201100679Full or Part Time:
StaffPosition End Date (if temporary):
YesJob Description Summary:
Husson University seeks a Coach of eSports to provide a strategic vision and launch a new eSports program to support the University’s initiatives of advancing student recruitment, engagement, persistence and retention. The eSport Coach plays a vital role in educating the Husson community about eSports including how the program integrates with academic initiatives resulting in a competitive eSports team and a positive gaming culture. The Coach will also be responsible for assessing the outcomes of the program and deriving programmatic objectives based on assessment data.Duties and Responsibilities:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as the eSports program becomes more fully integrated into University initiatives.
•Provide organization, management and supervision of eSports team(s), consideration for varsity and club level opportunities.
•Responsible for developing and enforcing eSports program and arena policies and procedures.
•Establish and maintain professional membership with national & regional organizations such as NACE and NASEF.
•Ensure team and program compliance with all league, conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
•Demonstrate teaching and coaching competencies with regards to skill instruction & tactical strategies
•Monitor academic progress and compliance of student-athletes.
•Monitor the conduct of the student-athletes; develop written team expectation.
•Supervise support staff, including coaches, student employees, interns and/or graduate assistants.
•Coordinate with IT for the purchasing and maintaining program equipment.
•Serve as the chair of the eSports gaming advisory board.
•Develop opportunities and oversight for camps, tournaments, and campus/community events and partnerships.
•Coordinate practices and competition schedules.
•Manage team travel requirements when necessary.
•Manage operational and capital budgets for eSports activities.
•Responsible for recruiting and retaining students for the eSports program in collaboration with other departments such as Admissions, Student Life, Athletics, NESCom and the College of Business.
•Pursue sponsorship and scholarship opportunities.
•Ensure participant conduct and program reputation aligns with the University’s mission and vision.
•Assist with special projects and committees as assigned.
•Uphold compliance and behavioral expectations associated with but not limited to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Title IX, and the Clery Act, as well as the University’s Student Code of Conduct, Academic Integrity, Title IX, and non-discrimination policies.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
•Bachelor’s Degree in related field required, Master’s Degree preferred.
•Experience coaching or playing in eSports program at the high school or collegiate level is required.
•Experience with multiplayer online video games with team-based elements required.
•Recruitment experience preferred.
•Event management experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:
•Strong ability and capacity to integrate advancing and developing technologies into the University’s collegiate level, eSport program.
•Ability to work effectively with coworkers, students and the general public.
•Self-motivated with the ability to resolve issues independently.
•Ability to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, administrators, and professional colleagues.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Valid driver’s license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
This position requires a flexible work schedule to include nights and weekends.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit/stand for long periods of time.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Open Until Filled:
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