HR Business Partner I

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New York City, NY, United States
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We are looking for individuals passionate about transforming higher education and joining an innovative team dedicated to disrupting the existing education model.  We’re looking for more than your average HR Generalist. 2U’s incredible company culture is driven by leaders in every area of our company, and it starts right here with the HR team.  We’re looking for the atypical: a non-HR HR candidate who will work in employee relations, performance management and special projects as assigned.

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 HR team. We’re looking for an experienced HR Generalist or Business Partner to take on a role that’s both strategic and hands-on. Successful candidates will have a solid HR background, strong leadership abilities, and an eye on the bigger picture needs of the business in order to drive change, develop leadership and management capability, and continuously improve the employee experience.

 

Key Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Partner with management within your assigned business units to provide HR consultation on various areas including performance management, engagement, development, etc.
  • Consult with senior management to influence and facilitate the development of their organizational priorities and related change initiatives.
  • Provide coaching to leaders, managers and employees to build and enhance leadership capabilities.
  • Recommend solutions to improve performance, retention, and the employee experience.
  • Directly handle and guide resolution on a variety of complex employee relations matters including disciplinary actions and investigations.
  • 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.
  • Implement and uphold company policies and procedures to ensure best practice and compliance with company and the operations of partner universities.
  • Support the HR team on projects as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in HR or Business preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of employee relations or HR Generalist experience.
  • Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity.
  • Ability to relate to, influence and coach employees at all levels in the organization.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • 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.
  • 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)

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 2U.com. #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.

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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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HR Business Partner I
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