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Specialist, Academy Gold Mentorship and Alumni Programs 


Job Summary:

The Academy Gold program is an industry-wide diversity internship enhancement program. The program launched in June 2017 with over 20 entertainment and media companies participating in hosting interns from multicultural and underrepresented communities looking for an entree into the film and entertainment industry. After its second year in the program, the Academy has now hosted over150 undergraduate and graduate students in an inclusive industrywide education and networking initiative aimed at broadening awareness in film, television, production, finance, marketing, screenwriting and other disciplines with the goal of enabling students to gain a strategic foothold into the industry for future career opportunities.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Academy Gold Inclusion and Alumni Programs, this position will focus on tracking and optimizing the experience of our Academy Gold intern and alumni participants. This position requires a solutions-driven, people-focused, and project-oriented approach and is responsible for executing alumni relations initiatives and projects.


  • Serve as primary point of contact for all Academy Gold alumni inquiries.
  • Create and maintain an alumni database across all Foundation programs to track metrics, prepare reports, and manage updates as needed.
  • Collect related survey data, questionnaires, and feedback from alumni.
  • In partnership with the Associate Director, Academy Gold Inclusion and Alumni Programs, identify alumni needs and work with stakeholders to implement and monitor a plan.
  • Implement tools for tracking Academy alumni career progress metrics in the entertainment industry.
  • Use creative approaches to engaging alumni.
  • Prepare alumni materials and presentations, including newsletters, social media posts (in conjunction with the social media team), and other communications as needed.
  • Participate in the execution of alumni and mentor engagement activities, events and initiatives.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for incoming communication for the Academy Gold mentorship program.
  • In partnership with the Associate Director, Academy Gold Inclusion and Alumni Programs, work closely with the Foundation programs team and Member Relations to refine and improve Academy Gold's growing mentorship program.
  • Cultivate relationships with Academy Gold interns to understand their areas of interest and effectively help partner each intern with a mentor in their desired field.
  • Provide program updates and progress reports to team and team leadership.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 4 – 7 years of relevant work experience, preferably within a nonprofit, foundation, education, or other related industry.
  • Prior exposure to employee engagement, assessment, survey practices, and alumni programs.
  • Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with CRMs is highly preferred.
  • Strong communication, research, analytical, and database management skills.
  • Skilled at manipulating and analyzing data.
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills. Able to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional teams to get things done.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Specialist, Academy Gold Mentorship and Alumni Programs  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/7/2019  
Location Hollywood  
About the Organization The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world's premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located at Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws , including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  
EOE Statement

The Academy Museum is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is vital to the Academy Museum.
Accordingly, the Academy Museum 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. And, to help foster diversity, the Academy Museum utilizes programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy Museum is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy Museum's commitment to diversity.

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