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University of California, Irvine


The Director of Esports will oversee all aspects and serves as the sole administrator of the UCI Esports program. The Director is responsible for promoting a comprehensive and sustainable Esports program that advances the five pillars of Competition, Academics & Research, Community, Entertainment, and Career Development. The program should combine high-level competition against other elite universities; recruitment of academically eligible elite gamers; the operations of a training facility and arena; engagement with faculty to explore research opportunities related to video games; support of the UCI gaming community and addressing social justice issues related to games and esports; create live events and digital content around the program; connect UCI students to jobs and opportunities in the video game and esports industries; and seeks external fundraising and scholarship opportunities. The Director will also oversee staff, coaches, the Esports training facility, athletes, a scholarship program, marketing, finances and event planning responsibilities associated with the program.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Salary: Range $69,000.00 - $83,750.00
Total Hours: 9-6, M-F
Career Position.
May work evenings, weekends and special events.
Final candidate subject to background check.
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Posted: 5/8/2018
Application Due: 5/21/2018
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