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Senior Manager, Employee Relations  


Job Summary

In this role, you will report to the Chief People & Culture Officer, while working alongside members of the Academy People & Culture and Legal teams. This role requires your strategic and operational support with various Employee Relations issues while working independently and assisting the teams in administering workplace investigation policies and programs. You will take the lead on conducting workplace investigations including presenting findings and providing recommendations.

This position is based in Los Angeles and is hybrid. Onsite work is required three (3) days per week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with members of the People & Culture team (and Legal as necessary) to conduct workplace investigations and make recommendations on appropriate courses of action.
  • Conduct intake interviews, develop an investigative plan, and conduct formal investigations when necessary.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough investigatory files and reports, and appropriately work with other internal departments as needed.
  • Act with a high degree of integrity and ensure cases are handled fairly, consistently, transparently, timely, and comprehensively.
  • Prepare and document investigation reports, findings, and corrective action documents.
  • Collaborate closely with People & Culture, employment counsel, and business leaders.
  • Advise on ER issues and conduct training on employee relations policies and best practices.
  • Lead and participate in People & Culture projects that support business and People & Culture initiatives such as pay transparency, compliance, employee handbook, and related policies.
  • Evaluate and enhance People & Culture employee relations policies and procedures.
  • Identify and articulate potential implications of People & Culture policies and programs.
  • Advise and assist in union-related work.
  • Maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality at all times.
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree and other specialized training focused on employee/labor relations is required; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree.
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources is preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR certification is preferred.
  • Solid work experience and understanding of workplace investigations, unions, and labor relations.
  • Detailed knowledge of employment and human resources practices, procedures, and laws, involving performance management, corrective action, and progressive discipline including termination of employment is required.
  • Experience working with employment law principles and conducting and advising on investigations of employee and union relations matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain collaborative and objective while under pressure.
  • Demonstrated work experience work experience in problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven ability to self-manage and self-direct multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to multitask while working in an environment with demanding timeframes and competing interests.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to write concise reports.


If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.

The expected starting salary for this role is $85,000.00. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.




Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Senior Manager, Employee Relations  
Location Los Angeles  
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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