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Pacific Esports Director

Company: University of the Pacific
Location: Stockton
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Duties performed during standard business hours. Evening and occasional weekends may be required to support University, Division or department business needs or events. Occasional travel expected to other campuses, schools, or businesses and required meetings and/or training. - Position End Date Open Date 08/17/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants This recruitment will remain open until filled. Position Summary Information Primary Purpose The Pacific Esports Director will report directly to the Executive Director, Campus Life. The Director will work across the entire division of Student Life with a specific focus in the departments of Campus Life, and Residential Life & Housing, to support Pacific's efforts to engage, retain, and serve students at the highest levels in keeping with an institution focused on student success. They will serve as a member of the Vice President, Student Life's Leadership Team ( SLLT ). The incumbent advances the VPSL leadership agenda and university priority through strategic and coordinated planning with student life staff and campus partners to develop, implement, and sustain a successful Esports program at Pacific.

Additionally, The Director will work closely with the Office of the Provost to support Pacific's endeavor to provide high quality academic and meaningful cocurricular experiences. Specifically, in collaboration with the Eberhardt School of Business, School of Engineering & Computer Science, and the College of Pacific.

Overall, The Pacific Esports Director will help launch a successful Esports program that includes developing, launching and managing the new arena, coordinating the Esports Living Learning Community, planning and coordinating Esports events, and leading courses during the academic year and summer. Essential Functions

  • The Pacific Esports Director plays a vital role for the program in supporting facilities and personnel. Under guidance of the Executive Director, Campus Life, The Director oversees the Pacific Esports Arena, the student staff, computer equipment, and software. The Director processes all financial transactions and oversees purchasing, work orders, scheduling, and operations of the facility. They also lead student staff recruiting & training and help respond to inquiries. They work closely with campus partners, vendors, and suppliers to ensure that the arena, events, and programs are successful.
  • Create and manage operations and logistics for the Pacific Esports Arena. Hiring, training, and managing the student staff. Cultivate student organizations, club sports, and student leadership in Esports in collaboration with Student Leadership & Involvement Center and Pacific Recreation.
  • Involves planning, developing, implementing, and advising on programs, services, activities, and processes for students in their non-academic life at the university, including residential life, public service, student conduct and judicial affairs, identity-based matters, sexual violence, leadership development, student government, student businesses, student organizations, and other student resource center areas.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external organization stakeholders important to program success. Develop, secure contracts, and serve as main contact for software, hardware, and service partners and programs. Maintain the Pacific Esports Arena, working with the Student Life, Physical Plant, Pacific Technology, Development, vendors, and service providers.
  • Facilitates student development in leadership, communication skills, project coordination and in establishing goals. Assist with evaluating the success of all events and programs to improve attendance and involvement from the campus community.
  • Plan and implement programs and events related to Esports, gaming, and academics. Serve as Esports Living Learning Community faculty, advising and mentoring resident assistants and students in housing who have a strong passion for Esports.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of student staff, and volunteers. Provide supervision and task assignment for staff and team members, with a focus on student employees, including arena staff, interns, and Summer High School Institute staff. Conduct annual performance evaluations for student staff.
  • Under general supervision from Executive Director of Campus Life, lead Pacific Esports community engagement efforts, events, and communications strategies designed to inform alumni and other key constituencies of esports programs. Maintains relationships with internal and external organizational stakeholders to meet programmatic goals, increase the engagement of Pacific students, Pacific student gaming clubs, Central Valley gaming community, and the North American collegiate esports community.
  • Ideate and manage content development and campaigns on Pacific Esports and related social media channel. Oversees and develops social media accounts in collaboration with Strategic Communications including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Discord, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, and emerging platforms.
  • Advise the Student Life and Senior-level administrators on trends and demand of Esports in the community. Helps Pacific advance as the Northern California Campus Leader of Esports. Elevates successes of students' individual and collective Esports success. Where appropriate, collaborates with Development and Alumni office to connect students, alumni, donors, and corporations.
  • Partner with Career Center and Office of the Provost to advance career and graduate school opportunities for students.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. This position serves as Campus Security Authority ( CSA ) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported to them.

    University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff. Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, Technology, or related field.
    • Three (3) years of experience programming or facilitating Esports content for students.
    • One (1) year of experience working in higher education or student affairs area. Preferred Qualifications
      • Deep understanding of the Esports enterprise, broad experience with undergraduate, graduate, or professional students, and successful administrative experience.
      • Developed skill in both verbal and written communication to address sensitive, complex, and broad ranging issues in a university setting.
      • Ability to work independently in a consultative, collaborative manner with the highest level of campus leadership.
      • Project management skills and demonstrated ability to launch program in its infancy and see the full completion and design.
      • Knowledge and understanding of University policy, programs, and management issues and challenges.
      • Skill in developing options and recommendations for consideration of the Senior Student Life and University Leadership.
      • Depth of understanding and capacity to articulate complex diversity issues and the interests of diverse communities. Effectiveness in shared governance environments.
      • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse, multicultural environment, and interacting frequently with all campus constituencies.
      • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
      • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion related to Esports.
      • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work. Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        Requires occasional extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, including walking across campus, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Constant verbal and written communication. May be required to lift up to 25 pounds. Demonstrated ability to engage students on healthy ergonomic practices and exercises in the Esports community.

        Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
        Work performed in a typical office environment with the use of computer, phone and office equipment. Duties performed during standard business hours. Evening and occasional weekends may be required to support University, Division or department business needs or events. Occasional travel expected to other campuses, schools, or businesses and required meetings and/or training.

        Valid driver's license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University's fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record. Hiring Range $64,480 - $77,410 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening. AA/EEO Policy Statement University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
        • * Do you have at least a bachelor's degree in social science, technology, or related field?
          • Yes
          • No
          • * Do you have at least three (3) years of experience programming or facilitating Esports content for students?
            • Yes
            • No
            • * Do you have at least one (1) year of experience working in higher education or student affairs area?
              • Yes
              • No

Keywords: University of the Pacific, Stockton , Pacific Esports Director, Executive , Stockton, California

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