Assist the Director/Head Coach of the eSports Program by exercising primary oversight of daily operations and management of eSports club programs and recreational online gaming in UA-maintained arenas. Assist in maintaining the daily operations of the UA eSports club facilities. Work with student leaders of club eSports teams and organizations as well as student assistants working in support roles in club arenas and for club events. Work with others in the University community to integrate the eSports experience into the academic experience and entrepreneurial culture. Build bridges in terms of community connections for UA club eSports players and interested members of the broader community, prospective students and others.
Primary coordination of club programs: Support the individual eSports clubs and the Club eSports Council, including, but not limited to, creating relationships with student eSports athletes and teams and implementing the new initiatives. Assist club eSports leadership and participants in the fundraising and budgeting for club eSports teams. Provide program oversight and effective management of student assistants in club programs by coordinating the development of policies, procedures and guidelines. Assist in maintaining overall game and practice schedules for each team and with facility needs for each club. Resolve conflict among student participants. Plan and coordinate trainings, team building and learning experiences specifically designed for club members along with student leaders. Oversee tracking of attendance at games, practices and meetings.
Member of the eSports leadership team: Provide support in the development, planning, direction and coordination of comprehensive University eSports programs, including, but not limited to: intramural eSports, club eSports, gaming club management and recreational gaming; communicate effectively with others; demonstrate flexibility within the position assignments as needed. Assist in the recruitment of students to participate in club eSports including participating in admissions and orientation activities. Facilitate pathways for academic and professional success for students in club programs. Assist in the preparation and maintenance of eSports venues. Oversee management of an organized space for equipment and uniforms, implement system for assigned equipment and uniforms and maintain accurate inventories.
External outreach/coordination for club programs: Facilitate communication between each club and its related league or association. Assist in ensuring compliance with league rules and bylaws. Collaborate with community partners to promote involvement with club programs.
Requires a relevant Bachelor's Degree and a valid driver's license. Experience that demonstrates an ability to organize, work in a team environment, motivate and guide a college eSports club program required. Familiarity with the rules and intricacies of the most widely played competitive games in the eSports field is required. Firm commitment to a student-centered culture and the academic success of students is required. Experience monitoring budgets required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ideal candidate will be able to assist with student-player recruitment, acquisition of sponsorships and fundraising.
Previous experience working in eSports is preferred. Experience in higher education administration, including working with students, organizing events and managing venues and developing leadership skills is preferred. Experience maintaining both software and hardware equipment associated with eSports preferred. Strong motivational skills, public relation skills and marketing capabilities preferred.
Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately
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