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Staff Assistant

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 524686BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Disney Parks & Resorts Date posted 02/08/2018
“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

This position provides administrative support to the President and Managing Director, WDPR Asia.


Act as the primary contact for all incoming communication and ensure interactions are handled in a professional manner. Proactively manage President’s complex calendar, coordinate meetings, plan and execute travel arrangements. Ensure daily prioritization of communication, meetings, and action items in a fast paced environment that requires working directly with senior executives, teams and external partners in the Asia region. Prepare executive level presentations, memos, letters, spreadsheets and other correspondence. Provide overall office administration and organizational task support, including screening and routing phone calls, maintaining filing system, preparing expense reports and processing workflow requirements through SAP. Manage all work with highest degree of confidentiality – exercising discretion, judgment and diplomacy. Display initiative, ingenuity and constant communication as a consistent means of accomplishing these activities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Proven experience working in a global organization and ability to manage calendars, communication, and priorities across multiple time zones
  • Minimum seven years proven administrative experience supporting senior level executives in a corporate environment
  • Ability to work autonomously and support an executive with frequent travel to the Asia region
  • Experience working across multiple geographies
  • Positive team player with an enthusiastic attitude and a strong service orientation
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively through demonstrated strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and eagerness to learn the substance of the work in which the President is involved, in order to be an effective facilitator within the business unit
  • Demonstrated strong ability to be proactive and self-motivated and anticipate administrative needs
  • Demonstrated exemplary planning and organization skills – able to set priorities, manage details and accurately follow through to meet all deadlines
  • Ability to make independent decisions and demonstrate good judgment in the handling of issues; including those that involve sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, manage competing demands and change course of action quickly in a fast paced environment
  • Strong relationships across the segment and enterprise that help drive efficiency in managing scheduling issues, problem solving, and creating positive outcomes
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency within a Windows environment, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SAP; as well as ability to learn new technologies and applications for MAC, iPhone and iPad.
  • Proven experience with Video TeleConferencing (VTC) and Telepresence equipment and applications (WebEx, Bluejeans, Disney MeetMe and MS Lync)
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule including evenings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in or with business units located in Asia
  • Fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese

Required Education

  • High school degree or equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, an equal opportunity employer.

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