Full Time Job

Coordinator, D&I Strategies

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 11-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Coordinator, D&I Strategies (People, Culture & Content)

Reporting to the Director, Diversity & Inclusion Strategies, the Coordinator, D&I Strategies will support various people, culture and content initiatives at Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS). This role will work on key strategic D&I priorities in collaboration with Senior Leadership, Creative Directors, Human Resources, Recruitment & Talent Development, Training & Development, Marketing, Employee Relations, Enterprise D&I, R.I.S.E., and Communications/PR teams to foster an open, collaborative and inclusive environment at WDAS.

The Coordinator, D&I Strategies will also provide support to the Manager, D&I People & Culture Strategies and Sr. Manager, D&I Content & Culture Strategies, on an as-needed basis.

• Coordinate and organize scheduling and logistics for meetings, events, speakers and brave conversations meant to help WDAS employees deepen cultural and representation awareness
• Create Google Forms/SurveyMonkey surveys and track data on inclusion goals, as well as, assist with quarterly D&I reports
• Attend meetings, take notes, contribute to creative ideation processes and ensure appropriate follow through of relevant action items discussed
• Develop presentations and spreadsheets, and categorize files in an organized and efficient manner
• Coordinate content advisement screenings with various internal and external groups including WDAS affinity groups & Think Tanks, R.I.S.E., inclusion and creative councils, consultants, community orgs and enterprise-wide BERGs for films and alternative content in production
• Co-manage multiple cross-ERG efforts, D&I activations and the programming and event planning requests from affinity groups for heritage months and cultural awareness days (Black History Month, Women's History Month, PRIDE Month etc.)
• Contribute to cultural review and feedback processes for consumer products, publishing materials, content screenings and more, relative to WDAS intellectual property
• Assist with logistics and planning of leadership development programs and DEI training series
• Provide support to the four WDAS Employee Resource/Affinity Groups, track project plans, and assist D&I Manager, People & Culture in the development of all new WDAS affinity groups
• Partner with studio Communications/PR to communicate D&I initiatives and employee engagement opportunities to the studio via e-blasts, internal intranet posts, social media and SLACK
• Monitor employee engagement on internal SLACK channels and provide supportive information and responses to employees as-needed
• Draft internal D&I communications, one sheets and regularly update internal D&I DAweb site
• Manage the D&I department e-mail alias and inbox (on a daily basis)
• Serve as a key strategic partner, cultural resource and thought leader to all studio employees and contribute to various people, culture and content projects

Basic Qualifications:
• 2+ years of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or multicultural marketing/communications experience, ideally with a global company or production studio
• Ability to work with many cross-functional internal and external partners and teams
• Program/project management skills
• Strong Google Suite, Microsoft Office, SurveyMonkey, Mailchimp and/or WordPress skills
• Excellent written communications skills
• Excellent teamwork and client service skills and an ability to interact effectively with all levels
• Focuses on continuous improvement and demonstrates an innovative approach

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience coordinating campaigns or business development strategies for key consumer and employee groups including women, Latinx, Black/African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Native/Indigenous community, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, veterans and others
• Global work experience, especially as it pertains to diversity and inclusion
• Demonstrated track record managing expectations and schedules of one or more senior executives
• Field experience working within underrepresented communities, preferably with indigenous groups
• Adobe Photoshop and/or graphic design experience

Required Education
• BA/BS in Sociology, Psychology, Communications, Business, Marketing or related field

WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2019's Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time, to our 60th animated feature, Encanto, releasing November 2021. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d98kem-54-144-55-253-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made.