Pacific Esports Director
Company: University of the Pacific
Posted on: November 17, 2023
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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?
- * Do you have at least three (3) years of experience
programming or facilitating Esports content for students?
- * Do you have at least one (1) year of experience working in
higher education or student affairs area?
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