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The Walt Disney Company Director, Diversity & Inclusion, People & Culture in Burbank, California

Job Summary:

At The Walt Disney Studios we believe seeking ideas and decisions from diverse (all) people helps us grow, innovate and tell inspiring stories that resonate with global audiences. Building a workforce that reflects the life experiences of the audiences that we want to connect to and fostering an environment that promotes curiosity, innovation and ideas from all people ensures our work is relevant to a rapidly changing and diversifying world.

Our Multicultural Audience Engagement team helps cultivate creative talent, supports diverse storytelling, outreach and market research, and creates strategies that drive multicultural consumer acquisition and engagement for The Walt Disney Studios’ businesses. The team also partners with leadership across lines of business and global markets, providing subject matter expertise on relevant inclusion practices, and enhancing our inclusion brand both inside and outside the company.

The Director, People & Culture reports to the Vice President, Multicultural Audience Engagement, and acts as a strategic consultant to business leaders and HR partners focused on attracting, retaining and developing talent that reflects our audiences and promoting an inclusive environment where employees at all levels can perform their best.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the development of an insights-driven strategic plan for diversity and inclusion across the Studio with a focus on people and culture.

  • Consult with HR and business leaders to develop and integrate analytics-driven D&I strategies into Line of Business plans that align with Studio objectives

  • Connect opportunities with people and culture to our marketplace objectives working in concert with the Director, Diversity and Inclusion – Market (not sure final title)

  • Partner across TWDC and Studio HR to develop and implement tightly integrated solutions that drive inclusive behaviors and business practices at all levels of the Studio. Examples include:

  • Deliver learning experiences to develop leaders who model and drive inclusive behaviors

  • Leverage Employee Resource Groups to promote inclusion within business and creative processes

  • Consult with Talent Acquisition and TWDC Diversity to diversify talent pipelines and external / industry partners to source high caliber talent that reflects our audiences

  • Establish consistent metrics and reporting to enable leaders to assess performance, inform decisions on how to achieve objectives, and assess the ROI of their efforts

  • Create and moderate safe spaces for honest and practical dialogue around D&I while challenging conventional wisdom

  • Evaluate and report the effectiveness of Studios diversity activities and their impact on business results.

  • Develop and share an ongoing and inspiring narrative about our progress against the strategy

  • Continuously enhance D&I practices through providing insights that increase awareness of market/industry trends and sharing best practices to support an inclusive environment across the Studio.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of progressive leadership experience in business, marketing, HR or related area

  • Knowledge of best practices and innovative talent trends in the marketplace

  • Leads with the business in mind; thinks and acts strategically

  • Challenges accepted wisdom

  • Cultivates his/her own curiosity AND focuses on impact

  • Has a compelling track record of leading or influencing transformation of talent processes across levels

  • Demonstrated success leading and influencing, as an executive champion, the practice of diversity & inclusion

  • Capabilities around and experience in leading the integration of multiple data sources (including primary and secondary research, social media) into clear, actionable insights and stories

  • Moves quickly, with regular communication and visible progress against objectives

  • Knowledge of analytical techniques and how to leverage research (e.g. employee research)

  • Effectively builds partnerships and influences stakeholders and decision-making at all levels of a complex, global organization

  • Equally comfortable in quantitative and qualitative environments

  • Manages focused, successful outcomes with outside partners

  • Communicates in clear and compelling ways (written/verbal) and adapts appropriately for the environment

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Masters’ degree in related field

Job ID: 762698BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment

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