Director of Esports

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversees all aspects of a comprehensive esports program, including sponsored games, special events, and facility operation. 
  • Oversees all aspects of the sport program.
  • Recruits and retains qualified student-athletes, including achieving yearly recruiting goals in conjunction with college admissions office. 
  • Instructs, teaches, and coaches student-athletes on game strategies and performance principals.
  • Manages game-day preparation and scouting of opponents. 
  • Coordinates development of a competitive and balanced schedule. 
  • Manages team within framework of established budget by purchasing equipment/apparel, uniforms, supplies and other services. 
  • Directs, supervises, and evaluates esports programming, including sponsored games, open recreation gaming, special events, leagues, camps, and tournaments. 
  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels for all operating hours and events. Establishes and maintains operating schedule for esports room.  
  • Hires, supervises, and mentors assistant coaches.
  • Monitors eligibility status and promotes academic progress of student-athletes.
  • Adheres to all athletic training policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with Athletic Director, coordinated team fundraising and promotes alumni and community engagement through various programming and outreach.
  • Oversees all equipment maintenance, ordering and repairs for esports room. 
  • Enforces department and team expectations regarding general standard of behavior for student-athletes. 
  • Works with computer science faculty to schedule classroom usage and promotion of video game development minor. 
  • Work with sport management faculty, with potential opportunities to instruct in MBDI program. 
  • Performs administrative tasks and completes requests for information as assigned.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Athletics Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university is required.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.

Minimum Experience 

  • Previous coaching experience at the collegiate or high school level preferred.
  • Working knowledge of esports gaming equipment required.
  • Successful collegiate gaming and coaching experience preferred.

Required skills, abilities and/or license

  • Demonstrated success in scouting, talent assessment, and recruitment of qualified student-athletes.
  • Demonstrated esports management experience, including strategic planning, budget management, equipment purchasing, and risk management.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, strong attention to detail.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Ability to set and achieve or exceed goals and deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of collegiate esports league rules of play.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment for optimal gaming experience.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel for both games and student-athlete recruiting.
  • Compliance with NCAA Division III Rules and regulations.
  • Compliance with athletic conference rules ad regulations required.
  • Compliance with collegiate esports league rules and regulations required.

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