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Director, Investor Relations

Director, Investor Relations

ID 
2017-4354
Job Locations 
US-MD-Lanham
Category 
Accounting/Finance

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What We're Looking For

2U is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to help tell the story of 2U to investors and security analysts in order to achieve a fair relative stock price.


The role will report directly to the Vice President, Investor Relations, and will be responsible for developing and executing the global investor relations program in collaboration with the VP, IR. In order to accomplish this, the Director, Investor Relations must possess exceptional business acumen, interpersonal skills, and the flexibility to adapt to changing environments and priorities.   


This role requires a non-traditional schedule that will require some nights or weekend work dependent on deadlines and the need to travel (though not 24/7 or on-call, it is not a 9 - 5 role).

 

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Articulate the company’s strategy, financial results, growth opportunities, and business initiatives to current and potential shareholders and analysts.
  • Communicate directly with investors and equity research analysts through phone calls, emails, and meetings.
  • Establish, cultivate and retain a strong, ethical and honest relationship with the investment community.
  • Collaborate with a diverse set of internal stakeholders, including the finance, legal, and communications teams, to develop investor communications ranging from quarterly earnings documents, presentations, press releases, annual reports, and the 2U investor website. 
  • Support and advise the VP, Investor Relations and 2U Senior Leadership Team during investor meetings, quarterly calls and other initiatives. 

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in roles in finance, business, operations or communications
  • BS/BA degree, MBA (or desire to pursue MBA) preferred
  • Strong communicator, you will need to respond in the moment, providing the correct and appropriate responses 
  • Ability to discretely and professionally handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Professional maturity and the ability to create and sustain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Understanding of business needs and a non conventional schedule (to include nights and weekends occasionally are to be expected especially at quarter/earnings/investor event deadlines). This includes domestic business travel including travel to company offices (Denver, NYC, Los Angeles), investor events and the annual 2U company meeting.   
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Poised demeanor when dealing with other executives, academic leaders and board members
  • Flexible and able to multitask, switch priorities regularly within a collaborative environment 
  • Being a life-long learner.  Knowing you can learn something new everyday and being excited by that thought! Ability to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change
  • Passion for changing the landscape of higher education

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.

 

Benefits:

  • 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