Esports Game Coach | Delaware Valley University

Part Time
Posted 1 month ago


Job Summary:

Assists the Program Director/Head Coach in organizing, supervising, and controlling activities related to their game as well as the program as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Assisting the Program Director/Head Coach in administering all aspects of the Esports program including, but not limited to: designing practice plans and conducting practice, scheduling of contests/competitions, preparing for competitions, maintaining uniforms and equipment, managing budget, supervising assistants (graduate, part-time, volunteer, or student)
  2. Demonstrating leadership: sportsmanship, and conduct becoming of the coaching profession
  3. Annually reviewing any rule changes relative to Esports, always adhering to all rules, regulations, and policies of NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports), as well as
  4. Preparing a schedule of team activities in conjunction with the Program Director/Head Coach that complies with departmental policies, goals, and objectives
  5. Coordinating team travel, housing, meals, and money with the Athletic Sports Program Assistant and submitting a travel itinerary at least two weeks prior to each overnight event after approval by Program Director/Head Coach
  6. Assist in the recruitment of qualified student-athletes who have an interest in one of the University’s academic programs; recruitment and retention of student-athletes are both key aspects of the position
  7. Work with financial aid on recommendation of scholarships
  8. Develop activities (community service outreach, workshops, clinics, etc.) to promote the Esports program
  9. Mentor student-athletes with regard to life skills and preparation for life after their sport and college
  10. Monitor academic progress of student athletes
  11. Schedule scrimmages with other college teams and register the team in appropriate competitions
  12. Maintain continuous contact with faculty, staff, and students to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions
  13. Play a vital role in shaping the future of the program in collaboration with the Program Director/Head Coach, trends of the industry, and interest of both current and upcoming student body.
  14. Other duties as assigned

The above job responsibilities are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities.

Working Conditions/Frequently Used Tools:

  • Esports Room, Office, Library, Computer room
  • Typically sitting at a desk or table
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping
  • Typically standing, or walking
  • Typically bending, crouching, or stooping
  • Occassional lifting 35 lbs. or less

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of general maintenance of a Windows 10 desktop (updates, installations, etc.)
  • In depth knowledge of Overwatch and/or League of Legends maps, characters, and strategies
  • Experience playing Overwatch and/or League of Legends or similar Esport on a PC

Supporting Duties:

  • At DelVal, coaches play an important role in the comprehensive educational experience of our student-athletes.
  • Coaches are expected to model and promote a positive team environment. Along with team captains, coaches set high standards for the conduct of the team and its student-athletes. Poor sportsmanship, hazing, sexual harassment and other behaviors inconsistent with University policies and values will not be tolerated.
  • Coaches are responsible for knowing and upholding University, athletic department, and NCAA policies as they pertain to themselves, assistant coaches, student-athletes and team managers.
  • Coaches are expected to attend to the safety and well being of student-athletes, which includes but is not limited to: the proper use, inspection and training on equipment; appropriate training techniques appropriate to the sport; compliance with the directives of athletic training and medical staff; and adherence to safety standards as may be recognized by the sport.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coaching or teaching experience
  • Experience in hosting a stream on Twitch and/or YouTube Gaming

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Job CategoryCoaching