Western New England University (WNE) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of director of athletics and recreation. The director fosters principles that encourage integrity, student well-being, diversity, and inclusiveness throughout all levels of the organization while promoting an environment of excellence and success. Western New England University Athletics conducts a highly competitive broad-based NCAA Division III sports program for men and women. This program is an integral part of the University’s mission and is committed to equity, fair play, and the ideals of sports participation. Golden Bear athletic teams have made more than 80 appearances in the NCAA Tournament since 1977; 60% of WNE student-athletics have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; 100% of student-athletes participate in community service.
Western New England University is a comprehensive private institution with a tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to service. WNE awards undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in various departments from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. WNE is one of only a few U.S. comprehensive institutions enrolling under 5,000 students recognized with national and international accreditations at the highest levels in law, business, engineering, and social work. WNE serves students predominantly from the northeastern U.S. but enrolls students from across the country and around the world. The majority of undergraduate students reside on campus. The 215-acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, is remarkable for its beauty, security, and meticulous upkeep.