Director of Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs · London, London, City of
Department Academic Affairs
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Director of Academic Affairs, CAPA London 


About CAPA 


CAPA The Global Education Network is committed to academic excellence, integrity, and innovation in learning abroad. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that challenge and inspire students to analyze and explore complex political, cultural, and social landscapes within urban environments. Through our commitment to personalized learning, global connections via technology and collaborative learning communities, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world. CAPA The Global Education Network is headquartered in Boston and operates programs in Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, Sydney, London and Shanghai. 


Justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to the mission, structure, and operations of CAPA The Global Education Network. We are an equal opportunity employer that strives to provide a work environment that celebrates difference and is free of implicit and explicit bias. We seek to hire employees representing diversity in all forms and work to support all employees to achieve at the highest level. Employment is based on a person’s professional qualifications and competence. CAPA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or related condition including breastfeeding, or any other basis protected by law.  


Reports To 

Vice President of Academic Affairs. 


CAPA London Centre 

146-148 Cromwell Road  

 London SW7 4EF 


Job Overview 

CAPA seeks a collaborative and strategic leader for the role of Director of Academic Affairs, London. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educational leader to lead a team in our flagship South Kensington centre responsible for the gold standard academic programming for which CAPA is known The Director works collaboratively as a member of the London Centre Team, as well as the Global Academics Management Team 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Oversee the operational responsibilities of a busy academic affairs department which serves approximately 1,000 US college students annually, working with more than 30 highly qualified instructors from a wide variety of disciplines 
  • Manage a team responsible for the academic operations of the centre, including supporting faculty and students 
  • In collaboration with colleagues, lead curriculum planning and development efforts, manage quality assurance measures, including but not limited to course evaluations, faculty self-assessment, peer-review, and QAA reporting relating to the London Program 
  • Promote CAPA’s Globally Networked Learning objectives, optimizing use of technology via CANVAS/LMS 
  • As a member of the Global Academic Management Team (GAMT), Participate in international academic initiatives, including along with academic leadership from other CAPA centres worldwide 
  • Monitor and plan academic program spending across several budgets 
  • Facilitate the fulfilment of partnership agreements, including agreements with local universities, as well as universities based in the US 
  • Ensure integrity of academic archives and other documents shared across the organization 
  • Ensure all registrar and copyright compliance requirements are administered across the academic affairs team 
  • Lead and oversee the design and implementation of co-curricular learning opportunities 
  • Possible opportunity to teach as a part of the CAPA London Program  
  • Contribute to new academic affairs projects as they arise 




  • A Master’s degree, PhD preferred 
  • Proven experience in academic management and/or higher education administration 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work independently, whilst simultaneously working as a part of a team 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work well under pressure 
  • A high level of proficiency in computer software particularly Microsoft Office, Salesforce/CRM and CANVAS/LMS 
  • Solid working knowledge of educational technology preferred 
  • The legal rights to work in the UK without restrictions  



This full-time role is based upon 37.5 hours per week. Standard working will be between 9:00am - 5:30pm, Monday – Friday. Hours may vary depending on schedulesDue to the nature of the study abroad field, additional time beyond regular office hours and work on weekends and bank holidays is to be expected in this role. 


How to apply 

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Academic Affairs
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor