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(Expired) Esports Coach

5 months ago by Mizzou

  Columbia (Missouri), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Coaching

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Job Description

This position will oversee all aspects of starting a competitive collegiate eSports program. Duties will include recruiting student-athletes, monitoring academic progress toward degree, budgeting, scheduling, competition and practice preparation, individual and program development, facility and equipment maintenance, fundraising, and community engagement activities. Ensure all assigned activities are operated in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations of institutional, conference and national athletic/sports programs associations such as NAIA.

Review students day-to-day gaming play to enhance their ability and skill to contribute to the overall team. Develop team captain and provide structure of leadership and support for the team. Create benchmark of students success both academically and competitive gaming. Build a team account on Twitch.tv where current students, gamers and prospective students can watch the students and coach play, while ensuring branding and content align with the University brand.

Continually seek out new channels and messages to target prospective students to recruit them to join the Mizzou esports program and attend Mizzou. Develop relationships with high school coaches of esports programs to develop a continuous pipeline of prospective students. Work with admissions to ensure student visits and tours are a seamless experience.


  • Salary based on qualification and experience
  • University Title: Assistant Coach
  • Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.


  • Full time; hours will vary and may include some nights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in coaching teams and providing positive, constructive feedback.
  • Competitive eSports experience involving multiplayer online video games with team based elements such as Overwatch, League of Legends, or similar games.
  • Experience with Twitch Partner or Twitch Affiliate account.
  • Experience in recruiting.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website.

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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