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Requisition Number 19-0002
Post Date 1/31/2019
Title Head Coach, Esports
City Frederick
State MD

General Information

  • Part-time Position
  • Compensation consists of a $5,000.00 stipend

Under the general supervision of the Athletic Director, the Head Coach, Esports will head the organization and administration in all aspects of the Esports programming in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the sports program and the institution. These responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent with the college's mission, vision and values which include diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Coaching, Instruction, and Team Administration (50%)

  • Plan, organize, and develop Esports programming and activities.
  • Understand and abide by universal standards of confidentiality and ethical decision-making.
  • Provide instruction to students regarding relevant skill development, a focus on great teamwork, and their own character development.
  • Responsible for providing leadership to the team including budgeting, scheduling, and organizing travel arrangements.
  • Attend all practices and games while overseeing all game and practice logistics.
  • Organize and oversee sport-specific fundraising.
  • Responsible to ensure all of the coaching staff and athletes are compliant with national affiliation rules.
  • Reports any known violations or concerns to administration.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and compliance with applicable national affiliations, conference, college and departmental rules and regulations within the sports program.
  • Promote the academic progress and graduation of student-athletes, including assisting with enforcement of the mandatory study program.
  • Ensure all members of the team abide by the student–athlete handbook.
  • Assist with the marketing and promotion of the athletic department.
  • Monitor student academic performance and social development and make referrals to appropriate resources.
  • Responsible for assisting in maintenance and upkeep of the gaming facility.
  • Assist Athletic Department in athletic issues as needed.
  • Understand and abide by all external and internal regulations and policies. This includes NACE and national affiliations associated within athletics or other role specific regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Athletics.

Recruiting (50%)

  • Develops recruiting strategy to achieve recruiting goals as pre-approved with the Director of Athletics.
  • Work with Athletic Director and Office of Admission to recruit qualified prospective student-athletes, both incoming freshmen and transfers to Hood College. Included are off-campus contacts and evaluations as well as serving as College representative during on-campus prospect visits.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of Esports programming are required.
  • Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

    Bachelor’s degree preferred or relevant work experience is required. Proven successful coaching, with 2-3 years experience preferred, preferably at the collegiate level or combination of education and experience. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred. Experience working with female student-athletes highly desirable. Strong oral and written communication skills required.

    Technology Skills

    Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. Proficient with internet and email. Ability to use available instructional technology resources to effectively teach in a manner conducive to classroom presentation including, but not limited to, use of audio visual equipment, computer, educational software, etc.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to develop marketing or promotion materials. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents, or others.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative 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 to perform the essential functions, if required.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands, fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions, if required.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy. Factors could include noise at sporting events, interacting with the public and other teams. This position requires travel with the team to scheduled sporting events. Evening and weekend work is required to support sporting events or special projects scheduled by Admissions.

    To Apply

    Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references. When saving documents related to your application, all document titles should include your name, the job requisition number and date (i.e. c.smith19-0002-01.23.19).

    The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

    Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

    Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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