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
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.

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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.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position to support a new and growing Bachelor of Arts degree program. The successful candidate will teach theoretical and applied courses in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and Corrections; develop new courses in their areas of expertise; and serve as program coordinator, which includes major/minor advising, senior theses supervision, program assessment, among other duties. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching and conscientious advising and display a record of scholarly contributions to the field. An earned Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field is required. The position will begin August 2017.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment. Additional materials (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, etc.) may be requested during the selection process.

Internal Candidates apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here:  Apply here.

Assistant Professor of Business

Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business position to support a new and growing Bachelor of Science degree program. The successful candidate will teach theoretical and applied courses including Project Management, Innovation and Creative Problem Solving, Sustainable Business Management, Management for a Small Planet, and Personal Financial Management, and will develop new courses in their area of expertise. The candidate will be expected to provide conscientious service to the program and college by participating in major/minor advising, internship guidance, program assessment, and faculty committees, among others. Applicants must be committed to teaching excellence and innovation and display a record of scholarly contributions to the field. A Ph.D. or DBA in the field is required. The position will begin August 2017.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research plan (including how students may be included), and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment. Additional materials may be requested during the selection process.

Internal Candidates apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here:  Apply here.

Tenure Track Non-Western History - Faculty Position

The Wells College History Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Non-Western history beginning in August 2017. Specialization in Asia or the Middle East preferred, other non-western areas considered. The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 course load, including two World History survey classes and upper-level courses in accordance with the candidate's specialization and program needs. The search committee welcomes applications from those who can contribute to one or more of the following areas: Museum Studies, Film and Media Studies, Non-Western Art History or Literature, Global & International Studies, or Gender Studies. Ph. D. and previous teaching experience preferred, although A.B.D. candidates with strong qualifications will be considered.

Wells College is a small liberal arts college located in central New York. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to: wellsjobs@wells.edu with History Search 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.

Wells College, a small liberal arts college, is located in central New York in the village of Aurora which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names, titles, and contact information for three references should be submitted online at the appropriate link below. 

Internal candidate apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here:  Apply here.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Education

Join an innovative and energized faculty dedicated to the preparation of teacher leaders. Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education. The position will begin fall 2017. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate coursework in special education, elementary methods, and educational foundations. The position also includes supervision of student teachers. This position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to model effective instructional practice in a dynamic teacher preparation program, provide quality academic advising to students, engage in research and other professional development activities, and work collaboratively with others within the institution and in area P-12 schools.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Special Education or related field from a nationally and/or regionally accredited institution or university. Successful candidates will have at least three years successful experience in P-6 public schools with diverse populations; experience working with students with disabilities (e.g. learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, etc.); commitment to and experience in inclusive education; and knowledge about differentiated teaching and learning strategies, instructional accommodations, and modifications for diverse learners.

Desired Qualifications: College teaching experience working with teacher preparation programs. Experience supervising students in special education field experiences and internship placements. Experience with national program reviews or national accreditation agencies such as the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP). Experience with the edTPA.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment. Additional materials (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, etc.) may be requested during the selection process.

Internal candidate apply here:   Apply here.
External candidates apply here:  Apply here.

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

Director of the Career Center

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.

Assistant Director of Admissions Systems

Wells College seeks a process oriented, data driven professional for the position of Assistant Director of Admissions Systems. Under the guidance of the Vice President for Enrollment Services, the position is responsible for systems, operations and data management for the Admissions Office. The Assistant Director will assist in the design, implementation, and management of an undergraduate admissions CRM and will provide expertise and support with maintaining and enhancing processes within ancillary systems, in-house technology and the student information system (Jenzabar). The Assistant Director will also oversee data management processes and reporting, creating and managing data integrity and standard operating procedures. In addition to technology and operations, the position will also help manage a small first-year student recruitment territory and applicant pool. Complete description available here.

A minimum of two years of experience in admissions operations and/or recruitment; Strong proficiency with admissions / enrollment technology in higher education environment, preferably experience with managing an admissions CRM; Experience with project collaboration and teamwork; Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to end users and other campus stakeholders; Excellent communication and organizational skills; Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving ability; Capable of working independently in a fast paced environment. Bachelor's degree required (from a private, liberal arts college preferred). Master's degree preferred.

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  below.  No phone calls please.

