Director of Esports | Trine University

Full Time
Posted 5 months ago



Support responsibilities of Athletic department by leading the esports program. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all day to day related activities:
    • Oversee all varsity/jv/club esports students
    • Practice planning and organizing for all teams
    • Foster, grow partnerships with other schools, businesses, and potential supporters of the esport program
    • Set up community engagement/service initiatives (i.e. playing for Pets w/the HAC department)
    • Set plan to achieve performance goals
    • Oversee esports students academic performance
    • Assist with team discipline as needed, foster an environment with sportsmanship and accountability
    • Set up teams for league competition - Collegiate StarLeague, TESPA, NACe and all other relevant competition associations/leagues. 
    • Assist in team coordinator roles
    • Work with Coaches on macro and micro strategy in order to compete at a high level
    • Build, grow and maintain esports program - recruit 30 more students each year. 
    • Engage and gauge current student interest 
    • Identify, target and help with marketing of the esport program
    • Assist with development of potential sponsorship opportunities
    • Maintain fiscally responsible budgeting policies 
    • Handle all aspects of team with University, conference, club policies and procedures
  • Lead all day to day recruiting activities 
    • Set recruiting strategy and plans
    • Identify and recruit quality student esport students
    • Coordinate admission staff assistance for recruitment of esports students 
    • Evaluate students game performance and award scholarships
    • Arrange for on campus recruiting days/activities
    • Assign recruiting territory
    • Individually responsible for additional recruits
  • Assist with special events of the athletic department 
  •  Other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; two to three years related recruitment experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. General knowledge in the world of eSports and games.  Collegiate eSports experienced preferred. 

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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