Employment

Wells College is located in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities.

The village of Aurora is centrally located and provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers - 25 minutes from Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, EAP, course attendance, dependent tuition benefits, 11 paid holidays and vacation, sick and personal time off.

For more information, please contact:
Kit Van Orman
Director of Human Resources and Business Services
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315.364.3317
Fax: 315.364.3295
Email: hr@wells.edu

If you are interested in applying for an open position, please complete an application and return it to wellsjobs@wells.edu.

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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.

Assistant/Associate Director of Communications

Wells College seeks an experienced and energetic professional to help manage the College's communications efforts. From media relations, to event publicity, to web updates, to publications management, to copy writing and social media, the Communications staff supports all areas of the College.

The successful candidate will contribute to the College's communications, admissions, alumni relations and fundraising efforts. Working collaboratively to support academic and student success, the incumbent will help share the College's story with a wide range of audiences.

A bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism or a related field, and a minimum of five years relevant experience is required. Skills must include exceptional attention to language, facility with social media and emerging technologies, familiarity with content management systems, and a strong desire to seek out solutions. The ability to self-start, meet deadlines and work under pressure are essential. Knowledge of higher education and a commitment to the liberal arts are also expected. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

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; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. A letter of application, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references should be sent electronically (all in Pdf format) to: Communications Search via wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please.

Help Desk Specialist

Wells College, a co-educational liberal arts college in western NY, seeks applicants for an IT Helpdesk Specialist. This is a full-time, benefit eligible position.
The IT Helpdesk Specialist provides front line support and customer service to the students, staff and faculty of the campus. Candidates for this position must have strong technical and troubleshooting skills; excellent customer service and communication skills; be organized and attentive to details, documentation and follow up. The IT Helpdesk Specialist maintains and supports: pc's, macs, virtual desktops, printers, and classroom presentation technologies, some audio and video equipment; and supports end user applications, such as MS Office including Outlook, Adobe Suites, Symantec Antivirus, and a variety of specialty software. The IT Helpdesk Specialist assists with hiring, training and supervising student employees.
Candidates should at minimum have a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science or a related discipline and should have at least one year of experience in network or PC support
Interested candidates should e-mail , a letter of application, resume, and a list of three references with current phone numbers to wellsjobs@wells.edu; Attn: Help Desk Specialist Search
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.

Associate Director of Admissions

Wells College seeks a customer focused, data and values driven professional for the position of Associate Director of Admissions. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Services, this high-level problem solver will be primarily responsible for the coordination and management of all outreach activities conducted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the purposes of exposing prospective first-year students to Wells College and its academic offerings. The Associate Director will collaborate with the Admissions Communication Specialist in the development, execution, and assessment of a comprehensive first-year recruitment and communication plan. The position will also oversee and manage the first-year recruitment team, which involves coordinating all applicant follow-up and yield initiatives for the team and tracking the progress and performance of first-year counselors in attaining contact objectives. Essentials duties include but are not limited to: Manage a team of first-year student admissions counselors by coordinating outreach activities, prospect follow-up and yield initiatives. Provide guidance and training in territory management, set performance goals and evaluate effectiveness of team efforts; Monitor and evaluate the design and execution of first-year communication plans. Develop strategic messaging for individual applicants to personalize the post-admissions process and set goals to determine message effectiveness; Prepare and provide detailed recruitment and assessment reports for distribution to management and the campus community;
Manage a small first-year student recruitment territory and applicant pool. Represent Wells College at various college fairs, college nights, mini-days, personal connection interviews, host receptions and on-campus events; Lead activities related to establishing quality relationships with territory high schools via personal visits and frequent communication; Plan and execute travel including marketing collateral needs as well as budget and logistics. Extensive travel and weekend work required; Research new markets and assess effectiveness of recruitment activities; Establish and maintain a dynamic, cooperative relationship with Wells College faculty, staff, administrators and current students.
Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families; Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through letters, phone calls, interviews, e-mail and personal visits; Review applications from assigned territory and render admissions decisions. Successful candidate will possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, 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. Bachelor's degree required (Bachelor degree from a private, liberal arts college or Master's degree preferred.) Minimum three years' experience in college admission required.
Minimum two years' experience managing or mentoring staff in a professional setting required.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following: Excellent technical/computer skills - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, CRM systems etc.
Ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision making. Experience monitoring and reporting staff productivity and fulfillment of key productivity indicators. Experience recruiting and supporting international student populations. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Proficiency in multiple languages. Experience with financial aid packaging and financial literacy presentations. *Opportunities for advancement are available. 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

Electronically send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional or academic references (all in pdf format) to: Admissions Search- Assistant Director, at wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please.

