Esports/Video Coordinator | Western Colorado University

Full Time
Colorado
Posted 6 days ago

APPLICATION LINK: https://bit.ly/2PhwlQm

Western Colorado University invites applications for the position of E-sports/Video Coordinator.

Western Colorado University is a public university with an enrollment of 2,911 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states.  Our faculty and staff share a strong commitment to personalized education with the sciences, liberal arts and professional programs as its core.  We are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community.  Western is an NCAA Division II member and competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).  Western’s intercollegiate athletic program offers students the opportunity to participate in 13 varsity sports. Our campus is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural mountain community 200 miles southwest of Denver.  Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers.  Visit www.western.edu to learn more about Western and visit www.gomountaineers.com to learn more about our intercollegiate athletics program.

Responsibilities: The E-Sports/Video Coordinator will report to and work with the Athletics Director, the Athletics Director of Internal Operations and Assistant Athletic Director for Communications. Furthermore, the E-Sports/Video Coordinator will lead the implementation of Western’s first E-Sports program.  The E-Sports/Video Coordinator will organize and strategize an E-Sports schedule that will include practice time for gamers and a comparable playing schedule against other schools and in tournaments. Furthermore, this position will monitor the E-Sports budget and maintain an accurate inventory of the equipment in the gaming room.  Along with these duties, the E-Sports/Video Coordinator will help create video content for Football gameday operations on the scoreboard and for other sports as needed. The E-Sports/Video Coordinator must adhere to Western Colorado, RMAC and NCAA guidelines and regulations.

Duties of this position will include but are not limited to:

  • Organizing a practice schedule for gamers
  • Create a playing season for the E-Sports program
  • Designing video content for football game day for the scoreboard
  • Keeping inventory of the gaming equipment after practices and tournaments
  • Maintain a clean gaming arena for practice and competition
  • Recruiting gamers
  • Monitor E-Sports program budget
  • Provide innovative ideas to help moving the E-Sports program forward
  • Provide video content for other sports as needed.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in graphic design, computer programming, communications or other related fields.  She/he must possess creativity in creating video content, editing, and proofreading and be computer literate using MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, and QuarkXPress or other desktop publishing programs.  Candidates must have the ability to work with minimal supervision and with interruptions while meeting the demands of multiple priorities and deadlines. Must have strong leadership and has the ability to create reasonable long term and short term goals. In addition, the preferred candidate should have experience with gaming consoles such as Xbox One,  PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC consoles, etc. Furthermore, active gaming experience especially with League of Legends, Overwatch, and DOTA 2 is preferred as well.

Compensation: Salary is $32,000 - $35,000. Western provides excellent, shared-contribution insurance and retirement plans, paid time off and access to other University benefits.

How to Apply:  Please go to www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application.  Required attachments to your application include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three employment references.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please direct any questions to Jordan Jones at jrjones@western.edu or (970) 943-2021.

 

Western State Colorado University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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