At 2U, we are all in on purpose. We are motivated by our mission – to eliminate the back row in education – and connected by our shared passion to deliver world-class digital education at scale. As the parent company of edX, the world’s leading online learning platform, 2U powers more than 4,000 online higher education offerings – from free courses to full degrees. Together with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporate partners, we are helping to unlock human potential.

What We’re Looking For:

Join our innovative team at 2U dedicated to revolutionizing higher education. We're seeking
passionate individuals eager to disrupt traditional education models and contribute to our dynamic
company culture. As a Senior Compensation Analyst, you'll play a vital role within our Total Rewards
team, focusing on developing, implementing, and administering compensation policies and programs.
This high-visibility position offers ample opportunities for growth within our organization. Join us in
shaping the future of higher education and make a meaningful impact with 2U!

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Develop, analyze, and manage the organization's compensation program.
  • Assist in designing and implementing base pay structures, incentive
    programs, and equity plans aligned with our compensation philosophy.
  • Assist in determining eligibility for participation in compensation programs,
    such as annual incentive, commission, or merit increase plans.
  • Conduct market surveys and analysis to determine competitive positioning
    of our pay programs.
  • Evaluate compensation data to recommend salary grades and ensure
    internal equity.
  • Identify and gather compensation-related information for various
    analysis/projects, including pay equity studies and incentive analysis.
  • Maintain current job descriptions and assist in creating, maintaining, and
    developing salary structures.
  • Support the administration of performance review and merit-rating
    programs, including job evaluations and bonus processing.
  • Provide feedback on proposed salary increases based on market analysis
    and internal equity.
  • Monitor program alignment with business objectives and compliance with
    laws and regulations.
  • Assist with external and internal reporting requirements, including
    preparation of data for Proxy tables and CEO pay ratio.
  • Partner with HRIS and other team members to develop and implement
    compensation processes in Workday.
  • Configure and maintain core compensation plans and incentive programs
    in HRIS systems.
  • Create and update reports and dashboards to support compensation and
    HR needs.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • 5 to 7 years of progressive HR experience with a strong focus on Compensation.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Analytical thinking, problem-solving, and mathematical skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with HRIS systems such as Workday, ADP, or Bamboo HR.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and handle moderately complex issues and problems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Experience with Payfactors is a plus.

Benefits & Culture

Our global employee base is a diverse collection of innovators, dreamers, and doers working together to transform lives through higher education. We believe that every employee can advance our shared purpose, and that life at 2U should be fun and meaningful. If you’re excited by the opportunity to provide over 40 million learners and counting with access to world-class online higher education, then join us – and do work that makes a difference. #NoBackRow

We offer comprehensive benefits (unique per country) and excellent work/life balance.
Full-time, U.S.benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability, and 401(k) employer match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Free snacks and drinks in-office
  • Generous paid holidays and leave policies, including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break

The anticipated base salary range for this role is ($75,000-$100,000), with potential bonus eligibility.  Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, budget for the position and cost of labor in the market in which the candidate will be hired.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion. We are proud of the steps we’ve taken to bring together an employee base that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by what makes us different, as well as by how we are alike. 

2U is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to us at: 

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice to great non-profit colleges and universities delivering high-quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 45 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 4,000 digital education offerings — from free courses to full degrees — and helping unlock human potential. To learn more: visit

About edX

edX is the education movement for restless learners and a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Together with the majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading companies, we bring our community of over 45 million learners world-class education to support them at every stage of their lives and careers, from free courses to full degrees. And we're not stopping there — 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. Learn more at

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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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