Content Strategist
2U - New York, NY

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2U partners with elite postsecondary institutions that have ambitious visions for their online programs. A catalogue of academic courses serves as the backbone of each program, and 2U's Content department works with the faculty of our partner schools to plan, produce and periodically revise those courses. As a Content Strategist, you will be responsible for leading the planning phase of multiple courses simultaneously. Working alongside our program-specific Producer, you will guide individual professors through the process of translating their excellent traditional courses into the online medium.

The courses we build contain: originally produced video and lectures; interactive activities; group and individual assignments; and live class sessions. Your role is not to build these individual elements, but to help determine how they should be combined to create an online course that is at least as effective and compelling for students as the original course offered on the ground.

Content Strategists work across multiple academic programs and are located in our New York office, reporting to 2U's Head of Content Strategy.

Primary Responsibilities

To succeed in this role you will be expected to:
lead effective and collaborative course-planning meetings both face-to-face and remotely;

collaborate with professors and with key colleagues within the 2U Content department to shape a high-level approach to a given course within the first several meetings;

move quickly from a high-level course plan to a detailed outline of course content broken down to the page level;

convey a sense of confidence and competence throughout this process, meeting any hurdles or resistance you might face with a calm, positive mindset;

provide or facilitate the provision of subject-matter guidance to your colleagues in the 2U Content department, not only during the course-planning phase, but also as your courses move out of planning and into actual production;

participate in the development of processes by which the content you help to plan can be produced at scale, on budget and on schedule;

identify opportunities for, and participate in the definition and development of new content tools when our existing suite of tools seems inadequate to the needs of a given course or program;

What We Are Looking For

You must be someone who:
listens closely and speaks purposefully;

prefers asking questions to showing off knowledge;

communicates in a tactful, concise and persuasive manner, both orally and in writing;

is comfortable working with academic subject matter;

learns new things quickly by doing them yourself;

achieves defined results, often exceeding goals and objectives;

identifies ways in which things can be done better without being asked to;

collaborates well with others under strict deadlines; and

is willing to travel to the campuses of our partner schools up to 20% of the time.

Candidates with an academic or experiential background in the sciences or engineering are also highly encouraged to apply.

Why It Is Great to Join Our Team
Benefits – at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That’s not all! Full time employees receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependents.
Our Culture – We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.

About
Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally.

2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to build and support programs of quality and scale.

Technology: 2U develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in a unique online learning environment.

Instructional Design : Our instructional designers work closely with faculty to translate classroom courses into a compelling combination of synchronous and asynchronous online and real-world experiences, using the best educational and social technologies available. We work side-by-side with professors to evolve those courses. We make improvements as usage and learning patterns emerge and new technologies become available.

Infrastructure: 2U provides the support infrastructure and the logistical components of our partners’ online programs. This includes comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond, as well as practical learning experiences in communities around the world.

Resources: 2U makes an upfront investment of over $10 million in each of our partner programs. By supplying capital and global marketing capabilities, we enable universities to give high-performing students around the world a transformational educational experience.

Since our founding, 2U has partnered with some of the most prestigious research universities to deliver groundbreaking online degree programs. You can read about our partners here ( www.2U.com/partners ).

And if you’re ready to help our team ( www.2U.com/team ) build the next great movement in higher education, consider joining us ( www.2U.com/careers ).

Why It’s Great to Join Our Team

There are plenty of reasons, but here are a few:
Benefits – at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That’s not all! Employees receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependants.

Our Culture – We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They 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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