Good Shepherd Services E-Sports Coach: Bushwick Leaders H.S. in Brooklyn, New York
Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate e-sports coach to train a student e-sports group in a variety of games and for potential future e-sports tournaments. Coordinates practices, scrimmages, and competitive games. Performs scouting, strategy development and training regiments for an e-sports team. Administers all aspects of esports program including recruiting, scouting, game/match, and practice preparation, monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes, potential team travel arrangements, and fundraising activities. The position is responsible for developing student-athletes through a variety of instructional methods developing team building skills and collaboration, professional and personal maturity, physical wellness, mental preparation, and character. The position will require the coach to take on the role as tutor and mentor to provide academic success of student-athletes and implement successful retention strategies.
Reports To: Enrichment Manager, Bushwick Leaders’ High School
Location: 976 Seneca Ave Ridgewood, New York 11385
Hours: up to 19 hours per week
Establish appropriate game strategies for esports team to build skill and ability to compete.
Coordinate scrimmages and matches with other schools, incorporating seasonal league games.
Establish protocol to film team; review and provide feedback to team
Gather competitive data and apply to coaching strategy and practices.
Responsible for requesting, communicating, and facilitating maintenance or replacing gaming hardware.
Create team environment which supports retention of team members and growth in skill ability.
Ensuring team compliance with all leagues, conference, and institutional rules and regulations
Continuously ensuring personal behavior and program reputation are in alignment with Good Shepherd Services mission.
Conducting coaching and instruction activities during training, practice, and competition
Coordinating off-season, practice, and competition schedules
Running promotional events
Recommend Esports equipment, facility and other needs to build competitive esports program.
Familiar and experience playing with the games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rocket League and Overwatch.
Experience in other video games, including racing, fighting, and sports games highly welcome. (Ex. NBA 2K, Madden, Mario Kart, Dragon Ball Fighterz, Marvel vs. Capcom)
Minimum High School Diploma. Prior experience working with youth preferred.
Experience in playing video games on consoles; PlayStation, XBox and/or Nintendo required.
Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
Speaking fluency/proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required.
Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.
Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
Base Salary: USD $19.00/Hr.
Max Salary: USD $25.00/Hr.