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Head Esports Coach

at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Occupational Summary:

The Head Esports Coach reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for developing and launching the varsity eSports program and is in charge of recruiting student-players and is in charge of recruiting student-players, managing the budget, overseeing the general operations, coaching, and building the program identity.  The Head Esports Coach will instruct student-players in the rules and fundamentals of Esports. This is a part-time position with a base salary of $12,000.

Stewardship Statement: 
This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the institution's Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman community, the staff member will join with the institution's sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God's love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. Additionally, this position contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other faiths, cultures, or backgrounds.

Work Performed:

  1. Direct all aspects of the coaching and management of an Esports program
  2. Initiate and run practice, competition, and team building activities
  3. Oversee the recruiting and retention of qualified student-players
  4. Instruct 1 credit hour course(s) per semester within the Department of Athletics
  5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of and ability to comply with any associated league, and institutional rules and regulations
  6. Monitor and mentor the academic and mental well-being of players
  7. Manage the program within its established budget
  8. Schedule and conduct regular practice sessions to ensure student-players are prepared for competition
  9. Arrange a competitive game schedule with approval by the Director of Athletics
  10. Coordinate off-season activity, practice schedules, and competition schedules
  11. Develop strategies to motivate maximum level of individual and team athletic performance and appropriate personal and social conduct within the mission of Newman University
  12. Provide guidance and input on games selected for varsity and non-varsity competition
  13. Communicate with IT on equipment upgrades, updates, and maintenance
  14. Participate and assist with fundraising, promotional, and public relations events within the community including on-campus and off-campus events, specifically including booster club activities and community engagement/service projects
  15. Organize team travel when required with approval of the Director of Athletics
  16. Plan, conduct, and manage camps, clinics, or leagues, as appropriate, to help market the
    program to potential students and donors
  17. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics

Required Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  2. Experience with competitive Esports involving team-based multiplayer online video games
  3. Must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle check
  4. Expert knowledge of multiple games including some combination of League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, CS:GO, etc.
  5. Possess knowledge of Windows 10 and 11 operating systems, game console operation and related accessories
  6. Possess knowledge of standard audio/visual connections
  7. Effective leadership and strong oral and written communication skills
  8. Ability to work with diverse community of students, faculty, administrators and professional colleagues
  9. Ability to operate a program within budget parameters
  10. Strong relationship building skills
  11. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary
  12. Must be willing to be certified in First aid and CPR

Physical Requirements: (Indoor/Outdoor)

  1. Position requires durability
  2. Health and safety factors to be considered include injuries from field/court related activities and training responsibilities

Expectations:

Employees are expected to exhibit a high degree of personal integrity in support of the University’s Mission.

As a member of the NCAA, individuals employed by or associated with a member institution to administer, conduct or coach intercollegiate athletics shall act with honesty and sportsmanship at all times so that the intercollegiate athletics as a whole, their institutions and they, as individuals, represent the honor and dignity of fair play and the generally recognized high standards associated with the wholesome competitive sports. (See Bylaw 10 for more specific ethical-conduct standards that apply to all institutional staff members and student-athletes.)

Institutional staff members found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension of pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations, whether such violations occurred at the certifying institution or during the individual’s previous employment at another member institution.  It shall be the responsibility of the head coach to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the program and to monitor the activities regarding compliance of all assistant coaches and other administrators within the program who report directly or indirectly to the head coach (Bylaw 11.1.2). 

The previously mentioned statements and summary describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel in this job.

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Job Posting: 12854793

Posted On: Feb 27, 2024

Updated On: Feb 27, 2024

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