Employment

Set in the heart of the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, Wells College boasts a vibrant, diverse, and tight-knit campus community.

Our campus is centrally located and provides easy access to many metropolitan, cultural and educational centers, with a high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities in the area. The picturesque village of Aurora is 30 minutes from Ithaca; one hour from Rochester and Syracuse; two to three hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Canada; and five hours from New York City. Read more about what it's like to work at Wells.

Most Wells employees live in one of six nearby counties and can choose from a variety of living environments, including larger metro areas, smaller cities, or the many neighboring villages and hamlets.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance plans
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time away, including 12 paid holidays and vacation days each year
  • Flexible work hours
  • Summer hours (four-day workweek)
  • Dependent tuition benefits, including tuition remission at Wells and tuition exchange with other member institutions
  • Free parking and use of the fitness center, pool, and other campus facilities
  • An Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P), which provides counseling for employees in need
  • All employees are eligible and have the option to join either Empower Federal Credit Union or Community Federal Credit Union, of which Wells is a member

Whether it's the great outdoors, family fun, or the arts you're after, Aurora and its environs have something for everyone: you can kayak in Cayuga Lake; hike the surrounding nature trails; ski or golf at local courses and resorts; explore the many nearby state parks, stunning waterfalls, and gorges and visit the region's many award-winning wineries, local craft breweries and delicious dining options—all within easy reach. We think you'll find Wells and its environs to be a most warm and wonderful place.

Contact the Wells College Office of Human Resources.

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.

To provide for the safety and welfare of Wells College students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and to avoid unreasonable risk, for certain positions, the College will conduct a background check of persons prior to employment by the College, or other applicable affiliation with the College, consistent with applicable federal and New York State regulations. The College’s policy is consistent with the State of New York’s policy to encourage the employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

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Victor Hammer Fellow in Book Arts

The Wells Book Arts Center is pleased to accept applications for the twelfth Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts. Applicants must have extensive experience in binding and letterpress printing; experience in teaching; and a MFA in Book Arts or a certificate in a related field.
The fellowship is named for Victor Hammer, an Austrian printer, book designer, typographer and portrait artist, who fled Nazi Europe to come to Wells College in 1939. The Hammer Fellowship is a two-year book artist-in-residence program that was founded in 1998 and designed to help emerging book artists establish their name in the field. The Hammer Fellow's expertise and activities enhance the educational mission of the Book Arts Center and Wells College and increase awareness of the book arts as a field of study and practice both at Wells and in the community at large.

The successful candidate for the Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts will hold the position for two years, fall 2023 through summer 2025. Responsibilities include:
*Teaching two courses each semester, one of which will be Intro to Letterpress or Intro to Bookbinding
*Production of work for Wells College Press
*Contributing to the maintenance of printing, bindery and papermaking studios
*Assisting the Director during the academic year and the Summer Institute
Opportunities include:
*Development of advanced courses relating to the Fellow's interests and specific skills
*Producing an independent body of work to be exhibited on campus in the String Room Gallery
*Professional mentorship from the Director of the Book Arts Center and faculty from the Visual Arts and English departments
*The potential for an apprenticeship at the Press and Letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler, in nearby Skaneateles

The position comes with a salary commensurate with experience, Wells' suite of benefits, and office/studio space.

Applicants for the position should have a minimum of a master's degree or commensurate experience; excellent skills in binding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and/or other kinds of printmaking; good interpersonal skills; teaching experience in semester-long courses; and a commitment to mentorship and interdisciplinary collaboration. We will prioritize candidates who demonstrate a clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their pedagogical, programmatic and professional work.

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Wells College employment page. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2023. Interested candidates should submit the following:
*a C.V. with contact information for three references
*a single additional PDF containing a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and work samples (15 works by the applicant, 5-7 images of student work if applicable)
Since the Fellow will assist in the design and production of poetry broadsides for the Wells College Visiting Writers Series, as well as announcement posters for book arts events, images of any such work would be helpful to the search committee. Links are acceptable for any work that cannot be formatted effectively as PDFs.

