Wells College is located in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities.
The village of Aurora is centrally located and provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers — 25 minutes from Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City.
Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health and
life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, EAP, course
attendance, dependent tuition benefits, 11 paid holidays and vacation, sick and personal
Kit Van Orman
Manager of Human Resources and Business Services
Aurora, NY 13026
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Wells College is a small selective co-educational liberal arts college located in central New York. The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Wells College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Faculty openings for the fall 2014 semester will be posted as they become available.
Wells College seeks a part-time administrative assistant for its Childhood and Adolescence Education programs. The Assistant performs a variety of duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the programs working closely with faculty, staff, and students. We are looking for a person with excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy; and abilities to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle confidential information in a professional manner. The position requires an A.A.S. and five years of experience, is 11-month, and is hourly (20 hrs/week).Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in PDF) to: Education Admin Search via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Click here for the full position description.
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Wells College is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and driven individual who is interested in working in a supportive and engaging work environment as the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, this position will work in conjunction with the Director to create a comprehensive Residence Life program that serves approximately 550 students. Primary responsibilities will include the supervision of 18 undergraduate Resident Advisors, management of the 5 residence halls on-campus, and administration of the conduct process.
Using a student-centered approach grounded in student development theory, the Assistant Director of Residence Life will make decisions about student staffing, hall programming, and the overall direction of the Resident Advisor program at Wells College. The Assistant Director will work to transform the residential student experience so that it complements the student’s academic endeavors in order to achieve a seamless learning environment. Required qualifications include a demonstrated ability in supervision of undergraduate students, relationship building with other college departments, budgeting, assessment of Residence Life programs, cultivating relationships with students, and a willing attitude.
Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills, communication skills, and computer literacy skills are also required. The Assistant Director will also serve on the Dean of Student’s on-call rotation, so knowledge of crisis management and the ability to respond to emergency situations on weekends and evenings are needed. The Assistant Director serves as a conduct hearing officer, and general knowledge of conduct processes and experience is preferred. Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field is preferred. The position includes a furnished on-campus apartment with internet and basic cable, and a meal plan when classes are in session.
Qualified candidates can send letter of application, resume and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to: Ms. Kit Van Orman, Manager of Human Resources and Business Services, Wells College, 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 or email email@example.com. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled; review of applications will begin immediately, and priority will be given to applications received before April 4, 2014.
Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Athletics. The Director of Athletics is responsible for the overall planning, management, development, and leadership of the intercollegiate athletics program, physical education, and fitness facilities. Required skills are but not limited to: knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and knowledge of Title IX; leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate a department as a team and members as individual players; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills. Fund-raising experience a real plus. Minimum requirements: bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, master's degree preferred; five years of professional experience as an administrator in intercollegiate athletic, intramural and recreational sports/program; and supervisory experience. Experience in a liberal arts Division III institution and college coaching and/or playing experience preferred.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Interested candidates should e-mail one document (preferably pdf) including a letter of application; résumé; and list of three professional references with names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers to: AD Search via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Director of Sustainability
Wells College invites applications for its first Director of Sustainability. The successful candidate will help shape and direct campus sustainability initiatives and lead development of a sustainability and environmental institute on the Wells campus.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with all campus constituencies to increase awareness of and involvement in sustainability at Wells; developing partnerships and career opportunities in the region, including the development of internship opportunities for Wells students; advising and mentoring student groups and involving them in sustainability projects; working with faculty to develop courses across the curriculum that include issues of sustainability; keeping Wells in compliance with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment; and teaching one sustainability course each semester.
As part of their work the Director will make the most of Wells’ rural lakeside location year round. One focus of particular interest is food and beverage production in the Finger Lakes. The Director is expected to be able to oversee establishment of campus opportunities that will provide hands-on experiences for students (e.g., a garden). Development of opportunities related to other regional green businesses, including the ecotourism industry, is also a priority.
Qualified candidates will be broadly trained and have at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field. We seek someone who has the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work with all campus constituencies and regional connections. We want someone who is passionate about sustainability – and has the practical skills to move Wells forward in its sustainability efforts.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, a vision statement for a Wells Institute of Sustainability and the Environment, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com noting WISE in the subject line. Please do not send paper copies; all submissions should be sent electronically in .pdf format. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Admissions Counselor. This position will represent Wells College to prospective students, parents, and high school counselors for the purpose of recruiting and selecting new students to the college. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning and implementing recruitment activities in assigned regions/territories (minimum six weeks of travel in the fall/ three weeks in the spring), managing all phases of the application and selection process, conducting prospective student interviews, participating in on-campus visitation programs, plus additional responsibilities and special projects.
Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required. Experience in college admission, communications and marketing is preferred but not required. Weekend and evening work is required during peak recruitment seasons. Candidates must demonstrate strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational and time management skills are essential with the ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional or academic references to: Admissions Search, Ms. Kit Van Orman, Manager of Human Resources and Business Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Data Systems Manager
Wells College is seeking a Manager of Data Systems to provide technical and administrative leadership for data collection, management, and reporting for the admissions and advancement offices. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day software and hardware technology needs of the offices, building and maintaining reports to lead and track progress toward goals, managing and administering software as well as training staff in the use of software, and providing technical assistance and coordinating problem resolution for the offices.
A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience in database management and computer programming is desirable. The position requires the ability to coordinate the activities of multiple projects and staffs. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills. Higher education experience is also desirable.
Qualified applicants should electronically send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references to email@example.com attention Manager of Data Systems Search. No phone calls please.
Positions are posted as they become available. Please check back often.
The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.