Senior Director
Posted on 3/29/2024

1,001-5,000 employees

Empowering global education with high-quality digital learning.
Company Overview
2U is a leading company in the online education sector, connecting over 76 million learners with top-tier universities and industry experts, providing a comprehensive, free-to-degree online education. The company places a strong emphasis on student success, designing their approach to yield transformative outcomes, whether for online course applicants or degree-program graduates seeking career advancement. This focus on student achievement, coupled with partnerships with prestigious educational institutions, gives 2U a competitive edge in the rapidly growing field of online education.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Lanham, Maryland

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Lanham, MD, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Project Management
Strategy Development
Business Development
Business & Strategy
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 15 years of broad based and progressive experience designing and leading global compensation programs
  • 5+ years in leadership roles
  • 4 years of executive compensation experience
  • Experience in design, implementation and administration of salary structures and compensation plans
  • Strong business acumen
  • Analytical process orientation
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Consulting and influencing skills
  • Relational and partnering skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Results oriented and high energy
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations related to total rewards
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for changing the landscape of higher education
  • Develop and execute a competitive and comprehensive Global Compensation strategy
  • Ensure compensation philosophy and pay practices are consistent with guiding principles and business objectives
  • Drive thought leadership to address current and emerging compensation and benefits trends
  • Recommend revisions, new plans, or processes that are cost effective and consistent with market trends
  • Partner with HR and Employee Resource groups to ensure employee understanding of salary administration, incentive, recognition, and equity programs
  • Lead the participation in surveys/market studies for domestic and international compensation
  • Work closely with internal functions and external partners/vendors to deliver creative and market-sensitive compensation strategies
  • Counsel human resources partners and management in all areas of compensation
  • Manage external consulting, vendor relationships, and service providers
  • Serve as functional business owner for Compensation
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to ensure competitive recruiting materials
  • Lead internal functional lead for Compensation Committee
  • Lead sales comp design and act as SME for all executive compensation initiatives
  • Research and document key economic drivers influencing compensation
  • Establish best practices and recommend enhancements to annual salary review cycles
  • Establish and maintain internal control standards
  • Keep apprised of global governmental regulations
  • Prepare compensation disclosure tables and support the compensation disclosure and analysis
  • Lead, coach, mentor and support a team of managers and analysts