InStride
InStride helps transform businesses and create social impact by unlocking the power of education.
Los Angeles, CA

Director, Academic Programs and Pathways at InStride

| Greater LA Area
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As the premier global provider of Strategic Enterprise Education (SEE), InStride enables employers to provide career-boosting degrees to their employees, through leading global academic institutions across the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Australia. InStride helps organizations achieve transformative business and social impact by unlocking the power of education, through advanced technology-enabled experiences for learners and corporate partners alike.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage “map” of InStride educational offerings across university partners and aligned to corporate and student needs.
  • Manage process of articulation and credit for prior learning with university partners, including training programs delivered by corporate partners and articulation agreements with local colleges.
  • Manage corporate partner requests for specific content or programs or alignment to internal competency or learning frameworks.

Ideal Profile

  • Expertise in new online program development, articulation agreements, stackable credentials, and/or pathway programs.
  • Relationship management expertise with higher education or other similar institutions.
  • Strong process orientation and attention to detail.
  • Excited by the challenge of building a world-class business that delivers not only high revenue growth and compelling ROI, but also has a meaningful impact on society.
  • Exposure to the functioning of higher education institutions through direct experience or deep affiliation with the education industry.
  • Ability to facilitate and enable people to collaborate with each other; and promote collaboration with partners e.g. with Universities, corporate clients and the team.
  • High EQ, comfort with ambiguity and a “no job too small” startup mentality.
  • 10 + years of experience

InStride is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

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Where we are

Our DTLA office provides easy access to public transportation, great restaurants, museums, and other attractions.

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What are InStride Perks + Benefits

InStride Benefits Overview

We want InStriders to thrive and feel supported. Here are a few perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
On a weekly basis, we have yoga, guided meditation, HIIT, Pure Barre classes to name a few.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room is shared and includes ping pong, pool and a wine fridge.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Our clubs are growing but here are a few. Our Supper Club for foodies. Our Give Back program to support our local community. Our weekly Creative Juices on Wednesdays to think outside the box.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

As part of our mission to enable lifelong learning, we provide full tuition coverage for InStriders to earn a degree or credential from a university online within our network.

An Insider's view of InStride

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone at InStride is incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, and approachable. We’re all here to contribute to the success of the company.

Austin Daneshmand

Controller

How does the company support your career growth?

Lifelong learning is core to the mission of the company but also the goal for our staff, and I think that’s really important. The Step Forward program means a lot to me because I never thought I would go back to school for my master’s and thanks to InStride I’m super excited to enroll.

Kat

Executive Assistant

Jobs at InStride
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Security Engineer - Risk & Compliance

InStride
Remote
3 days ago
+46
We envision a company where security, compliance, and risk management are fully integrated into how each InStrider approaches their day-to-day work. You will lead our risk and compliance initiatives at InStride and work with our business units to help them realize that vision. At InStride, we are not only committed to protecting and preserving the security, safety, and integrity of InStride as a company and its employees but also our learners and partners. The company will look to you as our technical subject matter expert to help us identify and communicate threats and obstacles we face as an organization each day. You will also be accountable for ensuring InStride is maintaining compliance with applicable laws, licenses, and regulations in the regions that we do business. This role reports to the Sr. Manager of Information Technology

Billing Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
5 days ago
+46
We are seeking a candidate who can elevate the team by proactively identifying risks and optimizing our systems environment to ensure relevant data and analysis is readily available to finance and leadership. The Financial Operations Manager will engage with internal teams and third parties to ensure functionality and scalability are aligned with company strategy. The role is the go-to system support for both super users and end-users and will manage third-party relationships to ensure project success. Candidates must be prepared to work in a fun, fast-paced, and dynamic environment. This position will report to the InStride Controller.

Platform Engineer

InStride
Remote
5 days ago
+46
Reports to the Manager of Engineering, this role will work with a mixed team of on-site and off-site software engineers to turn our Product roadmap into reality! 

People Operations Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
5 days ago
+46
The People Operations Manager will play a meaningful role both strategically and operationally to build outstanding practices and programs that reinforce our culture and enhance our InStrider experience. The People Operations Manager is responsible for HR operations and supporting a people-first HR experience, including policy development and implementation, performance management & training, safety program, payroll management, immigration, reporting and employment law compliance.

Content Operations Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
5 days ago
+46
The Content Operations Manager will be responsible for owning the delivery and optimization of content and configuration in the product experience, managing the process for both new partner onboardings as well as feature rollouts. The ideal candidate has a product mind-set, can drive processes cross functionally and knows how to prioritize lots of moving targets.

Sales Operations Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+46
InStride is looking for an experienced Sales Operations Manager who wants to jump in head-first and help establish the sales go-to-market and business development infrastructure InStride will use to reach our vision and mission.

Senior Software Engineer

InStride
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+46
5+ years software engineering experience delivering large scale, global, high traffic and highly available consumer facing web applications and mobile apps. 5+ years experience delivering projects using agile methodologies. 5+ years experience collaborating with and working in cross functional teams including product, user experience, project management, etc.. 2+ years leading or mentoring other developers on the team. Ensure use of engineering best practices for development, development, agile, security, accessibility, compliance, performance, HADR, etc. Experience delivering SaaS solutions for large enterprise customers. Experience leveraging a variety of open source technologies, working with cloud services, leveraging modern UI frameworks (Angular, React) , backend (RESTful APIs, Node.js, python, microservices, serverless, etc). Be able to lead and be a technical subject matter expert for platform architecture discussions and decisions. Strong process orientation and attention to detail.

