Date Posted: August 18, 2018
Job Number: LONDON2

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The part-time (20-30 hours/week) Samford in London Program Administrator requires an experienced academic administrator with oversight for Samford's academic program in London, liaising with local lecturers and faculty.  Approximately 150 Samford students study in London during four different academic terms.  Additionally, the Program Administrator serves as the authorized immigration officer for UKVI and ensures program compliance for Tier 4 visas.  The Program Administrator provides academic and cultural support to students, faculty, and staff and assists in the implementation of long-term strategic and programmatic goals as established by the Global Engagement Office.  Required:  Residency in London

Duties include:


  • Serve as Samford's authorized immigration officer in adherence with UKVI policies; maintain appropriate files and compliance
  • Issue CAS to London Resident Assistants and internship participants
  • Keep up-to-date with UK legislation regarding Study Abroad
  • Work with Daniel House Residence Director in coordinating and implementing comprehensive orientation programs for students and faculty
  • Assist the Daniel House Residence Director with cultural issues in working with various constituents
  • Respond to student and faculty queries regarding academics


  • Facilitate offering of courses under the direction of the Global Engagement Office
  • Recruit, select, liaise, and assess the London-based adjunct professors in consultation with the Global Engagement Office
  • Coordinate with the scheduling of the facility with academic lecturers in consultation with the Daniel House Residence Director
  • Facilitate internship program in partnership with CAPA; collect attendance and timesheets for students with internships
  • Liaise between faculty and students and provide academic and cultural support
  • Conduct post-course assessments
  • Arrange program-related travel for academic courses
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

To apply for this job, your resume and/or cover letter must show that you have:

  • Residency in London and ability to serve as an authorized user for UKVI (U.K. Citizen or Permanent Resident)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least four years' relevant work experience
  • Two years' work experience in the field of education abroad

Qualified applicants will also be required to have the following skills, attributes, and abilities:

  • Must be capable of handling multiple tasks and working with a diverse group of individuals; highly organized
  • Must be self-motivated and able to produce quality work with little supervision
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs on a regular basis
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm manner
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree (or equivalent qualification for teaching undergraduate courses)

Submit a resume and cover letter with current salary/salary requirements to:

Office of Human Resources
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
FAX: 205-726-4027

Resumes received after the posting is removed will not be considered.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.