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.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Wells College is seeking applicants for a TWO-YEAR VISITING POSITION AS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF CONVERSION TO TENURE-TRACK, beginning August 16, 2021. We seek a colleague who can prepare students to teach in the field of special education, supervise clinical field placements and student teaching, teach a variety of education methods courses, and who has a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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: 
• An earned doctorate or ABD in special education or related field from a nationally and/or regionally accredited institution or university.
• Successful candidates must have at least three years of successful experience working in K-12 classrooms with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Post-secondary teaching experience working with teacher preparation programs.
• Experience supervising students in special 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 the edTPA and program assessment. Knowledge or experience with NYS standards of learning.
• Expertise in educational technology, multicultural education, or culturally relevant pedagogy.

Essential Job Functions: Teach a 3/3 load in person, collect and report course data, be available to students during office hours, utilize and maintain a learning management system (Moodle) for all courses, submit course materials and maintain up-to-date records with the registrar

Applications should be submitted online below in PDF and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; and names and contact information for three references. Complete applications received by April 19, 2021 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

Internal Applicants: Apply Here

External Applicants: Apply Here

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English

Wells College is seeking applicants for an ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CREATIVE WRITING (TENURE TRACK), beginning August 16, 2021. We seek a colleague who can offer expertise in undergraduate fiction and nonfiction creative writing instruction while serving as a dynamic member of a small but vital English department. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

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.

Responsibilities Include:

• Teaching three courses (9-10 credits) per semester that rotate among introductory and advanced fiction and nonfiction writing, American literature courses, and service courses such as Introduction to Literature and the Senior Thesis. There are regular opportunities to propose and teach special topics courses as well.
• Serving as academic advisor to English majors.
• Contributing to English Department efforts such as curriculum development, assessment, and prospective student outreach.
• Serving on committees as part of Wells College’s model of shared governance.
• Maintaining an active creative writing and/or related scholarly practice.

Required Qualifications:

• An MFA in Creative Writing in hand by August 2021. A Ph.D. in English or a related field (in hand or ABD by August 2021) would be preferred
• A creative writing sample of no more than 15 pages
• Teaching Statement
• Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outlining your experience with, and willingness to engage in, activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Unofficial transcripts
• Names, relationship to you, and contact information for three professional references

Applications should be submitted online below. Complete applications received by April 19, 2021 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

Internal Applicants: Apply Here

External Applicants: Apply Here

2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Wells College is seeking applicants for a VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., beginning August 16, 2021.

This position is a two-year visiting appointment with possible conversion to tenure track. We seek a generalist colleague who can teach undergraduate courses in British literature and dramatic literature while serving as a dynamic member of a small but vital English department. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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.

Responsibilities Include:

• Teaching three courses (9-10 credits) per semester that rotate among the British Literature surveys, Shakespeare, Anglophone and International Drama, and other courses such as The British Novel or Writing Literary Criticism. There are regular opportunities to propose and teach special topics courses as well.
• Serving as academic advisor to English majors.
• Contributing to English Department efforts such as curriculum development, assessment, and prospective student outreach.
• Maintaining an active scholarship agenda. This agenda can include academic research and pedagogical research, presentations and publications.

Required Qualifications:

• A Ph.D. in English or a related field, in hand or ABD by August 2021
• Teaching Statement
• Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outlining your experience with, and willingness to engage in, activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Unofficial transcripts
• Names, relationship to you, and contact information for three professional references

Applications should be submitted online below.  Complete applications received by April 19, 2021 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

Internal Applicants: Apply Here

External Applicants: Apply Here

Assistant Professor of Biology

Wells College is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology (tenure-track), beginning August 16, 2021.  We seek a versatile colleague who has a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and can teach undergraduate anatomy and physiology, vertebrate zoology, introductory organismal biology, capstone courses in the biological and chemical sciences, and other courses. The successful candidate will also supervise undergraduate research, and advise and mentor students in Biology and Health Sciences.

Wells College is a private four-year liberal aArts 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:
• Ph.D. in biology or related field
• Relevant teaching experience
• Experience conducting research with undergraduates
• Record of publication and scholarship

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience advising and mentoring undergraduates from diverse groups

Applications should be submitted online below in PDF and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; and names and contact information for three references. Complete applications received by May 15 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

Internal Applicants: Apply Here

External Applicants: Apply Here

2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Wells College is seeking applicants for the position of a 2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, beginning August 16, 2021. We seek a colleague committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion who is capable of teaching more than one non-English language in the college's General Education Curriculum. Recent offerings have included courses in American Sign Language, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Scholars of these languages as well as others not listed are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student-centered undergraduate education.

