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Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Hollywood, CA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) will lead the strategic direction, business planning and program support for DEI initiatives for Universal Studios Hollywood (USH). This position will partner with USH leadership and team members, leveraging DEI focus to influence business strategies including work force planning, team member experience, product development and guest experience. Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer for Universal Parks & Resorts, the Director DEI will drive local efforts to support change across the UPR division globally and promote a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion is a top priority for the business. This position is physically located in Hollywood and will work hybrid in office and from home.

Work with UPR diversity team to develop and execute short-term and long-term DEI business strategies.
Lead a comprehensive Diversity plan for the USH business, focusing on workforce goals and employee engagement.
Build trusted partnership with USH division leadership and be a Thought Leader for an inclusive workplace culture where employees feel respected, valued, safe and are encouraged to speak up and bring their full selves to work each day.
Partner with HR on pipeline development programs and partnerships along with conversion and retention of employees out of such programs and partnerships.
Develop capabilities to address and bolster employee engagement. Work with Employee Resource Groups to support business and team goals.
Manage communication of UPR DEI principles and best practices.


Bachelor’s degree
5+ years of management experience
DEI strategic planning and execution experience
Demonstrated experience working with senior business management and the ability to understand and translate business objectives to counsel leaders to achieve desired DEI outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to build trust and credibility to navigate and influence in a complex environment
Exceptional oral, written and presentation skills, effectively adjusted to the audience, including the ability to communicate effectively with the executive leadership team.
Recognized success as a collaborator with strong interpersonal skills to build productive working relationships with a broad range of individuals and groups
Experienced transformational leader with proven record in managing change with an understanding of the contexts, cultures and politics within organizations and communities that affect the implementation of DEI efforts.
Able to inspire and lead people, directly and indirectly
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment
Proven analytical skills with ability to draw conclusions, recommend solutions and provide oversight for on-going assessments, measurement, and continuous improvements
Proven aptitude for creative thinking, practical problem-solving, and innovating solutions.
High self-motivation to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and achieve results
Strong project management skills
Solid financial acumen, including experience managing budgets
Strong ability to push initiatives through ambiguity and influencing stakeholders.
Acts with high integrity and discretion handling confidential information
Strong MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
Desired Characteristics
5 years of DEI experience with strong knowledge of best practices and modern DEI concepts
Knowledge of laws, regulations and guidelines related to DEI and non-discrimination.

About the Company

Each day Universal Studios Hollywood creates unforgettable experiences for our guests from around the world. We bring to life the ultimate Hollywood experience with our real working movie studio and heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s most popular movies and TV shows. USH offers something for everyone from thrill seekers to movie lovers to family fun for all ages. Our Team Members are passionate individuals who create memorable moments whether it’s on the studio lot, or in our conference rooms, theaters, or kitchens. We believe in the talent of our team members. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives our business to succeed in everything we do across the park. We believe in a culture of family and fun, here you can make a difference and build your career!

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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