2U, Inc. Manager, Creative Project Management Salary in the United States

How much does an Manager, Creative Project Management make at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States? The average salary for Manager, Creative Project Management at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States is $122,257 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $104,106 and $140,408. 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 We’re Looking For:

We’re looking for a manager-level project manager with at least seven years of experience managing creative projects from inception to completion, including at least three years managing a team of project managers and coordinators to join our in-house creative team. This position requires accomplished knowledge of project management methodologies.

The manager is expected to manage a team of project managers and coordinators and is responsible for the quality of their work, their professional development, and their understanding of project management. The manager is expected to be a strong leader on the creative team, working closely with their manager and leadership  to lead initiatives and identify opportunities to strengthen the work and the team.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Manage a team of diverse project management professionals with a focus on professional development.
    • Train project management professionals  from various backgrounds and varied experience levels to execute exceptional project delivery.
    • Review work and offer feedback that is focused on learning and growth of project managers/coordinators.
    • Develop and lead professional development opportunities that meet the needs of the team.
    • Support senior project managers as they learn to delegate responsibilities to project managers and coordinators.
    • Understand the needs of and advocate for the team; drive strategies that drive the team forward.
    • Build a culture of trust, comfort, and support that encourages and drives creative innovation. 
    • Independently identify staffing needs, identify and hire new talent, onboard and retain project management professionals who can grow with the team.
  • Collaborate with teams across marketing and lead innovative project management initiatives.
    • Work with senior management across marketing teams to define collaborative approaches to project management challenges. 
    • Conduct training sessions/presentations with all creative team members to ensure understanding of the project management process. 
    • Work with teams to define processes that ensure work is pushed smoothly through the creative team.
    • Own project management best practices and work to communicate best practices to teams across marketing.
  • Work with creative team managers and leadership to drive the team forward.
    • Work with design and copy managers to establish training  and processes that strengthen the team.
    • Promote a positive, collaborative relationship between creative team and marketing.
    • Establish new processes and efficiencies across the creative team, focusing on solutions-first problem-solving.
    • Lead lively and productive brainstorming sessions that stimulate creative thinking and inspire new ideas.
    • Work closely with creative team leadership to establish new processes and efficiencies across the creative team.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in creative project management
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing project managers and/or coordinators
  • Exceptional interpersonal (written and verbal) communication skills and presentation skills
  • Experience delegating projects and providing feedback to other project managers
  • Experience working with designers, writers, animators, videographers. 
  • Must be open to feedback and be able to take direction while also driving projects without a lot of oversight
  • Must have knowledge of traditional waterfall and agile project management methodologies

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Experience working as a project manager within an agency
  • Experience working on cross-team projects
  • Experience in higher education is also valuable but not required

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations 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 our partners 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 partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners. 

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
  • 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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