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Executive Assistant

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What We're Looking For

The Executive Assistant will provide support to the four senior leaders of our University Partnerships and Programs team by managing schedules, travel, assisting with project needs and managing other administrative tasks.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Manage the complexity of calendars and travel schedules. S/he will work with the Staff Executive to ensure that meeting objectives are realistic, that preparation is appropriate, and that the senior leadership is well-prepared
  • Professionally communicate, and maintain the company’s positive image through all forms of internal and external interaction – in writing, on the phone, and in person
  • Coordinate domestic and international travel plans with elaborate agendas end-to-end, including the management of all logistics and itineraries
  • Assist with meeting logistics for university partner meetings
  • Handle general administrative duties for the executives, including being responsible for developing power point and managing the timely expense report reconciliation within Workday
  • Be available/”on call” to help resolve unexpected issues or delays that may arise during travel or events

Things That Should Be in Your Background


  • 3+ years experience serving in an executive administrator role for the senior leadership at a high growth company
  • Should be adaptable, resourceful, and able to work autonomously
  • Can maintain a positive and professional attitude while managing a changing work environment with agility and enthusiasm

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Strong work ethic with a “can do” positive attitude
  • Solid organizational skills with a laser-focused eye for detail
  • 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 as needed within a collaborative environment
  • A desire to remain and grow in this role over a number of years

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.