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:
• Ph.D. in at least one non-English language; ABD considered
• Undergraduate teaching experience
• Demonstrated ability to teach at least two non-English languages
• Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Applications should be submitted online below in PDF and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; and names and contact information for three references. Complete applications received by May 1 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

Internal Applicants: Apply Here

External Applicants: Apply Here

2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainability

Wells College is seeking applicants for a 2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainability position with possibility of conversion to Tenure Track, beginning August 16, 2021.

We seek a colleague who has the administrative skills to build and chair our academic Sustainability program and teach engaging undergraduate courses that provide our students with the foundation to build a just and sustainable world. They must be prepared to develop a mentoring relationship with a variety of students, and be able to participate in academic advising. The successful candidate will also work with the director of our recognized Center for Sustainability and the Environment to expand sustainability awareness and engagement on campus, as well as develop opportunities for experiential learning. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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:
• Candidates should have a terminal degree in any of the disciplines of the behavioral and social sciences or humanities, with research and practical experience solidly grounded in sustainability issues.
• They should also have an interest in teaching an array of transdisciplinary classes on topics such as social and economic justice, the effects of climate, community resilience and revitalization, sustainability policy, communication and education, creative arts, ecological fiction, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience teaching at the college level, and campus or community engagement in sustainability issues.

Applications should be submitted online below  in PDF and include a cover letter; CV; a statement of teaching; a statement of diversity; a sample syllabus; and names and contact information for three references. Complete applications received by May 15 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

Internal Applicants: Apply Here

External Applicants: Apply Here

Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Wells College is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Studio Art, beginning August 16, 2021. We seek a colleague experienced in a variety of media who is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and cross-disciplinary, socially-engaged studio and undergraduate teaching practice. The successful candidate will bring a vision for the Studio Arts program to attract and retain students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree and building a research-based creative practice. In addition to teaching courses in different media, the successful candidate will mentor students in research. Applicants should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary work; in addition to administering & developing programs in the Visual Arts, the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in Art History, Book Arts, & Museum Studies.

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:
• MFA in Studio Art
• Experience in undergraduate teaching
• Experience in curriculum and program development
• Ability to mentor upper-level student work in a range of media
• Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Applications should be submitted online below in PDF and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; portfolio of 15-20 work samples; and names and contact information for three references. Copies of course syllabi and samples of student work are welcome but not required. Complete applications received by May 1 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

Internal Applicants: Apply Here

External Applicants: Apply Here

Assistant Professor of Political Science & Criminal Justice

Wells College is seeking applicants for a Tenure-Track position in Political Science, Law and Criminal Justice, beginning August 16, 2021. We seek a colleague who has the curricular and program development skills to lead the re-envisioning of our Criminal Justice major as it makes connections to our Political Science major. The successful candidate must be able to teach engaging courses and successfully mentor and advise students from their very first class to their capstone. They must also demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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:
• Candidates should have a terminal degree that provides a solid background in politics, law and society enabling them to teach engaging interdisciplinary courses that will support both a Political Science program and a program in Criminal Justice. These courses might include such topics as, Introduction to Law and Society, Philosophy and History of Punishment, Criminal Justice Reform, Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Civil Liberties, Politics and Judicial Activism, Judicial Politics, and Race, Class, Gender and Justice. etc.
• Candidates should be flexible to teach other introductory courses in subfields of law, such as patent, health, family, private, environmental, or sport.

Applications should be submitted online below in PDF and include a cover letter; CV; statement of teaching and involving students in scholarship; statement of commitment and approach to diversity; a sample syllabus; and a list of names and contact information for three references (reference letters may be requested at a later date). Complete applications received by June 1 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

Internal Applicants: Apply Here

External Applicants: Apply Here

Adjunct Faculty - Social and Forensic Psychology

The Psychology department at Wells College seeks a colleague who can bring innovative multicultural approaches to the teaching of Social and Forensic Psychology with demonstrated ability teaching diverse students. This position is to teach one course in fall 2021 (Social Psychology) and one course in spring 2022 (Forensic Psychology).

