Employment

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
Manager 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

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.

Lecturer in Psychology

Lecturer in Psychology: Spring 2016 semester positions available to teach Sport Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, and Organizational Behavior. Please send letter of interest and CV in one pdf to wellsjobs@wells.edu. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled. Wells is a small college with a practical focus on the modern liberal arts and sciences. We seek to diversify the faculty and encourage candidates to apply who can further expand our educational program through multicultural approaches.

Visiting Assistant Professor - Mathematics and/or Computer Science

Wells College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in the area of Mathematics and/or Computer Science beginning January 2016. This visiting position has possible conversion to tenure track. Ph.D. required as is excellent teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in computer science and mathematics, potentially contributing to the College's general education curriculum Sustainable Community. Additionally the College invites applications for part-time teaching positions in the fields of mathematics, computer science, and physics. Minimum requirements include a master's degree in an appropriate field and teaching experience. Wells College is a small, liberal arts college located in central New York. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating for which position they are applying, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to: wellsjobs@wells.edu with MPS Searches in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Victor Hammer Fellowship in Book Arts

The Wells Book Arts Center is pleased to begin accepting applications for the tenth Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts.

The fellowship is named for Victor Hammer, an Austrian printer, book designer, typographer and portrait artist, who fled 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 designed to help emerging book artists establish their name in the field. The Hammer Fellow's expertise and various 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 Book Arts Center teaches introductory courses in letterpress printing, hand bookbinding, calligraphy and various upper-level courses in binding and printing. In addition to courses taught in the academic year, the Book Arts Center offers two week-long series of workshops in the summer at Wells College.

The successful candidate for the Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts will hold the position for two years, Fall 2016 through Summer 2018. The position includes teaching two courses each semester, one of which will be Hand Bookbinding I. Duties include production of work for Wells College Press, maintenance of Printing, Bindery and Papermaking studios and assisting the director. The fellowship includes an apprenticeship at the Press and Letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler in nearby Skaneateles and producing an independent body of work.

Applicants must have extensive experience in binding, letterpress printing and papermaking, experience teaching, and a MFA in Book Arts or a certificate in a related field. Applications should include a CV, 15 digital images of the candidate's own work, 7 digital images of the candidate's students' work, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Since the Fellow will assist in the design and production of poetry broadsides for the Creative Writing Program, as well as announcement posters for Book Arts events, images of any such work would be helpful to the search committee.

Applications are due by March 1, 2016, and are to be submitted as PDF files via an email to wellsjobs@wells.edu with Victor Hammer Fellow noted in the subject line. Wells College actively seeks to diversify faculty and encourages candidates to apply who can further expand the program through multicultural approaches and is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

Faculty openings for the spring 2016 semester will be posted as they become available.

Grounds Worker

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. Candidates with previous experience maintaining athletics fields preferred. 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. Applications are available at and will be accepted by the Human Resources Office, Wells College, 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 or on line at www.wells.edu/hr/welcome.htm. Electronic applications are preferred. No phone calls please. Wells 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.

Admissions Counselor

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. 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.

Send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional or academic references (all in pdf format) to: Admissions Search, Ms. Kit Van Orman, Manager of Human Resources and Business Services at wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please.

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 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. No phone calls please.

Electronic Resources Librarian

Wells College invites applications for an Electronic Resources Librarian, beginning in the spring semester of 2016, to join the small, friendly staff team at Long Library. The successful candidate will manage the library's electronic resources, including databases, full text subscriptions and e-books as well as the public access catalog and ILS, and will work together with the new Library Director and the Reference, Instruction and Outreach Librarian to provide creative, reliable and responsive information services to the campus community. Minimum requirements include an MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program, and direct experience in the selection, management and maintenance of electronic resources, as well as knowledge of related software applications such as Access, SQL and HTML. Wells College is a small, liberal arts college, with a beautiful campus on the shores of Cayuga Lake, in the Fingerlakes region of central New York. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating for which position they are applying, a CV, and the names, titles and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to wellsjobs@wells.edu, with Electronic Resources Librarian in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for best consideration, applications should be received by January 8, 2016. Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director of Campus Life for Diversity and Inclusion

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director of Campus Life for Diversity and Inclusion. This position will begin on July 1, 2016 and will work with the Wells Community to enhance the campus climate regarding issues of cultural diversity and campus inclusion. The Director will provide leadership and management of strategic program development and the implementation of diversity efforts that align with the college's mission and goals. Serving as a support person and advocate for underrepresented students through programming, services and advocacy. The Director's primary focus is on supporting the retention and satisfaction of students; collaborating with the Provost and Dean of the College in working directly with faculty; advising affiliated student groups; and designing and facilitating trainings and workshops faculty, staff and students. The Director will also work collaboratively with admission, faculty, and administration to build and strengthen support networks and to increase and retain representation of historically underrepresented groups. This position also raises awareness for the entire Wells Community about multicultural and social justice issues through the coordination and implementation of events, workshops and trainings. As a generalist on the Dean of Students staff, the Director assists with general student concerns, discipline, and is part of the on-call team.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Keeps division informed on new trends in multicultural education and helps cross campus constituents learn and apply new principles.
• Collaborates to develop new programs and initiatives that address and support diversity, including collaborating with other department, faculty, staff and students to create a cultural of diversity and inclusiveness at Wells.
• Serve as a campus resource on multiculturalism.
• Builds and nurtures strong relationships with academic departments in order to enhance the availability of resources that support multicultural students' academic and personal development.
• Conducts on-going assessment of the campus climate as it relates to diversity and inclusion on campus.
• Serves as the primary contact and coordinator of student support services for underrepresented students at Wells including students of color, LGBTQ students, first generation, students with accessibility concerns and students from diverse religious backgrounds.
• Supports culturally based student clubs and organizations in regards to program development and implementation.
• Works with Director of Campus Life and Student Leadership to plan and deliver workshops and events associated with Leadership Certificate programs and assesses the quality of those programs.
• Develops and implements trainings and workshops that foster multicultural awareness and cross-cultural sensitivity including those that are a part of Residence Life, Transition and Orientation programs.
• Coordinates with Campus Life and Orientation staff to incorporate diversity and inclusion in all aspects of new student orientation including the recruitment and hiring of multicultural student orientation leaders, the coordination of welcome week events to engage new and returning multicultural, international and LGBTQ students and the facilitation of educational sessions at orientation on issues of diversity and inclusion on campus.
• Liaison to the Dean of the College/Provost as student concerns arise regarding faculty/class room based concerns.
• Creates and advises a multicultural peer mentor program.
• Works with student groups and Campus Life staff on thematic month programming.
• Supports students in exploration of spiritual life opportunities and assists them in finding options both on and off campus.
• Works with Assistant Director of Student Success on issues of access and campus accessibility to all students.
• Initiates links with advancement and alumni affairs for opportunities of networking and fund raising for specific diversity and inclusion initiatives.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education or a related field.
• A minimum of 2 – 3 years' experience in student affairs.
• Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working effectively within a multicultural community as a leader, advisor, mentor and advocate.
• Ability to meet and enforce deadlines, take initiative and work independently to carry out complex assignments.
• Experience facilitating diversity trainings and workshop presentations.
• Ability to work some nights and weekends as the campus calendar dictates.
• Participate in all large scale campus programs including orientation, graduation, family weekend and others.

Qualified candidates are to send in PDF format, letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to: wellsjobs@wells.edu with Diversity and Inclusion in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Wells College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.

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

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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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