About Noodle Partners
Noodle Partners is a leading ed tech company focused on using technology and outsourced services to improve higher education while ultimately lowering tuition. Many universities supplement their campus-based programming with online degree programs - especially those at the graduate level - in order to make them accessible to a broader audience. Companies called Online Program Managers (OPMs) have built a $2 billion industry, selling comprehensive packages of technology and services that include everything the university needs to create and deliver online programs. The downside of working with an OPM is high expenses (60-70% of tuition revenue), long-term contract commitments (7-15 years), a lack of control over the end product ‒ which leads to higher tuitions ‒ and, in many cases, inferior service.
Noodle Partners offers a new approach to online program management. We offer universities great online programming by assembling a team of the best ed tech and higher-ed service providers in the marketplace and working with them to integrate their products and services into a comprehensive, customized solution for universities. We develop only limited technology ourselves and instead focus our resources on assembling a stack of best-of-breed ‘Partners’, negotiate favorable pricing, guide their integration, manage their delivery, and evaluate their performance against goals set with each university.
About this Position
For each online program, we assemble a team of experts who guide the selection and implementation of agencies and technologies needed to hit program enrollment, retention, and satisfaction goals on a mutually agreed upon budget. The Program Launch Manager serves as the program’s project manager ensuring that the program launches on-time, on budget. This position coordinates all launch activities- including coordinating the Marketing Manager, Learning Manager, Program Manager, Architect, and Developers efforts. This position interfaces not only with the internal team, but also the university team and the external vendors. This position sets up communication systems to ensure that all team members (internal, university, and external) are informed, accountable, and clear on expectations. This position also tracks all launch activity expenses- logging all expenses related to personnel and other expenses to ensure we are staying not only on-time, but also on-budget. The expectation is that with each launch, we launch faster and reduce our launch expenses.