Software Engineer

InStride
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+46
· Ensure use of engineering best practices for development, development, agile, security, accessibility, compliance, performance, HADR, etc. · Experience delivering SaaS solutions for large enterprise customers. · Experience leveraging a variety of open source technologies, working with cloud services, leveraging modern UI frameworks (Angular, React) , backend (RESTful APIs, Node.js, python, microservices, serverless, etc). · Be able to lead and be a technical subject matter expert for platform architecture discussions and decisions. · Strong process orientation and attention to detail. · Proactively communicate and manage expectations with your leader and team. · Excited by the challenge of building a world-class business that delivers not only high revenue growth and compelling ROI, but also has a meaningful impact on society. · Exposure to higher education institutions through direct experience and/or passion for the education space. · Comfort with ambiguity and a “no job too small” startup mentality. · Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science related field and/or work experience.

Staff Engineer

InStride
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+46
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this role will lead the architecture, platform, development and sustainment of our platform and ecosystem. The ideal candidate would have previous experience building web and mobile digital products for large enterprises, a proven track record of building applications, services, infrastructure and helping growing needs of our business and engineering teams and a passion for our mission.

Engineering Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+46
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this role will lead the development and sustainment of our Learner platform and experience. The ideal candidate would have previous experience building web and mobile digital products for large enterprises, proven track record building and growing engineering teams from the ground up, and a passion for our mission.

Corporate Partner Success Specialist

InStride
Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+46
InStride is currently seeking a highly motivated and hardworking Corporate Partner Success Specialist to help support our team and clients. This position is part of the client success team and works with multiple departments within the company including sales, product, technology and marketing. The role of the Success Specialist is to support the team and our corporate partners while streamlining processes and maintaining a successful low-touch service model. This position reports to the Director of Corporate Partner Success.

Learner Marketing Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+46
InStride is looking for a Learner Marketing Manager to develop and drive our content strategy for our learner marketing efforts and product experience. This is a high-profile growth opportunity to partner with our marketing, design and product teams help learners become aware of, engage with and participate in corporate partner education programs.

Legal Counsel

InStride
Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+46
InStride is looking for a Legal Counsel who is an intelligent, ambitious, self-starter with a positive attitude and team-oriented mentality. It is important to us that you are mission-driven and align with the InStride culture and values. This is a mighty team of two and will report into the General Counsel. You will be exposed to a wide range of legal issues and opportunities to support our high-growth and fast-paced company. No two days will be the same and that is the fun!

Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

InStride
Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+46
InStride is looking for a Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to join a high-performing FP&A practice (processes, software tools, etc.) that can scale with our emerging, high growth company. This role will perform analysis and prepare reports to help support the annual budget process, support the company’s financial and operational close and reporting processes, and assist in putting together the company’s long-range financial forecast. The ideal candidate will be able to partner with leaders and team members across the organization to provide financial / analytical support and to influence key decisions that enable the company to achieve its core mission and maximize enterprise value. InStride is looking for a dynamic candidate who can objectively research and analyze complex issues and present recommendations in a clear and simple way to elicit support and buy-in from other team members.

Programs & Pathways Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+46
Reporting to the Director of Programs & Pathways, the Programs & Pathways Manager will be responsible for program strategy for InStride’s network of corporate and academic partners, supervising the development, management, and optimization of program mapping and articulating program design to internal and external partners. The manager will be responsible for leading robust synthesis of industry and academic program data to inform impactful learning pathway construction and innovative ways to tie academic programming to corporate workforce development initiatives.

Associate Product Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+46
InStride is a public benefit company whose mission is to develop the workforce of the future by helping employers provide career-boosting education opportunities to their employees through a network of high-quality academic institutions. We believe the most enduring way for companies to achieve transformative business and social impact is by investing in their people.   Role Overview At InStride, the Associate Product Manager will play a key

Lifecycle Marketing Specialist

InStride
Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+46
InStride is looking for a Lifecycle Marketing Specialist to coordinate and help execute our lifecycle marketing strategy. The ideal candidate is a process-focused individual who has experience developing automated workflows, building HTML emails and working with cross-functional teams.

Senior Content Designer

InStride
Remote
2 weeks ago
+46
We’re looking for a Senior Content Designer who wants to create both business and social impact in the world. This storyteller will create work that will inspire business leaders and empower every working adult who wants to achieve more in their career and life. The stories we tell need to engage and encourage business leaders and working adult learners throughout their education journeys. The ideal candidate will be obsessed with collaboration, building trust through clear communication, balancing facts and insights with real-life storytelling, and elevating our product and services through simplicity and minimalism.

Senior Project Manager

InStride
Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+46
InStride is a public benefit company whose mission is to develop the workforce of the future by helping employers provide career-boosting education opportunities to their employees through a network of high-quality academic institutions. We believe the most enduring way for companies to achieve transformative business and social impact is by investing in their people.   Role Overview The Sr. Project Manager will lead technical projects including