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.

Please click on the tabs below to see available faculty, staff, or student positions.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Global/World History

Wells College seeks a full time Visiting Assistant Professor of Global/World History beginning August 2022. The position is a two-year visiting appointment with potential conversion to tenure-track. Areas of specialization & thematic approaches are open, but historians of the Global South are strongly preferred. Ability to teach premodern & European history and interest in interdisciplinary work are pluses. Teaching responsibilities include introductory survey classes in world history, lower- & upper-level courses in areas of expertise, and a junior-level course in historiography. The successful candidate will also advise students, engage in curricular planning, and participate in faculty governance. Applicants must demonstrate strong commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to a student-centered undergraduate education.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD in History
• Undergraduate teaching experience
• Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Applications should be submitted online in PDF online below and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; and names and contact information for three references. Complete applications received by April 1 will receive full consideration. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

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Assistant Professor in Adolescence Education

Wells College is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Adolescence Education beginning August 2022. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, supervising clinical field placements and student teaching, engaging in service to the college, and maintaining a modest research agenda. The Wells College Education Program provides pathways to initial teaching certification at the undergraduate level through the Inclusive Education Major (dual certification in Special Education and General Education Grades 1-6) and the Adolescent Education Program (certification in one of seven content areas, Grades 7-12), in addition to a minor in Education.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in the field of education from an accredited institution or university. Successful candidates must have at least three years of experience working in K-12 public school classrooms with diverse populations.

Desired Qualifications: Post-secondary teaching experience working with teacher preparation programs. Experience supervising students in adolescence education field experiences and student teaching placements. Experience with national program reviews or national accreditation agencies such as the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Experience with program assessment. Expertise in instructional strategies for secondary education, multicultural education, and culturally relevant pedagogy.

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 must submit a cover letter, résumé, teaching statement, diversity statement, sample syllabus, and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on May 25th.

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Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Sciences: Health Sciences at the assistant professor level, starting Fall of 2022. Individuals from a variety of relevant health science backgrounds with a terminal degree are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Health Sciences, Human Nutrition, Medical Terminology, Health Science Senior Seminar, and subjects in the candidate's area of interest/expertise. This position will support curricular and extracurricular program development, experiential student learning opportunities, and advise students for a variety of careers in the health professions. The person selected for this position will also be an active member of the pre-health professions advising committee. A successful candidate will support research involving undergraduates and participate on campus-wide faculty committees. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching, investigative learning, conscientious advising, and their own continuing intellectual vitality.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. 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. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students. In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in a multicultural society.

Applicants should submit a CV, teaching philosophy and research statement, diversity statement, transcripts, and names of three references (all in one PDF) online below. Applications received before March 18, will receive full consideration.

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Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management

Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management position to support a new Bachelor of Science degree program. The new Hospitality Management degree program will work closely with key partners in the Finger Lakes region. The successful candidate may teach a variety of theoretical and applied courses in finance and hospitality management that may include Hospitality Financial Performance, Principles of Food Service, Revenue Management/Strategy, Specialty Operations, Designing and Marketing Experiences, and Beverage Service in the Finger Lakes Region. This candidate will serve as the department chair initially and develop new immersion and colloquial series courses. Depending on the background and area of expertise, this position may also teach a course in the business program. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The candidate will also be expected to participate in program and college duties including major/minor advising, program assessment, sponsoring internships, involving students in research, periodically contributing to general education curriculum, committee involvement, among others. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching and conscientious advising and display a record of scholarly contributions to the field. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. A completed Ph.D., DBA, or ABD in the field is required. The position will begin Fall 2022.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. Wells College is also located in the Village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and Auburn, and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. 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. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.
Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of complete applications will begin starting March 28 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online below in PDF and include a cover letter; CV; a statement of teaching; a statement of diversity; a sample syllabus; and names and contact information for three (3) references. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

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Assistant Professor of Business

Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business position to support a growing Bachelor of Science degree program. The successful candidate will teach a variety of theoretical and applied courses in finance and management, such as Accounting, Personal Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Human Resource Management, and topic courses in their area of expertise. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The candidate will also be expected to participate in program and college duties including major/minor advising, program assessment, sponsoring internships, involving students in research, periodically contributing to general education curriculum, committee involvement, among others. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching and conscientious advising and display a record of scholarly contributions to the field. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. A completed Ph.D., DBA, or ABD in the field is required. The position will begin Fall 2022.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. Wells College is also located in the Village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and Auburn, and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. 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. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of complete applications will begin starting March 28 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online below in PDF and include a cover letter; CV; a statement of teaching; a statement of diversity; a sample syllabus; and names and contact information for three (3) references. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

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Visiting Assistant Professor Languages & Cultures

Wells College seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Languages & Cultures to begin Fall 2022. PhD, MFA, or ABD required. The Visiting Assistant Professor position has the possibility of conversion to tenure-track after two years. This position will be housed within the Arts and Humanities Division and will serve the General Education requirement for students to study culture through language.

Preference will be given to candidates who have the experience and demonstrated ability to teach language within cultural contexts using pedagogical approaches that emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek a colleague who is collaborative and can bring innovative approaches to the instruction of language and its relationship to continuing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Desirable areas of scholarship include, but are not limited to: intersections of language, culture, literature, language and politics; language as it intersects with issues of race, class, gender, and disability; decolonizing and anti-racist pedagogies; and language as an embedded and embodied construction of culture.

