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 workweek)
  • 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.

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

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Registrar and Assistant/Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Registrar and Assistant/Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. The Registrar and Assistant/Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for the leadership and management of all programs, services, operations, and personnel of the Registrar's Office and supports the academic and instructional mission of the College. 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. Serves as a chief assistant to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs; does related work as required. The Registrar and Assistant/Associate VP of Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for maintaining and advancing Wells College in delivering technology to enhance academic and student services. This position reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Serves as a chief assistant to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.
• Work with vice presidents, deans, directors, department heads and other offices to implement and monitor applicable academic policies.
• Provide for the security and integrity of the student record system.
• Provide leadership and management for all aspects of student academic records, student registration services, oversees the final grading process, degree certification, course and classroom scheduling and various publication services.
• Provide leadership in the development of the academic calendar.
• Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to provide oversight for technology and management related to the student records system; provide direction and leadership in developing new, innovative, and emerging technologies that significantly enhance student and faculty/staff satisfaction.
• Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations regarding student academic records, in particular the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
• Actively participate in internal governance by serving on committees as required.
• Coordinates the curriculum update procedure for faculty each semester acting as liaison between faculty members and the Curriculum Committee.
• Serves as secretary of the Curriculum Committee and as a member of the Academic Standing, Advising and Admissions Committee (ASAA).
• Compiles enrollment and retention figures each semester for distribution to the President's Cabinet and others.
• Coordinates the NYSED, MSCHE, and IPEDS reporting process for the campus, including providing much of the required data directly. Completes other reports and surveys
• Serves as the liaison with the New York State Education Department for program deletions or changes and new program registration
• Supervises the work of the Assistant Registrar

Successful candidate will hold a proven record of:
• Providing excellent service to all constituencies
• Innovation and problem solving especially in the realm of information technology
• Excellent management skills in the areas of fiscal and human resources and the functional management of complex information systems
• An inclusive student-centered philosophy of providing services
• Outstanding communication (oral/written) skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills especially those in the areas of collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making
• A sense of humor and perspective in demanding situations

Master's degree in a related field and at least 5 years of progressive management experience in managing student academic records and services in higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of student data management systems and associated technology.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is idyllic and conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political belief. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

Interested candidates should apply online below and submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

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Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Wells College seeks a highly qualified individual to fill the new position of Vice President for Marketing and Communications.  

 OPPORTUNITY

The Vice President for Marketing and Communications will advance Wells College and its strategic plan by building awareness of – and engagement with – Wells’ mission, goals, impact and outcomes. Serving as a key member of the president’s leadership team, the vice president will build relationships with key stakeholders and constituencies within and beyond the college; develop and implement an institutional strategic marketing plan; and set digital and print communication priorities to strengthen the college’s visibility, market position and reputation.

 For this role, President Jonathan Gibralter seeks an experienced, self-starting communications leader who is inspired by the college’s rich history, immersive academic program and commitment to student success. Joining other new leaders in the president’s team, the vice president will have the opportunity to build and structure a communications department reflective of the college’s ambitions and programs, including its affiliations with Syracuse and Cornell universities. The vice president and their staff will direct the college’s overall messaging and branding, digital communications, media relations and social media, institutional writing, crisis communications, advertising, and admissions and advancement marketing campaigns.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Lead the development and implementation of an integrated brand strategy and strategic marketing plan that demonstrably advances the college’s strategic objectives, with particular emphasis on enrollment and development goals
  •  Work in partnership with departments and colleagues across the college to assess communications needs and opportunities and to support cross-institution consistency of brand and messaging
  •  Execute vibrant, proactive media relations and social media programs that enhance the college’s visibility and reputation, promoting stories of Wells people, programs and impact
  •  Lead issues management strategy/crisis response and serve as a key spokesperson for the college as appropriate
  •  Capture and use data to assess the impact of communications initiatives – including digital and print campaigns, as well as earned and paid media placements – using such data to inform decisions and strategies

OVERSIGHT AND AUTHORITY

  • Brand identity and standards; institutional brand awareness
  • High-level marketing and advertising
  • Digital and print communications, including website
  • Admission and advancement marketing and advertising
  • Major institutional publications, including college magazine
  • Media relations, including executive interviews and op-eds
  • Internal communications; events promotion
  • Advertising programs, budgets, and metrics

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 A Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree preferred) with at least 10 years of demonstrated success in:

  • Implementing successful, data-informed, results-oriented communications programs across one or more multi-stakeholder organizations
  • Leading a cohesive team that consistently meets quality standard and deadlines
  • Working under pressure, in a fast-paced environment
  • Fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace culture
  • Building collaborative, collegial work relationships at all levels of an organization
  • Making financial decisions and managing budgets

The successful candidate will be:

  •  Alert to national and international developments and social issues and their relationship to higher education
  • Continually knowledgeable about emerging communications practices and technologies, as well as industry trends
  • Invested in the vibrancy of the college’s home community of Aurora, NY, and the upstate New York region
  • A generous, insightful colleague and collaborator in senior administrative deliberations

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Benefit Information: Wells offers competitive salaries, paid leave (vacation, NY sick leave, personal and holiday), retirement, health insurance dental, vision, life insurance along with dependent tuition benefits.

