The University of Iowa Department of Athletics seeks a self-motivated, results-oriented individual with the knowledge, ability and interpersonal skills required to serve as Assistant to the Director of Trademark Licensing & Hall of Fame. This is a full-time position that includes full University benefits.
The Assistant to the Director shall assist in managing the operational, promotional and financial activities of the UI Trademark Licensing Program and the overall operation and management of events held within the UI Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum. Typical trademark licensing duties to include daily interactions with UI licensees, retailers and UI departments; assisting in managing trademark licensing applications, contracts, royalties, trademark registrations; maintaining brand integrity; and enforcement of legal use of University trademarks. Duties related to the operation of the UI Hall of Fame & Museum include daily interaction with visitors and guests; coordination and execution of events; research, coordinate and manage exhibits; assist in hiring, training and supervision of temporary employees and volunteers.
The University of Iowa is a NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and related events with a workforce of approximately 225 regular employees and 450 temporary employees. Athletics is a people-centric organization that operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy. For more information regarding Athletics, please click here.
Benefits Highlights:Excellent fringe benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” to learn more.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of one year of work experience in a trademark licensing program.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work constructively and collaboratively in a diverse environment, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and ability to build trusting relationships.
Effectively use office support software (such as Microsoft Office Suite).
Ability to work effectively in a detailed, highly regulated, and deadline-oriented team environment.
Increasingly responsible experience (more than 1 year) working in a university trademark licensing program, including the promotion, protection, and management of trademarks and knowledge of laws and regulations related to trademarking and licensing (highly preferred).
Experience working with licensing software, such as Brand Comply (specify software used).
Proficiency with CounterFind trademark enforcement software.
Experience collaborating with internal university academic/administrative units, and student organizations.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and execute social and/or business events, such as receptions, corporate meetings, etc.
Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.Applications without both a cover letter and resume will be considered incomplete and ineligible for consideration.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.
The successful candidates will be subject to a credential and criminal background check.
Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Why Iowa?” to learn more.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.
Internal Number: 21002285
About The University of Iowa
With just over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909.
Iowa is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It's home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers, the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop, and hundreds of options for affordable, accessible education.
The University of Iowa is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.
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