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Assistant Director Esports

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

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

Assistant Director Esports

Job #: 040791
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $58,500 - $60,000
Hours: Standard University business hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am - 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Evening and weekend work required.
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Esports reports to the Executive Director of Esports. The Assistant Director is responsible for the overall management of Esports campus facility, programs, special events and supervision of personnel. This position has personnel management responsibilities that include the training, development, and supervision student staff members. This position will provide a diverse array of Esports programming that will attract participation from a broad spectrum of students.

The Assistant Director for Esports manages daily operations of the Esports facilities and is responsible for scheduling and equipment maintenance. Position works cooperatively with other departments, IT, and student clubs and organizations on campus to facilitate Esports activities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sports management, computer science or other relevant field required.
  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated esports management experience including strategic planning, budget management, equipment purchasing and maintenance and risk management.
  • Demonstrated success in training and supervision of multiple part time staff utilizing best practices for customer service.
  • Demonstrated pursuit of personal professional development through participation in a national industry association or organization.
  • Relevant experience with esports gaming.
  • Variable work schedule.
  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to use sound management principles.
  • Work effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse constituencies.

  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate recreational Esports programming including open recreation gaming, special events, leagues and tournaments.
  • Establish and maintain operating schedule for Esports facilities.
  • Collaborate with other departments and student clubs and organizations to help facilitate academic use and club use of Esports room.
  • Oversee hiring, training, and supervision of professional staff members. Indirectly supervise student staff.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate operating policies and procedures for Esports room.
  • Establish and enforce code of conduct for Esports participants.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of equipment and compliance with applicable State and County regulations.
  • Purchase and maintain Esports equipment.
  • Collect data and conduct program assessment for all Esports programming.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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