Established in 1993, the Book Arts Center is the oldest of three Centers for Excellence at Wells College. The Center offers introductory courses in letterpress printing, hand bookbinding, and calligraphy, and various upper-level courses in binding, graphic design, photobooks, publishing, and book art scholarship. In addition to courses taught in the academic year, the Book Arts Center offers two week-long series of workshops in the Summer Institute at Wells College. Rooted in the work of internationally renowned artist Victor Hammer, who founded the Wells College Press in 1941, the Center continues his tradition of excellent craftsmanship and student engagement. His iron hand press is still in use today, complemented by nine Vandercook proofing presses and three platen presses that students and staff use to create printed materials. The Center also boasts the Robert J. Doherty Typographic Laboratory, with over 400 cases of metal type and ornaments and 70 cases of wood type; the Jane Webster Pearce Class of 1932 Bindery, with professional-grade equipment and finishing tools for the study and practice of hand bookbinding; a scriptorium for calligraphy instruction; a papermill for hand-papermaking with a Hollander beater; and various other unique resources. The Book Arts Center is also home to a special collection library and archival materials and publications related to the study of Book Arts and book history. The Book Arts major/minor at Wells is housed within the Visual Arts program. More information can be found at https://www.wells.edu/academics/book-arts-center.

Wells College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. Our mission is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong, and to share the privileges of education with others. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity to best serve our extraordinary students. We strongly encourage applicants with a record of embracing equity, accessibility, anti-racist pedagogies, and inclusion. Candidates from groups that are currently underrepresented at Wells, including those from indigenous, black, TLGBQIA+, and disabled communities, are especially encouraged to apply. Please note, however, that Morgan Hall, which houses the Book Arts Center, is not mobility accessible. Wells College cannot sponsor visas for international candidates at this time.

Internal Candidates     APPLY HERE

External Candidates     APPLY HERE

 

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Theatrical Design and Technology

Wells College invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Theatrical Design and Technology to begin in August 2023. This is a full-time, one-year position with potential for renewal.

We seek a skilled colleague who can transmit their technical expertise through innovative and inclusive approaches to teaching and has a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity. The ideal candidate will bring a professional record in production management, technical direction, and theatrical design, and can encourage connectivity between current Wells College Theatre students, alums, and professional theatrical artists. A successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in theatre management, production management, stagecraft, and theatrical design. This person will design and build 2-3 productions a year and assist with the maintenance of a 483-seat proscenium theatre, flexible 99 seat black box, and the production shop. It is expected that this person will effectively supervise and train student workers as emerging designers and stage managers. In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in a multicultural society. We strongly encourage applications from practitioner-teachers who embrace equity, accessibility, anti-racist pedagogies, and inclusion. Candidates from underrepresented groups at Wells, including indigenous, black, TLGBQIA+, and people with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, small, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Required Qualifications:
• MFA or terminal degree in related field
• Significant professional credits as technical director and/or designer at the regional level
• Expertise in production management
• Expertise in technical direction and theatrical design (scenic design, lights, and/or sound)
• Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or VectorWorks.

Desired Qualifications:
• Teaching experience at the college level
• Interest in interdisciplinarity
• Familiarity with stage management, theatre management, and theatre administration
• Excellent communication, collaboration, and mentorship skills
Essential Job Functions:
• Teach three theatre management and/or design courses per semester
• Design and build 2-3 productions per year
• Co-manage the production shop with Studio Art
• Assist with the creation and management of curriculum, production season, and budgets for Wells College Theatre Department
• Advising and assisting students in academic and professional pursuits; this includes, but is not limited to, senior theses, internships, and professional networking in and out of the classroom.
• Supporting Wells College through participation in admissions events, service on faculty committees, and community engagement and outreach
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Application Instructions: Please apply online at https://www.wells.edu/employment
Please submit
• A cover letter detailing your interest in the position
• A current CV
• Three samples of professional work (website, images, video, designs, etc.)
• A statement that highlights your contributions to equity, inclusion, and belonging
• Names and contact information for three professional references

Deadline
The search will remain open until the position is filled.
First Review of Applications will begin February 24, 2023.

Internal Candidates     APPLY HERE

External Candidates     APPLY HERE

Assistant Professor- Hospitality Management

Wells College, Aurora, NY invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management position to support a new Bachelor of Science degree program. The position will begin Fall 2023. The new Hospitality Management degree program works closely with key partners in the Finger Lakes region. We seek a colleague who has a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and can teach a variety of theoretical and applied courses in finance and hospitality management field. These courses may include Hospitality Financial Performance, Principles of Food Service, Revenue Management/Strategy, Specialty Operations, Designing and Marketing Experiences, and Beverage Service in the Finger lakes Region. The candidate will also be expected to participate in program and college duties including major/minor advising, program assessment, sponsoring internships, involving students in research, periodically contributing to general education curriculum, committee involvement, among others.
Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching and conscientious advising and display a record of scholarly contributions to the field. A completed Ph.D., DBA, or ABD in hospitality management or a related field is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience at the college level is strongly preferred. Experience in the hospitality management industry is also preferred.

Applications should be submitted online to www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching and diversity; and names and contact information for three references. Complete applications received by December 30, 2022 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background screening.

