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Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
The University seeks a full-time, 10-month, Esports Head Coach, for its Athletic Department on the Mount Vernon main campus. The position reports to the Vice President for Student Life and is available immediately, upon appointment of a successful candidate. MVNU is also a distinctively evangelical Christian university and the candidate must be in agreement with our mission and demonstrate a personal, evangelical faith. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A full complement of benefits is provided to full-time employees, including a health care plan, retirement contributions and tuition assistance, each subject to associated waiting periods.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Responsible for contest scheduling, practice and contest planning, player skill development and coordination of all events concerning the Esports program
Responsible for the general oversight of the Esports facility. This position will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring all Esports equipment and facilities
Have a thorough understanding of Esports and trends in the gaming industry. Should have familiarity with several types of games and be able to instruct student-athletes in playing and game preparation. It is imperative that the head coach research and stay current on cutting edge equipment and playing techniques for a wide variety of Esports games
Work one-on-one with student-athletes and also be required to instruct student-athletes in small group settings
Will serve as the face of the program. This includes helping to promote and build the program. The head coach will work with groups on and off campus to expand the visibility of Mount Vernon Nazarene University Esports
Requires the ability to identify and recruit potential student-athletes. The head coach is responsible for meeting all MVNU roster requirements
Will oversee any part-time or volunteer coaches and provide annual evaluations for all Esports staff
Should be well versed and able to instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts and team building exercises, team development techniques and safety
Thorough understanding of NACE and Great Lakes Esports Conference (GLEC) rules and regulations is required. The head coach must adhere to these rules and ensure that the program is in compliance with all rules, regulations and guidelines. The ability to articulate these to student-athletes is also required
Responsible for monitoring the Esports budget. All plans for travel and equipment purchase also fall under the responsibility of the head coach
Monitors academic progress of all student-athletes on the team and working with various constituencies across campus to ensure that student-athletes receive the proper academic counseling and assistance
Provides secondary assistance to non-NAIA athletic recruitment and administrative efforts
This position could require other duties as assigned by the athletic director. These could include fundraising, game management, and working with other athletic department personnel at selected events
Expectations for the successful candidate:
Evangelical Christian statement of faith, experience and mission fit
Understanding of MVNU’s mission and goals is required. MVNU is a faith-based school and the Christian faith is emphasized and integral to our team. Applicants must have the ability to articulate these vital aspects to our student-athletes
Bachelor's degree is required and/or coaching/playing experience at an elite level of competition is desired
Previous Esports coaching in higher education or similar program development is preferred
Strong technology skills are required. This includes familiarity with software and hardware equipment associated with Esports and the ability to stay up-to-date on cutting edge trends in Esports
This position requires well-developed communication skills, as well as strong time management and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to manage a budget
The ability to work weekends and evenings is required. This position requires travel (some overnight), both in recruiting and attending competitions. Non-traditional work hours will also be required
Must be capable of sitting, walking or standing for long periods of time, frequent use of stairs, ability to lift 50 pounds
To be considered for this position, please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the application, found at: http://mvnu.edu/jobs/application. Applicants submitting materials via email should attach either a Microsoft Word or .PDF File. Alternatively, materials can be faxed to (740-397-1005), or mailed to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.
About Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised.
Applicants are required to apply through http://mvnu.edu/jobs or submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word or .pdf file attachments.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background che...ck including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.