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The Walt Disney Company

Sr Manager, DE&I People & Culture

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Diversity & Inclusion are critical enablers of this effort. To stay relevant in the market place, we strive to have the people and culture that enable us to surprise and delight our guests and audiences today and in the future.

The Diversity and Inclusion team serves as a center of excellence for the enterprise, leading the development of D&I business strategy, partnering with leadership across lines of business and global markets, providing subject matter expertise on relevant inclusion practices, and enhancing our inclusion brand both inside and outside the company.

The Senior Manager, DEI People & Culture reports to the VP, People Culture & Diversity for The Walt Disney Company and will focus primarily on providing strategic operational leadership and support to the CEO DEI Council. The essential characteristics of the ideal candidate include for this individual contributor role include:
  • Strong strategic planning skills, seeing how to connect dots across the CEO DEI Council
  • Understanding of/respect for the DEI practice
  • Ability to creatively solve operational problems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to build trusting relationships across stakeholder groups
  • Partner on managing and report financials for the CEO Council


Support the VP People Culture & Diversity by facilitating the execution of the CEO DEI priorities through coordination, communications and project management. Will also be engaging in broader DEI priorities
  • Lead and manage strategic projects, working with internal stakeholders to drive projects to completion
  • Provide ongoing status updates, track work-streams and ensure progress is being made and deadlines are met
  • Lead research, stakeholder coordination, content development and preparation for high-level presentations to senior leaders; creating visual aids (and/or working with designers)
  • Ensure coordination of common connection points and integration with key functional partners (i.e. HR, Business Unit DEI/leaders, DCCR, Workforce Tech)
  • Curating content/prepping for CEO Council meetings
  • Developing internal communications tools to amplify work
  • Joining regular cadence of CEO DEI Council meetings to grasp direction and drive alignment among stakeholders
Engaging in broader DEI priorities
  • Helping assess and drive the reputation of the DEI function
  • Business Employee Resource Group partnership
  • Engagement with key DEI People & Culture stakeholders across TWDC and externally

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of progressive work experience in similar roles
  • Excellent project and program management experience with solid organizational skills
  • Capital and operating expense budgeting and forecasting
  • People management and/or influencing experience
  • Demonstrated hands-on expertise in Microsoft Office productivity tools and Apple tools
  • Proven ability to influence without formal authority, taking ownership of tasks and seeing them through to completion
  • Understanding of driving work through ARCI or other accountability processes
  • Demonstrated business savvy and confidence to interface with all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated confidence in an entrepreneurial environment, always seeking breakthrough and better ways of operating
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed environment
  • Strong bias for transparency and collaboration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years DEI or DEI adjacent role

Required Education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

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