External Candidates Apply Here

Internal Candidates Apply Here

Assistant Professor - Environmental Science

Wells College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, with experience in aquatic ecosystems. We desire a colleague experienced in interdisciplinary, experiential pedagogy who will develop coursework and programming capitalizing on our unique, rural location on Cayuga Lake. A Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a related field is required by the time of appointment. The qualified candidate would teach introductory courses in the Environmental Sciences including Introduction to Environmental Science, Conservation of Biodiversity, and upper division courses in Climate Systems and Limnology. The candidate would have the opportunity to develop courses and work collaboratively with members of our Sustainability major, Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as well as with colleagues in the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences.

A successful candidate will support research involving undergraduates and participate in service to the College. Applicants should provide evidence of innovative teaching, investigative learning, conscientious advising, and their own continuing intellectual vitality. Wells College is committed to fostering a diverse learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. We are actively seeking to increase faculty and staff diversity. It is expected this professor will contribute to a culture of community and help strengthen relationships on and off campus.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York, on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.
Applications should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, the names and contact information of three references, a brief teaching philosophy statement, research statement, and a brief diversity statement including ways of engaging students outside of the classroom. Review of applications will begin January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

External Candidates Apply Here

Internal Candidates Apply Here

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor in Elementary Education

Wells College, a small liberal arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Elementary Education starting August, 2023. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, supervising clinical field placements and student teaching, service to the college, and maintaining a modest research agenda. The Wells College Education Program provides pathways to initial teaching certification at the undergraduate level through the Inclusive Childhood Education Major (dual certification in Special Education and General Education Grades 1-6) and the Adolescent Education Program (certification in one of seven content areas, Grades 7-12), in addition to a minor in Education. 

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in the field of education from a nationally or regionally accredited institution or university. A background in literacy, and at least three years of experience working in K-12 public school classrooms with diverse populations.

Desired Qualifications: Post-secondary teaching experience working with teacher preparation programs. Experience supervising students in elementary education field experiences and student teaching placements. Experience with national program reviews or national accreditation agencies such as the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Experience with program assessment. Expertise in literacy, multicultural education, and culturally relevant pedagogy. 

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increasing faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that providing a diverse learning environment prepares students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé/CV, teaching statement, diversity statement, sample syllabus, and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on January 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Additional faculty openings will be posted as they become available.

Director, Book Arts Center

Wells College seeks applicants for Director for the Book Arts Center. As Director, the successful candidate will have a clear and collaborative vision for the future of our vibrant and historic Center, which includes the undergraduate Book Arts program, the Wells College Press, the Summer Institute and additional Center programming.

Duties include but are not limited to:
● Collaborating with colleagues in the Visual Arts program to maintain and grow a robust Book Arts program
● Collaborate with Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, in consultation with Advancement, to guide the Center to financial sustainability through entrepreneurial leadership and fund raising
● Overseeing the Book Arts Center facilities, equipment, and inventory
● Running the annual Book Arts Summer Institute program and additional revenue enhancing programs
● Teaching a minimum of one class per semester in the Book Arts curriculum
● Managing Wells College Press, including its annual chapbook contest
● Providing professional mentorship for the Victor Hammer Fellow and other colleagues
● Contributing to the development and marketing of various programs, in collaboration with VPASA and the Colleges' marketing and communications offices
● Collaborating with campus and local communities as well as local, regional, national and international book arts organizations
● Maintaining website and social media accounts in collaboration with VP of Marketing and Communications
● Overseeing production of the College's diplomas (historically, fewer than 100 per year)

The position comes with a salary commensurate with experience, Wells' suite of benefits, and office/studio space.
Applicants for the position should have a minimum of a master's degree or equivalent experience; excellent skills in binding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and/or other kinds of printmaking; strong grant-writing skills; successful teaching experience in both workshops and semester-long courses; a record of meeting deadlines and working without direct supervision; and a commitment to mentorship and interdisciplinary collaboration. An entrepreneurial approach to program development and experience both managing a budget and financial strategic thinking a must. Strong candidates will demonstrate their engagement with book arts as contemporary art through exhibition record, curatorial or publishing experience, or scholarship. We will prioritize candidates who demonstrate a clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their pedagogical, programmatic and professional work.

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Wells College employment page. Review of applications will begin on March 1. Interested candidates should submit the following:
*a C.V. with contact information for three references
*a single additional PDF containing a cover letter, diversity statement, and work samples (15 works by the applicant with artist research statement). Links are acceptable for any work that cannot be formatted effectively as PDFs.

