Licensing Coordinator at University of North Dakota

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Job Description:

Position Information: DescriptionThe UND Licensing Office is responsible for the management, protection, use and promotion of the University’s names, logos, trademarks, and other identifying materials. The office manages relationships with vendors and retail outlets to generate an annual royalty income to the University of North Dakota.The Licensing Coordinator performs day-to-day operations of the licensing program and serves as an information resource for the University community and the general public concerning trademark licensing and enforcement. The Coordinator provides support and coordination for all licensing and enforcement activities at UND in order to protect UND’s interests. Enforcement and brand consistency are a priority for UND.Must have commitment to compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations.  Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes.
Duties & Responsibilities

    Coordinate licensee artwork approval through Brand360 management tool.Review artwork and final products from licensees to ensure a high-level of product quality and brand consistency.Assist with development and coordination of the Dacotah Legacy Collection (DLC).Ensure UND’s licensing policies and procedures are clearly communicated to the public and various campus constituencies.Lead UND’s crafter license program.Strategically partner with Associate AD, External Operations and  Marketing & Communications and others on campus to advance the brand and increase royalties.Grow royalties including but not limited to executing revenue generation initiatives and designing marketing campaigns of licensed productsAssist with the development of relationships with local, regional, and national licensees and retailers to enhance the brand and increase sales of UND branded goods.Studies best practices to develop marketing and promotional plans. Support enforcement activities as directed by the Associate AD, External Operations, Athletics Director and VP of Marketing and Communications.Perform market audits for proper use of names and marks, including identifying improper or non-approved use.Ensure licensees comply with licensing policies and procedures.Assist with licensing infringement enforcement activities, involving General Counsel, licensing agent, and others as necessary. Other duties as assigned.Duties may require occasional evenings and weekends.

Required Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet established goals and objectives.

  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse working environment.

  • Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment. 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.

  • Ability to work effectively in a detailed, highly regulated, and deadline-oriented team environment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or related field.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in one of the following: communications, legal counsel, marketing, trademarking, or sponsorship sales.

  • Proficient experience and skills level in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Successful Completion of a Criminal History Background Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 
This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience in a licensing program including the promotion, protection, and management of trademarks and knowledge of laws and regulations to trademarking and licensing.  

  • Current or past membership in Intercollegiate Licensing Association (ICLA).

  • Experience working with Collegiate Licensing Company or any similar licensing agencies.

  • Experience with Brand Manager 360, Trademarx Online or similar art approval system.

  • Experience with brand and identity guidelines.

  • Experience working with licensees and retailers. 

  • Experience working in collegiate athletics or professional sports.

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

Minimum Hiring Salary of $36,000/year. Full-Time, Benefited Staff Position. 

Work Schedule

Regular work schedule, but position will have to work some evenings and weekends as part of the job duties. 


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.