The Recreational Sports Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Esports Graduate Assistant to join our team. The Graduate Assistant will be afforded a variety of experiences within the Esports Program.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Assist with the daily operations of the varsity esports program, including practices, matches, team meetings, and community engagement on our public discord channel.
Assist with major events and tournaments as needed.
Develop and implement a volunteer coach training program that focuses on communication, conflict resolution, practice organization, etc.
Assist in the evaluation of volunteer coaches, tryouts for the program, and the hiring process for student program managers.
Assist in the recruitment and development of volunteer coaches and players. This includes written evaluations and in-person meetings.
Collect and analyze various metrics from team practices and competitions to help drive decision making and policy creation.
Assist with development of policies and procedures for the varsity esports program.
Resolve conflict between players, coaches and staff.
Work at least 20 hours per week with the Varsity Esports Program.
Other duties as assigned by the Esports Coordinator.
A bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Kinesiology, Health Promotion or related field.
Experience or general knowledge in esports competition, management, supervising employees, training employees, or related area of esports.
Experience in managing a team or personal Discord channel.
Acceptance and admittance into the University of North Texas graduate School, as a full time (9 hours or more) graduate student in Sports Psychology, Sports Management, Kinesiology, or related field of study.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Strong communication skills.
Experience in research and data collection and reporting.
Applications will be accepted through April 24, 2020 or until position is filled. Please send letter of application, resume, official transcripts of college credits, and list of references to: Dylan Wray, Esports Coordinator – Dylan.Wray@unt.edu
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process notify Dylan Wray, Esports Program Specialist, Department of Recreational Sports, (940) 369-5227 by the application deadline.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Additional Salary Information:
This is a 9-month appointment, with the possibility of a second year appointment.
The initial 9-month appointment is from August 12, 2020 to May 31, 2021.
Salary: $1,424.22 per month for the first 9-month appointment and the potential of $1,675.66 for the second 9-month appointment.
About University of North Texas
As one of the nation's largest universities, we offer 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs. By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening our collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.
A metropolitan area offers a wealth of job opportunities, plus entertainment, culture, shopping and professional sports. A college town offers a peaceful haven for study and research. UNT has the advantages of both. The university is located in Denton, a town of about 136,000 people only 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.