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HR Business Partner, Senior Director

2U Lanham, MD

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

What We're Looking For:

We are looking for individuals passionate about transforming higher education and joining an innovative team dedicated to disrupting the existing education model. 2U's incredible company culture is driven by leaders in every area of our company, and it starts right here with the People team. We're looking for a HR Business Partner, Sr. Director to take on a role that's strategic and high impact, affecting the businesses for which they are responsible as well as the People Department. Successful candidates will have a deep HR background, strong leadership abilities and an ability to drive change, enhance business performance, develop leadership and management capability, and continuously improve the employee experience.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Serve multiple businesses and senior business leaders; or a single large complex business with significant people ratios; or a single, complex business with additional functional HR responsibilities.
  • Directly manage a team of HRBP/support resources (e.g., Director, HRBP, Associate HRBPs, Specialists and or Coordinators), providing ongoing coaching, direction, and development.
  • Build strong consulting relationships with global clients to develop first-hand knowledge of clients' short and long-term business goals. Provide input into business strategy based on implications of people and organizational strengths and constraints.
  • Facilitate the achievement of organizational priorities and related change initiatives. Lead smaller change activities for specific client groups.
  • Bring internal and external expertise to the application of best HR practices across assigned businesses. Provide thought partnership and influence leaders on various areas specifically including performance management, employee engagement, succession planning and talent development, DE&I, change management, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Provide coaching to managers across the business to build and enhance leadership capabilities.
  • Serve as a point of escalation on complex employee relations matters, as needed, in conjunction with the employee relations team
  • Implement and uphold company policies and procedures to ensure best practice and compliance with company and the operations of partner universities; proactively ensure mandated compliance on all legal and financial requirements as per relevant legislation.
  • Provide leadership to the HR team and build its organizational capacity and effectiveness.
  • Directly manage a team of HRBP/support resources (e.g., Director, HRBP, Associate HRBPs, Specialists and or Coordinators), providing ongoing coaching, direction, and development.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively across HR centers of excellence (Compensation, Benefits, HRIS, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management) to drive global HR priorities and initiatives to deliver impact to the business.
  • Advocate for our company culture. Ensure culture is the central tenet in the choices we make, and the advice HR provides to the company in maintaining a culture of accountability and trust.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Bachelor's degree required; degree in HR or Business preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of HR business partner experience.
  • Ability to work through ambiguity, crystalize issues and drive resolution effectively.
  • Ability to relate to, influence and coach leaders at all levels in the organization.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple clients/stakeholders simultaneously while managing team members.
  • Strong customer service background.
  • Familiarity with HRIS systems or reporting tools.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, inclusive of Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Learning agility.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels. You should have the ability to approach each scenario from all perspectives.
  • High degree of emotional intelligence and nuanced judgment.
  • Focused on achieving defined results and exceeding goals and objectives.
  • Ability to bring out other people's potential and talents.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment.

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 #NoBackRow

In Colorado, the anticipated base salary for this role is $139,000, with potential bonus eligibility. Note: The final compensation for this position may consider factors including the geographic location where the work is performed (candidate's assigned office) and prior work experience of the candidate

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, gender identity, 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 and pay. 



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