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What gets you up in the morning? What makes you excited to start the day? At CAPA The Global Education Network, our remarkable employees collaborate and innovate across multiple locations and time zones every day to promote highly experiential and personalized international education programs and internships. CAPA is headquartered in Boston and operates programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Sydney, and Shanghai.

Our careers integrate our diverse identities, talents, passions, and experiences. Our culture is centered around the total employee experience – who we are, what is meaningful to us and to our students and partners, and how we can best contribute to reach our full potential and to achieve our organizational goals. We are leaders at every level. We welcome everyone’s voices and ideas, and we help each other out, in order to tackle our greatest work and industry challenges.

If you want to develop your career success in an entrepreneurial, globally networked and FUN environment, please join us! We offer generous benefits, including paid time off, health and disability insurance, retirement savings plans, wellness, staff socials, training and development, and more.

Go beyond your average job and explore our opportunities at CAPA!

Open Positions in the United States

Contract Specialist  
Contract Specialist
 
Organizational Overview
CAPA: The Global Education Network is an established leader in the development and administration of quality international education programs. For over 45 years, we have partnered with universities and colleges across the country and around the world, providing a full range of programs and integrated services designed to support all aspects of international education. Our strong worldwide network, professional expertise, and demonstrated success in the field make us the preferred resource for a growing number of US institutions of higher learning for their study abroad needs. CAPA is headquartered in Boston and operates programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai and Sydney.
 
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, collaborative learning communities and global connections via technology, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world.
 
General Description
The Contract Specialist is responsible for developing, negotiating and reviewing contract language and budgets surrounding CAPA’s study abroad programs with our institutional partners. This role also works with global operations to ensure that CAPA’s costs are as competitive as possible. This position is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
The ideal candidate will be a lead/confident negotiator and strategic and analytical thinker who is self-motivated but also able to collaborate and function as a productive team member across departments. This position reports to the Vice President, Finance and will work closely with the Director, Custom Programs & Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Relationship Managers.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the Director, Custom Programs & Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Relations Managers to create unique learning abroad programs with CAPA through custom and faculty-led programming opportunities. Problem solve and provide creative solutions to complex programming requirements.
  • Develop and deliver timely budgets, proposals, and contracts for CAPA’s study abroad programs, utilizing internal financial systems, templates, and Salesforce/CRM.
  • Accurately forecast contract execution timelines and costs. Respond to university requests for proposals (RFPs) in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Review and evaluate client requested contract changes and based upon department guidelines escalate as appropriate
  • Assess contracts for completeness and accuracy; correct documents and file changes to contracts as needed
  • Participate in finance, sales, and marketing meetings for the purpose of expediting the contract negotiation process
  • Work in conjunction with multiple departments within CAPA, both domestic and international, to support our current partnerships
  • Complete special projects as assigned; analyze and enhance strategies used for working with project teams and engaging with various global centers
  • Collaborate with the VP of Global Operations to identify opportunities to continually reduce operational and programming costs
  • Draft accurate contracts leveraging existing templates
  • Negotiate and collect details directly with overseas vendors to ensure CAPA is receiving competitive pricing
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for contract process for department and collaborate on execution of approved improvements
  • Manage the custom programs pricing database system, all updates, and assist in troubleshooting
  • Other contract and budget duties, as assigned, by the Vice President, Finance.
 

Qualifications

Required
  • Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
  • High level of analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Confident in factoring budgets and determining margins
  • Drive to increase organizational revenue and profits
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Experience and knowledge of contact management systems, ideally Salesforce
  • Comfortable working both independently and in a team environment, within and across departments to meet established target-based performance goals
  • Exceptional time-management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility with competing priorities and initiative to take on new projects
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel
  • BA/BS required

Preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of sales, negotiation or program management experience
  • Experience working with international vendors
  • Experience of developing and reviewing contracts and contract renewals
  • Finance / accounting background
Hours
This is a full-time role. Standard schedule is 37.5 hours per week, 9:00 to 5:30, Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the study abroad field, additional time beyond regular office hours and work on weekends and holidays is to be expected in this role.
 
How to Apply
Join our team! To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume highlighting salary requirements HERE (include Contract Specialist in subject line).
 

