2U, Inc. VP Program Leader Salary in the United States

How much does an VP Program Leader make at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States? The average salary for VP Program Leader at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States is $284,440 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $192,635 and $376,245. 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 VP Program Leader do at companies like 2U, Inc.?

What We’re Looking For:

Program Leaders (PLs) are a VP-level, general management role responsible for the holistic oversight of a program vertical.  They are responsible for ensuring that post-emerging programs meet their respective P&L, student satisfaction, and partner satisfaction targets, working in close collaboration with Functional Leaders across the Bootcamp business in particular and the larger 2U organization as necessary.  The PL often defines “What” needs to get done based on revenue goals and strategic priorities while Functional Leaders define “How” it will get done.

This is a fully remote position, but to encourage team connectedness (e.g. ease with getting to team off-sites etc.) we prefer to hire individuals within 50 miles of one of our office locations.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Sets strategic priorities for the program vertical with the product marketing manager and functional teams with the goal of finding new ways to grow, retain and deliver value to our partners and students
  • Responsible for all budgeting and forecasting and the performance of the vertical relative to each
  • Builds and owns financial plans for the program vertical by creating detailed plans by partner
  • Creates initiatives to drive performance improvements and ensures those initiatives are successfully executed in conjunction with functional teams and shared services, including roadmap prioritization
  • Collaborates with the Functional Leaders to ensure best practices are implemented and ensures that cross-functional teams are working collaboratively to achieve plan objectives
  • Works closely with academic and student success teams to ensure learner analytics, NPS, and graduation rates are being captured and reviewed consistently to ensure our target NPS scores and graduation rates are being achieved and that feedback from students and/or our partners is being captured and addressed
  • Owns the decisions on making changes or updates to the class calendar to ensure our finance, admissions, and marketing teams are aligned in providing revenue forecasts
  • Monitor and analyze ALL program performance metrics/data; consolidate by product ensuring visibility  across Exec and Functional  leadership
  • Collaborate with functional teams and the PMO to develop program-specific support, marketing, scripts, and curriculum
  • Work with the product marketing team to ensure all functions are trained on the program definition and value
  • Identify macro opportunities to improve revenue/sales and growth opportunities surrounding the program
  • Own developing client growth recommendations with support and guidance from the UR team
  • Participate in any functional management hiring fully aligned to program vertical
  • Generate program reports, give business presentations, manages quarterly planning meetings and executive team updates

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Program Leaders should have a minimum of 10 years of business experience in general management with demonstrable skills in the following areas:
    • Planning
    • Communications
    • Decision-making
    • Delegation
    • Problem-solving
    • Motivating
  • 4-year college degree required  with 7+ years of experience in managing, launching or scaling a business
  • 5+ years of experience in managing a team with 2 or more years managing a team over multiple locations
  • Prior P&L management experience and excellent knowledge of financial statements
  • Previous general management experience in the education space a plush

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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