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Esports Program Director

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Esports Program Director

Job no: 528050
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Student Life/Services

Department: Erb Memorial Union
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,000-$60,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
September 13, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
For the complete position description and duties please email: and reference Esports Program Director.

For consideration, applicants should submit:
  • Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position; describe how your skills, abilities, and experiences meet the minimum and preferred qualifications and professional competencies contained within the job announcement
  • Current resume, which includes dates of employment
  • Answers to the following supplemental questions:

    1. Please describe how your background and experience would be applicable in a College/University Setting.
    2. Please briefly explain your vision of an esports program in a college/university setting and how that could improve student engagement.
    3. The Division of Student Life is committed to creating a multicultural organization that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What does this mean to you and how, if you were selected as the successful candidate, will you help us meet this goal? Further, how will you encourage and develop a commitment to inclusivity among the students with whom you will be working?

    Department Summary
    The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is a department of the Division of Student Life. The EMU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 90 professional staff and 400 student staff, and serves over 15 thousand daily users during the academic year. The EMU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community and visitors to campus, and its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The EMU is student centered and is operated in collaboration with a student Board, who are actively involved in determining the character and scope of the department and approve the budget recommendations of all EMU services and programs.

    Position Summary
    The Esports Program Director is responsible for administrative oversight of the program, including budget, personnel, risk management, and team practice and competitive activities for approximately six “varsity rosters”. This position will have primary responsibility for all aspects of running an Esports program and Esports Lounge within the EMU. The position will provide primary day-to-day guidance, support, and counsel for the esports program grounded in best practices and principles of student development, and models of student leadership. This position will also represent the program across campus and the broader academic and gaming communities. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule.

    The Esports Program provides an opportunity for student to get involved and encourages community, competition and career skill building through its various programs and services.

    Work is reviewed regularly by the Associate Director of the EMU.

    Minimum Requirements
    Bachelor's Degree
    One year of experience with relevant technology in esports such as gaming computers, broadcasting equipment, etc.
    One year of experience in personnel management including supervision, evaluation, and development of students, professional, paraprofessional staff, or equivalent training/education.
    One year of experience advising/coaching students, volunteers, or participants
    One year of experience managing an organizational budget.

    Professional Competencies
    General knowledge of gaming industry and at least one major esport game associated industry.
    Knowledge of social media and community tools such as Discord, Twitch, and Twitter.
    Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
    Strong interpersonal skills.
    Strong Customer Service Skills.
    Strong presentation and public relations skills. Ability to give public presentations and adjust communication to appropriate audiences.
    Ability to work with, guide, advise, and supervise students and staff.
    Self-motivated and detail-oriented.
    Demonstrated expertise with project management.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Master's Degree
    Two years esports management experience at the collegiate or professional level.
    A proven record of budget management and revenue generation abilities such as working with sponsorships and soliciting donations.
    Expertise with Discord, Twitch, and other social media applications.
    Demonstrated ability in strategic plan development and implementation.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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