Manager, Partnerships

Location: Atlanta, GA 30309
Department: Licensing

Compensation: $ - $

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid PTO
  • Flexible Work Schedule

About CLC:

CLC is the nation’s leading collegiate trademark licensing company with a mission to elevate college brands through insight and innovation. The company is uniquely positioned to deliver consumer connections and brand visibility for institutions through data-based, customized brand protection, brand management, and brand marketing solutions that include impactful licensed merchandise systems and strategies and innovative marketing platforms to navigate the ever-evolving consumer and retail marketplace.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, CLC’s people-friendly culture is a hallmark of the company’s style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company’s values to Serve Others, Build Trust, Lead Well, Innovate Often, Be Passionate.  Founded in 1981, CLC is a part of Learfield, the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics.



Develop and maintain relationships with universities, licensees, and retailers. Position will be based in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Responsible for overall university trademark licensing program account management
  • Responsible for brand development of assigned university partners
  • Travel to university and other markets to carry out essential functions and other CLC objectives
  • Maintain consistent contact with key contacts at schools
  • Negotiate contracts with universities
  • Perform marketplace surveys
  • Understand local marketplace in order to maximize opportunities and minimize problems
  • Develop and pursue growth opportunities with clients to increase licensing revenue
  • Execute market retail and promotional programs
  • Make decisions on infringing vs. non-infringing merchandise
  • Represent the company in a professional manner at all times
  • Develop, maintain, and accomplish goals/objectives specific to each partner’s needs
  • Communicate university’s goals across multiple CLC departments to achieve client objectives
  • Maintain files and research on universities in order to effectively prepare quarterly and annual reports
  • Develop relationships with key on-campus decision makers
  • Communicate effectively to universities regarding CLC initiatives, systems, and programs



  • Four-year college degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in marketing, trademark licensing, professional or collegiate sports, or related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must demonstrate ability to present to large groups, executives, or senior administrators
  • Prefer at least two years of experience in account management and customer service
  • Must demonstrate ability to succeed in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Nights/Weekends may be required
  • Up to 30% Travel may be required


LEARFIELD is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Our suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; and campus-wide business and sponsorship development.

Our people-first culture is the foundation of our business and is reflective of our approach to building meaningful relationships with our employees, partners, and fans. The company strives each day to deliver the mission statement and embody the core values that make LEARFIELD an exciting place to work.


Our Mission

Powering the connection of fans to the brands and experiences they love.

Our Core Values

Build Trust | Be Fans of One Another | Power Tomorrow | Create & Connect Communities | Have Fun


LEARFIELD offers a full spectrum of benefits for eligible employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance and Other Insurance Plans, Flexible Paid Time Off (including Parental Leave), Paid Holidays, 401(k), and Short/Long Term Disability.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LEARFIELD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.