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Missouri Western State University

(Closed) Director of Esports Program/Head Coach

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ St. Joseph, MO

DIRECTOR OF ESPORTS PROGRAM/HEAD COACH- responsible for creating varsity esports team and club programs, overseeing daily operations of the esports program, supervising student coaches and players, maintaining daily operations of the Missouri Western esports facilities, assisting in the recruiting of esports student athletes, and raising funds to support scholarships and program expenses. The Director of esports Program/Head Coach will also work with others in the university community to integrate the esports experience into our academic experience and entrepreneurial culture.

Responsibilities include helping develop team and individual skills to prepare individual athletes and the team for success, planning and managing fundraising and sponsorship initiatives for the esports program that align with the University's overall fundraising strategy, overseeing marketing and promotional activities, maintaining and monitoring all esports equipment and facilities, performing various administrative duties including making travel arrangements, preparing and managing the departmental budget and purchasing necessary supplies and equipment, and monitoring and promoting the health and safety of athletes and staff. This position will be subjected to travel, as well as working some nights and weekends.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred; valid driver’s license; one to three years of competitive esports experience involving multiplayer online video games that have team based elements; previous experience working in esports is preferred; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

As a student-centered learning community, Missouri Western is dedicated to inclusion and the promotion of diversity as essential to our mission as a public university. This commitment contributes to transforming lives and demonstrates our values of freedom, respect and courage. The university encourages applications from individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of our educational community. Official transcripts must be provided prior to hiring. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until documents are provided.

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses) of at least three references to the email address attached below. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to those whose applications are submitted by September 27, 2019. EOE

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