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.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Wells College is a small selective co-educational liberal arts college located in central New York. The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Wells College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor in Technical Theatre

The Wells College Theatre and Dance program seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Technical Theatre to begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in design, stage management, and introduction to theatre. The position also includes designing and building lighting and scenery for three faculty productions per year, managing two performance spaces, advising students in technical theatre, and supervising work-study and backstage crews. M.F.A. required. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.

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

 Wells College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination 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.

Internal Candidates apply for this position here:  Apply Here

External Candidates apply for this position here:  Apply Here

Assistant Professor - Biologist/Molecular Biology

Wells College invites applications for atenure-track position in Biology at the assistant professor level, starting August 2018. A Ph.D. in biology is required as is a commitment to excellent teaching and to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to: teach undergraduate courses in genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology, microbiology, and a course in an area of their interest; and contribute to a capstone course for biology, chemistry, and biochemistry & molecular biology majors. Membership in college-wide committees is expected. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching, investigative learning, conscientious advising, and their own continuing intellectual growth. It is expected that the successful candidate will carry out research in partnership with Wells students. Wells is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, NY, in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. Centrally located, Aurora provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers:  25 minutes to Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.  Applicants should submit the following materials using the link below: a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 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 to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Internal Candidates Apply    HERE

External Candidates Apply   HERE

Mathematics

Wells College seeks a versatile mathematics professor capable of teaching both upper-level courses and ones at the introductory level, including calculus and statistics, as well as occasional computer science and/or physics courses. The position will begin August 2018.

Our program in Mathematical and Physical Sciences offers BA degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. In addition to teaching duties within the majors, we offer service courses for the social sciences and for the college's general education curriculum. The successful candidate will also oversee student projects, serve as an academic advisor, be an active member of the college community, and continue to engage in scholarship.

We expect the successful candidate to hold a PhD for initial appointment at the assistant professor level. We also expect the successful candidate to have teaching experience as an instructor of record in undergraduate courses.

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 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.
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 below by 15 January 2018 and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Internal Candidates apply      HERE

External Candidates apply     HERE   

Modern Languages/Spanish - Tenure-Track Position

Wells College seeks a versatile professor of Modern Languages/Spanish with preference given to those applicants capable of teaching a second language as well. In addition to teaching courses in Spanish language and culture, the successful candidate will oversee courses in the modern languages and serve as a faculty advisor for off-campus study programs. We expect the successful candidate to hold a Ph.D. for initial appointment at the assistant professor level. The position begins August 2018.

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 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color. 

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 by January 31, 2018 below and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Internal candidates apply              Here

 External candidates apply             Here

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position to support a new and growing Bachelor of Arts degree program at its Aurora, New York campus.  The successful candidate will teach theoretical and applied courses in the field of Criminal Justice, including but not limited to: Criminology; Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; and Corrections.  As part of the position’s teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be required to: develop new courses in the field of Criminal Justice areas of expertise; serve as program coordinator, which includes major/minor advising, senior theses supervision, curriculum development and assessment; keep abreast of developments in the field of study; engage in scholarly activity (research, publications, presentations); participate in Departmental projects and other forms of College service; and other duties, as assigned. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching and conscientious advising and display a record of scholarly contributions to the field.

Qualified candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field.  The position will begin August 2018.

To apply, applicants must submit the following required materials: a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and contact information for three professional references.  Documentation may be submitted to: Ms. Kit Van Orman, Wells College, 170 Main Street, Aurora, New York 13026 (ATTN: Criminal Justice Position), or online at the link below.  Additional materials (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, etc.) may be requested during the selection process.  The College will review applications on a rolling basis, beginning January 22, 2018.

Wells is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, NY, in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. Centrally located, Aurora provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers:  25 minutes to Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.

Wells College is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting in its hiring practices to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Internal Candidates Apply   Here

External Candidates Apply  Here

Faculty openings for the fall 2017 semester will be posted as they become available.

Campus Safety Officer

Wells College, located in Aurora, New York, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Full-time Campus Safety Officer.

Essential Job Functions:
Patrol College properties and facilities utilizing foot, motor, and bike patrol, including, but not limited to:

    • all on and off campus buildings,
    • check security lighting,
    • unlocking and locking buildings as needed,
    • recording any possible safety hazard or mechanical problems.
    • Respond to service calls including: answering portable phone, assist with medical emergencies, escorts on and off campus, lock outs, alarms, unusual activities, traffic control, greeting visitors.
    • Enforce parking regulations and issue tickets as needed.
    • Assist supervisor with conducting fire drills and safety programs.
    • Supervise student employees.
    • Complete security/incident reports.
    • General clerical duties, including: opening mail, filing, copying, faxing.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

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 (3) shifts (6:30 am – 2:30 pm, 2:30 pm- 10:30-pm, and 10:30pm – 6:30 am), and the ability to work weekends, holidays, special events.

