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Compliance Specialist

Compliance Specialist

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What We're Looking For

The Compliance Specialist is responsible for overseeing the state authorization process for multiple programs, working with various state regulatory agencies, and assisting with other program and organizational compliance-related initiatives and projects.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Overseeing research initiatives, the data collection process, and the compilation of state applications for the Authority to Operate new and existing programs
  • Interfacing with 50+ state jurisdictions, University partners and internal stakeholders to provide annual reporting data, annual registrations, and compliance information
  • Drafting and reviewing state applications, reports, and responses
  • Finding and interpreting federal and state regulations relevant to 2U, our University partners, and the education industry
  • Assisting with the review, development and drafting of organizational policies and procedures
  • Defining compliance processes and developing standard operating procedures
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with state higher education personnel, University partners, and internal stakeholders
  • Creating budgets to achieve and maintain all required regulatory authorizations
  • Facilitating the training process for new Compliance Specialists
  • Working with other functional areas within the Compliance Department on special projects, as needed

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting federal and state regulations preferred
  • Previous work experience with University and/or federal, state or local regulatory authorities required
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting the education industry
  • Experience developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with University administrative personnel and federal, state and local regulators
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, manage, prioritize and complete multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, inclusive of Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • High attention to detail
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a courteous, tactful, and concise manner
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Focused on achieving defined results, and exceeding goals and objectives
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Ability to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated self initiative

EEO statement:
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.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and 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.

About 2U
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program