Director Curriculum Development

2U   •  

Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Education.


5 - 7 years

Posted 302 days ago

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The Director of Curriculum Development is responsible for ensuring that the curricula for her/his portfolio of degree programs satisfy the business and learning requirements of 2U and our university partners.  This is a heavy leadership role with account management authority across the entire Course Development workflow.  The Director of Curriculum Development develops and nurtures a long-term relationship with Program Leads to ensure that 2U courses reflect the evolving identity and goals of a program.  Additionally, s/he maintains budgetary responsibility and oversight for Course Development work.  

This position is part of the Course Development organization and reports to the VP for Production.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Overall relationship management between 2U Course Development and Academic Leadership for 2U partner degree programs
  • Management responsibility for meeting and exceeding partner expectations for 2U Course Development across a portfolio of academic degree programs
  • Direct Course Development teams in fulfillment of curriculum requirements for 2U degree programs
  • Engage with academic leadership and 2U Operations to project 3-year plans for course development and launch schedules
  • Act as long-term steward of curricular vision, goals and standards for assigned programs
  • Communicate and update annual course development needs per program
  • Establish Course Development budgets aligned to Operations P&L and approve any variance
  • Keep VP Production and Content Leadership Team informed of emerging curricular needs and program requirements for portfolio
  • Provide ongoing course development status updates to academic leadership and 2U Operations; identify opportunities for and  drive fulfillment of program improvements
  • Planning, prioritization and issue resolution between Course Development teams, academic leadership and 2U Operations

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Demonstrated success in relationship development and account management
  • Ability to drive performance and accountability of cross-functional teams
  • Experience with online education or training (higher education experience is strongly preferred)
  • Excellence in spoken and written communications, especially customer-facing presentation skills
  • Demonstrated success in driving solutions in a fast-paced and rapidly-evolving environment
  • Ability to adjust communication style and level of detail relative to audience, from senior leaders to working teams
  • Strong organization and analytic skills, with demonstrated problem-solving success
  • Strong negotiator who can balance and prioritize partner requirements against budgetary and functional constraints
  • Budgetary and schedule responsibility in a high-performance environment
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills with superior attention to detail

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degreerequired,
  • 6+ years in account management, engagement leadership or consulting (higher education preferred)
  • 3+ years working directly with Academic administration and/or leadership (e.g. Deans or Provosts)
  • Experience in curriculum management and/or course development for online learning (or comparable experience in an academic setting)
  • Familiarity with web-based delivery and video technology
  • Consistent success in leading high-stakes projects or initiatives

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree or related courses
  • Previous experience defining, communicating and driving fulfillment of product requirements
  • Product management or development responsibility for digital products or services
  • Previous experience leading teams without direct reporting authority
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems and content accessibility requirements