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 500 students and attracts students from throughout the United States and internationally.  Founded as a women's college, Wells College first admitted male students in 2005. At present, men represent a third of the student body.  Wells College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination 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.

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter; résumé; and names, titles, and contact information for three references via the links located below.   Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Internal Candidates apply             HERE

External Candidates apply             HERE

International Recruitment & Operations Coordinator

Wells College seeks a detail-oriented, culturally sensitive professional with international admissions experience to fill the new position of International Recruitment & Operations Coordinator.  The incumbent will coordinate and implement recruitment strategies designed to recruit, select, and enroll prospective international students.  The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining positive contact with students from the point of inquiry through new student orientation, advising them on federal regulations, and advocating for them throughout the transition process.  This position will assist with the development of a new recruitment plan for increasing international student enrollment that is audience specific, explores new emerging markets, and focuses on creating new partnerships.  As part of the operations team, the Coordinator is also responsible for maximizing the efficiency of the application process, managing credentials, and overseeing key aspects of the applicant experience. 

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as primary point of contact and customer service representative to prospective international students and applicants, providing consistent, accurate and timely information about the College.
    • Coordinate the documentation for all application materials arriving through various channels, process applications for review upon completion, facilitate student record creation, calculate GPA’s, render admissions decisions and manage the enrollment confirmation process.
  • Open, review, and triage all incoming Admission inquiries - calls, mail, email, Skype, etc. A flex work schedule and evening hours will be required during peak recruitment times.
  • Track all leads, inquiries, and applications via the admissions CRM (Slate) and correspond with international recruitment agencies, partners, and prospects.
  • Advise prospective students on the College’s programs, curriculum, calendars, performance outcomes and financial considerations. 
  • Collect immigration documents from applicants and issue initial attendance I-20s for new F-1 students, along with necessary visa information and guidance, as well as coordinate all admissions processes for international students.
  • Communicate with accepted students on deposits, housing, flight information, etc., identifying all candidates who seem concerned about eventual enrollment at Wells College.
  • Assist with developing an international recruiting plan that is audience and program specific to seek new partnerships and meet international student enrollment goals.
  • Build close working relationships with overseas representatives and agents, when applicable, to ensure that the prospective student experience is seamless, efficient, pleasant and informative.   Coordinate and provide support in managing all international recruitment partnerships for the college including individual agents, agencies, language schools, and partner schools.
  • Collect and analyze information on international markets to effectively implement recruiting campaigns.
  • Coordinate and attend all recruitment events to recruit undergraduate international students to the college.  International and off-campus travel will be limited and on an as needed basis.
  • Develop and offer virtual presentations about the college and conduct webinars for students, parents and other constituents.

Required skills, knowledge and abilities:  Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, public speaking skills, superior networking skills, able to work unsupervised and take initiative on projects as well as to see projects through completion, capable of seeing the big picture and understanding divisional goals to prioritize work accordingly, able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines. Contribute to a collegial, goal-oriented, and positive work environment.  Able to see, hear and speak effectively to perform the required tasks of the position.  Valid driver's license is required. Although travel is limited, a valid passport is preferred.

Qualification standards: Bachelor’s degree required (from a private, liberal arts college preferred).

Minimum two years’ experience in college admission required.  At least one year experience working with international students. Ability to work with prospective students from various parts of the world required.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience working in foreign countries. 

Experience communicating in languages other than English.

  • SEVIS training or DSO designation.
  • Proficiency with technology - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, CRM systems (specifically Slate by Technolutions), etc. 
  • Familiarity with agents and immigration policies.
  • Ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision making.

Note: Option for 11-month obligation available

Wells is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, NY, in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. Centrally located, Aurora provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers:  25 minutes to Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.

