Varsity Esports Director

Part-Time Position - Posted 2/3/2023

Position Summary

This position will be responsible for developing and launching the varsity eSports program and is in charge of recruiting student-athletes, managing the budget, overseeing the general operations, coaching and building the program identity. The eSports program has limited athletic scholarship money and operates as a Tier III participation level sport at JBU. Emphasis will be placed on recruiting and retaining a solid squad of 20 in the first year and building to 40 student-athletes by year three. The university may deem it necessary to split this role into 2 positions in order to maximize the ability to secure the best leadership candidate(s)for this emerging sport.

Role qualifications

  • Knowledge and ability of creating a qualityEsports team with the focus on recruitment and retention by providing a quality experience to our students.
  • Assist with the renovation of the facility, as well as the FFE, budgeting and set up of the new venue.
  • Strong ability to create good will with staff, faculty, and students with a servant attitude.
  • Commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and desires to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities

  • Recruits student-athletes to JBU by working closely with area Esports programs and with JBU admissions.
  • Hold tryouts/open houses and/orID days to identify new members of the teamonline or in person.
  • Sets goals and objectives and manages available resources to accomplish them without need for frequent follow up.
  • Work with the Director of Athletics to devise a competition schedule each year and strategize on game selection.
  • Collaborate with other on-campus departments including, but not limited to, IT, Computer Science, Alumni Office, Marketing and Communications.
  • Provide guidance and input on games selected for varsity and non-varsity competition.
  • Offer regular feedback on equipment upgrades, updates and maintenance.
  • Monitors and mentors academic progress of team members.
  • Responsible for the conduct of team members at all practices and competitions.
  • Guides and mentors student-athletes in academic and social expectations.
  • Works with head trainer in the prevention and care of athletic related injuries.
  • Be present at all organized competitions and events.
  • Organizes and conducts effective practice sessions. Be present at all organized practices or delegate responsibility to specific team coaches.
  • Manages and works within the operational budget and scholarship budget.
  • Administrative tasks including forms, records, awards, meetings, etc.
  • Review agreements, contract deadlines, rules and compliance within any associated league, conference and affiliates.
  • Organizes and is responsible for equipment and uniform/equipment purchasing,checkout, inventory,andstorage.
  • Be present at all organized practices andevents.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

Essential skills and Experience

  • Esports knowledge and background with coaching experience.
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Good communication skills and administrative abilities.


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

Reporting to this position

No direct reports.

Physical demands and work environment

  • Physical demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experienceJBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available online.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" page. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.​ 

Contact information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197