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Head Esports Coach

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Governors State University invites qualified applicants to apply for the Head Esports Coach position. The Athletics Department works as a vital piece in the establishment of our student-athletes. The Head Coach role is to establish a winning team through recruiting, practicing, training, and scheduling and promote the values of Governors State University and the NAIA Champions of Character program that include integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. The Head Coach must be familiar with the NAIA and CCAC rules.

The Head Esports Coach is responsible for the overall management of the Esports program, to include:
  • 25% Oversee the technical and tactical development through practices, games and classroom instruction.
  • 25% Oversee the academic progress of Esports student-athletes
  • 25% Recruitment
  • 10% Supervise and evaluate assistant coaches
  • 5% Promote the Esports program through, camps, clinics, talks, events and media
  • 8% Manage the budget for Esports
  • 2% Coordinate and/or facilitate special projects as needed.
  • Other Responsibilities:
    The Head Esports is responsible for the supervision and coaching of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) student-athletes, under the guidelines of the University, Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) and NAIA policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participates in all training, games, preparation and team related functions.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to recruit students-athletes.
  • Promote the Governors State University Athletic Brand.
  • Work proactively without close supervision and demonstrates initiative.
  • Assists with questions and problems courteously and promptly.
Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in higher education administration, educational leadership, sports management or administration, discipline of higher education from an accredited institution.
  • The candidate must have a thorough understanding of principles, practices and procedures involved in collegiate athletics development, theoretical models, best practices and current trends supporting the athletic fundraising.
  • Two or more prior years of experience preferred related to college athletics coaching and administration.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Three years of Supervisory experience.
Supplemental Information

Please attach the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Transcripts
  • List of three professional references with current contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For priority consideration, complete application should be submitted by May 16, 2024 .


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