President, Graduate Programs 2U, Inc.
Role & Responsibilities:
The President, Graduate Programs will provide executive leadership and direction to ensure the success of the graduate division of 2U, Inc. The desired candidate must have an entrepreneurial approach to building and sustaining effective partnerships and business operations in a matrix enviornment.
Manage team of General Managers and University partner relationships.
Oversee implementation of strategic plan including marketing/sales, support services, and content development.
Create consistent practices and approach across all our partners and programs.
Develop and implement professional development program for General Managers.
Advise CEO, CMO, COO and CFO on cross program issues and initiatives.
In partnership with Finance develop proformas, P&L models and forecasting for new programs.
Ultimate responsibility for P&L of 2U operations related to the graduate programs. Measure performance of company goals and establish targets for improvement.
Work with marketing and curriculum team to drive product definitions in each vertical.
Education and Professional Experience:
Bachelor?s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of 10+ years of experience managing external clients/partners and leading large scale internal operations.
The desired candidate must have an entrepreneurial approach to building and sustaining effective partnerships and business operations.
Record of success in building and sustaining effective partnerships with executive level professionals (Dean or Provost in collegiate environment).
Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others. Proven success in a matrix management environment.
Confident decision making abilities.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change.
Ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally.
2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to build and support programs of quality and scale.
Technology: 2U develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in a unique online learning environment.
Instructional Design: Our instructional designers work closely with faculty to translate classroom courses into a compelling combination of synchronous and asynchronous online and real-world experiences, using the best educational and social technologies available. We work side-by-side with professors to evolve those courses. We make improvements as usage and learning patterns emerge and new technologies become available.
Infrastructure: 2U provides the support infrastructure and the logistical components of our partners? online programs. This includes comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond, as well as practical learning experiences in communities around the world.
Resources: 2U makes an upfront investment of over $10 million in each of our partner programs. By supplying capital and global marketing capabilities, we enable universities to give high-performing students around the world a transformational educational experience.
Since our founding, 2U has partnered with some of the most prestigious research universities to deliver groundbreaking online degree programs. You can read about our partners here (www.2U.com/partners).
And if you?re ready to help our team (www.2U.com/team) build the next great movement in higher education, consider joining us (www.2U.com/careers).
Why It?s Great to Join Our Team
There are plenty of reasons, but here are a few:
Benefits ? at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That?s not all! Employees receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependants.
Our Culture ? We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don?t take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U?s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.
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