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Assistant Director and Head Coach of Maverick Esports (IT24000)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Aug 23, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director and Head Coach of Maverick Esports (IT24000)

Division: IT Solutions
Department: Maverick Esports
Unit: Maverick Esports211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE:Review of applications will begin on September 11, 2023, and continue until the position has been filled.
POSITION: Probationary; Range C*

Salary Minimum: $44,354
Salary Maximum: $76,826
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The Assistant Director and Head Coach of Maverick Esports provides leadership and is the University expert in all aspects of the Maverick Esports program, and is responsible for organized esports competitive play, student recruitment, and community engagement. This position is responsible for creating and supporting an intentionally structured program environment to foster student success; serving as a connection to esports and gaming Student Organizations, and coordinating program representation at department and university functions. Additionally, the Assistant Director and Head Coach manages all aspects of program marketing, fundraising, and sponsorship. Position works closely with the Program Director, other departments within the Division of IT Solutions and across the University to ensure the success of Maverick Esports.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with two (2) years of experience in esports and/or student development, or equivalent experience.

  • Proven experience with esports program administration and/or development, and team management.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), planning, organizational, interpersonal, and mentorship skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

  • Master’s Degree.

  • Experience in training and empowering individual students and groups.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in applying student coaching theory/practices.

  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and interpersonal.

  • Proven ability to recruit on a national level, instruct and motivate student players on esports fundamentals, techniques and safety rules and regulations and provide academic and personal mentoring.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Work involves performing many tasks on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Therefore, evening meetings and participation and attendance at programs/activities/events during evening and weekend hours is expected.

Possess a valid driver’s license.

Prior to the date of appointment, this position requires a criminal background check conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).Based upon this position’s essential functions, it typically reports to Esports Training facility located on the Mankato campus, five (5) days a week, and may have the option of telework for up to twenty (20) percent of work time during academic break periods. Telework is at the discretion of management and defined and implemented in accordance with HR/LR Policy #1422 (Telework Policy).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Mitchell Wallerstedt
IT Solutions Chief Operations Officer & Maverick Esports Program Director
IT Solutions
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library 3010
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5771
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M338M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 08/22/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. jeid-7a02d0339a43304ca3bd1f24cf48b91c

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