The Esports Specialist works with Branch leadership and Youth Development Professionals to ensure high-quality Esports programming is implemented at branches using high quality youth development practices. Boys & Girls Clubs offers daily access to a broad range of programs including Esports. The Esports program is designed to drive positive outcomes in the area of Healthy Lifestyles. This includes social emotional wellness, teamwork, leadership, and conflict resolution. The Esports Specialist is responsible for program implementation, member program coordination, equipment set-up/breakdown and supervision of programs and activities for youth and/or teens. This position will implement BGCAZ Esports curriculum at multiple branches in 2-week increments.
Employs BGCAZ “Rules of Engagement” in day-to-day interactions with staff
Facilitates programs/sessions modeling group management, program instruction, and youth engagement practices to ensure healthy and safe program environments
Implements BGCAZ’s Esports curriculum to youth and teens
Plan, promote, and conduct special events, recruiting members for activities, tournaments and leagues
Participate in a BGCAZ meetings and work committees
Maintenance of BGCAZ’s Esports equipment. Includes updating consoles and software, routine inventory of equipment, recommendations of new software and accessories.
Maintains high-level expertise and remains current on latest trends in the areas of Esports gaming
Track attendance and outcomes of Esports Programming
Works with other Youth Development Professionals to coach and model Esports implementation
Transports youth and/or teens to during Club sponsored activities to enhance programming and special experiences
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
Must obtain/maintain a current CPR and First Aid (within first 90 days of employment)
Must be age 21 (to supervise teen groups)
Valid Arizona driver's license (to drive the mini bus)
Must have availability of a 5-day work week
Must have competitive Esports experience involving multiplayer online video games with team-based elements and knowledge of Rocket League, NBA 2K, Madden Football, Super Smash Brother, or similar games.
Must be comfortable with various consoles and gaming equipment spanning all genres.
Preferred knowledge and experience of gaming communities including but not limited to Discord and Twitch
Demonstrated good work attendance/work performance
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY and SKILLS
Working knowledge of federal and state laws and company policies and procedures
Ability to participates in investigations
Ability to support the physical property and assets of the Club
Ability to manage small and large groups of youth in various settings.
Ability to implement effective individual behavior management
Ability to maintain and cultivate excellent member/family and community relationships and possess excellent customer service skills
Ability to interact effectively and communicate (in writing and orally) with a variety of youth, staff, volunteers, families, and community members.
Ability to establish learning objectives for program and activities
Knowledge of Youth Development service delivery
Ability to articulate for giving, serve as an ambassador, engage in relationship building and promote philanthropy
Ability to support the efficiency of Volunteers and future workforce needs to support volunteer program operations
WORKING CONDITIONS and DRIVING
Travel between Boys & Girls Club of the Valley site and schools and various field trip sites as well as in the community is required. Must meet the insurance standards of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley
Work is primarily performed in the Club and local community
Hours are based on school calendar – evening hours are required during the school year; hours will vary during summer and school breaks; occasional weekend hours are required
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