CAPA offers a competitive salary and benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

Institutional Relations Manager  
Institutional Relations Manager
 
Organizational Overview

CAPA The Global Education Network is an established leader in the development and administration of quality international education programs. For over 45 years, we have partnered with universities and colleges across the country and around the world, providing a full range of programs and integrated services designed to support all aspects of international education. Our strong worldwide network, professional expertise, and demonstrated success in the field make us the preferred resource for a growing number of US institutions of higher learning for their study abroad needs. CAPA is headquartered in Boston and operates programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai and Sydney.

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, collaborative learning communities and global connections via technology, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world.

General Description

The Institutional Relations Manager (IRM) is a sales role responsible for business development as well as for maintaining and growing existing institutional partner relationships within a region designated by CAPA. We are seeking candidates based in multiple locations, including the MidAtlantic and Midwest Regions of the US. If outside of Massachusetts, a remote work arrangement is required.

In addition to cultivating new relationships with universities and colleges, the IRM works with CAPA’s current partners to develop new business streams by approving new CAPA programs, developing custom programs, and increasing student enrollments.

The ideal candidate will be a target-driven strategic thinker who is highly self-motivated and able to collaborate and function as a productive team member across departments. This position reports to the Regional Manager of Institutional Relations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assess business opportunities, establish goals, and take ownership for growth within your assigned region.
  • Develop and manage strategies to exceed growth targets.
  • Consult with U.S. universities and colleges to develop strategic partnerships to allow their students to access CAPA’s study and intern abroad programs.
  • Develop customized program opportunities with institutions in CAPA locations, utilizing extensive knowledge of best practices and expertise in academics, internships, and student services.
  • Attend study abroad fairs and related university events to generate leads to hit enrollment targets.
  • Develop, establish, and maintain relationships with study abroad professionals, administrators, and faculty at partner institutions.
  • Raise brand awareness by meeting with current and prospective partners, presenting papers and participating in sessions at national and regional conferences.
  • Work in conjunction with multiple departments within CAPA, both domestic and international, to support our current partnerships and to look for opportunities to generate new ones.
  • Assist partners by guiding their program development efforts, supporting recruitment, communicating CAPA updates, handling special requests, and providing creative solutions to complex programming.
  • Travel domestically 25-40% of the year, depending on peak seasons.

Skills and Experience

Required

  • Proven track record of success in sales, consistently exceeding targets
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve
  • In-depth understanding of higher education landscape and best practices in education abroad
  • Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills with broad range of clientele
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • High level of competitive drive, self-motivation, initiative, enthusiasm, and flexibility
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Comfortable working both independently and in a team environment, within and across departments to meet established target-based performance goals
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in conjunction with a heavy travel schedule (40% during peak seasons)
  • Ability to network with peers and contacts to seek new relationship opportunities
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and comfortable working in a contact management system and other database applications, ideally Salesforce and HubSpot
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive long distances
  • BA/BS required

Preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in sales to universities
  • Experience working remotely
  • Close proximity to major airport due to travel requirements
Hours

This is a full-time position. Standard work schedule is 37.5 hours per week, 9:00 to 5:30, Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of sales and the study abroad field, additional time beyond regular office hours and work on weekends and holidays is to be expected in this role.

How to Apply

Join our team! To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume highlighting your salary requirements HERE (include IRM in subject line).

Office and Human Resources Assistant  
Office and Human Resources Assistant
 
Organizational Overview
CAPA The Global Education Network is an established leader in the development and administration of quality international education programs. For over 45 years, we have partnered with universities and colleges across the country and around the world, providing a full range of programs and integrated services designed to support all aspects of international education. Our strong worldwide network, professional expertise, and demonstrated success in the field make us the preferred resource for a growing number of US institutions of higher learning for their study abroad needs. CAPA is headquartered in Boston and operates programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai and Sydney.
 
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, collaborative learning communities and global connections via technology, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world.
 
