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 work week)
  • 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.

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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.

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 State of New York’s policy to encourage the employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

Please click on the tabs below to see available faculty, staff or student positions.

Communications Associate

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for a three year full time position of Communications Associate.  This individual will participate broadly in the College’s communications and marketing initiatives. The associate will write, distribute, and post pieces that effectively communicate Wells’ mission and goals to internal and external audiences, including social media and the news media. The associate will actively contribute to efforts that lead to the success of Wells’ academic, recruitment, and advancement programs. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • • Help tell the College’s story through the creation and distribution of strategic communications content, including feature stories, news articles, social media posts, newsletters, press releases, event promotions, reports, and other content across all platforms.
  • • Develop and publish content on the College’s website and on its social media platforms in an integrated, comprehensive manner.
  • • Serve as main liaison to vendor that hosts the College’s website. Monitor and approve web updates submitted by other campus users.
  • • Manage the College’s promotion of on-campus events; including production of regular promotional materials, advertising, and cultivation of faculty and staff relationships across campus. Assist other offices/units of the College with web content development.
  • • Assist with graphic design, layout, and printing of marketing materials, including posters, invitations, advertisements, and programs.
  • • Serve as initial point of contact for journalists and other members of the media. Implement strategies to increase media interaction and placements.
  • • Assist in the implementation of the College’s branding and advertising initiatives. Serve as point person for brand and visual identity standards for both internal and external constituents.
  • • Manage print and electronic publications production schedules.
  • • Develop and maintain system for monitoring and assessing communications initiatives, including media coverage generated on behalf of Wells College.
  • • Assist in maintenance of the College’s digital assets, including photography and digital files. 

The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong work ethic and be flexible while undertaking a variety of tasks in a fast-paced office environment. The ability to self-start, meet deadlines and work under pressure are essential. The candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; an ability to handle highly confidential information in a professional manner; above-average computer skills (including proficiency with publishing and content management software, Microsoft Office Suite and an understanding of database systems); and project-management skills. Graphic design and digital image expertise (including working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other design software). Previous experience in the higher education or non-profit sector are also strongly preferred.  Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field; two to three years of related experience; or appropriate combination. 

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. Applications should be submitted online below  and include a cover letter, resume, and names of three references with contact information.

Internal Candidates Apply                 HERE

External Candidates Apply                 HERE

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 on 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

Registrar and Director of Institutional Research

Wells College is searching for a Registrar and Director of Institutional Research. The Registrar and Director of Institutional Research serves as the primary steward and certifier of all official academic records in accordance with the College's academic policies and procedures, federal and state laws, and FERPA guidelines; is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the quality and integrity of student academic records; oversees the student information system's functions related to registration, advising, grades, course information and access to these functions by faculty and students via the campus portal; and conducts institutional research for internal and external reporting.

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. 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 an increasingly multicultural and global society.

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, résumé, 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

Office Manager - Facility Services

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Office Manager for Facility Services.  In this position the Office Manager will provide primary administrative support for the director of facility services which also requires interaction with all constituencies of the Wells College campus community. The Office Manager is expected to exercise good judgment, demonstrate quick prioritization of competing requests, work independently, be well organized, and pay close attention to detail. Ensure the department runs in an efficient and customer-service based manner in support the College's mission and goals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/TASKS:

  • Provide general office/administrative support: to include: phone coverage, process incoming mail, copying, file maintenance, office schedules, greeting visitors, etc.
  • Coordinate, prioritize and monitor all service requests bringing each to an efficient completion
  • Assist with office correspondences, general mail, and employee communications Support the planning and implementation of major campus events whether initiated by on-campus faculty and staff or off-campus guests
  • Manage all material procurement, requisitions and invoice reconciliation – tracking delivery and monitoring documentation for the department
  • Record and monitor yearly budget expenses; review invoice charges and process for payment
  • Monitor and track various energy usages of campus buildings maintaining efficient records
  • Maintain departmental files (paper and electronic)
  • Complete special projects as necessitated by the director of the department
  • Ability to navigate the campus to perform various duties associated with this position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS/TASKS:

  • Maintain/order office supplies
  • Attend campus events as appropriate

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Excellent customer service skills; excellent communication skills (written and oral); proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Highly organized, detail oriented and flexible. Able to work independently, prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy and able to meet deadlines under pressure.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: A.A.S. or two years of related experience, or appropriate combination

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 to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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

Internal Candidates Apply     Here

External Candidates Apply     Here

Head Coach Women's Soccer

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10 month position of Head Coach for Women's Soccer. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Women'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; 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.

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 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, First Aid/CPR/AED certification, and knowledge of recruiting software programs (e.g., Front Rush) and valid drivers' license also preferred.

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. 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 an increasingly multicultural and global society.

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, résumé, 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     Here 

Head Coach Women's Lacrosse

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10 month position of Head Coach for Women's Lacrosse. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Women'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. 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.

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. Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, highly motivated and organized. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations. Bachelors Degree required. Masters 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., Front Rush) and valid drivers' license also preferred.

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. 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 an increasingly multicultural and global society.

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, résumé, 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

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

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

            

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

Student Employment Positions

the following positions are available for the 2020-21 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!

Athletic Event Assistant (6 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Athletic Multimedia Assistant (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS    Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center 

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Athletic Trainer Assistant (2 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Aurora Free Library Assistant (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Buildings and Grounds Assistant (3 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Communications Assistant (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

IT Help Desk (5 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Learning Support - Writing Center (6 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS    Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Lifeguard /Swim Instructor (12 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS    Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Math Clinic Assistant (3 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Peachtown Elementary School (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Peer Tutor (8 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Schwartz Athletic Center Front Desk Supervisor (2 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talendt and then Career Center

NEW STUDETN WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Social Media Specialist (3 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

NEW STUDENT WORKERS APPLY     HERE

Student Life Event Staff (5 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     Apply by logging into your ADP employee account then click on Myself, Talent and then Career Center

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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