Wells College affirms that it shall ensure equal employment for all qualified individuals without consideration of their age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or belief. The scope of equal opportunities shall also include the non-discrimination of physically or mentally handicapped individuals.

 It is furthermore affirmed that the concept and philosophy of equal opportunities shall also be provided for, but not restricted to, all components of employment, recruitment, selection, assignment, compensation, benefits, promotion, and training.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are to apply online below and include a letter of application, resume, and a list of three references with current contact information.

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CSTEP Academic Support Manager

Wells College seeks a passionate student-advocate, detail-oriented professional to serve as the Academic Support Manager for the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and TRIO-Student Support Services (SSS) grants. Reporting to the Asst. Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Director of CSTEP and TRIO-SSS, the Academic Support Manager will use electronic data systems, technology, and interpersonal skills to support the enrollment and retention of students in CSTEP and TRIO-SSS.

The person in this role has oversight of data collection and reporting, maintenance of academic support interventions, and supports Learning Management System (LMS) communications. The Academic Support Manager is a primary contact for students in the CSTEP program and will support administrative functions within TRIO-SSS. The ideal candidate will bring a background and understanding within topics specific to disabled, first-generation, economically disadvantaged, Black, Indigenous, housing-insecure, and other historically underrepresented student populations.

Successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a discipline taught at Wells College, a Master's degree is preferred,  and at least two years of previous experience in a similar environment.  Teaching and tutoring skills, commitment to serving individuals from multicultural backgrounds along with excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Proficiency with a variety of computer systems and software.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is idyllic and  conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political belief. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

Interested candidates are to apply below and should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

INTERNAL CANDIDATES     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL CANDIDATES     APPLY HERE

 

Head Coach - Men's Lacrosse

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10-month position of Head Coach for Men's Lacrosse. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Men's Lacrosse programs, including, but not limited to: teaching and refining skills and techniques, preparation of daily practices and season plans, scheduling games and planning travel, motivating and monitoring teams' academic success, and ordering supplies and uniforms. A primary function of the position will be the recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes. Secondary responsibilities, based on experience, may include but are not limited to: game management for Fall and/or Winter sports; strength and conditioning; equipment room management; recreational sports programming; Sports Information support, and/or teaching Physical Education activities classes. Additional teaching opportunities may exist in courses for Sports Management, Gender Issues and Women in Sports and/or Wellness Engagement and Lifelong Learning. The successful candidate will actively ensure compliance with all NCAA, Wells College, and United East/AMCC rules and regulations. Regular 10-month schedule: Aug 1 – May 31.

Candidates for the position should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College, the athletic program, the development of character in student-athletes and the academic program. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and coaching skills; will be highly motivated and organized; possess knowledge and understanding of NCAA Division III rules and regulations. A bachelor's degree is required. Master's Degree preferred. College playing and/or coaching experience preferred. National Certification in Strength and Conditioning, First Aid/CPR/AED certification, and knowledge of recruiting software programs (e.g., Slate, Front Rush) and valid drivers' license also preferred.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is idyllic and conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political belief. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. All materials should be submitted in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

Head Coach Women's Basketball

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10-month position of Head Coach for Women's Basketball. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Women's Basketball 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 may include assisting with game management, sports information, and/or recreational sports. The successful candidate will actively ensure compliance with all NCAA Division III, Wells College, and United East 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 is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, will be highly motivated and organized, have knowledge and understanding of the NCAA Division III rules and regulations. A Bachelor's Degree is 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 College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. 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.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are to apply online below and include letter of application, resume, and a list of three references with current contact information.

Wells affirms that it shall ensure equal employment for all qualified individuals without consideration of their age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or belief.  The scope of equal opportunities shall also include the non-discrimination of physically or mentally handicapped individuals.

It is furthermore affirmed that the concept and philosophy of equal opportunities shall also be provided for, but not restricted to, all components of employment, recruitment, selection, assignment, compensation, benefits, promotion, and training.

