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.

Contact the Wells College Office of Human Resources.
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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.

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

Admissions Counselor

Wells College seeks a talented and goal-oriented admissions professional to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year and transfer students, parents and families, school counselors, and other key audiences.  Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor will plan and coordinate activities to meet and exceed enrollment goals, participate in on-campus recruiting events, provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families, serve as student and family advocate and review applications in order to provide recommendations for admission decisions.

Requires a bachelor’s degree and preference will be given to candidates that possess one or more of the following: master’s degree, excellent technical and computer skills, the ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision-making, proficiency with social media and content management, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and proficiency in multiple languages (Spanish proficiency preferred).  The candidate must also possess a passion for engaging with prospective students and families, a commitment to the value of private higher education rooted in the liberal arts, a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to speak publicly and interact with students and families in a variety of formats.  In addition, they must have strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, handle confidential information, be detail oriented, have the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines.

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

Director of Global Education

Wells College is searching for a Director of Global Education. The Director of Global Education is responsible for increasing enrollment in the College's flagship study abroad program in Florence, Italy, assessing the potential of other educational sites for study abroad opportunities, and developing new programs. The focus of the position is on student recruitment of Non-Wells matriculated students to outbound programs. Click the link below to see a more detailed description of the position.

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 at www.wells.edu/employment 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

 

Academic Support Manager

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Academic Support Manager. This position both coordinates and delivers academic support for Student Support Services(SSS) program participants, Collegiate Science and Technology Education Program (CSTEP) Scholars, and other Wells College students through the Office of Student Success (OSS). This position is grant funded and responsible for managing the delivery of virtual and in-person academic support resources appropriate to student needs. Recruits, trains and supervises tutors and academic skills workshop instructors. Provides tutoring, specialized instruction, and teaches preparatory courses as required. Develops protocols for the Academic Needs Assessment and Support Plan and ensures that each student receives a plan of support. Assists the SSS and C-STEP Directors and the Assistant Director of Student Success with informing the campus community and potential participants about SSS, CSTEP, and OSS initiatives. Assists with selection of SSS participants and monitoring of their academic progress. Assists with program evaluation; ensures students receive guidance on careers, majors, minors and course selection decisions; and supports achievement of program SSS, C-STEP, and OSS goals.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in a discipline taught at Wells College. Experience providing academic support services for students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Commitment to serving individuals from multicultural backgrounds. Teaching and/or tutoring experience. Strong interpersonal/communication skills and computer proficiency.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in a discipline within the division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Wells College with preference for Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology. Demonstrated ability to engage undergraduates in research activities. Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Sensitivity to/understanding of multicultural needs and characteristics of the target population. Ability to work effectively and collegially with a range of officers and constituencies in a small institution.

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 Applicants Apply     HERE

External Applicants 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

            

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

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!

Library Circulation Desk 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

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

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 Worker 

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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