Established in 1993, the Book Arts Center is the oldest of three Centers for Excellence at Wells College. The Center offers introductory courses in letterpress printing, hand bookbinding, and calligraphy, and various upper-level courses in binding, graphic design, photobooks, publishing, and book art scholarship. In addition to courses taught in the academic year, the Book Arts Center offers two week-long series of workshops in the Summer Institute at Wells College. Rooted in the work of internationally renowned artist Victor Hammer, who founded the Wells College Press in 1941, the Center continues his tradition of excellent craftsmanship and student engagement. His iron hand press is still in use today, complemented by nine Vandercook proofing presses and three platen presses that students and staff use to create printed materials. The Center also boasts the Robert J. Doherty Typographic Laboratory, with over 400 cases of metal type and ornaments and 70 cases of wood type; the Jane Webster Pearce Class of 1932 Bindery, with professional-grade equipment and finishing tools for the study and practice of hand bookbinding; a scriptorium for calligraphy instruction; a papermill for hand-papermaking with a Hollander beater; and various other unique resources. The Book Arts Center is also home to a special collection library and archival materials and publications related to the study of Book Arts and book history. The Book Arts major/minor at Wells is housed within the Visual Arts program. More information can be found at https://www.wells.edu/academics/book-arts-center.

Wells College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. Our mission is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong, and to share the privileges of education with others. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity to best serve our extraordinary students. We strongly encourage applicants with a record of embracing equity, accessibility, anti-racist pedagogies, and inclusion. Candidates from groups that are currently underrepresented at Wells, including those from indigenous, black, TLGBQIA+, and disabled communities, are especially encouraged to apply. Please note, however, that Morgan Hall, which houses the Book Arts Center, is not mobility accessible. Wells College cannot sponsor visas for international candidates at this time.

Internal Candidates     APPLY HERE

External Candidates     APPLY HERE

 

Systems Specialist

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Systems Specialist. The Systems Specialist's role is to be backup to the Systems Administrator as needed, and to understand the applications and database systems maintained and operated by the college. Their role is to assist with end user support, report writing, and administration of systems, and application security. Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Assist in managing all activities related to the operations and maintenance of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system: including account creation and maintenance, database monitoring and tuning, system backup/restore, data imports/exports/extracts, peripheral equipment, updates systems and disaster recovery documentation, printing, and other system and database administration and maintenance.
2. Installs hotfixes, patches, and software upgrades in a timely manner.
3. Provides training on ERP system use, and troubleshoots problems encountered by users.
4. Query databases using the SQL Server administrative tools. Write Transact-SQL statements to query data, manipulate data, and assist with report writing.
5. Assist in training end users on report writing and data warehouse/reports.
6. Develop and/or work with staff to create/develop/possibly maintain standard data reports customizable by the end user.
7. Import and export data using SQL Server Integration Services.
8. Develop and maintain proficiency with vendor-provided administrative tools for Jenzabar EX and JICS and related products. Act as liaison with Jenzabar support and Wells College users.
9. Import and export data using SQL Server Integration Services.
10. Work with IT Department to ensure all data is backed up. Assist with troubleshooting of database and system problems.
11. Be available to assist all other areas of IT as needed.

The Systems Specialist should have experience with SQL, and additional skills in programming in Visual Studio, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL Server - database administration and query writing. Must have good customer service skills, work well in a team environment and within deadlines, be able to multi-task, and have good organizational and communication skills. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or Technical Certifications and relevant experience. Experience in Higher Ed. Is preferred.
Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials submitted should be in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Internal Candidates     APPLY HERE

External Candidates     APPLY HERE

Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Admissions. The Assistant Director develops and implements recruitment plans to enroll first-year and transfer students from primary markets and community colleges. This staff member also assists with coordinating transfer admissions communications across all platforms, managing a recruitment budget, expanding the recruitment territory, enhancing conversion and yield efforts for transfers, effectively collaborating with the Registrar and academic advising staff to conduct credit evaluations and ultimately ensuring that transfer students seamlessly transition to Wells.

Essential responsibilities are:
• Serve as primary contact for prospective transfer students and their families.
• Coordinate all outreach activities, prospect follow-up and yield initiatives for transfer recruiting; set performance goals and evaluate effectiveness of recruitment efforts.
• Act as primary liaison and advisor for transfer marketing, communications and advertising campaigns.
• Develop and create activities related to establishing strong relationships with community colleges.
• Actively participate in regional professional associations and chapters to build networks and strong partnerships between Wells College and regional organizations.
• Represent Wells College at various college fairs, transfer fairs, campus visits, personal connection interviews, host receptions, and alumnae events. Plan and execute travel including marketing collateral needs as well as budget and logistics. Extensive travel and weekend work required.
• Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families. Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through letters, phone calls, text messages, interviews, e-mail and personal visits. Determine decision-making path for individual students and help answer their specific questions about Wells College via personal and targeted marketing communications.
• Review applications from transfer students and render admissions decisions.
• Assist with the preparation of course-by-course transfer credit evaluations for prospective and accepted transfer students.
• Counsel applicants, students, and their families about available sources of financial assistance (including institutional, state, and federal aid as well as loan options), eligibility requirements, and application procedures.

