2U, Inc. Course Strategy Manager Salary in the United States

How much does an Course Strategy Manager make at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States? The average salary for Course Strategy Manager at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States is $102,251 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $91,200 and $113,303. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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What does an Course Strategy Manager do at companies like 2U, Inc.?

What We’re Looking For:

Course Strategy Managers oversee a team of Course Strategists and Course Strategy Associates who work with university partner faculty to design delivery strategies for their online courses. They are experts in learning science and instructional design and adept at people management and mentorship. The Course Strategy Manager is responsible for the operational oversight of their team, including work assignment and review, and works closely with Lead Strategists to understand and implement partner needs. They communicate and collaborate with managers across Curriculum & Learning to resolve issues and ensure an effective and efficient course design and development process for our partner faculty.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  1. Operational Team Management : The Course Strategy Manager’s primary responsibility is providing operational oversight for their team of strategists. This includes assigning and monitoring workload, reviewing course strategy work and deliverables, tracking team metrics, communicating with managers cross-functionally, and synthesizing and reporting out to stakeholders on learning design progress and findings. 
  2. Curriculum Strategy Projects : Course Strategy Managers collaborate with Lead Strategists on partner-facing special projects like workshop development and curriculum mapping and analysis.
  3. Internal Projects and Initiatives : Course Strategy Managers identify and oversee internal process improvement projects related to the team’s strategic priorities, such as the development of training materials, data analysis, and streamlining workflows. They are entrusted to represent the team in cross-functional task forces and initiatives.
  4. People Management : Course Strategy Managers manage and mentor Course Strategists and Course Strategy Associates. They meet with reports regularly and provide feedback on progress toward professional development objectives.
  5. Administration, Professional Development, and Team Responsibilities : Course Strategy Mangers spend some part of most days on general administrative tasks such as email and personal organization, professional development including meeting with their manager and building knowledge and skills, and team responsibilities such as weekly meetings and workshares.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • 5+ years of directly relevant or transferable professional experience
  • Experience with instructional design, and an advanced knowledge of principles of learning science and best practices in online education
  • Experience managing and mentoring individual contributors
  • Experience providing feedback on instructional design work
  • Experience providing operational oversight and managing a team’s work
  • Experience planning and leading effective meetings 
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, anticipate needs, foresee potential implications, and take proactive measures to address challenges and opportunities
  • Exemplary, persuasive verbal and written communication skills, and care for the quality of written deliverables
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity in professional or personal pursuits, and an aptitude for learning (potentially complex) new things quickly
  • Expert relationship management skills and the ability to be empathetic, diplomatic, and responsive with a range of personalities 
  • Resourcefulness, creativity, and the ability to solve unique and exceptionally complex problems within rigid limitations
  • A habit of continual improvement and a love of efficiency
  • Exceptionally organized and detailed, with an eye for the big picture
  • Comfort with ambiguity and change

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

At 2U, we power world-class online education and in-person boot camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help universities fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our university partners are there to help them succeed.Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. 2U, Inc. has acquired and integrated two companies broadening our portfolio of education offerings into short courses with GetSmarter and boot camps with Trilogy. This role supports our 2Uline of business.


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. 

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break from Christmas through New Years!

To learn more, visit 2U.com. #NoBackRow


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.

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.

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