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SVP Program Management

SVP Program Management

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What We're Looking For

The SVP, Program Management will provide executive leadership and direction to ensure the success of the company’s growing portfolio of programs with our university partners. The desired candidate must have an entrepreneurial approach to building and sustaining effective partnerships and business operations.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Manage all General Managers and University partner relationships, ensuring we have the right relationships in place with senior administration to foster the retention and growth of programs.
  • Create consistent program / account management practices and approach across all our partners and programs.
  • Ensure marketing teams and school refine, tweak or develop product characteristics that match market demand.
  • In partnership with Regional GMs, develop and implement professional development program for General Managers.
  • Advise senior leadership on program issues and initiatives.
  • Ultimate responsibility for P&L of 2U operations related to all programs. Measure performance of company goals and establish targets for improvement.
  • Oversee implementation of strategic plan including marketing/sales, support services, and content development.

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferable.
  • Minimum of 15+ years of experience managing external clients/partners and leading large scale internal operations.

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • 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.

Travel: 25% as needed 


About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
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


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.