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Managing Director, Membership and Awards  


Job Summary

Responsible for developing and executing a strategy for connecting and engaging Academy members.  Leadership responsibilities for bringing new and innovative approaches to events and processes for both Membership and Awards.  Oversee all administrative needs, communications, and programming related to members of and membership in the Academy.  Oversee awards activities, including special voting process, balloting, and awards ceremonies

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the administration of the membership program for 7000+ members in 37  countries (dues, records, balloting)
  • Leads and supports innovations in the areas of reduction  of low value administrative processes and automation of processes and procedures to better serve the members
  • Responsible for the analytics needed to drive membership engagement, and manage member communications efforts including members-only section of
  • Manage the Academy’s 17 membership branches including the annual new member selection process, and review of Awards rules and membership criteria
  • Facilitates member diversity efforts by insuring that nominating committees are made aware of diverse talent that meets membership criteria
  • Coordinate and host the New Member Reception.  Develop and manage all members’ events such as mixers and branch receptions insuring that events are fresh and innovative best serving the members and the Academy overall
  • Oversee member events, committees, and member communications in New York and London satellite offices ensuring that each touch point creates value for the member
  • Provides ROI data regarding all member events to CEO; i.e. costs vs. member attendance
  • Supervise the design and production of print materials related to the Academy Awards and Governors Awards ensuring that the materials reflect the Academy’s standards (invitations, tickets, ticket packet)
  • Responsible for the ticketing, seating, and arrivals process for the Governors Awards, Nominees Luncheon, Academy Awards and the Governors Ball.  Develop a team which has a clear sense of how to work with VIPs under challenging circumstances
  • Oversee all special awards voting categories by developing a deep understanding of the award rules and processes and guiding awards managers and awards staff. (Foreign Language, Shorts, Animation, Makeup, Documentary, Visual Effects, and Music)
  • Act as Academy coordinator for the Nominees Luncheon and the Governors Ball working closely with the director of special events to provide unique insight about participating members and nominees
  • Outline and track the Academy Awards calendar
  • Assist in Academy Awards overall administration
  • Lead and supervise the membership and awards team
  • Oversee the Sci-Tech Awards
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters or higher degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in non-profit management required.
  • Have a strong track record of leading change and motivating staff
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Managing Director, Membership and Awards  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 6/18/2015  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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