Successful candidate will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, stellar public speaking skills, superior networking skills, able to work unsupervised and take initiative on projects as well as to see projects through completion, capable of seeing the big picture and understanding divisional goals to prioritize work accordingly, able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines. Contribute to a collegial, goal-oriented, and positive work environment. Must be able to travel frequently and have access to automobile. Valid driver's license is required.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.
Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Current employees may apply through the Career Center in ADP. All application materials need to be received by February 10, 2023. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

INTERNAL CANDIDATES     APPLY HERE

Associate Director, Enrollment Communications

Wells College seeks an experienced and self-directed admissions professional to serve as Associate Director of Admissions for Enrollment Communications. This is an opportunity for an emerging leader to advance their marketing and communications skills as part of a dynamic team.
The successful candidate will be proficient in the use of Technolutions Slate and will use Deliver to develop and implement communications campaigns that change the lives of students by fostering their relationship with Wells College. The Associate Director will serve on the enrollment division's leadership team, contributing to the development of departmental goals and objectives informed by the college's strategic planning efforts.

Core activities include:
Writing, editing, and content development
Project management and extensive collaboration with colleagues and partners
Leveraging technology to create and manage communications campaigns
Ensuring best practices across communications channels, including social media, email, text, video, and print
Serving as brand champion and quality assurance leader for the division's communications

Wells College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.
Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Please apply below.

Internal Applicants Apply Here

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Help Desk Specialist

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of IT Help Desk Specialist. This positions provides technical support for all areas of technology on campus, including: classroom technology, windows and mac operating systems, Audio/Visual systems, software and hardware support. Be available to support events, including some evening and weekend work. Supervise student employees and handle the day to day operations of the Help Desk. Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Hardware support including: maintenance on current computers, installation of new computers and installation upgrades (both PC and Macintosh.). Should be familiar with system imaging software and PC hardware repair.
2. Software support including: installation of software, end-user support for faculty, staff and students. Update and patch software as needed and provide training and creating training resources.
3. Maintain and support classroom technology, computers, projectors, document cameras, printers, copiers, 3D Printers, sound systems and control systems such as Extron.
4. Support Audio and Video for events, including filming events and editing video content. Maintain video content online at YouTube.
5. Keep current inventory of all IT equipment and order supplies as needed.
6. Manage Help Desk Social Media and IT web content.
7. Remain current with new software and hardware products.
8. Coordinate Event Requests for IT department.
9. Assist with managing the budget.
10. Assist with planning and implementing equipment rotation cycles.

Excellent organizational, scheduling and computer skills. Extensive knowledge of both PC and Macintosh environments. Experience with audio and video editing preferred. Understanding of sound systems and mixing boards desirable. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a diverse population. Self-starter, able to set priorities and work independently with little supervision. Bachelors or higher degree preferred, but minimum of an Associate's degree in computer related field with at least one year previous experience providing user support or equivalent education and experience. Experience in decision making and setting schedules. Must be physically able to lift computer equipment and small printers, to crawl under desks for installations and to be able to walk around campus.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials submitted should be in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

 

Director of the Education Program

Wells College, a small liberal arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking applications for a Director of the Education Program.  Responsibilities include overseeing NYS regulations and compliance; managing and making necessary program changes; overseeing program accreditation and assessment; collecting, organizing, and interpreting assessment data; setting up clinical field placements and student teaching placements in local schools; keeping MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) up to date; and running the day-to-day operations of the program.

The Wells College Education Program provides pathways to initial teaching certification at the undergraduate level through the Inclusive Childhood Education Major (dual certification in Special Education and General Education Grades 1-6) and the Adolescent Education Program (certification in one of seven content areas, Grades 7-12), in addition to a minor in Education. 

Required Qualifications: Experience managing an education or similar program.  Knowledge of program accreditation. Master's degree in relevant discipline/field.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with a teacher preparation program. Experience with national program reviews or national accreditation agencies such as the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Experience with program assessment.

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increasing faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that providing a diverse learning environment prepares students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on January 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.   

Internal  Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

 

Graphic Designer

Wells College seeks a well-rounded artist to guide the College’s visual and digital presence. This position will discover ways to tell the many stories at Wells College through visual mediums. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the VP of Marketing and Communications to define projects and scope of those projects. As a key member of the Communications and Marketing team, this individual will strive to provide excellence in service to all members of the Wells community.