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. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Internal candidates apply   HERE

External candidates apply  HERE

 

Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

Wells College seeks an Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions who will take the lead in developing and executing a recruitment plan for prospecting, selecting, and enrolling the undergraduate transfer class.  The Assistant Director recruits students from primary markets and community colleges; evaluates applications and recommends admissions decisions; communicates and interprets Wells College programs and admissions criteria to students, families, and counselors. This staff member also assists with coordinating transfer admissions communications across all platforms, managing a recruitment budget, expanding the recruitment territory, enhancing conversion and yield efforts for transfers, effectively collaborating with the Registrar and academic advising staff to conduct credit evaluations and ultimately ensuring that transfer students seamlessly transition to Wells.  We are looking for a dynamic, goal-oriented leader who will foster creative partnerships with regional organizations and community colleges and shares a vision of increasing transfer student enrollment.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as primary contact for prospective transfer students and their families.  
  • Coordinate all outreach activities, prospect follow-up and yield initiatives for transfer recruiting; set performance goals and evaluate effectiveness of recruitment efforts.
  • Act as primary liaison and advisor for transfer marketing, communications and advertising campaigns.
  • Develop and create activities related to establishing strong relationships with community colleges.
  • Actively participate in regional professional associations and chapters to build networks and strong partnerships between Wells College and regional organizations.
  • Represent Wells College at various college fairs, transfer fairs, campus visits, personal connection interviews, host receptions, and alumnae events.  Plan and execute travel including marketing collateral needs as well as budget and logistics. Extensive travel and weekend work required.
  • Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families.  Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through letters, phone calls, text messages, interviews, e-mail and personal visits.  Determine decision-making path for individual students and help answer their specific questions about Wells College via personal and targeted marketing communications.
  • Review applications from transfer students and render admissions decisions.
  • Assist with the preparation of course-by-course transfer credit evaluations for prospective and accepted transfer students.
  • Counsel applicants, students, and their families about available sources of financial assistance (including institutional, state, and federal aid as well as loan options), eligibility requirements, and application procedures.

Required skills, knowledge and abilities: Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, stellar public speaking skills, superior networking skills, able to work unsupervised and take initiative on projects as well as to see projects through completion, capable of seeing the big picture and understanding divisional goals to prioritize work accordingly, able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines. Contribute to a collegial, goal-oriented, and positive work environment.  Must be able to travel frequently and have access to automobile.  Valid driver's license is required.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required (from a private, liberal arts college preferred).  Minimum two years’ experience in college admission required.  At least one year experience working with transfer student populations.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Sales experience, strong business acumen, and experience working in a goal-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency with technology - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, CRM systems (specifically Slate by Technolutions), etc. 
  • Territory management experience.
  • Familiarity with community colleges and transfer policies.
  • Ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision making.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. 

*Option for 11-month obligation available

Wells is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, NY, in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. Centrally located, Aurora provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers:  25 minutes to Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.

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. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Internal candidates apply    HERE

External candidates apply    HERE

 

Head Coach - Field Hockey

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10 month position of Head Coach for Field Hockey. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Field Hockey program, including, but not limited to: teaching and refining skills and techniques, preparation of daily practices and season plans, scheduling games and planning travel, motivating and monitoring teams’ academic success, and ordering supplies and uniforms.  A primary function of the position will be the recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes. Secondary responsibilities, based on experience, may include but are not limited to: game management for Winter and/or Spring sports; strength and conditioning; equipment room management; recreational sports programming; Sports Information support, and/or teaching Physical Education activities classes. The successful candidate will actively ensure compliance with all NCAA, Wells College, and NEAC rules and regulations.  Regular 10 month schedule: Aug 1 – May 31.

A commitment to the Mission of the College, the athletic program, the development of character in student-athletes and the academic program.  Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, highly motivated and organized.  Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations.   Bachelors Degree required.  Master’s Degree preferred. College playing and/or coaching experience preferred. National Certification in Strength and Conditioning and knowledge of recruiting software programs (e.g., Front Rush) and valid drivers’ license also preferred.

Wells is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, NY, in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. Centrally located, Aurora provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers:  25 minutes to Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.

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 below and include a cover letter, resume, and names of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  No phone calls please. 

Internal Candidates apply     HERE

External Candidates apply     HERE

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

Student Employment Positions for Spring 2018

 

Peer Tutor - Writing Center - (4 positions available)

Currently employed students apply   HERE                                    Students that have never worked before appy     HERE

 

Experiential Learning and Career Services Assistant - (1 position available)

 

Currently employed students apply     HERE                                        Students that have never worked before apply     HERE

 

Peachtown Elementary School - ( 1 position available)

Currently employed students apply    HERE                                       Students that have never worked before apply     HERE

 

Admissions Tour Guide - (5 positions available)

Currently employed students apply     HERE                                      Students that have never worked before apply     HERE  

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

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