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Organized Play Coordinator

Posted July 21, 2015

Paizo seeks an experienced administrator to direct organized play activities at conventions, game stores, and homes via management of hundreds of volunteer field operatives and overall administration of events, campaigns, and play-based marketing initiatives.

Functions/Major Responsibilities

  • Manage international network of hundreds of volunteer coordinators ("Venture-Officers")
  • Interface with in-house game design, development, and editorial departments to create and manage content for Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild and Adventure Card Guild programs
  • Coordinate the Pathfinder Society team to develop campaign policy and storylines
  • Travel to conventions, game days, and in-store events all around the world
  • Manage online discussion forums to assist in administration of Pathfinder Society campaigns
  • Organize and execute major organized play events at large conventions such as Gen Con, Origins, and PAX Prime
  • Adjudicate rules and procedural disputes and issues and communicate staff policy to Venture-Officers and campaign participants through regular messageboard participation on Paizo.com
  • Coordinate and advise other teams at Paizo concerning organized play developments and needs based on gathered feedback from the volunteer and player community
  • Create and update campaign documentation

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of current role as a Pathfinder Society Venture-Officer or at least 2 years experience with professional organized play program management for a major game manufacturer
  • Expertise with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild organized play program
  • Strong "people skills" and experience managing volunteers
  • Familiarity with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game highly encouraged
  • Ability to work without supervision and as part of a tightly integrated team
  • Familiarity with the gaming industry
  • Strong interest in games of all types, including card games, board games, video games, and roleplaying games
  • Ability to write persuasively in English strongly preferred

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree preferred.

Job Conditions

  • Office located in Redmond, Washington area
  • Normal office working conditions
  • A flexible schedule demanding at least 40 hours per week (more as deadlines and duties require)
  • Job requires semi-frequent travel within and outside the United States. At least one business trip every 6 weeks, with frequency waxing in the summer and waning in winter months
  • Job will require rapid adaptation to a large workload and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously

Job Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Fully paid medical and dental plans for employee and immediate family
  • Generous vacation, sick leave, and personal days provided
  • Access to the company 401k plan with employer matching
  • Yearly bonuses based upon company performance
  • Employee discount on paizo.com
  • Copies of all products produced by Paizo

Submit your resume to jobs@paizo.com.


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