Esports Program Director
Officer of Administration
Administrative/Office Support, Student Life/Services
Erb Memorial Union
Appointment Type and Duration:
$55,000-$60,000 per year
Application Review Begins
September 13, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
For the complete position description and duties please email:
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
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?
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.
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
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
One year of experience managing an organizational budget.
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
Ability to work with, guide, advise, and supervise students and
Self-motivated and detail-oriented.
Demonstrated expertise with project management.
Two years esports management experience at the collegiate or
A proven record of budget management and revenue generation
abilities such as working with sponsorships and soliciting
Expertise with Discord, Twitch, and other social media
Demonstrated ability in strategic plan development and
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
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