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Senior Coordinator, Education Initiatives 


About Academy Education Department:

The Education Initiatives office is a fast-paced programming department that is responsible for education outreach programs. In addition, the department is also responsible for the summer Academy Gold Rising Internship program and the Visiting Artists Series which are a key part of the Academy’s ongoing cultural equity and inclusion initiative that works to break down barriers and expand opportunities for young people who traditionally have not had access to entertainment industry career paths.

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Job Summary:

The Academy Education Department is seeking a highly dedicated and dependable individual to serve as Senior Coordinator of Education Initiatives. This position reports to the Senior Director, Education Initiatives. While the duties of this position include basic administrative and support, the successful candidate will also demonstrate advanced organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong work ethic and sense of individual responsibility. Attention to detail is a must.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Education Initiatives and Academy Gold Rising teams including scheduling meetings and Zooms, answering phones, greeting guests, creating meeting agendas, taking meeting notes, replying to general Gold Rising inquiries via phone/mail/email, managing files, and processing invoices and expense reimbursements.
  • Coordinate education and Gold Rising programs including inquiries and preparation of event materials.
  • Ensure that all databases for the department are properly maintained and up to date.
  • Maintain database of external contacts.
  • Help coordinate special events and projects as assigned.
  • Work closely with Academy Gold Programs (Gold Rising, Nicholl Fellowships, Student Academy Awards, etc.) throughout the year as needed.
  • Edit talent bios, proofread documents, obtain talent release forms, and write confirmation letters.
  • Assist department with recruitment and sourcing candidates through MyStaffingPro.
  • Schedule interviews with internship candidates.
  • Update Gold Rising App during the summer.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to achieve the goals of the department and the Academy.


Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 2-3 years professional administrative and project management experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of motion picture history is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented, and with demonstrated high level of computer expertise and experience, especially with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with organizing Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinar and basic knowledge of AirTable.
  • Basic writing skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills a must with special attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills essential, with the aptitude to handle a variety of people, personalities, and ever-changing schedules and situations with diplomacy, discretion, and poise.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work on multiple projects in fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Flexibility, with the capacity to multi-task, meet deadlines, follow instruction, handle change, and maintain a cool head and pleasant demeanor in stressful circumstances.
  • Some night and weekend work may be required and may be assigned on short notice.


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 hourly rate for this role is $20.00 – $22.00. 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 Coordinator, Education Initiatives  
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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