General Description
CAPA is seeking an Office and Human Resources Assistant to serve as the first point of contact for its global headquarters in Boston and to provide diverse administrative support for all general activities affecting the corporate office and the Human Resources Department. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Human Resources, this role identifies ways to support and improve office and HR operations to maintain a highly professional, efficient, and healthy office environment. The ideal candidate enjoys working both independently and collaboratively with people in a fast-paced environment with the flexibility to move quickly and effectively between tasks. This is an entry-level, full-time position enabling the right person to launch an exciting career in international education, human resources, or other business-related fields.
 

Key Responsibilities

General office support:
  • Supports main office administration and reception, maintaining the overall office appearance and providing a welcoming, well-functioning environment for employees and visitors
  • Answers the main business phone line, greets guests at the front desk, and coordinates visitors, routing people to the appropriate person or area
  • Distributes mail to all departments, accepting daily deliveries and assisting the Marketing and Sales departments with large shipments on occasion
  • Monitors and maintains inventory of office and kitchen supplies
  • Coordinates with IT to maintain office equipment including scheduling repairs and preventive maintenance with outside vendors
  • Maintains CAPA facilities, serving as the point person for office keys/fobs, recycling, maintenance issues (security alarms, kitchen appliances, carpet cleaning, etc.), and projects liaising with building property management

HR support:

  • Maintains the company’s HR platform, including creating basic content and updating employee profiles, company phone lists, and organizational charts
  • Assists with recruiting and hiring processes, including posting job vacancies on the CAPA website and various job boards, maintaining files; scheduling candidate interviews, and contacting applicants as needed
  • Supports general onboarding activities, updating new employee orientation materials, scheduling CAPA onboarding sessions, collecting relevant documents, and conducting office tours
  • Supports HR with the general administration of company benefits, including answering staff inquiries, escalating to HR team members as necessary, and assisting with data entry and basic reports
  • Facilitates general office communications for internal audiences, keeping staff informed of relevant company events and news relating to birthdays, anniversaries, and other staff announcements
  • Assists the HR team in preparing internal documents, letters, presentations, collecting and researching supporting materials as necessary
  • Assists with the planning and logistics for training programs and other HR and special office events
  • Helps to foster a positive CAPA culture by ensuring open communication, smooth office procedures, and the organized physical appearance of the office
  • Assists the HR Department and other departments in taking on additional administrative duties and projects as assigned. Maintains employee confidentiality throughout appropriate business processes.

Skills and Experience

Required:

  • High school degree or equivalent work experience with wide-ranging knowledge of office procedures. A minimum of two years’ administrative, office, or related experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide the highest level of customer service
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and plan work activities to manage time efficiently successfully multitask
  • High level of self-motivation, enthusiasm, and flexibility with the ability to complete tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diversity of people across multiple time zones and international locations
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including being able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; uses discretion and knows who to go to resolve issues and complete tasks. Requires general understanding of own work and how it impacts operations outside own department.
  • Must be accurate, thorough, and able to follow directions and to monitor a high volume of work for quality
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, anticipate needs, and exercise independent/sound judgment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and adapt a flexible approach to meet the needs of the business
  • Ability to effectively read and interpret information, gather and analyze data
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint); familiarity with HRIS (e.g. BambooHR)

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • International travel or work experience
Hours

This is a full-time position, standard work schedule is 37.5 hours per week, 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the study abroad field, additional time beyond regular office hours is to be expected on occasion in this role.

How to Apply

Join our team! To apply, please submit your  resume and cover letter with salary requirements HERE (include Office HR Assistant in subject line).

Open Positions at our Global Program Sites

Career Services Advisor (Sydney)  
Career Services Advisor (Sydney)
 
Organizational Overview
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 Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, Sydney, London and Shanghai.
 