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of 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.

Required Qualifications:

• MA, MS, or PHD in psychology or social work.
• Experience in teaching at the college level.

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, CV, the names and contact information of three references, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and a brief diversity statement including ways of engaging students outside of the classroom. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANT     APPLY HERE

 

 

Adjunct Faculty - Physics

Wells College is seeking applicants for an ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR for the Fall 2021 semester, beginning August 16 2021, to cover the course "PHYS 212: Fundamentals of Physics II (4 sem. hrs.)" on Tuesday/Thursday from 10:50am to 12:05pm with a lab on Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:20pm.

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.

Required Qualifications:

• Master's degree or Ph.D. in Physics or related field.
• Experience in teaching Physics or a related field at the college level.

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 below in PDF and include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information for 2 references that can speak to your teaching effectiveness. Applications received by June 1 will be given full consideration, but we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE 

Additional faculty openings will be posted as they become available.

Director of Student Support Services (TRIO) Grant

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the Director of Student Support Services to provide leadership for the College's new, five-year Student Support Services (TRIO) grant. 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, or have a disability. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director implements strategies that support student learning and success; recommends changes in policy and practice; advocates for individual students; oversees the selection of eligible students along with data collection for monitoring and tracking participant progress and program outcomes. Responsible for preparing fiscal and technical reports and for effective project evaluation.

Requires a Master's degree in counseling, psychology, education or related field; minimum two years' experience working with disadvantaged youths and the administration of TRIO-related educational programs serving low-income and first-generation students; excellent written/oral communication skills; experience with program evaluation, written reports; sensitivity to/understanding of multicultural needs and characteristics of the target population.

Preferred candidates demonstrate ability to cultivate positive relationships with students; commitment to diversity and inclusivity; and effective leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills. Ability to coordinate programs with other college departments and to assess program effectiveness. Effective verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, presentation and training skills. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Knowledge of budget preparation and management. Experience with personnel supervision.

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, 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. The current student body numbers about 400, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.

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, 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. Inquiries can be made to: Charles Kenyon, Dean of Students, at 315-364-3311 or ckenyon@wells.edu

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE 

Assistant for Academic & Student Life

Wells College seeks an administrative assistant to work jointly with Academic and Student Affairs. The Assistant for Academic and Student Life performs a variety of duties in support of the day-to-day operations working closely with the Provost and Dean of the College and the Dean of Students. We are looking for a person with excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and student information systems; ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy; and the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle confidential information in a professional manner. The position requires an A.A.S. and five years of experience preferably in higher education, is hourly, and is eligible for college benefits.

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 in PDF and include a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in PDF). Complete applications received by May 31, 2021 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANT     APPLY HERE

 

Director of Student Leadership, Activities and Orientation

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of  Director of Student Leadership, Activities and and Orientation.  The Director of Student Leadership, Activities and Orientation is a critically important leadership position within the Student Affairs area and the College. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, the Director is responsible for: 1) development and implementation of a comprehensive program of student leadership development and student activities, including the student governance system and volunteer community service; 2) oversight of the New Student Orientation program; 3) oversight of the College events management scheduling system; and 4) management of the Sommer Center student union building. The Director is an integral member of the Student Affairs division, providing operational support for programs and services under a cross-functional team strategy.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of student development theory and its application in a college setting.  Experience with the development of student leadership training programs.  Familiarity with onboarding strategies to help students successfully transition to college.  Experience organizing large-scale events.  Ability to master event scheduling and student participation software programs that pertain to the position.  Experience with personnel supervision and budget management.  Ability to teach student development courses designed to help students adjust to campus life.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree.  Minimum of two years’ professional experience in higher education.  Demonstrated ability to cultivate positive relationships with students and student organizations.  Commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to working with multicultural populations.  Effective leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills. Ability to coordinate programs with other college departments and to assess program effectiveness.  Effective verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, presentation and training skills.  Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly.  Ability to work independently with little supervision.  Knowledge of budget preparation and management.  Willingness to live in the on-campus apartment provided for this position or residency within 30 minutes of the College is required to fulfill the on-call responsibility.

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.  No phone calls please.

