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Esports Head Coach

20 days ago by Dakota State University

Madison (South Dakota), United States

Job Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

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Dakota State University is seeking candidates for an Esports Head Coach. This is a twelve-month, benefit eligible position. The purpose of this position to develop, support and enhance the direction of the Dakota State University Esports program. The Esports program will be under the guidance of the Athletic Department. This position is responsible for the day to day operations, mission, and program development of Dakota State University Esports program, and will successfully lead and oversee the Esports team in a cost-effective manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct recruitment activities in accordance with NACE and NAIA rules and regulations
  • Coordinate recruitment and scholarship activities with the Athletic Director
  • Oversee the academic progress of student athletes and adhere to NAIA, NACE and University eligibility rules and requirements
  • Establish an effective schedule for practices and games (league and tournament schedule coordination)
  • Prepare a budget within established guidelines

Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills required
  • Successful recruiting and coaching experience at the high school or college level preferred
  • Metagame knowledge of relevant Esports titles (League of Legends, Overwatch, etc.) required
  • Current player ranking in relevant Esports titles (League of Legends, Overwatch, etc.) preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant strategies, play patterns, and dynamics of competitive play preferred

Dakota State University competes in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) of the NAIA. DSU currently offers 14 sports; 7 for men and 7 for women. DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota, in the southern lakes region of the state.

DSU accepts applications through an online employment site. The employment site allows the attachment of a cover letter, resume and three supporting references including addresses and telephone numbers.

For questions concerning the position, contact Jeff Dittman at jeff.dittman@dsu.edu.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Dakota State University is committed to the recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. EOE.

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