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Associate Manager, Employee Relations (Project Hire)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10036203 Location Burbank, California, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jan. 25, 2023

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Employee Relations department is seeking an Associate Manager to join the team!  This position has you working and collaborating closely with two Senior Managers and also partnering with key stakeholders across Corporate HR.  If you possess investigative and/or employment law experience and want the opportunity to grow your skill set while positively impacting the Corporate employee experience, then this could be the role for you.

Disney’s Employee Relations (“ER”) function is responsible for engaging with employees and leaders at critical moments in the employee life cycle to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and respectful experience for all employees consistent with Disney’s policies, values, and culture. 

The Associate Manager, Employee Relations (PH) will support the Corporate function by providing clients with ER expertise and services, including conducting workplace investigations, supporting case intake and reporting, facilitating requests for accommodations and the interactive process, reviewing performance management documents, interpreting and influencing policies and practices, and managing other matters impacting the employee experience.  

The Associate ER Manager must be able to perform work with moderate supervision, exhibit strong written, verbal, analytical, and problem solving skills, and demonstrate strong emotional intelligence to handle sensitive employment situations.



  • Under the direction of ER leadership, conduct workplace investigations, including identifying relevant issues, determining appropriate investigation strategies, leading witness interviews and document review, and making findings and recommendations for appropriate resolution. Investigation topics include, for example, allegations of inappropriate conduct, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, conflicts of interest, and other policy violations.
  • Partner collaboratively and build relationships with HRBPs, Legal, Global Security, Information Security, Management Audit, Communications, Diversity Equity & Inclusion and others to execute thorough investigations. 
  • Draft well-written investigation-related documents, including leader/HRBP talking points, written warnings, case executive summaries and other documents with moderate supervision.


  • Under the direction of ER leadership, assist the Accommodation function for Corporate employees by thoughtfully engaging in the interactive process with requesting employees.
  • Partner with HR business partners, GHRO, legal, labor relations, business leaders, and employees to guide leaders and employees through the formal Company Accommodation process to address employee and business needs, with a goal of achieving an appropriate and legally compliant accommodation in a timely fashion.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support case intake process and reporting in the ER database case management system.
  • Guide HRBPs on performance management issues, including performance improvement plans.
  • Provide crisis management support to employees, leaders, and HR Business Partners.
  • Assist with other ER project work and consultations related to creating an inclusive and respectful employee experience.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2-4 years’ experience in Employee Relations or a related field.
  • Strong decision making, problem solving, critical thinking and root cause/analysis skills.
  • High emotional intelligence and strong people skills.
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential matters with compassion and equity.
  • Demonstrated investigative and consultative skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, lead, and influence at all levels within the organization, and make decisions while keeping all partners and leaders informed.
  • Knowledge of employment law and practices; able to effectively apply Company policies/guidelines to multiple situations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to position self as credible, proactive and a trusted thought-partner.
  • Proactive work style, balancing the need for collaboration with moderate supervision.
  • Experience working with senior executives in an “influence-without-authority” role.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including verbal and written.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

Juris Doctorate 


The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

The hiring range for this position in Burbank is $111,870 to $136,730 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered. 

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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