Position: 10 month, full-time administrative position reporting to the Director of Athletics.
Job Summary: The Director of eSports, under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, is responsible for developing and directing an experiential eSports program in support of the College’s strategic plan to create new, as well as, improve and enhance current co-curricular programs. The Director is expected to recruit eSports students that can be successful academically, socially, and athletically at Russell Sage College. The Director will be expected to meet a minimum roster size of 25 eSports athletes each year and prepare the students for NACE and other competitions and tournaments. Additionally, the Director will create opportunities for the campus to engage with eSports to build school spirit.
Duties: Oversight for all phases of the newly created eSports program. Primary responsibilities include attracting, recruiting and retaining student-athletes who fit the educational mission of Russell Sage College.
Specific coaching responsibilities include: Instruct, teach, and coach eSports team members during practice and competition Conduct video analysis and instruction as a teaching and preparation tool Practice planning and organization and competition preparation for each eSports team Competition day management (facilities/team needs), coaching and travel Recruitment efforts including travel, written and verbal communication and scouting Ensures that programs meet annual recruiting goals while adhering to college recruitment policies and procedures Planning and maintaining team budget Supervision of support staff Compliance with NCAA, NACE, Empire 8 Conference legislation and Athletic Department standards Maintains the eSports spaces to include managing computers, keyboard, mice, headsets, chairs, etc… in regards to cleanliness, disinfection, and maintenance Ensures ongoing eligibility of eSports athletes in the eSports program and monitors their academic program Provides schedules for streams and competition that is fiscally efficient and spectator friendly Conducts inventories of uniforms, supplies, and equipment to ensure effective maintenance of physical resources Assists in development of eSports arena Effectively uses fiscal resources to coordinate team travel and recruiting Maintains eSports social media Provides reports, documentation, and other assessment data as requested Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred; experience in managing projects or eSports programs; highly organized individual with strong writing and verbal communication skills; demonstrated commitment to student development and growth; knowledge of eSports policies and procedures; strong vision for E-Sports program; ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and staff.; skills in time-management and organization; ability to coordinate programs across several groups and create partnerships to maximize resource allocation; ability to work independently; previous college playing and/or coaching experience preferred; experience in recruiting preferred; demonstrated commitment to NCAA Division III philosophy.
About Russell Sage College
Russell Sage College is a dynamic, comprehensive college of approximately 2,900 students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Sage serves traditional students and working professionals who pursue bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees on campuses in Troy and Albany, NY. Russell Sage College also offers online programs. Founded in 1916 as a "School of Practical Arts," Russell Sage College has consistently been ranked in the top ten colleges in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report. Sage has also been recognized as a "New York College of Distinction" for the third year in a row.