Auxiliary Services at Syracuse University is seeking to hire a Director of Trademark Licensing to collaborate with the Director of Auxiliary Services and the Deputy Athletics Director for External Operations on Trademark Licensing requests, including license approval and affiliations.
The Director will be responsible for maximizing revenue generated for licensed products for retail, marketing, student engagement and special projects; collaborating with Office of Athletic Compliance in determining protection of University interests in relation to
and Syracuse University Athletic Compliance policies in relation to licensing; maintaining affiliation with the Workers’ Rights Consortium (
) and Fair Labor Association (
); and disseminating information to campus community and alumni groups concerning Trademark Licensing policies.
• Bachelor’s Degree required in a business related field
• Plus a minimum of five years of sports marketing/trademark licensing
• Master’s Degree preferred
Job Specific Qualifications
• Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Must have a working knowledge of
rules and regulations.
• Must have the ability to successfully interact with diverse individuals from both the University and community in order to ensure appropriate use of collegiate marks.
• Must have strong analytical skills to drive revenue and review/impact financial results.
• Must be a problem solver with the ability to think creatively and connect various sources to achieve desired results.
• Must have strong time management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
• Knowledge of computer and word processing, database and spreadsheets software and a demonstrated proficiency and comfort level with technology, software and social media.
• Must be detail-oriented and complete work with accuracy and meticulous attention.
• Licensing Administration: Collaborate with Director of Auxiliary Services and the Deputy Athletics Director for External Operations on Trademark Licensing requests, including license approval and affiliations. Independent approval of artwork designs and license applications, while consulting internally for special requests or restricted markets. Cultivate a positive relationship with all licensees including local licensees. Manage the
College Licensing in the administration of the licensing process, maintain control by utilizing IMGCL’s online vendor, design review and approval system. Maintain affiliation with industry organizations and actively participate.
• Brand Development and Marketing Strategies: Responsible to maximize revenue opportunities with licensed products for retail, marketing, student engagement and special projects. Manage
in creating hot market opportunities resulting from major athletic success. Collaborate with
and continue to work with Athletics’ External Marketing Staff on new projects, products, promotions and marketing as it relates to the Syracuse University Athletic market. Develop and implement marketing strategies and make recommendations to external marketing staff.
• Trademark Maintenance and Licensing Agreements: Maintain licensee database and optimize the number of licensee to maximize revenue return to the University. Collaborate with Office of Athletic Compliance in determining protection of University interests in relation to
and Syracuse University Athletic Compliance policies in relation to licensing.
• Worker’s Rights/Corporate Responsibility: Maintain affiliation with the Workers’ Rights Consortium (
) and Fair Labor Association (
). Attend conferences and meetings in person and by teleconference for the
University Advisory Committee and
. Communicate and interact with IMGCL’s Director of Corporate Responsibility or directly to Syracuse University Licensees on a regular basis concerning University Code of Conduct standards.
• Campus/Community Outreach: Disseminate information to campus community and alumni groups concerning Trademark Licensing policies. (Including administration of NY State Custom License Plate Program as well as others). Direct Academic and Administrative Staff on trademark licensing initiatives and policies.
In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.
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