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The Esports department at Messiah College currently has an opening for a Head Coach/Coordinator of Esports. This part time position will work varied hours between the dates of August 1 to May 31.
The Head Coach/Coordinator of Esports is responsible for the short- and long-term development of the esports program and will oversee the esports teams, facility, special events and associated programs. This includes the strategic planning of marketing, recruitment and student success efforts, and the organization and administration of all aspects of the esports program, including budget development, scheduling, purchasing, facility maintenance, public relations, community outreach, and implementation of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) policies and regulations. This position will also coordinate coaching sessions to develop individual and team potential in select games, and will serve to mentor the student gamers in their holistic development.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and minimum of two years of multiplayer online gaming experience, preferably at a competitive level.
Skills and Characteristics: Ability to articulate a vision for a premier esports program in a Christian college context; ability to administer an esports program, including recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, and coordinating competition schedules and as-needed travel for a pre-determined roster size; Ability to coordinate and evaluate the coaching, teaching, and training of students in skills and strategies specific to esports to be competitive within the Middle Atlantic/Commonwealth Conferences; ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with students, including a team grade point average of 3.0 and a retention rate of 82 percent; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; good judgment and problem solving skills; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development (i.e., presentations, publications, serving on regional and/or national committees).
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15688
Messiah College's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.