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 time off.

For more information, please contact:
Kit Van Orman
Director of Human Resources and Business Services
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315.364.3317
Fax: 315.364.3295
Email: hr@wells.edu

If you are interested in applying for an open position, please complete an application and return it to wellsjobs@wells.edu.

Employment Application


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.

Admissions Counselor

Wells College seeks a talented goal-oriented admissions professional to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year students.


1. Plan and coordinate recruitment trips to assigned territory. Travel approximately ten to twelve weeks to attract interest in the college. Specifically travel to meet prospective students and parents, attend college fairs, college nights, mini-days, interview students, host receptions, meet with alumnae, and meet with guidance counselors.
2. Participate in on-campus recruitment events including individual campus visits, open houses, scholarship programs, and appropriate leadership programs.
3. Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families. Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through letters, phone calls, 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.
4. Act as student advocate, providing financial aid estimates and discussion regarding offer of financial assistance and counseling for academic coursework. Assist student applicants with financial aid, application procedures, and pre-registration/ registration procedures and with any on campus departmental scholarships for which the applicant may be eligible.
5. Review applications from assigned territory and provide recommendations for acceptance.
6. Develop a recruitment plan and recruitment initiatives for assigned territory that meet the colleges enrollment goals.
7. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Additional responsibilities may include one or more of the following:

• Coordinating current student involvement in admissions (overnight hosting program, student volunteer program).
• Assisting with coordination and setup of on-campus recruitment and yield events.
• Creating admissions reports and reporting admissions data to national surveys and higher education data collection organizations.
• Organizing and supporting international student recruitment.
• Serving as a liaison between the Admissions Office and academic divisions.
• Coordinating admissions alumni volunteer activities.


I. Assist support staff with projects as appropriately necessary.


Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, stellar public speaking skills, speak with students over the phone with ease and comfort, able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines. Must be able to travel frequently and own personal vehicle. Able to see, hear and speak effectively to perform the required tasks of the position.


Bachelor's degree (from a private, liberal arts college preferred.)

Preference given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

• Excellent technical/computer skills - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, CRM systems etc.
• Ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision-making.
• Experience recruiting and supporting international student populations.
• Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
• Proficiency in multiple languages.


35-40 hours per week plus nights and weekends as needed.


Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary expectations; résumé; and names and contact information for three professional references online. No phone calls please.

Internal Candidates  Apply Here

External Candidates   Apply Here



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 at the Human Resources Office between 9:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday; electronically sent to: wellsjobs@wells.edu or mailed to 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 until the position is filled.  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.

Director of the Career Center

 SEARCH EXTENDED- Wells College seeks a Director of the Career Center to develop experiential learning opportunities while assisting students, current and past, in developing skills they need for success in academic and work settings. Fundamental to the position is the ability to develop and implement effective methods of preparing students for the world of work. In addition, this person is charged with enhancing and coordinating activities within both the internal and external communities. The Director reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. A fuller position description can be found at www.wells.edu/about/employment.

Qualifications: Masters degree; 5 years experience in college career services or similar experience in career development in a business environment; experience supervising and building partnerships; extensive knowledge of student development and career development; strong written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills especially those in the areas of collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making; strong organization and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and constituents; ability to work well without close supervision; proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, Jenzabar or other student information systems); and an inclusive student-centered philosophy of providing services and resources.

Wells College was established as a women's college in 1868 and became coeducational in 2005. The College is a nationally recognized small residential liberal arts college located on the shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of 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; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary expectations; résumé; and names and contact information for three professional references online at www.wells.edu/employment. No phone one calls please. Read the full position description.

Internal Candidates apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here: Apply here.

HR, Payroll and Benefits Specialist


Wells College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of HR, Payroll and Benefits Specialist. This position will provide primary administrative support for the human resources functions and the director of human resources and business services; process and maintain student employment records, assist with the College's benefit program and ensure that the office runs in an efficient and customer-service based manner in support of the College's mission and goals. Successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, HRIS and payroll systems; 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. or four years of experience preferably in higher education or human resources. This position is currently classified as non-exempt, and is eligible for college benefits. Further details about the position can be found here: HRPayroll_and_Benefits_Specialist_2017.pdf

Wells College, located on the shore of Cayuga Lake, was established as a women's college in 1868 and became coeducational in 2005. 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; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Qualified individuals may apply by submitting a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in PDF) via the College's employment page (www.wells.edu) within the staff positon section. No phone calls please.

Internal Candidate apply here:  Apply Here 
External Candidates apply here:   Apply Here


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

Nondiscrimination Policy

Wells College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and sexual harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Wells College policy.

This policy prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence against Wells College community members of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This policy also prohibits gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

The College has grievance procedures for any individual who has experienced harassment or discrimination and wishes to pursue resolution. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination may be referred to the College's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights:

Kit Van Orman

  • Manager of Human Resources and Business Services
  • Macmillan 206
  • Telephone: 315-364-3317
  • Email: kit@wells.edu

New York Office

  • Office for Civil Rights
  • U.S. Department of Education
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  • New York, NY 10005-2500
  • Telephone: 646-428-3900
  • FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 800-877-8339
  • Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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