computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications.
  • Experienced in use of Microsoft Office and the Internet.
  • Possess basic reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Good written, verbal, and documentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good team building skills.
  • Ability to work with multiple teams simultaneously. 
  • Good long- and short-term planning skills.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must be results oriented.
  • Must be flexible and capable of adapting to scheduling changes. Occasional travel required.
  • Ability to manage effectively with contract workers, coordinating schedules and assigning tasks. 


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Human Resources credential/experience preferred.
  • Minimum three years of customer service/client relations required.
  • Event planning experience required.

About Purdue Research Foundation

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.

PRF will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.

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



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