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Executive Assistant

Company: 2U
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

2U seeks an Executive Assistant to the Chief Open Education Officer. This role represents a highly visible, unique opportunity to learn from and partner with an industry pioneer.What We're Looking For:Whomever fills this role will serve as a gatekeeper, draft executive communications, convene meetings, manage scheduling, and otherwise support Anant Agarwal. He's a serial entrepreneur, an award-winning MIT professor, and a former guest on The Colbert Report (seriously!). He founded and was the CEO of edX, which recently was acquired by 2U, and his industry profile speaks for itself. His work was selected by Scientific American as one of 10 World-Changing Ideas in 2011, and he was listed among the Forbes top 15 education innovators in 2012. Furthermore, he earned the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize for Higher Education in 2016 and the Padma Shri Award in 2017 (given by the President of India).Are you a critical, creative thinker who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Are organizational skills and an unmatched attention to detail baked into your DNA? Do you seek meaningful work within a mission-driven culture? If so, we'd love to hear from you!Please note that once it's safe to do so, this position requires a hybrid work arrangement; whomever fills it will work three days per week in the office in the Greater Boston area and two days remotely. The office is currently in Cambridge, MA, but will be relocating to Boston, near South Station, later this year. Certain weeks or events may require additional days onsite.Responsibilities Include, but Are Not Limited To:Monitor the flow of multi-platform communications to and from the Office of the COEO.Manage and prioritize emails, responding on the executive's behalf as appropriate.Support the executive on a broad range of administrative issues, often sensitive or confidential in nature. Discretion required.Aid in and ultimately ensure the timely completion of ad hoc projects. Lead and implement various strategic planning processes across the organization.Partner with the executive to create, modify, and quality-check his presentations. Google Slides or PowerPoint proficiency required, and copy editing experience preferred.Perform end-to-end (sometimes complex) meeting management - including Board and large partner meetings. You will negotiate schedules across different time zones among multiple high-level leaders, utilizing myriad video and telephone conferencing technologies (e.g., Google Hangouts, Zoom, and/or international dial-ins).Own agenda-related communications and understand meeting objectives, provide leadership members with important prep information, and share necessary follow-up details.Identify and secure meeting locations, finalize logistics, and ensure appropriate technology capabilities.Coordinate travel arrangements for both domestic and international business travel, including but not limited to booking flights and hotels, arranging local transportation, generating itineraries, and confirming passport / visa requirements.Prepare and submit expense reports (which often include complex international travel transactions).Receive external guests, international visitors, and other important partners at our Greater Boston-based HQ.Provide "off hours" availability to facilitate communication with international affiliates.Things That Should Be In Your Background:5+ years of experience as an Executive Assistant and/or a Chief of StaffSuperior verbal, written, and analytical skillsProven organizational prowess and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects with an unparalleled attention to detailExperience booking and managing international travel (including multi-country journeys)Proficiency with Gmail, other Google Apps for Business, webinar tools (Zoom, Google Hangouts), PowerPoint, and ConcurProficiency with PCs and familiarity with MacsAbout edXedX is the education movement for restless learners. Together with our founding partners Harvard and MIT, we've brought together more than 40 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world, and industry-leading companies onto one online learning platform that supports learners at every stage. And we're not stopping there-as a global nonprofit, we're relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location.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 StatementAt 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 & CultureWorking 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 coverageLife insurance, disability and 401(k)Unlimited snacks and drinksGenerous paid leave policies including unlimited PTOAdditional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter breakTo learn more, visit 2U.com. #NoBackRowNote: 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.

Keywords: 2U, Cambridge , Executive Assistant, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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