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(Expired) Assistant Director for Esports

5 months ago by Syracuse University

  Syracuse (New York), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sectors: Project Management, Operations

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Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director for Outdoor Education & Student Development, the Assistant Director for eSports manages and supervises the Recreation Service’s eSports facility, programs, special events and personnel. The Assistant Director will provide a diverse array of eSports programming that will attract participation from a broad spectrum of students. They will manage daily operations of the eSports room and will be responsible for scheduling and equipment maintenance. The Assistant Director works cooperatively with other departments, IT and student organizations on campus to facilitate eSports activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sports management, computer science or other relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated eSports management experience including strategic planning, budget management, equipment purchasing and maintenance and risk management.
  • Demonstrated success in training and supervision of multiple part time staff utilizing best practices for customer service.
  • Demonstrated pursuit of personal professional development through participation in a national industry association or organization.
  • Relevant experience with esports gaming.

Job Specific Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to use sound management principles.
  • Work effectively with diverse individuals.


  • Oversee hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, payroll and evaluation of 20 eSports student staff.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels for all operating hours and events.
  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate recreational eSports programming including open recreation gaming, special events, leagues and tournaments.
  • Establish and maintain operating schedule for eSports room.
  • Collaborate with other departments and student organizations to help facilitate academic use and club use of eSport room.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate operating policies and procedures for eSports room.
  • Establish and enforce code of conduct for eSports participants.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of equipment and compliance with applicable State and County regulations.
  • Purchase and maintain eSports equipment.
  • Collect data and conduct program assessment for all eSports programming.
  • In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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