General Description
CAPA is one of the leading and most respected organisations for internships abroad. A CAPA internship (work placement) is a unique opportunity for American students to gain a competitive edge by getting hands-on experience in one of the world’s leading cities. Internships can be in any field, depending on the student’s career and academic interests. The internship division organises and monitors hundreds of placements at the Sydney Centre. As the Career Services Advisor, you will act as the primary contact for internship services and for students interning with professional businesses in Sydney. This is a full-time, fixed-term (twelve months) position based in CAPA Sydney Centre.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • To research, develop and monitor internship sites/work placements for our students at organisations and businesses throughout Sydney.
  • To work directly with businesses and organisations to help them understand the benefits of a CAPA intern and to educate them on their responsibilities in regard to the placement.
  • To assist senior staff in the continued development of the internships department’s working practices.
  • To provide student support services and internship advising.
  • To lead on internal and external internship projects.
  • To assist with the arrival and orientation of incoming interns, provide follow-up supervision and act as an on-site advisor for issues relating to student internships.
  • To liaise with our US administration office during pre-departure and create thorough and accurate pre-departure information for students.
  • To maintain intern and site databases to a high level of accuracy.
  • To attend CAPA events such as arrival and departure parties, mid-term dinners, and special CAPA events.
  • To assist with other administrative tasks within the office and across departments as required.
  • This role will also be cross trained to assist the department of program and student services during busy times; this will involve further student care and advising as well as administration. Support may include, but not limited to: pre-arrival academic and program preparation, arrival services, orientations (program or academic), event management, classroom equipment support, bookings and transport logistics. Support for the academic department or the office as a whole may also be a part of the role as required. 
  • To carry an emergency mobile phone outside of office hours on a one-week basis within a rota with other members of staff. Full training and backup resources will be provided.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum three year’s work experience in an office environment
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • A high level of professionalism and comfort working with key people in businesses across Sydney
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to cold call prospective internship sites and develop a rapport
  • Research skills to find new internship sites • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work well independently as well as across departments
  • Ability to coach and mentor students
  • A high level of proficiency in computer software particularly Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
  • An aptitude for working with databases or CRM systems
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours and job duties
  • The legal right to work in Australia is required

Preferred:

  • Experience working with university students
  • Knowledge of the US education system
Hours of Work

This is a full-time role. Standard hours are 9:00 AM to 17:30 PM, Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the study abroad field, additional time beyond regular office hours is to be expected in this role.

How to Apply

Join our team! To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter highlighting salary requirements HERE by June 10, 2019.

Chief Academic Officer (London)  

Chief Academic Officer (London)

Organizational Overview

CAPA: The Global Education Network is an established leader in the development and administration of quality international education programs. For over 45 years, we have partnered with universities and colleges across the country and around the world, providing a full range of programs and integrated services designed to support all aspects of international education. Our strong worldwide network, professional expertise, and demonstrated success in the field make us the preferred resource for a growing number of US institutions of higher learning for their study abroad needs. CAPA is headquartered in Boston and operates programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai, and Sydney.

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, collaborative on line learning communities and global connections via technology, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world.

General Description

CAPA seeks a leader to deliver excellence and the highest standards of best practice in learning abroad in all areas of academic affairs and administration for the organization. The Chief Academic Officer is a key member of the executive team who will oversee academic programming and will develop and manage faculty in ensuring strong academic results and positive personal and professional development for all students. Additionally, this individual will define strategy, and will facilitate and communicate integrated plans for business development and growth in all areas across the organization, including expansion plans. The Chief Academic Officer will reside in London and will report to the President/CEO in our Boston headquarters.