Admissions Counselor

Wells College seeks a talented goal-oriented admissions professional to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year students. Essential duties include but are not limited to: Plan and coordinate recruitment trips to assigned territory. Travel approximately ten to twelve weeks to attract interest in the college. Specifically travel to meet prospective students and parents, attend college fairs, college nights, mini-days, interview students, host receptions, meet with alumnae, and meet with guidance counselors; Participate in on-campus recruitment events including individual campus visits, open houses, scholarship programs, and appropriate leadership programs; Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families. Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through letters, phone calls, 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; Act as student advocate, providing financial aid estimates and discussion regarding offer of financial assistance and counseling for academic coursework. Assist student applicants with financial aid, application procedures, and pre-registration/ registration procedures and with any on campus departmental scholarships for which the applicant may be eligible; Review applications from assigned territory and provide recommendations for acceptance.
Support and assist the Associate Director of Admissions with the development of a recruitment plan and recruitment initiatives for assigned territory that meet the colleges enrollment goals. Successful candidate will possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, stellar public speaking skills, able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines. Must be able to travel frequently and own personal vehicle. Bachelor's degree (from a private, liberal arts college preferred.) 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.

Electronically send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional or academic references (all in pdf format) to: Admissions Search-Counselor, at wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please.

Regional Recruiter - New York Metro

Wells College seeks applications for a regional recruiter in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The position and corresponding activities will be based in the New York City metro area. The Regional Recruiter would be expected to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas and to achieve set enrollment goals for this region. Essential duties include but are not limited to: Plan and coordinate recruitment trips to assigned territory; Specifically travel to meet first-year and transfer prospective students and parents, attend college fairs, college nights, mini-days, interview students, host receptions, meet with alumnae, and meet with guidance counselors; Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families. Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through letters, phone calls, 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; Act as student advocate, providing financial aid estimates and discussion regarding offer of financial assistance and counseling for academic coursework. Assist student applicants with financial aid, application procedures, and pre-registration/ registration procedures and with any on campus departmental scholarships for which the applicant may be eligible; Review applications from assigned territory and provide recommendations for acceptance; Support and assist the Associate Director of Admissions with the development of a recruitment plan and recruitment initiatives for assigned territory that meet the colleges enrollment goals; Actively participate in regional professional associations and chapters to build networks and strong partnerships between Wells College and regional organizations; Act as primary liaison and advisor for regional marketing and advertising campaigns; Develop and create activities related to establishing strong relationships with area high schools and community colleges; Coordinate and execute location based recruitment events, receptions and campus visitation programs. Successful candidate will possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, stellar public speaking skills, able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines. Must be able to travel frequently and have a valid drivers license. Bachelor's degree (from a private, liberal arts college preferred.) Must reside in or near the five Boroughs of New York City. Minimum two years' experience in college admission required. Familiarity with New York and New Jersey metropolitan area schools and community colleges preferred. 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.

Electronically send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional or academic references (all in pdf format) to: Admissions Search- NYC Recruiter, at wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please.

 

Coordinator of Donor Relations

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Coordinator of Donor Relations. This non-exempt position will have the primary responsibility for the planning and implementation of the College's robust stewardship plan aimed at broadening and deepening the base of support for the College, consistent with the mission of the College. Working closely with colleagues in Advancement, President's Office, Communications and Marketing, and others, this position provides oversight and assistance for all areas related to donor stewardship, including donor recognition, engagement activities, events, and acting on inquiries from donors. Duties include but are not limited to: Oversight/coordination of the donor relations program plan; oversight of individual acknowledgement and communication process (gifts, birthday, deceased, pledges, in memory or honor, retirement, etc.); coordinate volunteer stewardship to include recognition, training and communications; coordinate Reunion donors and volunteer recognition; track endowment information to report earnings and award status to donors; oversight/coordination of supply of gifts, travel packets and staff prep materials; serve as administrative liaison for Wells College Alumnae and Alumni Association award committee and assist the committee's work; foster on-campus partnerships with those who can contribute to stewardship, including but not limited to the Office of Financial Aid, Business Office, faculty members and students; attend and assist with special donor and volunteer events; provide assistance with various projects and programs as required and other general office duties as assigned; foster positive relationships with on-and off-campus constituents; including but not limited to alumnae/i, volunteers, prospects, donors, members of the Board of Trustees, students and their families, vendors, faculty and staff. Successful candidate will possess Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including verbal, written and telephone communications. Excellent writing and editing skills. Above average computer and word processing knowledge and skills including knowledge of mainframe database operations, querying, and reporting from databases are essential. Must have the ability to conceptualize and implement programs and meet goals and deadlines. Basic accounting and analytic skills, attention to detail and ability to perform detailed operations accurately are also needed. Ability to prioritize, perform and manage multiple tasks. Ability to understand and provide verbal and written instructions. Must be highly organized, efficient, effective, inquisitive, be a team player, have initiative and a creative approach to problem-solving. Confidentiality and belief in the mission of higher education are essential. Occasional Travel may be required. B.A or A.A; 3 years related experience. Qualified candidates are required to electronically send a letter of application, resume and the names and phone numbers of three professional references (all in pdf format) to: Advancement Search-Coordinator of Donor Relations, wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please. 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. No phone calls please.

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

Nondiscrimination Policy

Wells College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and sexual harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Wells College policy.

This policy prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence against Wells College community members of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This policy also prohibits gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

The College has grievance procedures for any individual who has experienced harassment or discrimination and wishes to pursue resolution. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination may be referred to the College's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights:

Kit Van Orman

  • Manager of Human Resources and Business Services
  • Macmillan 206
  • Telephone: 315-364-3317
  • Email: kit@wells.edu

New York Office

  • Office for Civil Rights
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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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