Careers at Capella University

Change Lives Together

Join a mission-driven organization that’s reinventing higher education.

Find yourself at Capella

The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of adult learners and involve active, engaging, challenging, and relevant learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery modes.

If you share our commitment to helping adult learners realize their goals, please join us.

Enrollment Counselors

Enrollment counselors are the first people to connect with prospective learners and discuss their educational and career goals. As a counselor, you can help them take the steps they need to apply and enroll. Match students to programs that fit their lives today and their ambitions for the future.


Core, part-time, and adjunct faculty members teach at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. They work in course development, mentoring, and committee roles. You’ll bring your educational and professional experience to inspire learners, guiding them toward their long term goals.

Academic coaches

Academic coaches guide students through each milestone on their academic journey. As a coach, you’ll connect one-on-one with learners daily—providing them with resources, motivation, and attainable goals. You will help them make decisions to take actions that will help them succeed and graduate.

Academic Affairs & Operations

We’ve created a different path toward earning a degree, one that transforms the lives of our learners, on their terms. As a dedicated professional, you’ll be focused on student success and supporting all aspects of the educational journey.

Employee Stories

“One of the best aspects of working at Capella University is the impact I have on learners, but there are so many things that make this organization a great place to work. The leaders truly care about us, they’re open to our ideas, and value our input. I’m given the autonomy to work with a group of professionals who are committed to my same goal of helping adult learners obtain the degrees they need to improve their overall quality of life.”

Christy Bailey – Core Faculty, 2013

“Capella University and my team are like a second family to me. I love starting work every day because I work for an organization that cares about my professional growth and my personal well-being. I work with amazing people and have an awesome boss who is always challenging me with setting higher goals or presenting new opportunities for me. Your voice will be heard at Capella.”

Thao Yohnk – Admissions & Records Representative, 2018

“Over the course of my 15 years at Capella, I have been developed by others and have also had the opportunity to develop others on my team. Working for an institution of higher learning, I see the impact our work has on our culture. We help people complete degrees in order to reach their goals and we grow together!"

Tony Coldagelli – Director, Academic Advising, 2004

“My leaders quickly saw the fire within me, and they both aided in building my knowledge and skillset through different opportunities that arose within the organization. The culture, the people, and the leadership at Capella University are unmatched. Throughout my time here I have felt supported, appreciated and celebrated for all of my hard work.”

Elisha Johnson – Financial Aid Support Specialist, 2017

Employee Benefits

How we value and support our employees

Capella offers attractive benefits for eligible employees. Our offices are in downtown Minneapolis, one of America’s most livable cities. We provide transit benefits for commuting, health benefits for you and your family, a free on-site gym with classes, free tuition on all Capella courses, and competitive compensation and paid time off.

At a Glance

  • Medical, dental, and vision care insurance
  • Generous PTO
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Parking and transit benefits
  • Tuition assistance
  • Company wellness program
  • Paid parental and military leave
  • Employee referral program
  • Giving back and volunteer time

Capella Culture

Capella is a mission-driven organization, reinventing higher education and making a difference in the lives of our learners. Our culture is engaging and energetic, with volunteer and giving back opportunities, employee led groups, and professional development sessions.

Diversity and Inclusion Network Group

The Diversity and Inclusion Network Group fosters a collaborative environment that unifies our employees, learners, and external community. We incorporate values of diversity and inclusion in our everyday work.

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership Employee Network Group is a vibrant community of women interested in professional and personal growth across the organization and our communities.

Stellar Speakers (Toastmasters)

Stellar Speakers, a Toastmasters club, is a platform where members and guests practice public speaking and leadership skills. It is a supportive, lively, fun group. We welcome all who are interested.

Pride Alliance

Pride Alliance is a diverse group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer, and ally employees seeking to promote an inclusive environment and build community through awareness of GLBTQA topics.

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