 The ideal candidate should possess: 

-          a talent in a variety of mediums including video, digital illustration, print design, web front-end design, and photography

-          a “can do” attitude and always seek out solutions through excellence in design

-          a passion for discovering new techniques, concepts, and platforms in an effort to grow and expand as a competent artist

-          a mind for both creative thinking (to devise new ways to approach challenges) and critical thinking (in order to evaluate and communicate ideas)

-          an understanding of branding and desire to serve as the ambassador for maintaining our brand standards

-          an ability to multitask, stay organized, and work towards achieving goals simultaneously

-          a sense of humor, positive attitude, and passion for their craft.

 Required Qualifications:

  • a creative portfolio of examples across a range of mediums
  • proficiency across all Adobe Creative Suite tools
  • proficiency in video and photo production
  • understanding of the gen-z audience and the higher education environment
  • availability as needed on evenings and weekends for coverage of college events.

 Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, and life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political belief. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

 Interested candidates are to apply below and should submit a resume, portfolio examples, and three professional references through the link below. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

 Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

 

Accounts Payable Specialist

Wells College seeks applicants for the position of Accounts Payable Specialist. This entry-level accounting position performs a diverse set of basic office, accounting, and data entry functions the major portion of which includes opening of mail and receipting of cash, invoice processing, data entry, filing, and responding to general inquiries while working under the immediate supervision of the Assistant Controller / Controller. Responsible for the accounts payable process including receipt of invoices, obtaining payment approval, assigning account codes as necessary and enter into the accounts payable system. Review payment register for accuracy and post after review and approval. Complete accounts payable process including printing checks, securing signatures, uploading data to a Positive Pay platform, mailing, filing. Routinely follows up on stale checks and recommends course of action.

Ability to follow directions, work accurately with attention to detail, while working to daily deadlines in an environment of continual interruptions is a must. Computer literate, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently in a diverse environment. High School diploma required- Associates degree in Accounting or Business preferred.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.
Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here 

Content Writer and Social Media Manager

Wells College seeks a talented candidate for a dual role of content creation and social media management. This position will discover the many stories at Wells College and explore how to share those stories through written and social mediums. The Content Writer and Social Media Manager will work closely with the VP of Marketing and Communications to define projects and scope of those projects. As a member of the Communications and Marketing team, this individual will strive to provide excellence in service to all members of the Wells community.
The ideal candidate should possess:
- a talent for creative and professional writing including press releases, feature articles, news posts, and marketing copy
- editorial skill and ability to review and publish content without errors
- a talent for social media content creation and demonstrated understanding of how to reach target audiences and maintain their interest
- an understanding of social media trends and how to leverage them for our brand
- a history of engaging and building audiences
- an understanding of social media metrics, how to interpret them and leverage the findings to constantly improve the social presence of the College
- ability to collaborate with multiple content creators and manage a social media calendar
- discretion on what to post or share, and how to react and respond to sensitive or negative posts
- a "can do" attitude and drive to seek out solutions through excellence in writing
- a passion for discovering new techniques, concepts, and mediums in an effort to grow and expand as a competent writer and social media manager
- a mind for both creative thinking (to devise new ways to approach challenges) and critical thinking (to evaluate and communicate ideas)
- an understanding of branding philosophy and the desire to serve as the ambassador for maintaining our brand standards
- an ability to multitask, stay organized, and work towards achieving goals simultaneously
- a sense of humor, positive attitude, and passion for your craft.
Required Qualifications:
• 3+ years of experience in a role as a journalist, writer, or editor
• Knowledge of AP style
• a portfolio of written content
• a portfolio of social media campaign examples
• knowledge of social media management platforms
• understanding of the gen-z audience and the higher education environment
• availability as needed on evenings and weekends for coverage of college events.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, and life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political belief. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

 Interested candidates are to apply below and should submit a resume, portfolio examples, and three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Head Coach - Men's Lacrosse

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10-month position of Head Coach for Men's Lacrosse. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Men's Lacrosse programs, including, but not limited to: teaching and refining skills and techniques, preparation of daily practices and season plans, scheduling games and planning travel, motivating and monitoring teams' academic success, and ordering supplies and uniforms. A primary function of the position will be the recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes. Secondary responsibilities, based on experience, may include but are not limited to: game management for Fall and/or Winter sports; strength and conditioning; equipment room management; recreational sports programming; Sports Information support, and/or teaching Physical Education activities classes. Additional teaching opportunities may exist in courses for Sports Management, Gender Issues and Women in Sports and/or Wellness Engagement and Lifelong Learning. The successful candidate will actively ensure compliance with all NCAA, Wells College, and United East/AMCC rules and regulations. Regular 10-month schedule: Aug 1 – May 31.