INTERNAL CANDIDATES     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL CANDIDATES     APPLY HERE

Director of Alumnae and Alumni Engagement

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director of Alumnae/i Engagement.  This position serves as a key member of the College’s Advancement team, reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and is responsible for the development, oversight and execution of a strategic plan to engage and cultivate the College’s alumnae/i to broaden the base of support for the College.  The Director creates opportunities for alumnae/i to stay connected to the College and to each other through programming that supports the College’s mission. The Director plans and oversees the College’s signature on-campus alumnae/i events, as well as future site-specific virtual or in-person events.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Provide direct supervision of the Alumnae and Alumni Engagement staff and leadership for the day-to-day operations of all aspects of alumnae/i engagement.
• Work closely with annual giving and other advancement colleagues to develop strategic plans to align engagement activities and support the resource development goals of the College, including donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship as appropriate.
• Engage in travel and other relationship-building activities including personal contact with donors and volunteers and to manage off-campus events.
• Develop and oversee the implementation of a culture of engagement and philanthropy on and off campus.  Identify appropriate student/faculty/staff to participate in alumnae/i events on or off-campus.
• Develop and implement a comprehensive Alumnae/i Engagement program that strategically increases the engagement of alumnae/i in the life of the College, through volunteerism, participation in events, and philanthropy (Time, Talent, and Treasure). Develop and maintain a system for encouraging, monitoring and assessing alumnae/i involvement.
• Manage programs and volunteers in compliance with the WCA by-laws. Provide support for the WCA board and officers. This includes helping to identify, recruit and manage volunteers, organize meetings and subsequent virtual meetings, provide updates and coordinate solicitations and activities as needed. Coordinate and oversee work and assignments between the nominating committee, Award Committee, reunion campaigns, FARGO board, and the activities of the WCA. Coordinate and monitor mentoring programs with Career Services as appropriate. Maintain relationships to provide the foundation for effective fundraising work.
• Supervise alumnae/i programs with Advancement staff including, but not limited to, Reunion, Fall Weekend, fundraising events, off-campus club events or other special events. Oversee event logistics and communications. Provide appropriate program and event follow-up with attendees, volunteers, vendors, etc. Manage alumni/faculty/staff/student involvement in alumnae/i programs and events.
• Develop strategy and management of the College’s key communications with alumnae/i and donors to include monthly e-newsletters, digital platforms, Wells Notes, the Express and special constituency mailings, in collaboration with Marketing & Communications colleagues.
• Manage process of responding to alumnae/i and other individual requests in timely fashion.
• Oversee maintenance and collection of data of alumnae/i records within the College’s primary database.
• Provide counsel and supporting materials to senior administrators and other college personnel in support of the Alumnae/i Engagement programs, including monitoring progress against goals and provide reports to key volunteers including the Board of Trustees.
• Coordinate with Advancement and Marketing & Communications staff to monitor and update webpages and social media sites on a regular basis.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, and three or more years of experience in alumni engagement work. Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills with individuals at all levels of the organization is a must.  The successful candidate will have effective oral and written communication skills with both internal and external audiences, and be able to work effectively with donors and volunteers. Confidence in public speaking is a key attribute.

The candidate should be proactive, detail and customer-relations oriented, highly motivated, and able to juggle multiple and changing priorities while also exhibiting excellent organizational and time management skills.  Demonstrated volunteer management and supervisory skills are needed.  The candidate should have the ability to represent the College effectively and honestly, and to work collaboratively in a team environment with a mix of alumnae/i and colleagues. Ability to travel, work evenings, and weekends is required. Volunteer management and fundraising experience preferred, especially experience in and/or knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising. Strong computer, data management, and analytical skills are required, including knowledge of mainframe database operations and reporting. Working knowledge of Excel and Word required; intermediate or advanced Excel skills preferred.  Travel is required along with nights, weekends and special on and off campus events.

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, 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.

