Excellent benefits, state pension plan, additional retirement options, paid tuition for employee and dependents, generous paid time up (6+ weeks annual), excellent campus facilities, full insurance options, and more.
4 Year Degree
Missouri Western State University, located in St Joseph, Missouri, just 45 minutes north of Kansas City, invites applicants for the Director of Esports. The Director of Esports is responsible for the development and success of the Griffon Esports program. This includes, but is not limited to: overseeing the daily operations of varsity teams; supervising coaches, student managers, student athletes; primary recruiter for student athletes; and raising funds to support scholarships and program expenses. The Director of Esports will also assist with managing the daily operations of MWSU Esports facilities. The Director of Esports will also work with others in the university community to integrate the esports experience into our academic experience and entrepreneurial culture.
Supervisor Responsibilities: Graduate Assistants; Part-Time Coaches; and Student Employees
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: _Develop, oversee, and manage the Griffon Esports teams. Help develop team and individual skills to prepare student athletes and the team for success. _Partner with Admissions to recruit potential students by initiating on-campus and off-campus activities and manage the search and evaluation process for all prospective esports student athletes. _Work with the Financial Aid office to manage and allocate scholarships. _Plan and execute fundraising and scholarship initiatives for Griffon Esports that align with the University’s overall fundraising strategy. _Maintain and inventory all equipment within esports facilities. _Ensure the institution is up to date on cutting edge equipment and playing techniques for all Griffon Esports teams. _Oversee any travel arrangements, preparing and managing the program budget and purchasing necessary supplies. Maintain records and receipts and other administrative duties assigned. _Monitor and promote (i) the health and safety of athletes and staff; (ii) the academic progress of student athletes to support players’ success in the classroom; and (iii) community service efforts. _Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Must have excellent understanding of the rules and intricacies of the most widely played competitive games in the esports field, and the ability to play at a level sufficient to coach student athletes and oversee student coaches. Familiarity with team-based multiplayer games such as League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League and others is required. Experience in teaching, and in identifying and analyzing strengths and weaknesses of players and developing strategies for competitive esports at the collegiate level is desired. Firm commitment to a student-centered culture and the academic success of students is required. Must have a strong networking pool in order to recruit student-athletes. Experience working with both software and hardware associated with esports is required. Ability to organize, work in a team environment, motivate and manage a college esports varsity team and club program is required. Strong motivational skills, public relation skills and marketing capabilities are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Communication, as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Bachelor’s degree focused in the area of Sports Management, Business Management or related fields of study.
1-3 years of competitive esports experience involving League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League and Valorant, or other multiplayer online video games that have team-based elements OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Previous experience with developing and executing fundraising and/or scholarship initiatives.
Previous Collegiate or Professional experience working in esports is preferred.
Missouri Western State University is a public, state-supported institution providing career-oriented certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. Missouri Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is an AQIP Participant. Missouri Western State University is a member of NCAA Division II and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Missouri Western traditionally achieves athletic success, with teams often nationally ranked. Emphasis is placed on excellence in athletics competition, academic achievement, community service and NCAA rules compliance. Since 2010, Missouri Western has been the three-week summer home of the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp. Western enjoys excellent athletic facilities, including the 120,000 square foot Griffon Indoor Sports Complex, a new Spring Sports Complex for baseball and softball, and a recently renovated Spratt Stadium featuring one of the largest video scoreboards in Division II.
Missouri Western continues to honor its tradition of open access, serving both traditional and non-traditional students. Founded in 1915..., Missouri Western has grown to an enrollment of more than 5,000 students, served by more than 200 faculty members. A beautifully landscaped campus complements contemporary institutional and recreational facilities. The campus consists of 14 major buildings and a student-housing complex located on 744 acres. Home of the summer training camp for the Kansas City Chiefs.