Program Manager Warsaw Sports Marketing Center
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

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Term: One to Two year, 9-month Instructional Contract; Full-time; Renewable

Rank: Instructor or Senior Instructor

Start Date: September 16, 2013

James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

Founded in 1993, the James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center was the first program of its kind housed within a U.S. college of business. Uniting faculty members across multiple disciplines, the Warsaw Center provides a platform for both research and education focusing on the $500 billion dollar sports industry.

At the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center ( WSMC ), students enjoy an immersive, focused experience that blends classroom instruction with real-world practice. Students don't come to learn marketing and finance principles and apply them to sports, but rather they come specifically to learn marketing and business principles in the context of sports. That's a big difference--and it's what makes the Warsaw Center so original, and why its graduates go on to become leaders in the sports industry for Adidas, the NBA, Nike, Octagon, Visa International, and other leading brands.

The Warsaw Center is also a leading industry think-tank for sports business issues. Whether it’s at the NBA, NHL, Nike, or ESPN, the Warsaw Center name is well known and respected, bringing open doors, firm handshakes, and smiles. Our affiliated faculty members have published research on topics ranging from stadium finance to consumer behavior and sponsorship, and they are frequently tapped by leading media organizations to offer perspective and insight on the sports industry's top stories. Faculty and staff have been featured in or on ABC's "Nightline," ESPN's "Outside the Lines," CNBC's "Money Talk," Forbes, BusinessWeek , Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today.

Whether its sports sponsorships, marketing, merchandising, or stadium financing, students can leverage their passions to explore, take risks, and view issues from traditional and emerging perspectives, helping to shape and focus the future of the sports industry.

Rankings and Recognition

Sports Illustrated called the Warsaw Center the nation's top sports business program in its "America's Best Sports Colleges" special report, October 7, 2002.

The Wall Street Journal grouped the center in the top five programs of its kind in a September 16, 2006 article.

In 2007, The SportsBusiness Journa l called the Warsaw Center “the premier sports marketing think tank.”

ESPN The Magazine partners with our MBA students ever year to compile its Ultimate Standings, a ranking of professional sports teams based on how much they give back to fans in exchange for their money, time, and emotion.

Teaching Duties:
Up to four (4) courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Courses may be related to Sports Business (Sports Marketing, Sponsorship, Sports Finance) and/or subjects such as Marketing, Management, Brand Management, and Product Development. Course load to be adjusted based on additional instructional duties assigned by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Program Duties:
Undergraduate Program Management

Mentor and counsel current undergraduate students.

Serve as Advisor to the Sport Marketing Club.

Work with WSMC Managing Director in the development of a robust undergraduate alumni tracking and engagement program.

Lead the development and management of out-of-classroom experiences for WSMC undergraduate students.

Serve as recruiting coordinator for prospective undergraduate students in the WSMC program; including meeting with students, speaking engagements and attendance/participation in recruiting events.

Work with WSMC Managing Director and WSMC Academic Director to develop, evaluate, and enhance the WSMC undergraduate curriculum on an on-going basis. This includes potential course changes, creation of for-credit seminars, external partnerships, speakers, case competitions, conference and/or events.

Managing WSMC Experiential Learning Projects

Administration of the for-credit MBA level consulting projects for the WSMC

Source projects in consultation with WSMC Managing Director

Manage the on-going academic development of the SPP program and other project programs in consultation with the WSMC Academic Director and Oregon MBA Assistant Dean.

The successful candidate will possess management skills, teaching capabilities, and strong experience related to sports business. In addition:

Master’s degree in business administration or a related field is required; MBA Preferred.

A minimum of 5 years of strong work experience in a sports-business related field is required.

Strong analytical skills and excellent communication skills are required.

Ability to network, build relationships, and collaborate with diverse constituencies (students, faculty, administrators, donors, legislators, and business community) required.

Prior teaching experience is required. For appointment at rank of senior instructor, six years of proven teaching experience required.

Ability and commitment to work effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds required.

Prior academic administrative experience is desirable.

Salary: $60,000-$90,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Application Procedure:
Submit a cover letter detailing background and relevant experience, resume, statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching performance, and names of three references to: . Reference Search #13041 in your reply. To ensure full consideration, all materials must be received by April 15, 2013. Position open until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

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