Under administrative direction, provides leadership for the Universitys Varsity Esports Program. Supervises staff; oversees technology needs; administers operating budgets; recruits potential varsity esports team members; coordinates with Campus Recreation to advance recreational, intramural and club sports opportunities for students in esports; builds relations with potential sponsors and donor community.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Coach players and organize the program by planning practices, defining competitive priorities and assisting participants in improving their skills and performance.
Ensure participants meet all eligibility standards required by the University.
Promote student participation in recreational, intramural, and club-level, and varsity esports
Maintain an environment of sportsmanship, accountability and achievement, assist with the academic success and graduation of program participants.
Develop and maintain the Universitys esports-related websites, social media platforms and other publicly viewed media.
Supervise coaches/student assistants.
Oversee team alignment with conduct, policies, procedures, and regulations to which the University belongs including the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE).
Recruit and maintain size focused on new student enrollment and meeting recruitment goals.
Organize and administer camps and clinics for students at Saint Louis University, prospective students, as well as summer programs and other community outreach.
Coordinate with enrollment management professionals to recruit students interested in esports to Saint Louis University
Prepare, monitor and adhere to the annual program budget.
Represent the University at conferences, regional, state and national meetings relating to esports.
Actively pursue partnerships with sponsors and industry
Fully participate in Student Development functions.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
Competitive experience with a variety of esports game titles
Outstanding organizational and prioritization skills with a proven track record
Requires excellent relationship building, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to problem-solve and utilize organizational skills
Strong marketing and promotions skills are needed. This includes social media, communications and web publishing skills
Ability to clearly articulate the role esports plays in the holistic development of the student participants and recruit new students to the University
Ability to manage and motivate supporting staff and student participants
Ability to develop and nurture relationships with potential sponsors and esports-related industry partners
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year institution. Preference will be given to candidates with coaching experience at the collegiate or high school level. Experience recruiting high school and or college students, preferred.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.