Candidates for the position should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College, the athletic program, the development of character in student-athletes and the academic program. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and coaching skills; will be highly motivated and organized; possess knowledge and understanding of NCAA Division III rules and regulations. A bachelor's degree is required. Master's Degree preferred. College playing and/or coaching experience preferred. National Certification in Strength and Conditioning, First Aid/CPR/AED certification, and knowledge of recruiting software programs (e.g., Slate, Front Rush) and valid drivers' license also preferred.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is idyllic and conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political belief. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. All materials should be submitted in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

Security Officer

Wells College is seeking qualified candidates for full-time and part-time security officers.  Duties include but are not limited to: patrolling campus, traffic and parking control, first aid assistance and crime prevention.  Educational and Other Requirements: Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and/or equivalent experience in law enforcement or campus safety required; current NYS Security Guard License required; First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain these certifications required; Must possess a valid New York State driver’s license with no current moving violations and/or convictions; Ability and flexibility to work all shifts and the ability to work weekends, holidays, special events.  Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter; résumé; and names, titles, and contact information for three references below.  Wells College is an EEO Employer committed to diversity. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. 

Internal Candidates Apply     HERE

External Candidates ApplY     HERE

            

Custodian

Wells College seeks applicants for the full time position of Custodian. Duties include but are not limited to: routine manual work and special projects involving the overall care of on and off campus buildings and to insure a clean and safe environment for residents, faculty, staff and visitors. Successful candidate will be highly motivated, a self-starter and willing to work nights and weekends. Must be capable of moving heavy objects and occasionally lift at least 75lb. Valid NYS Drivers License with no current moving violations. Some previous experience preferred. Applications will be accepted electronically below. Candidates must include names and contact information of three professional references along with application materials.   The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination. No phone calls please.

 

External Candidates Apply  Here

Internal Candidates Apply   Here

Grounds- General

Wells College seeks applicants for the fulltime position of Grounds Worker. Duties include but are not limited to: mowing, planting, trimming, snow removal, sweeping, raking and other manual duties related to grounds keeping. Must possess a valid NYS license with no moving violations. Must have knowledge and mechanical abilities to operate and maintain various types of equipment; capable of working in high and/or confined spaces; able to work alone and as part of a team; willing to work in all types of weather, ability to understand and follow oral and written direction and willing to work nights and weekends as needed.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

Qualified candidates are to apply online on the College employment web page located at www.wells.edu/employment. No phone calls please.

Internal Candidates Apply Here
External Candidates Apply Here

Maintenance Mechanic-Carpenter

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Maintenance Mechanic- Carpenter.  Primary duties and expectations are the following:

  1. Perform all preventative maintenance and/or make repairs as may be required to support the trade of the college carpenter.
    1. Examples include window and window hardware, doors/frames/door hardware, making keys and re-coring locks, furniture repairs, glass replacement, deck/steps/handrail repairs, ceiling grid/tile, white/chalkboards, flooring, etc…
  2. Organize and keep necessary inventory as required to execute tasks timely. Seek supervisor approval when expenditures are required.
  3. Respond to all assigned maintenance work order requests in a timely manner.
  4. Maintain personal proficiency commensurate with job duties and requirements.
  5. Keep supervisor informed of all matters that affect ability to properly perform job and to request additional support and/or resources as may be required.
  6. Assist other areas as needed.

Successful individuals will possess:

  1. Must have minimum of 5 years’ experience in carpentry related trade and be proficient in carpentry skills, including the safe use of power tools required to perform those tasks.
  2. Must provide own hand tools for work required of the trade. College will replace them should that ever be required as approved by the supervisor.
  3. Must be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge in the support of door hardware such as morticed locks, cylindrical locks, panic exit hardware, and door closures.
  4. Must be capable of working alone, be self-motivated, and able to prioritize work assignments.
  5. Must possess good organizational skills and a positive attitude.
  6. Must be a team player and capable of working with, and for, a diverse group of individuals.
  7. Must be able to communicate effectively.
  8. Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds.
  9. Must be able to squat, kneel, sit, stand or work in a prone position for periods of at least 15 minutes.
  10. Must not have a fear of heights as certain tasks require working from, but not limited to ladders, scaffolding, and roofs.
  11. Must not have a fear of confined spaces as certain tasks may require it.

General qualifications are:

  1. Must possess and produce a valid High School Diploma.
  2. Must possess and produce a valid NYS Drivers License with no moving violations.
  3. Must provide own vehicle to use on the job. Mileage Compensation provided.

