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The Esports Coach is responsible for recruiting and developing qualified students for the University of West Georgia’s Esports program, scheduling and coaching intercollegiate matches and tournaments, scheduling practice participation, and scheduling training lab/arena for other gaming events to increase awareness and visibility of Esports. Attendance at these events is required and many of these events occur in the evenings and on weekends. The Coach must also demonstrate a vision for a collegiate Esports program.
This role works in collaboration with University faculty, staff, students, and campus partners to support, develop, and implement the Esports program that meets the shared mission, values, and vision of UWG. This position may also work with Registered Student Organizations (RSO) within Student Affairs.
The position will effectively manage all operational and technical aspects of Esports, ensuring an exceptional experience for all internal and external entities interacting with the University Esports Program.
Coaching – 30
Coach the University of West Georgia Esports student athletes to prepare them for competitions and tournaments at a collegiate level. Coordinate and supervise practice schedules. Evaluate the performance of assistant coaches, team captains, and/or ambassadors. Review and analyze film to utilize in instruction and preparation of teams. Monitor academic performance for all Esports student athletes. Develop campus awareness to promote success of the program and ensure that program and recruiting activities adhere to USG, University, and National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Policies and Procedures. Travel with Esports teams for all competitions. Acquire and disseminate new knowledge about the rapidly growing field of Esports and knowledge related to game mechanics in Esports.
Recruiting – 30
Coordinate with University Admissions to develop targeted recruiting events that support the program. Travel to scout/recruit players. Ensure that program and recruiting activities adhere to University and NACE Policies and Procedures. Manage tryouts and develop a retention program for student athletes.
Administration – 30
Manage Esports facility and equipment. Oversee maintenance of all hardware and software components in the competitive Esports Arena. Oversee and support broadcasting on Twitch, etc. Facilitate collaborative processes with ITS and other campus partners such as WUTV, UREC, Wolf Radio, Coliseum, etc. Manage budgets associated with Esports. Coordinate purchases of necessary supplies and equipment. Coordinate and schedule practices, scrimmages, matches, tournaments. Represent the University of West Georgia in NACE, GGDA, Peach Belt Conference, and other Esports meetings. Make travel arrangements for team and other members of the UWG Esports community. Supervise assistant coaches, student assistants, team captains, broadcasting assistants, and ambassadors. Facilitate and assist with fundraising/sponsorship efforts. Collaborate with University Communications and Marketing on coordinating marketing and PR efforts related to team activities, recruitment, and overall program. Coordinate with University Alumni Relations to develop and maintain appropriate relations with alumni. Develop and manage Esports social media accounts, group chat platforms, and website. Organize and coordinate on-campus events. Work with appropriate campus partners to maintain forward momentum with Esports and overall program awareness.
Other – 10
Coordinate, plan, and execute on campus events, i.e. tournaments, related to Esports. Develop and implement policy, code of conduct, and best practices with students and other personnel. Serve on Esports related campus committees. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience; or high school diploma or GED and six years of related experience
Experience and/or expertise in the technology-based components of the Esport industry
Knowledge in popular collegiate Esports games (Ex. League of Legends, Overwatch, or Siege)
Prior Esports coaching experience
Knowledge of local, state, and national Esports professional organizations (Ex. National Association of Collegiate Esports and Georgia Game Developers Association)
$45,540 – $47,868/ annual
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Flexible schedule based on schedule of practices, competitions, events, and meetings.
Conditions of Employment
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.
It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% – 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.
Special Applicant Instructions
Reporting out data and information that is factually incorrect can result in erroneous decisions made on faulty data can adversely impact: budget requests; grants submitted; official reporting to federal, state, and local government agencies; and, University image.