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Maintenance Mechanic - Preventive Maintenance/Masonry

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Maintenance Mechanic-Preventive Maintenance/Masonry. This full-time position will work with current maintenance mechanics in the overall preventive maintenance program and specifically masonry projects. Successful candidate will possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work independently and also as a team member. Must be computer literate, possess tools of the trade and provide reliable personal vehicle for use on the job. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs; use ladders, scaffolds, catwalks/platforms along with the ability to work in confined spaces. Minimum requirements: High School diploma or equivalent; must have a working knowledge and at least 5 years prior experience in working in the masonry trade and proper use and care of tools of the trade; valid NYS driver's license with no moving violations. Position requires a 40 hour work week and additional on call hours nights and weekends as required.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is idyllic and  conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive hourly wage, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance along with dependent tuition benefits. Interested candidates are to apply online below and include a letter of interest, resume and the names and phone numbers of three professional reference to: Wells College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political belief. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination. No phone calls please.

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Information Resources Specialist

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the twelve-month, full-time position of Information Resources Specialist. This is a non-exempt position and is responsible for handling the library's interlibrary loan operations, processing of new print materials, and circulation tasks such as checking in and out materials to library patrons.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Receive and process both outgoing and incoming interlibrary loans, including record keeping as well as communication with borrowers and lending libraries.
• Track due dates of interlibrary loans and send overdue notifications as needed.
• Receive, process, and sort new print items received as gifts or donations.
• Staff the library circulation desk during assigned hours, assisting patrons, checking materials in and out, and preparing returned items for re-shelving.
• Answer directional and other basic questions from library users, and refer in-depth or reference questions to the librarians or library director.
• Process new print items (labels, dust jackets, barcodes, paperback stiffening, etc.)
• Check for and report non-functioning links in the library's websites and online resources.
• Assists with special projects as identified by the library director.

Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent combination of Associate's degree and other preparation
• Library work experience
• Excellent keyboarding and data entry skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Ability to interact and work with a variety of people including students, faculty, administrators, and librarians
• Team player with evidence of experience working in team-based settings
• Experience with standard application software including Excel, Word, and Outlook

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is idyllic and conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political belief. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination.

Interested candidates should apply online below and submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

 

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Annual Giving. Primarily responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of annual giving programs to effectively broaden the base of support for the College. Implement and promote donor outreach activities and communications to build better relationships with our constituents to resource the College and support the College's mission and goals in conjunction with the Director and colleagues in Advancement. Work with the Director of Annual Giving in the implementation of the annual appeal for budget relieving support for the College. Responsible for supporting volunteers, implementing recent alumni and undergraduate initiatives, and helping with broad-based annual giving initiatives such as direct mail, personal solicitation, social media and phonathon programs. Work with the Director to expand, develop and implement comprehensive programs and involve and connect alumni to build stronger ties to the College and encourage attendance at College events, volunteer activity and financial support.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Solicitation Program
Plan and implement alumni solicitations. This includes helping to identify, recruit and manage giving volunteers, provide updates, follow up on requests, provide materials and coordinate solicitations and activities as needed. Maintain relationships with alums to provide the foundation for fundraising work. Assist Reunion Class Chairs with solicitation efforts, including letter and e-mail campaigns. Work with Advancement staff to ensure that individuals are solicited, and report progress. Ensure recognition of volunteer efforts as appropriate. Oversee direct mail solicitation program, personal solicitation assignments, phonathon, and event components of annual giving campaign efforts; identification, recruitment, training and support of volunteers; analysis and evaluation of various solicitation efforts. Assist with updating of databases to monitor, discern and track the appropriate activities with various populations, such as volunteer recruitment, committee assignments, and donors. Record information updates and track contacts in notepad. Plan and implement a Parents' fundraising initiative, recruiting parent fund chairs and facilitating the personal solicitation of a select group of Wells parents. Coordinate solicitation and outreach efforts. Plan and implement a Faculty and Staff fundraising initiative, recruiting chairs and coordinating solicitation and outreach efforts. Develop and manage social media giving programs. Manage small portfolio of alumni donors/prospects and conduct 2-3 trips each semester to meet with volunteers and donors and or staff events. Implement cultivation and solicitation strategies with the Advancement team and ensure follow-up activities and stewardship with special attention to recent graduates, current students, parents and faculty and staff. Prepare and run reports for travel and prospect management. Personally solicit for annual gifts. Provide professional, confidential administrative support to the Office of Annual Giving. Maintain complete files, materials and documentation regarding areas of responsibility within annual giving activities and programs.

