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Senior Program Manager, US Accreditation and Compliance



Legal, Operations
California, USA
Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2023
Description Of The Company

OpenClassrooms is a mission-driven company that makes education accessible to all. Our goal is to become the leading apprenticeship and reskilling provider, all over the world.

  • We are already the leading online education platform in Europe and Africa, expanding in the US and Asia.
  • Every month, we offer fully-accredited online diplomas to 12,000 students and free courses to more than 300K students

We are very proud to be a B Corp company (combining a for-profit activity with general social impact), we’re recognized as one of the best workplaces in France by Great Place to Work. We’ve received multiple other awards (Next 40/120, Entrepreneur of The Year by EY, etc.), but what really matters to us is that in 2021, more than 14,000 individuals attributed a positive move in their careers to OpenClassrooms.

We raised a total of 150 million dollars since inception with world-class investors like General Atlantic, Salesforce Ventures, GSV, or Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This will help us invest in our product, continue our growth and make education even more accessible across the world!

Welcome to the revolution of education! #BecomeFutureProof

Position Summary

The Senior Program Manager, US Accreditation and Compliance is responsible for the successful planning, execution, and monitoring of the organization's accreditation, licensing, apprenticeship and workforce development initiatives. This includes significantly contributing to the development of accreditation and state licensing applications and narratives, interfacing with regulatory bodies and workforce development representatives at American Job Centers, and developing internal processes and systems to track and ensure compliance with all relevant requirements.


  • Complete applications for institutional accreditation and state licenses by writing narratives, completing forms, pulling and analyzing data, and collaborating with cross-functional teams across the organization.
  • Prepare for and participate in compliance / regulatory / accreditation site visits, including providing documentation and answering questions from assessors.
  • Gather requirements and establish systems to monitor institution’s compliance with relevant regulations, accreditation standards, and contractual obligations with workforce boards, academic partners and/or employer partners; identify risks and recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Develop and manage project plans, coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, and track progress towards goals for various compliance initiatives, including institutional accreditation and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement processes and systems that support the organization's accreditation, registered apprenticeship program, and workforce development goals.
  • Represent the organization on calls with external stakeholders and at accreditation and workforce development events.


This job will report to Dena Frei, Senior Director, US Accreditation and Academic Partnerships.


You have these expected skills and experience :

  • 3+ years of work experience in a higher or postsecondary education institution, with an emphasis in at least one of the following areas: accreditation, state licensing, registered apprenticeships, workforce development
  • Top-tier skills in the following areas:
    • Business / compliance / grant writing
    • Organization and time management
    • Communication and influencing without authority
  • Strong understanding of project management principles and practices
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • You are located in one of the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at OpenClassrooms, you will not just be here to tell people what to do


  • Experience at an edtech startup
  • Experience with WSCUC accreditation
  • Experience with Registered Apprenticeship Programs and National Program Standards
  • Experience with WIOA funding
  • Experience working with globally distributed stakeholders and coworkers


  • A work environment and culture based on agility, openness, respect and performance
  • A competitive salary based on qualifications
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • “Remote first” policy


  • Call with a member of the HR team (30 minutes)
  • Video call interview with the hiring manager (1 hour)
  • Two video call interviews with 2 people from the teams (4 people total, 2 hours total)
  • Possible final interview with a senior leader (30 minutes)
  • Professional reference check

Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you! Apply today — we’re standing by for your resume!

Feel free to check our online course,e How do we work at OpenClassroom,s to get the gist of who we are.

👉 OpenClassrooms is a company of equal opportunities where you can find colleagues with diverse backgrounds, ages, gender, social origins, beliefs, health situation,n or disability. You come as you are!

👉 OpenClassrooms is a Remote-first company. We trust our employees and give them the flexibility to choose if they want to work remotely or come to the office/coworking space (when available). Our US office is currently located in New York, but we are also hiring in Illinois, Georgia, Utah, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina, as well as other states.

👉 Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, taking up challenges, meeting awesome people every week, and changing the world a little bit every day!

OpenClassrooms is a mission-driven company with the ambition to make education accessible to everyone, everywhere.

We are the leading online education platform in Europe and Africa, offering fully accredited online diplomas based on the skills of the future. Each month, 300 000 free students from around the world connect to our platform, and we currently count 12 000 persons among our degree students.

As such, we are now the first online school in Europe and Africa and offer 100% online diplomas recognized by the State.