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esports Head Coach

Cornell College
Mt Vernon, IA, USA

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Job Details

  • 09-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • $36,000-$42,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • full benefits package

    Email Me Similar JobsEmail Me This JobCornell College is accepting applications for a full-time esports Head Coach. This position develops and manages all aspects of the esports program, including but not limited to: recruiting and retaining student participants; coordinating and conducting practices and competitions; developing game and life skills among students, and creating a highly visible program.

    Responsibilities include:

      Organize and implement a successful recruiting plan to yield an appropriate number and quality of student participants; conduct recruiting efforts including managing communication flow (printed, online and telephone), participating in Cornell Admissions events, and coordinating appointments on-campus and online with prospective student participants, parents, and high school esport administrators. Work with individual team members to provide guidance and support toward optimal curricular and co-curricular success. Monitor academic progress. Coordinate, communicate, and conduct practice, scrimmage, and competition schedules. Manage event registrations, facility reservations, equipment needs, travel logistics, pre- and post-trip paperwork, judges/officials, and marketing/promotion. Assign and oversee the accomplishment of team, staff, and volunteer responsibilities. Develop game skills among esport program participants by providing fundamental and advanced instruction in selected gaming titles. Develop life skills by providing general counsel, guidance, and inspiration to students regarding their overall success, particularly including utilizing new student orientation activities, career programs, academic success programs, well-being programs, and living successfully in residence halls and behaving within the College's student conduct expectations. Promote good sportsmanship.Create a highly visible program by: engaging team members in campus activities and community service; encouraging general student use of the esports arena (when not in use by eSports program); sponsoring esports clinics, events, competitions; and hosting esports summer camps for middle and high school students. Oversee and utilize the esports budget. Manage the esports arena. Maintain equipment and uniforms. Plan for operational and equipment replacement needs. Engage in developing relationships with potential sponsors and alumni to support a competitive esports program.Participate on college committees as requested.

    Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

    About Cornell College

    Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    Bachelor's degree. Broader knowledge of online multiplayer games and technologies. Conduct activities in accordance with institutional and selected external esport organizing bodies. Internet and database skills. A commitment to the values, standards, and expectations of a residential, liberal arts college. Must have valid driver's license and insurance coverage (if driving own vehicle) or be insurable.

    Preferred Skills

    Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively. Leadership and team-building skills. Ability to establish and maintain expectations for conduct and behavior of student participants and teams. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to helping others work beyond stereotypes. Ability to work independently and cooperatively. Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty. Ability to positively influence public relations between the esports program, the campus, and the community.

    Application Process

    The position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references through Cornell's online application system.

    Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

    Cornell College


    Cornell College is a nationally ranked, selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 1,000 students with a historic campus in the picturesque town of Mount Vernon, Iowa—a town distinguished by its vibrant local art scene and recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns.” Cornell College is highly regarded for the quality and distinctiveness of its academic programs, its first-class faculty, its engaged, talented students, and its distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum, which offers students a flexible and compelling learning environment. One of only 270 colleges in the United States to host an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell College has been consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, and featured in Colleges That Change Lives.

    The college is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, a consortium of 14 distinguished private liberal arts colleges (which include Carleton College, Grinnell College, Colorado College, Macalester College, and Knox College). Cornell boasts a student body that is at once national, international, and highly diverse: Students hail from 45 states and 18 foreign countries, with 27 percent students of color.

    Small classes, the One Course At A Time curriculum, an undergraduate student/teacher ratio of 11 to 1, and accessible faculty are often mentioned by students as being among the strengths of the college. Cornell offers 36 majors, 28 minors, and 13 pre-professional programs.  In part due to the Block Plan, there are numerous opportunities for independent research in all disciplines, as well as a variety of internships that take advantage of the College's location near Chicago, St. Louis, and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City.  Featured interdisciplinary programs are Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare for pre-medical and health career preparation; the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy studies; the Center for Law and Society; the Center for Literary Arts; the Cornell Summer Research Institute; and Cornell Fellows, a premier internship program.

    Cornell graduates have contributed to society in all fields and endeavors and include recent recipients of the National Medal of Science, the Pulitzer Prize, and in 2012 the Black Engineer of the Year.

    History: Cornell College open its doors in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1853, seven years after Iowa achieved statehood. Founded as the Iowa Conference Seminary, it adopted the name Cornell College and introduced a collegiate program in 1857.

    Cornell was the first college west of the Mississippi to grant women the same rights and privileges as men, and, in 1858, to award a degree to a woman. Harriette Cooke, on the faculty from 1857 to 1890, was one of the first women in the nation to be paid a professorial salary equal to that of her male colleagues. Early in its history Cornell also adopted a policy of welcoming students of all religions and races. Its first black graduate, Frank Armstrong, class of 1900, served on Booker T. Washington's staff before going on to a career as a physician in Chicago.

    Campus: Cornell is located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop in Mount Vernon, Iowa, just a few blocks from the town's historic main street. There are 44 buildings on 129 acres.  Cole Library is also the Mount Vernon public library, making it the only such library in the country.

    Cornell is one of three campuses in the country listed entirely on the National Register of Historic Places—it was the first in the nation to be so listed—and the College maintains a longstanding commitment to maintaining its buildings even as it creates newer and more modern facilities. Recent examples include the award-winning renovation of the Thomas Commons in 2014, and the renovation of four first-year residence halls in 2015. Cornell has developed a master plan for continued improvement of facilities.

    The President: Jonathan Brand has been president of Cornell College since July 2011. He holds a law degree from Cornell University, a master's degree in French literature from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in history and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    In his years at Cornell, he’s overseen the renovation of the Thomas Commons and four residence halls, as well as the opening of the McLennan Center in Chicago, the creation of the Center for the Literary Arts, the creation of the Cornell Summer Research Institute, the transition from nine to eight terms a year, and the addition of majors in engineering and business. In addition, he has worked closely with the college’s board of trustees, met with students, faculty, and staff, and traveled extensively to meet Cornell alumni.

    Before coming to Cornell, he served as President of Doane College in Crete, Nebraska for six years and as Vice President of Institutional and Budget Planning and Special Assistant and Counsel to the President at Grinnell College for seven years.

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