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About the Opportunity: Under the direction of the Associate Director of Club Sports and Esports, the Esports Overwatch Head Coach is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and administration of the varsity Overwatch team. The head coach must execute and oversee all major responsibility areas for the varsity team including compliance, operations, administration, fundraising, and ensuring the safety of the student-athletes. This position will also provide coordination on event programming, oversee participation administration, travel, recruitment and serve as an ambassador for Northeastern Athletics and Northeastern University. The coach will be involved in daily communication and interaction with student-athletes for the team and will make it a priority to grow and develop each student-athlete academically, mentally, and athletically. The coach will promote and support the mission and values of Northeastern University, the Athletics department, and the Club Sports department.
Execute and manage all major responsibility areas for the varsity team including compliance, operations, administration, fundraising, and ensuring the safety of the student athletes
Create and deliver a comprehensive coaching strategy for the team and each individual player
Provide vision, mentoring, and strategic direction for the student-athletes
Attend, supervise, and successfully manage all practices, events, and varsity sanctioned Esports competitions
In conjunction with supervisor, oversee and manage student conduct and eligibility requirements
In conjunction with supervisor, manage the team's roster
Manage all official team communication channels (ex: Discord, social media, etc.) to ensure proper conduct and compliance with university procedures and expectations, and report any issues to direct supervisor
In conjunction with supervisor, establish a comprehensive semester practice and competitive schedule for the players and team, propose any/all events for approval, execute all tournament registration and administration pertinent for team participation
In conjunction with supervisor, manage all aspects of the team budget
Meet and communicate with key recruits and their family members to promote the program, ensure university and athletic recruitment procedures are followed and executed, update the recruitment database of all potential student athletes
Complete all administration and compliance for the team as determined by Athletics
Track the progress of the team and individual players during the season through statistical analysis and reports as requested by supervisor
Abide by rules and regulation of any and all official leagues or governing bodies with which Northeastern is affiliated
In conjunction with supervisor, identify and cultivate sponsorship, broadcasting and fundraising opportunities for the program, and assist with growth initiatives
Management and upkeep of Esports team equipment, software and competition space
Additional responsibilities as assigned
Minimum of 1 year of coaching experience in Esports
Proficient knowledge of all rules, regulations and governing body by-laws for Overwatch
Ability to work weekends
Ability to communicate and mentor student-athletes in a positive way
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.
1+ year of coaching experience in collegiate or professional Esports
1+ year of participation in collegiate Esports
Esports content creation and/or marketing
High degree of proficiency with Adobe creative, Twitch, and Microsoft Office
Experience in budget development and management
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.