Phonathons
Plan and oversee phonathon solicitations, including fall and spring student efforts on campus. Recruit, hire, train, and supervise student managers and students callers. Prepare training materials and coordinate all event details for the phonathon sessions. Plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to reach phonathon goals, and ensure success for the program. Coordinate all aspects of the Student Phonathon Program, including development of an overall timeline, publicity, recognition for students, and analysis of program. Develop a working knowledge of various student organizations and academic programs. Prepare and enter logic and run pledge cards. Manage program budget. Compile phonathon statistics and fulfillment results, analyze and prepare reports.

Communications
Participate in implementation of College's key communications with donors to include monthly e-newsletters, Express, Wells Notes, Donor Honor Roll and special constituency mailings. Maintain information and manage the process of responding to alumni and other individual requests. Monitor and update webpages and social media sites on a regular basis. Help support a strong alumni network using iModules.

Event Management
Help facilitate and coordinate alumni/faculty/staff/student involvement in College programs and events, including Reunion and Fall Weekend. Increase attendance and involvement of alumni at events to strengthen their affiliation with the College.

Other duties as assigned
Act as a first point of contact for constituent requests, research and respond to those requests in a timely manner. Assist with the stewardship program, including the writing of thank you notes to donors. Supervise student employees, including assigning tasks and managing their time. Maintain accurate contact information in the database of record.

The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and two or more years of experience in fundraising, with outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills with individuals at all levels of an organization. The candidate would have effective oral and written communication skills with both internal and external audiences, and must be able to work effectively with students and volunteers, and be comfortable with public speaking. The candidate should be proactive, detail oriented, highly motivated, and able to handle multiple and changing priorities, exhibiting excellent organizational and time management skills. The candidate should have the ability to effectively represent the College and to work effectively in a team environment with a mix of alumni and colleagues. Ability to travel, work evenings, and weekends required. Volunteer management, fundraising, and/or phonathon experience a plus. Strong computer, data management, and analytical skills required, including knowledge of mainframe database operations and reporting. Working knowledge of Excel and Word required; intermediate or advanced Excel skills preferred. Experience in and/or knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising preferred.

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 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.

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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. 

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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.

 

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HR, Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Wells College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of HR, Payroll and Benefits Specialist. This position will provide primary administrative support for the human resources functions and the director of human resources and business services; process and maintain student employment records, onboarding, and orientation of all new employees, assist with the College's benefit program, and ensure that the office runs in an efficient and customer-service based manner in support of the College's mission and goals. Successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, HRIS and payroll systems; ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy; and ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle confidential information in a professional manner. The position requires an A.A.S. and three to four years of experience preferably in higher education.  Human resources experience highly preferred. This position is classified as full-time non-exempt.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus on a lakeside setting that is idyllic and  conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. 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.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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Accountant

Wells College seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Accountant. This position encompasses a diverse set of accounting functions the major portion of which includes payroll processing, accounts payable processing and analysis, general ledger and cash reconciliations, budget maintenance, within established College policies and procedures. Successful candidates will possess excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to communicate sensitive and or complex information confidentially, clearly, and professionally; computer literate with an emphasis on spreadsheet preparation and large amounts of data; ability to work independently, possess a high level of accuracy, and strong attention to detail while working with deadlines in an environment of continual interruptions and have a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Associates degree in Accounting of Business required. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business preferred. Position is classified as full-time non-exempt.

Wells College is a nationally recognized, 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. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references below. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

 

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Administrative Assistant-Office of Academic & Career Advising

Wells College is searching for a part-time Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the Office of Academic & Career Advising. Responsibilities include daily secretarial duties such as answering phones and email, managing electronic information, maintaining student files, assembling materials for internships, corresponding with various constituent groups, organizing events and workshops, and preparing assessment documentation. Experience managing professional social media and career management systems (such as Handshake) is preferred. Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
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.

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.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references below:

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

Student Employment Positions

the following positions are available for the 2022-23 academic year

 **Please note that students who have previously worked for the College are considered "Returning Student Workers" and students that have NOT worked for the College before are considered "New Student Workers".  Please be sure to click on the correct applicant link!

Athletic Events Assistant (6 positions available)

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NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Athletic Multimedia Assistant (1 position available) 

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NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Athletic Training Assistant (2 positions available)

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NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Aurora Free Library Assistant (1 position available)

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Aurora Preschool Teaching Assistant (1 position available)

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Buildings and Grounds Assistant (3 positions available)

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Learning Support - Writing Center (8 positions available)

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NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE 

 Lifeguard (12 positions available)

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NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

 Peachtown Elementary (2 positions available)

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Peer Tutor (10 positions available)

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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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