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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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.

 

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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

            

Resident Hall Director

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Resident Hall Director.  Reporting to the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct, this individual has primary responsibility for the Resident Advisors and a comprehensive residential program which supports the mission, values and goals of Wells College. 

The role of Residence Life at a small, residential, liberal arts College is to complement the academic goals of the institution as well as the academic goals of individual students. Wells College offers individualized attention and care for our students, accomplished in part through living-learning communities that focus on holistically supporting autonomy, competence, inclusivity and engagement. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

The Resident Advisors Program:

  • Directly supervise student Resident Advisors (RA’s)
  • Recruit, hire, and train Resident Advisors under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct. 

Community Development & Support:

  • Develop a meaningful, measureable residential learning program focused on student success and retention
  • Create programming opportunities to build engagement among students
  • Oversee processes for the repair of damages to individual rooms or common areas
  • Advise first year and sophomore class officers and class committees 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate RA staffing and duty schedule
  • Act as a conduct hearing officer and participate in administrative conduct meetings
  • On-going policy review and revision in collaboration with Student Affairs staff, the Dean of Students, and Campus Safety & Security
  • Be present on-site at designated “high risk” campus events, such as dances and senior week
  • Participate in a professional staff on-call rotation, acting as a responder when necessary
  • Serve as a Title IX first responder when on duty and as Investigator when assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in a related field preferred
  • Previous experience in Residence Life or Student Affairs is preferred.
  • Strongly prefer experience serving students from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. 

Special Notes:

  • This position requires the staff member to live in the provided furnished on-campus apartment.  A meal plan is provided for the employee during the academic year when classes are in session.

 Applying:  To apply, a letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online below.  Additional materials may be requested during the selection process.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled; review of applications will begin immediately. Telephone inquiries can be addressed to Emily Burt, Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct, at 315-364-3426. 

The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs.  The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

                                                                                

Education Technology Coordinator

Wells College seeks an Educational Technology Coordinator who will be responsible for implementing, managing, and evaluating educational technology resources and services that support teaching and learning. The coordinator provides hands-on curricular support to faculty, students, and academic and student life staff for integrating technologies into educational programs; consults and collaborates with faculty, information technology staff, and students to enrich teaching, learning, and scholarship through the effective use of established and emerging technologies.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, education technology, information technology, instructional technology, instructional design or related field; demonstrated ability to support the use of technology in a higher education setting; experience with a wide range of technology to include learning management systems  (Moodle experience preferred), multi-media tools, presentation software, survey software, and web-based collaboration tools; extensive knowledge of both Mac and Windows desktop systems as well as current mobile devices and platforms; working knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning, universal design, and course and classroom design; ability to engage and work effectively with users of varied skill levels and interests; ability to flourish as a team member and an independent worker; strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management skills; demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service; and teaching or training experience in technology-related field preferred.

 

Wells College is a four-year, liberal arts and sciences, residential college located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York.  The College has a full-time enrollment of approximately 440 students and attracts students from throughout the United States and internationally. 

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. 

Applicants can submit in one PDF a cover letter, résumé, diversity statement, and contact information for three (3) references below.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made following a successful background check.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Director- Book Arts Center

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time (10 – 12 month) position of  Director for the Book Arts Center. As Director, the successful candidate will possess a clear vision for a college Book Arts Center and will oversee all aspects of our vibrant and historic Book Arts Center. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the Book Arts Center building and studio spaces
  • Managing the production and marketing of Wells College Press, including its annual chapbook contest
  • Running the annual Book Arts Summer Institute program
  • Contributing to the development and marketing of various programs, lecture series, special collections, and residencies
  • Managing budgets for the academic program, Wells College Press, and the Summer Institute
  • Collaborating with campus and local communities as well as regional book arts organizations
  • Seeking out and maintaining sources of outside funding
  • Working with the assistant director and academic coordinator to maintain and grow a robust academic Book Arts program
  • Maintaining website and social media accounts

Depending on experience, the successful candidate may make additional contributions to the Visual Arts Program through involvement with the String Room Gallery or involvement with the Visual Communication, Art History, Creative Writing, and Museum Studies majors and minors. 

The salary range for the position is $50,000-$54,000 depending on qualifications and contract length. 

Applicants for the position should have a minimum of a master’s degree or commensurate experience; excellent skills in binding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and/or printmaking; good interpersonal skills; successful teaching experience in both workshops and semester-long courses; a record of meeting deadlines; and a commitment to mentorship and collaboration. 

Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2020.  Interested candidates should apply online at https://www.wells.edu/employment and provide the following:

  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • List of three references with contact information
  • Sample of 5-10 works by the applicant
  • Diversity statement 

The Book Arts Center, established in 1993, is the oldest of three Centers for Excellence at Wells College. Rooted in the work of internationally renowned artist Victor Hammer, who founded the Wells College Press in 1941, the BAC continues his tradition of excellent craftsmanship and a focus on student engagement. The iron hand press he used is still in use today, complemented by nine Vandercook proofing presses and three platen presses that students and BAC staff use to create printed materials. The Center also boasts the Robert J. Doherty Typographic Laboratory, with over 400 cases of metal type and ornaments and 70 cases of wood type; the Jane Webster Pearce Class of 1932 Bindery, with professional-grade equipment and finishing tools for the study and practice of hand bookbinding; a scriptorium for calligraphy instruction; and a papermill for hand-papermaking with a Hollander beater and various equipment. The Book Arts Center is also home to a special collection library and archival materials and publications related to the study of Book Arts and book history. 

Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. Wells, which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, helps students gain the knowledge, skills and experience to build their confidence and create their own unique path in life. With dozens of majors and minors available in the sciences, arts, humanities and pre-professional programs, Wells provides a purposeful curriculum and an immersive educational experience that is steeped in tradition. Students can also take advantage of 13 NCAA Division III athletic teams, 18 study-abroad programs; over 40 student-led organizations and clubs; and cross-registration agreements with Cornell University, Ithaca College and Cayuga Community College. More at wells.edu. 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.

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Student Employment Positions

The following positions are available for the 2019-20 Academic year

Admissions Tour Guide

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Athletic Center Front Desk Worker

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Athletic Event Assistant (6 positions available)

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Diversity and Inclusion Advocate (1 position available)

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Human Resources Office Assistant (1 position available)

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IT Help Desk Assistant

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Learning Support Services Peer Tutor (10 positions available)

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Learning Support Services - Writing Center (6 positions available)

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Library Circulation Desk Assistant (2 positions)

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Math Clinic Assistant (3 positions available)

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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.

Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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