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Interim Assistant Director SPM

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management, Executive/Management/Director

Department: Lundquist College of Business, Sports Product Management
Appointment Type and Duration: Interim (OA), Limited Duration
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

The Sports Product Management Program in Portland, Oregon is seeking an Interim Assistant Director to assist with recruitment and other duties. Term of appointment will be approximately 6 months.

Application Review Begins
July 13, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please provide a cover letter describing how you meet the requirements of the position as well as a resume with three professional references.

Department Summary
Since 1914 the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business has taught its students the critical skills they need to think for themselves, to be leaders in a dynamic world, and to 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
This position works closely with the Executive Director SPM to ensure a high quality experience for incoming and current students and will provide support and context for applying complex student services to the SPM program.

The Interim Assistant Director oversees all communications with students from their initial point of interest and continuing through post-graduation. This position serves as the administrative decision making authority in the Director's absence and may attend meetings, events, and other activities as the Director's designee. The Interim Assistant Director will assist with international internship placement and international university relationships and will also assist with domestic and international corporate outreach including the external advisory board. The Interim Assistant Director will assist with community outreach and fundraising opportunities for the program. This position assists in instructor communication and logistics.

The Interim Assistant Director works in support of the program's strategic marketing plan by managing the program's digital presence, coordinating trade shows, conducting market research, etc. Finally, this position manages SPM's Mentor Program and may be tasked to manage other SPM programs or initiatives as requested by the Director.

The Interim Assistant Director must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, alumni, administrators, and staff, and serves as a liaison between prospective students and the College of Business. This position requires a flexible work schedule; evening and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of increasing professional responsibility
• Five years' experience in the sports product industry or customer service related industry or academia
• Two years' experience managing projects or programs

Professional Competencies
• Strong strategic marketing and/or marketing background
• Professionalism, adaptability, and initiative
• Ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and leadership
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively, utilizing a range of communication channels with diverse groups of students, faculty, administrators, alumni, staff, and other partners and business people at all levels of an organization
• Demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar software) and experience collecting, analyzing, and accurately reporting data

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in related field from an accredited university or college; MBA preferred
• Five years of experience in recruiting or sales; experience recruiting for graduate programs a plus
• Experience working in higher education
• Experience working abroad
• Knowledge of business practices and those industries relevant to the SPM program and the Lundquist College of Business
• Proficiency in social media and experience with student information software and website maintenance

FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

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.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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