Job Number: J0417-0347
Job Title: eSports Coach – Part-time
Job Type: Part-Time - Support Staff
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Job Category: Support Staff
Closing Date: May 19, 2017
Salary: $20.00/Hour

Lambton College is located on the beautiful homeland that is the traditional territory of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa First Nations. Our College offers a unique opportunity to both excel at work and enjoy living in a community that offers a superior quality of life. We are a dynamic and entrepreneurial centre of learning, noted for our commitment to building innovative, public-private partnerships in post-secondary education and providing a quality learner-centred environment. Located in Sarnia, Ontario at the southern tip of Lake Huron in the heart of Bluewater Country, we have been the primary provider of post-secondary education in Lambton County for over 40 years. We have built a reputation as a caring, student-oriented College that provides career focused education in a safe, friendly community with a multitude of social and recreational activities. Recognized nationally as a top research college with over $5 million in funding in 2014, the Applied Research & Innovation department, alongside faculty and students, strives to find innovative solutions to problems that provides economic and social impact. With over 90 full-time programs, Lambton has approximately 3,800 full-time students and an additional 6,000 part-time students.

About the Position:

** The successful candidate must provide a Criminal Reference Check, at the incumbent’s expense, as a condition of employment.

Specific Accountabilities:

• Scouts new player talent and recruits quality student athletes;
• Works closely with players, talking one on one, discussing strategy, reviewing games and scrims;
• Develops and implements an effective training program;
• Educating players in sportsmanship, fair play and gaming ambassadorship;
• Provides post-game analysis, prepare strategies and drafts for the matches;
• Provides leadership in the personal, academic and athletic development of student athletes;
• Monitors the overall health and condition of all athletes;
• Responsible for player growth and improvement;
• Understands all athletic rules and regulations, and assure compliance and consistency among athletes;
• Works closely with the eSports Manager, assisting in communicating with league officials and press;
• Actively attends and participates in department meetings, special events and community public relations events as required;
• Ensures inviting and friendly atmosphere;
• Maintains knowledge of relevant, current gaming industry trends;
• Handles a wide range of practical matters concerning the team.

Qualifications:

• Post-secondary credential in a related field is required;
• High-level competitive gaming knowledge and experience as a player;
• Previous experience coaching in a team environment;
• A baseline understanding of the latest in statistical research and analytic trends across eSports;
• Understand the general framework, limitations and capabilities of and within the game;
• Ability to analyze data and use this data to gain a competitive advantage, whether in real time during the game or to help in training, preparation, or recruitment;
• Ability to lead, inspire and educate the next generation of gamers;
• Committed to leading a highly competitive program that focuses on student athlete success academically and in the arena;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as exceptional critical thinking skills to effectively troubleshoot or solve problems effectively;
• The ability to recognize conflict and the necessary skills to resolve it;
• Possess a high degree of initiative with outstanding conceptual and analytical skills and a strong attention to detail;
• Capacity to work in partnership with the eSports Manager;
• Capable of dealing with a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds and languages;
• Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development in order to maintain currency in the eSports industry.

Lambton College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lambton College hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. In support of a diverse and inclusive college community, Lambton College welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.