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Head Esports Coach

9 days ago by Converse College

  Spartanburg (South Carolina), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Coaching

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Implement and manage all phases of a competitive Esports program in accordance with NCAA, Conference and Converse University regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of intercollegiate coaching experience preferred
  • Strong recruiting background
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Commitment to liberal arts education
  • Compliance with the University’s Service Expectations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Promotes the mission of the institution to all faculty, staff, students and community at large
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and make value judgments, which may set new policy
  • Ability to schedule and organize workflow and coordinate efforts among and between different functional areas
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with poise under pressure and against deadlines
  • Ability to exhibit a high degree of tact, energy, and resourcefulness in dealing with a variety of situations and people
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle extremely confidential information
  • Ability to meet various reporting deadlines throughout the year
  • Administer and direct all aspects of the program
  • Be knowledgeable of and adhere to all applicable NCAA, conference, department and college regulations that relate to recruiting, daily program management, operation of the individual sport and general success of the program
  • Recruit quality student-athletes by means of personal contact and correspondence, evaluating ability in person or by videotape, and on-campus visits
  • Work closely with the Director of Compliance, Admissions office and Financial Aid in recruiting process
  • Develop an annual line-item budget and closely monitor the allocation and expenditures of funds to maintain a balanced budget
  • Plan and carry out in-season conditioning and practices, evaluate team and individual performance
  • Prepare and carry out off-season conditioning, practice and other related activities
  • Establish team and individual goals
  • Prepare game plans from personal scouting reports
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge base of athletic conditioning and team training and safety
  • Schedule and conduct prospective student-athlete tryouts
  • Attend departmental staff meetings, clinics, workshops, etc.
  • Attend campus-wide staff meetings
  • Oversee home event management
  • Monitor and promote student-athlete academic progress and success
  • Administer and coordinate all equipment and uniform purchases within budgetary limitations
  • Promote, as well as monitor, the physical, emotional and social welfare of student-athletes
  • Develop and implement team fundraisers
  • Participate in department fundraisers
  • Ensure that all financial requests are handled according to department and college policy
  • Plan and implement procedure for home and away contests (food, travel, cash requests)
  • Maintain a complete inventory of all equipment and uniforms pertaining to the sport
  • Reports on needs and maintenance of facilities and equipment to the athletics administration
  • Recruits student-athletes to maintain expected squad size
  • Works with Sports Information Director regarding squad pictures, publicity, and newsletters
  • Works with Director of Athletics on scheduling
  • Responsible for developing training rules and conduct of student-athletes
  • Works with the Athletic Trainers
  • Responsible for all team travel
  • Academic monitoring of student-athletes
  • Schedule and participate in community service with staff and student-athletes
  • Participate on campus, conference and NCAA committees, if applicable
  • Supervision of Esports staff
  • All guarantees must be approved by the Director of Athletics
  • Perform other duties not specifically stated herein but deemed essential to the operations of the program as assigned by the Director of Athletics

We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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