 Position is full-time, 40 hours per week with over-time and call-in sometimes required.

Wells offers competitive hourly wage, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance along with dependent tuition benefits.   Applications will be accepted electronically below until the position is filled. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs.  The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.  No phone calls please. 

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Counselor- Student Support Services

The TRIO-Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) Counselor oversees personal and mental health support for program participants and assists the Director and Academic Coordinator in the delivery of services to achieve program goals and objectives.  Student Support Services is a comprehensive academic and personal support program that aims to increase retention and graduation rates among students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or have a disability. The program provides academic and personal support services, including tutoring, academic advising, career counseling, financial literacy, post-graduate preparation, and mentorship services.

Reporting to the Director, the Counselor collaborates with the Community Medical Center, Mindwell, LLC, and other health care providers to deliver appropriate mental health support for SSS students. The TRIO-SSS Counselor provides clinical care as allowed by their license or degree.   The Counselor informs the campus community and potential participants about the SSS project, interviews applicants and makes selection recommendations to the Director.  He/she completes the Academic Needs Assessment and Individual Educational Plan and monitors progress for a caseload of students.   The Counselor can provide guidance on majors, minors and course selection decisions; assists with financial aid applications; provides career guidance; administers and interprets academic/career assessments; prepares monthly reports and assists the Director with program evaluation. 

The Counselor is an integral member of the Student Affairs division, providing operational support for programs and services under a cross-functional team strategy.  The Counselor collaborates with Academic, Athletics, and Student Affairs staff in the development of student support strategies aimed at increasing student retention; conducts workshops on topics supporting student success; supervises student office staff and student events, as assigned; responds to inquiries from students, faculty, staff, parents, and members of the community; serves on College committees and task forces; and performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications: 

Requires a Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, education or related field; minimum two-year’s experience as a program counselor or advocate; experience providing support for disadvantaged youth; commitment to serving individuals from multicultural backgrounds; strong interpersonal, communication and computer skills.

Prefer candidates with a Master’s in Social Work or licensed as a mental health counselor; evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity; sensitivity to/understanding of multicultural needs and characteristics of the target population; effective verbal and written communication skills, computer skills and presentation skills; ability to work independently with little supervision.  

Wells College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

 Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits.  College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs.  The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. 

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Information Resources Specialist

This is a non-exempt position and is responsible for handling the library’s interlibrary loan operations, processing of new print materials, and circulation tasks such as checking in and out materials to library patrons. 

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Receive and process both outgoing and incoming interlibrary loans, including record keeping as well as communication with borrowers and lending libraries.
  • Track due dates of interlibrary loans and send overdue notifications as needed.
  • Receive, process, and sort new print items received as gifts or donations.
  • Staff the library circulation desk during assigned hours, assisting patrons, checking materials in and out, and preparing returned items for re-shelving.
  • Answer directional and other basic questions from library users, and refer in-depth or reference questions to the librarians or library director.
  • Process new print items (labels, dust jackets, barcodes, paperback stiffening, etc.)
  • Check for and report non-functioning links in the library’s websites and online resources.
  • Assists with special projects as identified by the library director. 

Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of Associate’s degree and other preparation
  • Library work experience
  • Excellent keyboarding and data entry skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact and work with a variety of people including students, faculty, administrators, and librarians
  • Team player with evidence of experience working in team-based settings
  • Experience with standard application software including Excel, Word, and Outlook

Wells College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

 

Positions are posted as they become available. Please check back often.

Student Employment Positions

the following positions are available for the 2022-23 academic year

 **Please note that students who have previously worked for the College are considered "Returning Student Workers" and students that have NOT worked for the College before are considered "New Student Workers".  Please be sure to click on the correct applicant link!

Alumni Relations Assistant / Reunion Coordinator

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Athletic Events Assistant 

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Library Circulation Desk Assistant

RETURING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Admissions Tour Guide

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE  

 IT Help Desk 

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKER     APPLY HERE

Schwartz Atletic Center Front Desk Worker

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS      APPLY HERE

Athletic Multimedia Assistant (1 position available) 

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Athletic Training Assistant (2 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Aurora Free Library Assistant (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Aurora Preschool Teaching Assistant (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Buildings and Grounds Assistant (3 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Learning Support - Writing Center (8 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE 

 Lifeguard (12 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

 Peachtown Elementary (2 positions available)

 RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Peer Tutor (10 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positions are posted as they become available. Please check back often.

Working at Wells
Whether in the classrooms, the offices, or the grounds, Wells is a beautiful place to spend your day.

Our mission is for every student to think critically, reason wisely and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. On our beautiful lakeside campus, students gain the knowledge, skills and experience to create their own unique path.

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