Life at UConn
With a diverse and energizing team, University Communications fosters an imaginative and forward-thinking environment. Our office is full of creative, enthusiastic communicators who know how to use strong writing, design, and web developing skills to get attention. Do we have yours? Take a look at the following job descriptions to see whether you fit the mold.
(Don’t worry, you can break the mold, too. We like that.)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS & TRADEMARK MANAGEMENT
Senior Administrative Program Support [P5]
Under the general direction of the Director of Brand Partnerships and Trademark Management, the incumbent will assist in the generation of maximum value through the University’s trademark licensing program, corporate partnerships and strategic brand partnerships while strengthening and protecting the reputation and brand of the University.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct licensing and artwork approvals for the University licensing program. Set conditions on licensing renewals, as needed, and track the satisfaction of the conditions prior to the renewal term and communicate with licensees on status. Review licensee request submissions to determine if new licensees have met benchmarks set by the University. Track royalty payments and identify areas for improvement or possible marketing campaigns to boost sales. Serve as a liaison for licensees regarding University brand standards and requirements.
- Assist in and / or independently lead specific components in the management of current University brand and strategic partnerships to guarantee the most positive impact on the University. Duties include conducting business reviews, tracking the financial aspects of the relationship to make sure the University is receiving all value and incentives under the agreements and reviewing current operations/process to identify additional areas of improvement, and coordinating the implementation of any necessary changes.
- Work with various departments and stakeholders to identify potential third-party relationships and guide them through the process in consultation with University Business Services and/or the Office of the General Counsel, as needed.
- Manage and monitor the use of marks by nearly 700 student organizations, in conjunction with Student Activities, as well as the use of marks by University departments, in conjunction with University Communications and Procurement, which requires the review of nearly 5,000 requests annually.
- Supervise and direct academic interns and brand ambassadors. Determine project topics based on areas of study, set benchmarks and goals for the semester, approve hours, and provide a final assessment of work completed.
- In collaboration with the Office of General Counsel and University Business Services, this position will be involved in the development, writing, or editing of contracts and partnership agreements, as well as the management of the University Trademark Portfolio.
- Performs related work as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field.
- Five to six years of related experience. Two years of experience must be serving as an advanced/senior team member or working as a project lead. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree and years requirement.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Capacity to manage multiple projects at one time.
- Experience with licensing, branding and/or marketing in higher education
- Demonstrated understanding of intellectual property rights and contracts
- Experience working in collaborative team environments
- Considerable critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
This is a permanent, full-time position at the Storrs Campus. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience and is accompanied by an excellent benefits package. For more information regarding benefits please visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/employee-benefits-overview/. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).
University Communications is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek skilled, engaged candidates who will enhance our representational diversity and contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environments throughout the University.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search 497190 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 20, 2023.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Application Details – Period, Process & Required Materials:
Apply September—November for spring internship; apply February—March for fall internship; Submit all required materials including Résumé, Cover Letter and Video Work Samples to Angelina Reyes. (See below for contact information).
Eligible Class Standings & Minimum GPA:
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student; 2.00 /4.00
Credit, Compensation & Hours:
Please see guidelines for earning academic credit for your internship at https://career.uconn.edu/earn-credit-for-your-internship/.; Unpaid; Credit required; 10—12 hours per week
Description of Internship Site:
University Communications is dedicated to sharing the news of the University of Connecticut and the surrounding communities. Through proactive approaches to coordinated, multimedia communication, the University of Connecticut seeks to be the primary source of information and imagery pertaining to or affecting the institution. The university endeavors to directly engage stakeholders and targeted audiences in a professional and creative manner that accurately conveys, supports, and develops a quality brand image of a top institution fostering life transformative education, impactful research and innovation, and a diverse and inclusive community serving the people of Connecticut and the world.
Description of Internship Position:
The Multimedia Intern provides technical and creative skills in audio/video production and assists the Multimedia Producers in carrying out a wide range of video production activities. This includes pre-production, scheduling, shooting and editing video, and publishing / promoting videos on social media. Work responsibilities will include the following:
- The intern will have the opportunity to collaborate and be mentored by multimedia producers and serve as an assistant on video shoots
- The intern will work towards a more independent production role over the course of the semester, culminating in several finished videos toward the end of the semester that are focused in areas of their interest.
- The intern will learn from other communications professionals and have the opportunity to work with writers, editors and web designers.
- The intern will have the opportunity to learn new about new video production software and hardware outside of the department through online training resources that are available
- University Communications is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Additional Important Details:
- Student interns can be from any major as long as they have an interest in multimedia communication. University Communications encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
For More Information, Contact:
Director, Multimedia Productions
University Communications, Lakeside Building
(860)486-0872 or email@example.com