The primary responsibility of this position is to provide leadership as the ESports Coach. This position will provide leadership for the intercollegiate ESports program; to administer and promote the program within the University mission. Evening and weekend hours in addition to travel for recruiting, scouting, evaluating as well as team competitions is expected. Preparation of training/practice sessions, pregame organization, scouting reports, team travel arrangements, monitoring student-athlete academic performance, recruiting, professional communication in regards to the coaching staff and individual players.
Master's Degree in Education preferred. Bachelor's degree plus Collegiate level playing and/or coaching experience with a Commitment to Division III philosophy and experience with collegiate ESports leagues or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid driver license with good driving record: must be insurable.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.
Skill in public relations; training or instructing student-athletes; interpersonal communication.
Ability to manage a budget; analyze situations and develop solutions; provide leadership and direction.
Ability to objectively evaluate skills in the areas of potential and mental capability for intercollegiate ESports.
Working knowledge of collegiate ESports leagues rules of and the ability to teach critical skills, regulations, and competitive ESports and training techniques.
Adheres to departmental policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations of the University, and collegiate ESports leagues.
Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the College including, but not limited to, student-athletes, parents, recruits, coaches, faculty, administrators, athletic training staff, and athletic department staff.
Ability to provide effective leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance.
Travel is a requirement of this position.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Provide leadership for the team; establish coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student-athletes' skills and teamwork; analyze team performance and adjust strategies as needed.
Implement and maintain a quality recruiting program that serves the coaching staff of Stevenson University.
Manage the ESports team to include: recruitment and supervision of student assistants; scheduling, counseling, equipment inventory, office work, budget preparation, working with sports information staff, public relations staff, student services personnel and athletics staff to ensure a quality ESports program.
Work evenings and weekends where necessary to assist the Assistant Athletic Director, Campus Recreation in maintaining the athletic program and to assure that those programs are properly managed, coached, staffed and administered.
Be available to travel with the ESports team and work nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.
Duties include recruiting staff for the ESports program, oversee and supervise the staff, coaches, student workers, etc.
Develop policies and procedures for student-athletes (and assistant coaches).
Develop strategies to foster athletic and academic progress of student-athletes.
May perform marketing or public relations duties to promote the program.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.
The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ...entering graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.