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. All materials submitted should be in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

INTERNAL CANDIDATES APPLY     HERE

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Conference and Campus Events Coordinator

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the full-time staff position of Conference and Campus Events Coordinator.  The Conference and Campus Events Coordinator is responsible for attracting and the overall coordination and management of special events, conferences, and scheduling to include accommodations set-up, coordination of staff, maintenance of computerized records, and revenue monitoring responsibility. Coordinator facilitates the scheduling and efficient use of space by internal departments for the day-to-day operations of the College. Coordinator applies an entrepreneurial approach to maximize net revenue for the College.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Schedule all internal events and utilize space efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of internal and external constituencies.
2. Maintain College calendar and disseminate information as appropriate.
3. Assist as needed with major College events including Commencement, Reunion Weekend, Convocation and special student weekend events.
4. Coordinate all facets of summer campus, conference programs and special facility rentals (weddings, reunions, etc.) working closely with appropriate departments. This includes scheduling, contracts, housing, facility use and food services.
5. Prepare recommended policies, procedures and pricing for review and approval of the President's cabinet.
6. Maintain all records for events; working closely with the Business Office ensuring accurate invoicing.
7. Prepare an annual budget for events to include anticipated revenues and corresponding expenses.
8. In conjunction with the communications and marketing department, establish and maintain an aggressive marketing program to generate maximum utilization of facilities and maximum overall net revenue.
9. Develop and maintain information on both the College's website and its intranet (GLOBE).
10. Serve on appropriate committees and attend campus events as required.
11. Supervise student workers as necessary.
12. Implement initiatives included in the College's strategic plan
13. Other duties as assigned by the VP and Chief Financial Officer.

Successful candidate will possess proven leadership and excellent customer services skills, strong communication both written and oral; excellent computer skills; detail oriented and highly organized; ability to work independently and with students, faculty, staff plus a wide range of community and professional organizations.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field with 3-5 year's previous experiences required.
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.

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, 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 Applicants Apply     HERE

External Applicants Applly     HERE

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

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

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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

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

Registrar

Wells College is searching for a Registrar to serve 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. The Registrar 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 submits internal and external reports.

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 in PDF and include a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in PDF). Complete applications received by July 5, 2021 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

Title IX Coordinator and College Compliance Officer

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Title IX Coordinator and College Compliance Officer. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of compliance with federal Title IX and New York State Enough is Enough laws and regulations. Responsible for monitoring the College's compliance with COVID-19 and other federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Develop campus policies and procedures and ensure that compliance requirements are met across campus. Serve as the central resource for all constituencies on a broad set of compliance related issues. Foster a safe campus climate and provide a long-term vision for compliance and community development.

Required qualifications:
• Master's or other advanced professional degree.
• Experience in higher education administration, human resources, student affairs or other relevant field; experience with managing compliance.
• Experience in responding to incidents of sexual violence and compliance with Title IX.
• Commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to working with multicultural populations.
• Effective leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision.

Complete detailed position description at the link below.

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. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE 

 

Database Administrator

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Database Administer. This key positions provides database management services, intranet administration, and report writing activities for the campus administrative systems. Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Design, implement, analyze, and modify server and client database systems for various applications. Works with users to define system requirements and resolve problems.
2. Serves as the primary point of contact for the user community on the daily operational use of the JICS system.
3. Performs systems analysis and programming activities to establish and implement new or upgraded systems and programs.
4. Manages all activities related to the operations and maintenance of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Jenzabar EX: 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 database administration and maintenance.
5. Forecasts hardware and software needs, and works with other information systems areas to develop policies and procedures and to resolve technical problems.
6. Collaborates with the IT team to offer suggestions for network, software and hardware purchases or upgrades.
7. Responsible for developing and implementing standards, procedures, and controls that ensure the security, integrity, availability, and reliability of databases.
8. Installs hotfixes, patches, and software upgrades in a timely manner.
9. Provides training on ERP system use, and troubleshoots problems encountered by users.
10. Investigates, designs, generates, and manages the production of consistent, accurate, and timely reports to support management decision-making, fundraising, and federal and state legal requirements.

Successful candidate will possess strong experience with relational databases (esp. Microsoft SQL), integration across platforms, and knowledge of report-writing software required. Jenzabar EX, Technolutions Slate, and Appeon InfoMaker experience. Web administration preferred. Bachelors' degree and at least 4 years of experience in an integrated ERP system required. Must be able to work independently and also in groups.

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. The College offers a variety of benefits including health insurance, life insurance, supplemental life, spousal life, dependent life, dental insurance, vision plan, EAP, long term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with TIAA-CREF, 12 paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave, course attendance, and dependent tuition benefits.

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 APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     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!

 

 

 

 

 

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Working at Wells
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