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Generalist, People and Culture 


Job Summary:

In this role, you will report to the Chief People & Culture Officer, while working alongside members of the Academy People & Culture teams. This role is responsible for various aspects of People & Culture including employee engagement, benefits, payroll, coordinating various projects, onboarding new employees, interpretation of policies, conducting P&C audits, and ad-hoc P&C reporting. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of P&C workflow processes, has a passion for providing a positive employee experience, is a creative and effective communicator, and is extremely organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and a self-starter.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommend and help to implement strategies that strengthen and develop employee engagement through events and initiatives that touch employees throughout their career at the Academy.
  • Develop and leverage effective and sustainable feedback processes to ensure staff feedback is considered in making programming decisions.
  • Manage the planning and administration of annual open enrollment, and other benefit changes throughout the year.
  • Oversee the onboarding process, ensuring new employees are set up for success by liaising with cross-functional teams to help with training.
  • Assist in conducting exit interviews.
  • Manage the HRIS system, including data updates of all employee information changes and additions. Regularly run standard and ad-hoc reports.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local legal requirements by reviewing existing and new legislation; and advising management on needed actions.
  • Provide support in areas of 401(k), payroll, worker’s compensation, FMLA, ADA, and OSHA recordkeeping.
  • Partner with Accounting, IT, and other internal functions to improve HR operational workflows and ensure the integrity of HR data.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs, handle matters expeditiously and proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion.
  • Create and edit presentations, spreadsheets, communications, databases, reports, and org charts.
  • Works effectively as a team member with other members of management and the People & Culture team.
  • Maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality at all times.


Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree plus 3 – 5 years of professional work experience in various aspects of Human Resources inclusive of benefits, payroll, employee onboarding, and HR audits is required; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered instead of the Bachelor’s degree.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field is preferred. Examples of related fields include Psychology, Business Administration and Organizational Management.
  • PHR certification is preferred.
  • Adaptability combined with a positive attitude and desire to proactively present new HR ideas and strategies.
  • Proven project management and organization skills with a proven ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills while exercising sound judgment.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ADP Workforce and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain collaborative and objective while under pressure.
  • 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.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate People & Culture team members.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources and employment law.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.


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 $68,000.00. 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 Generalist, People and Culture  
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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