Internal Candidates apply here:  Apply Now

External Candidates apply here:  Apply Now

Head Men's Soccer Coach

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10 month position of Head Coach for Men's Soccer. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Men's Soccer 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 Spring and/or Winter sports; strength and conditioning; equipment room management; recreational sports programming; facility management; scheduling; Sports Information support, and/or teaching Physical Education activities classes. The successful candidate will actively ensure compliance with all NCAA, Wells College, and NEAC rules and regulations. Regular 10 month schedule: Aug 1 – May 31.

A commitment to the Mission of the College, the athletic program, the development of character in student-athletes and the academic program is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, will be highly motivated and organized, possess knowledge and understanding of the NCAA Division III rules and regulations. A Bachelors Degree is required. Masters Degree preferred. College playing and/or coaching experience preferred. National Certification in Strength and Conditioning and knowledge of recruiting software programs (e.g., Front Rush) and valid drivers' license with no moving violations also preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates may apply through the links listed below.  Applicants must include a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information for each. No phone calls please. Wells College is an EEO employer and seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internal candidates apply here: Head Men's Soccer Coach
External candidates apply here: Head Men's Soccer Coach

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

 

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.  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.

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. Qualified candidates are to apply on line using the appropriate link below.   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.

Internal Candidates apply:  APPLY HERE 

External Candidates apply:  APPLY HERE 

Assistant/Associate Director of Communications

Wells College seeks an experienced and energetic professional to help manage the College's communications efforts. From media relations, to event publicity, to web updates, to publications management, to copy writing and social media, the Communications staff supports all areas of the College.

The successful candidate will contribute to the College's communications, admissions, alumni relations and fundraising efforts. Working collaboratively to support academic and student success, the incumbent will help share the College's story with a wide range of audiences.

A bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism or a related field, and a minimum of five years relevant experience is required. Skills must include exceptional attention to language, facility with social media and emerging technologies, familiarity with content management systems, and a strong desire to seek out solutions. The ability to self-start, meet deadlines and work under pressure are essential. Knowledge of higher education and a commitment to the liberal arts are also expected. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

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. A letter of application, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references should be sent electronically (all in Pdf format) to: Communications Search via wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please.

Coordinator of Donor Relations

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Coordinator of Donor Relations. This non-exempt position will have the primary responsibility for the planning and implementation of the College's robust stewardship plan aimed at broadening and deepening the base of support for the College, consistent with the mission of the College. Working closely with colleagues in Advancement, President's Office, Communications and Marketing, and others, this position provides oversight and assistance for all areas related to donor stewardship, including donor recognition, engagement activities, events, and acting on inquiries from donors. Duties include but are not limited to: Oversight/coordination of the donor relations program plan; oversight of individual acknowledgement and communication process (gifts, birthday, deceased, pledges, in memory or honor, retirement, etc.); coordinate volunteer stewardship to include recognition, training and communications; coordinate Reunion donors and volunteer recognition; track endowment information to report earnings and award status to donors; oversight/coordination of supply of gifts, travel packets and staff prep materials; serve as administrative liaison for Wells College Alumnae and Alumni Association award committee and assist the committee's work; foster on-campus partnerships with those who can contribute to stewardship, including but not limited to the Office of Financial Aid, Business Office, faculty members and students; attend and assist with special donor and volunteer events; provide assistance with various projects and programs as required and other general office duties as assigned; foster positive relationships with on-and off-campus constituents; including but not limited to alumnae/i, volunteers, prospects, donors, members of the Board of Trustees, students and their families, vendors, faculty and staff. Successful candidate will possess Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including verbal, written and telephone communications. Excellent writing and editing skills. Above average computer and word processing knowledge and skills including knowledge of mainframe database operations, querying, and reporting from databases are essential. Must have the ability to conceptualize and implement programs and meet goals and deadlines. Basic accounting and analytic skills, attention to detail and ability to perform detailed operations accurately are also needed. Ability to prioritize, perform and manage multiple tasks. Ability to understand and provide verbal and written instructions. Must be highly organized, efficient, effective, inquisitive, be a team player, have initiative and a creative approach to problem-solving. Confidentiality and belief in the mission of higher education are essential. Occasional Travel may be required. B.A or A.A; 3 years related experience. Qualified candidates are required to electronically send a letter of application, resume and the names and phone numbers of three professional references (all in pdf format) to: Advancement Search-Coordinator of Donor Relations, wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please. 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. 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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