Key Responsibilities

Academic Management and Curriculum Design

  • Oversee CAPA’s academic standards and student learning outcomes across the organization
  • Oversee the global academic management team in matters of performance and KPIs, curriculum development, programming, academic advising, faculty management, and quality evaluation
  • Align CAPA’s strategy for curriculum design and development with future growth plans to ensure our courses and products are positioned to achieve the organizations expected revenue and enrollment growth
  • Support faculty in establishing, prioritizing and implementing programs that are aligned to CAPA’s mission
  • Provide regular, actionable feedback on instructional leaders; provide professional development opportunities that are aligned to organizational goals and responsive to individual needs
  • Build strategies to further develop CAPA’s globally networked platform to reach new institutions and markets
  • Promote CAPA’s globally networked learning objectives, optimizing the use of technology via CANVAS/LMS
  • Serve as the CAPA liaison with the Academic Advisory Board and oversee all external reviews
  • Serve as Chair, Curriculum Committee and Chair, Enrollment Management Committee
  • Represent CAPA’s academic strategy on college and university campuses in the US and abroad; lead and host site visits and workshops from prospective and current partners from US institutions, presenting the mission and benefits of CAPA programs in all locations to senior decision makers
  • Travel to conferences and US institutions to facilitate the fulfillment of partnership agreements, including agreements with local universities, as well as universities based in the US to build CAPA’s institutional network. This will generally be 25% of the time.
  • Responsible for the quality assurance strategy and for educational oversight with the Quality Assurance Agency, including regular review and implementation of the action plan (course evaluations, faculty self-assessment, peer review, and QAA reporting)
  • Set and manage substantial budgets associated with curriculum, instruction, and student activities/supplies
  • Ensure all registrar and copyright compliance requirements are managed appropriately across the academic affairs team
  • Manage all School of Record (SOR) and Library of Record (LOR) strategy, relationships and agreements for the organization
  • Drive international academic initiatives, including along with academic leadership from other CAPA centers worldwide
  • Prepare departmental reports for the Executive Team, the Board of Advisors, and the Academic Advisory Board as required
  • Proactively manage a variety of special projects, maintain deadlines, and track and report progress
  • Foster a supportive and positive culture while ensuring accountability

Academic Leadership

  • Collaborate with the President/CEO to ensure academic vision is aligned with expected growth of the organization
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs through a newly established evaluation system
  • Design and implement the organization’s academic priorities and goals in collaboration with the Global Academic Management Team
  • Provide leadership and support on adopting research-proven pedagogy and standards-based instructional practices
  • Oversee hiring of highly qualified faculty and staff who excel at meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of students
  • Teach as part of the CAPA London Program (optional)

Assessment and Data Strategy

  • Review data with faculty to identify strengths, growth areas and corresponding action plans based on formal and informal assessments
  • Ensure student data is analyzed regularly and is used to inform lesson planning
  • Lead the process for administering assessments and disseminating assessment results to management and staff

Academic Internships

  • Assume line management of the Vice President of Global Internships. The Chief Academic Officer has oversight of global internships provision and connections to internship curriculum.

London Centre Management

  • Provide executive senior leadership to all departments within the London centre, ensuring collaboration and a seamless, high-quality experience for students and visiting faculty
  • In collaboration with the Vice President of Global Operations, will support London based crises and student disciplinary issues as required; will also provide input to develop and implement policies and standard operating procedures for the London centre
  • Act as a key member of CAPA’s crisis management team, contributing to the regular review and updating of our response policies
  • Serve as a member of relevant committees (e.g., disabilities, orientation planning committees)
  • Collaborate closely with the US pre-departure team to ensure clear communications and a quality experience for students throughout their pre-departure and overseas experience

Skills and Experience

  • 8-10 years of experience in senior management and/or higher education administration
  • PhD in relevant field; preferably in international education and study abroad
  • Expert knowledge of and/or experience in US higher education
  • Prior success managing a team to work collaboratively and to achieve individual, team and organizational goals
  • Proven experience in a fast-paced, demanding entrepreneurial environment
  • Senior fiscal management experience
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, along with demonstrated success communicating effectively with all levels within and outside the organization
  • Proven ability to work across departments, building an environment of collaboration
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong ability to prioritize multiple tasks and special projects
  • Ability to work autonomously, while managing interdependencies
  • Entrepreneurial problem-solver with a focus on driving results and continual improvement
  • Ability to work to deadlines and adapt a flexible approach to meet the needs of the business
  • Ability to handle situations discreetly, diplomatically, ethically, and professionally
  • Facility with managing significant budgets and negotiating favorable rates and contracts
  • Aptitude towards executing responsibilities with a sense of urgency and follow-through
  • Ability to work to deadlines and adapt a flexible approach to meet the needs of the organization
  • A high level of proficiency in computer software, particularly Microsoft Office, Salesforce/CRM and CANVAS/LMS
  • Solid working knowledge of educational technology is preferred
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, up to 25%
  • The established legal right to work in the UK

Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, with a significant amount of time on campuses and in classrooms. Due to the nature of this role and the study abroad field, additional time beyond regular office hours and weekends and bank holidays is to be expected.

How to Apply

Join our team! To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter with salary expectations here (include CAO in the subject line)