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Director, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
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May 17, 2022

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Director, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

Job no: 529504
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management

Department: Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, Lundquist College of Business
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA11-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
June 13, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include the following documents with your online application:
1. A resume/CV.
2. A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications for the position. Please describe how you have added value in previous roles and how you would add value in this role.
3. A diversity statement that highlights contributions and commitment to diversity. The Lundquist College of Business is committed to creating an equitable learning and working environment that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What would that mean to you in this role? How would that inform your work?

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers as part of the application process. Any application missing the above documents/information may be considered incomplete. In order to ensure consideration, please submit your application materials prior to or on the listed review date.

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Department Summary
Since 1914 the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business has taught its students the critical skills they need to think for themselves, be leaders in a dynamic world, and make better decisions on behalf of the people and resources they manage. We are a top business school with a unique mission and vision that draws strength from our links to the Pacific Rim and the distinctive qualities of Oregon culture: innovation, sustainability, active lifestyles, financial stewardship, and respect for individuality and diversity within an increasingly global community.
Position Summary
The Warsaw Sports Marketing Center (Warsaw / WSMC) seeks a director with experience leading and a passion for supporting students, faculty, and the community to fulfill our mission to educate the next generation of leaders in the sports industry. The director will be expected to work to refine and execute the center's strategic objectives including but not limited to:
1) Working in collaboration with senior leadership in the Lundquist College of Business and across the University of Oregon to identify, build and manage student-oriented sports business resources, programs and opportunities.
2) Managing the center, including the budget, metrics, and other personnel.
3) Building relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders both internal and external to UO.
4) Working with students, particularly in the form of advising.
5) Planning and leading programs/events and managing communications associated with the center.

The director will be expected to leverage their own personal experience, as well as the knowledge and experiences of academic and business community partners, to evaluate existing programs and identify new opportunities that will best prepare students to succeed in their endeavors. The director will need to understand the breadth of opportunities and activities within the College and the University and ensure the Lundquist Center is deeply integrated with partners across the university. Additionally, the director will be engaged in cultivating relationships and demonstrating the impact of the center, which in turn will lead to fundraising opportunities that advance the center's mission and goals.

The director will need to be a skilled connector and translator between faculty, students, and business partners, as well as demonstrate a passion for sports business so that the entire community may benefit. Reporting to the senior associate dean for academic programs, this position is part of a highly-collaborative team that includes the Lundquist Dean's office, several engaged faculty members, and other key stakeholders across campus.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree, AND seven or more years of demonstrated sports industry experience that includes a combination of the following:
a. Demonstrated networking experience with local, regional, national, and international business communities.
b. External relations (may include building partnerships, fundraising, managing volunteers, stakeholder engagements, and strategic communications); and
c. Conceptualizing events, programs, and/or resources that align with an organization's strategic goals, and planning and executing these events, programs, and/or resources.
d. Supervision of a team (including but not limited to performance management, professional development growth, and development of performance metrics).

A combination of education and experience (as described above) totaling 12 years.
Professional Competencies
  • Ability to lead the building and expansion of student-facing sports business programs and resources. Ability to assess the effectiveness of these programs and resources and to adjust accordingly.
  • Ability to act as a key team player alongside other sports program leadership and faculty at the university (SOJC, LAW, CAS). Ability to maintain strong partnerships with on- and off-campus partners to create and execute programs and initiatives.
  • High level of programmatic and institutional knowledge, including strong work history and extensive professional network within the sports business industry.
  • Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with individuals, recognizing and respecting the many and varied identities of each.
  • Ability to craft a communications strategy, including timing, content, and channels (e.g., social media, mailing lists, newsletters, etc.).
  • Demonstrated understanding of research in sports business as it relates to industry or academic settings.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • A graduate degree.
  • Experience working with or in higher-education institutions.
  • Volunteer management experience including the ability to identify, recruit and manage volunteers.
  • Prior academic administrative and teaching experience at the graduate level.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

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    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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