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Director Strategic Events

Company: 2U
Location: Lanham
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

2U has a dynamic company culture driven by employee engagement in all areas of the workplace. The person in this role will be responsible for planning and executing 2U-sponsored events for employees and other stakeholders. Events at 2U are core to our company's operations and culture. This position will strategize, conceptualize and oversee a corporate events department and will be responsible for the hands-on planning, management and execution of all internal events and for supporting other stakeholder events. These events include 2U's annual company meeting and internal employee engagement events, along with partner events, conferences and corporate sponsorships, and community outreach events. Key Role and Responsibilities: - Develop, manage, and execute 2U's plan for internal employee engagement events, building a scalable, employee-first strategy that can stay within budget and drive high employee satisfaction. - Identify and manage vendors and service providers to help deliver small and large-scale events that can scale as the company scales. - Build out and manage the broader events team as the company scales to achieve established event objectives, logistical excellence, and high employee satisfaction. - Work closely with our legal and finance functions during vendor selection and management to ensure the most efficient and financially sound practices. - Collaborate closely with colleagues on the communications & engagement team to ensure messaging, brand and strategy alignment across the team and company. - Identify opportunities for improvement for recurring events, via pre and post-mortems, collaboration with cross-functional teams, surveys and constant feedback loops, and proactively seek out and implement solutions. Education and Experience: - 10+ years of progressive event planning experience in a corporate environment - Bachelor's degree required - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Excellent presentation skills to small and large audiences - Experience managing others - Experience in preparing for small scale events (less than 50 participants) and large scale events (1,000+ participants) - Prior successful high profile interaction with broad audience of internal and external stakeholders - Demonstrated experience managing a multi-tiered budget - Project management experience - Proactive mindset with ability to anticipate and solve problems - Highly organized with excellent attention to detail - Solution oriented approach in managing details and interacting with stakeholders - Collaborative and team player who is open is multiple perspectives and working cross-functionally - Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an environment of constant change - Ability to thrive in high-pressure situations About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) Eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphor - it's our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 250 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. To learn more, visit ******. #NoBackRow 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. Why It's Great to Work at 2U 2U offers a high-energy work environment that's both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer. Benefits 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 for your vacation, personal, or sick days - Additional time off benefits include: - time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations - parental leave after 9 months of employment - holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more! 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. [LA-based positions] 2U will consider qualified job applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law, including Los Angeles' Fair Chance Ordinance.

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