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Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards 


The Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards is responsible for developing and executing a strategy for connecting and engaging our global Academy membership base. You will bring new and innovative approaches to both membership and awards administration, including leading a relational, data-driven, process-oriented team that contributes to the strategic goals of the Academy. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer of the Academy, you will oversee awards, including submissions, nominations, voting, and balloting and member engagement initiatives for our 9,000 worldwide members.


  • Participate as a member of the senior leadership team. Build positive and strong relationships with peers across departments.
  • Drive collaboration across the organization and throughout the industry.
  • Support other departments in engaging members in events that connect the world to filmmaking.
  • Develop leaders and inspire growth, succession planning.
  • Engage stakeholders and champion interdepartmental teams.
  • Oversee the administration of the membership program for 9000+ members in 68 countries.
  • Create and measure analytics to drive membership engagement.
  • Lead and support innovative and automated processes and procedures.
  • Partner with the Academy's 17 membership branches during the annual new member selection process, and review of Awards rules and membership criteria.
  • Work with the Office of Representation, Inclusion, and Equity and the Branch Executive Committees to contribute to member representation and inclusion efforts by ensuring that nominating committees are aware of global diverse filmmakers that meet branch membership criteria.
  • In partnership with interdepartmental teams, organize the ticketing, seating, and arrivals process for the Governors Awards, Nominees Luncheon, Academy Awards, and Governors Ball.
  • Oversee all special awards voting categories by developing a deep understanding of the award rules and processes, and guiding awards staff.
  • Lead and manage the Member Relations and Awards department, including 6 direct reports. Hold weekly department meetings.
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility in job performance.
  • Develop and track the Academy Awards calendar.
  • Oversee the Sci-Tech Awards.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters or higher degree preferred.
  • 15+ years of experience in a leadership role involved in hiring, managing a team, driving accountability and performance in management-level staff and above.
  • Passion and acumen in the film, entertainment, and arts industry. Existing networks within the industry is a plus.
  • Strong track record of leading change, motivating staff, and activating a team.
  • Ability to think strategically and take a whole company view, acting decisively and supporting others to be their best.
  • Ability to influence others by first seeking to understand the other person’s point of view and remaining calm in challenging situations.
  • Experience as a leader in an environment where the ability to influence, self-regulate, work across departments, build relationships, and demonstrate self-awareness and emotional maturity and empathy is critical.
  • Understanding and experience with data analytics and their application in guiding business practices.
  • Solid knowledge and appreciation of the value of CRM-based processes.
  • Demonstrated skills in fiscal management and budget development.
  • Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills are required.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 10/1/2020  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium 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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