Athletic Assistant - Esports

Utica University
Utica, New York
$6700 stipend. 12 graduate credit hours per year. College-owned housing and gold meal plan.
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Esports Athletic Assistant is responsible for coaching the Esports teams during the Fall and Spring semesters as well as various other tasks designated by the Director of Esports that include marketing, strategy, and promotion. The Esports Athletic Assistant will seek out guidance and direction from the Director of Esports with major responsibilities. Athletic Assistant positions are 10 months (August 1-May 31). Athletic assistant’s tenure concludes upon earning a master’s degree or the conclusion of the agreement (maximum 3-5 year position).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Understands and adheres to the Utica University Esports program policies and procedures.
  • Maintain public accounts on multiple social media outlets, Discord, Twitch, and other associated gaming apps.
  • Execute esports and gaming center marketing and outreach to prospective students and parents.
  • Promote events and activities through various marketing strategies: digital screens, table tents, flyers, Stall Street journal, a social media website, etc.
  • Assists Director of Esports by providing practice and game coverage of all intercollegiate esports events as assigned. Assists in preparing and executing pre-participation screenings. Assists in keeping general inventory and supply records.
  • Works harmoniously with coaches, staff, students, and constituents while adhering to the program philosophies. Exhibits a strong work ethic while setting a positive example in action and appearance for students.
  • Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success such as recruitment, training, and evaluation of students.
  • Travel as assigned.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Experience with an esports program or esports student organization.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be willing and able to travel as required.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong commitment to diversity and work continually to enhance diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Understanding of higher education structure and processes


Founded in 1946, Utica University is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The University enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. 

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

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