This position invites innovation and creativity. Duties include teaching three courses per semester, which the hired candidate will design. Courses could include: Introductory and Intermediate level language, language and media studies, interdisciplinary studies that engage language learning across several areas of cultural and decolonial studies, Indigenous languages and cultures.

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in a multicultural society.

Required Qualifications:
● PhD (in hand or near completion), MFA, or other terminal degree from accredited institution or university; will consider candidates with other terminal degrees in applicable fields as well;
● Scholarly potential, demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence through the use of multicultural pedagogies;
● Experience in teaching at the college level;
● Interest in working closely with students, being available during office hours.

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, a sample syllabus, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Review of complete applications will begin on March 7th, however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Wells College seeks a full time tenure track Assistant Professor of Psychology to teach in the area of developmental psychology, share in offering courses such as general psychology, research methods, and senior capstone, support the education program with offerings in child and adolescent development, and offer courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Area of specialization is open but we seek a candidate whose scholarly interests support equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice. The successful candidate will also participate in program and college duties including academic advising, program assessment, committee service, among others. Terminal degree earned or expected by August 2022.

Wells College is committed to increasing faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to support students from all backgrounds and to prepare them for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located on unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. 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.

Please submit letter of interest; curriculum vita; sample syllabus; statements of teaching philosophy, diversity, and research interests/plans; and submit names and contact information of three professional references by applying online below.  Applications will be reviewed beginning March 7 and continue until the position is filled. Offer is contingent on a successful background screening.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Wells College seeks an Assistant Professor of Political Science in American Politics and Government. This is a 2-year Visiting appointment with possibility of conversion to tenure-track. A terminal degree or ABD in Political Science, Criminal Justice, Law, or other related fields is required. The successful candidate will teach innovative courses in our Political Science program, such as, Introduction to Political Science or American Politics, Democratic Theory, U.S. Congress, and U.S. Judiciary, as well as electives in their area of expertise. While the area of expertise is open, courses that contribute to our Criminal Justice program or that address issues of equity, inclusion and justice are highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in program and college duties including major/minor advising, program assessment, sponsoring internships, involving students in research, periodically contributing to general education curriculum, committee involvement, among others.

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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, statements of teaching philosophy, diversity, and research interests, as well as a sample syllabus. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor of Theatre

Wells College Theatre Program invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Acting and Directing to begin in the Fall of 2022. We seek an enthusiastic collaborator who can bring innovative, inclusive approaches to teaching and has a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity. The ideal candidate will bring a professional record in directing, performing, and developing new works, and can encourage connectivity between current Wells College Theatre students, alums, and professional theatrical artists.

A successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in acting, directing, management, and other technique-based courses. They will also direct and produce two theatrical productions a year, as well as assist in publicity and front of house duties for all additional program productions.

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is dedicated to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in a multicultural society. We strongly encourage applications from scholar-teachers who embrace equity, accessibility, anti-racist pedagogies, and inclusion. Candidates from underrepresented groups at Wells, including indigenous, black, TLGBQIA+, and people with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply. Wells College cannot sponsor visas for international candidates at this time.

Required Qualifications:
• MFA in Acting or Directing from an accredited institution or university
• Experience in acting and/or directing in regional or professional theatre
• Experience in teaching at a college level with scholarly potential, demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence through the use of multicultural pedagogies

Preferred Qualifications:
• Professional or educational experience in production and arts management
• Administrative experience, including budgeting and curriculum development

Essential Job Functions:
• Teach three courses per semester (9 credit-hours)
• Oversee the curriculum, production season, and budgets for Wells College Theatre Program
• Advising and assisting students in an academic and professional level; this includes, but not limited to, senior thesis, internships, and professional networking in and out of the classroom
• Support the college through participation in admissions events, service on faculty committees, and community engagement and outreach

Application Requirements:
• Cover letter
• CV
• Statement of teaching philosophy in which the candidate addresses their experience in teaching culturally and academically diverse student populations, and developing an inclusive classroom environment.
• Professional portfolio, including a statement of creative and research practice, uploaded as a single PDF (maximum, 15 pages) or website link
• List of three references
• Sample syllabus

Applications should be submitted online below. Complete applications received by March 25, 2022 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

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Assistant Professor of Studio Art

The Visual Arts Program at Wells College welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Studio Arts, specializing in 2D and photo, to begin in Fall 2022. We seek an interdisciplinary practitioner who has broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary art, who is active in their field with a record of professional achievement, who has demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and who is a strong teacher in digital and darkroom photographic practices.

We are looking for a candidate that can build up our 2D/Photography area and who is interested in collaborating across multiple disciplines. The ideal candidate will be able to create interdisciplinary coursework that bridges the Studio Art and Book Arts programs. This could include a wide range of experience with related media, such as print and publishing, 2D design, printmaking, drawing, painting, or video. They will be a mentor as well as teacher to guide students in engaging with contemporary concepts and contexts, and to prepare majors to face challenges in their professional practices as contemporary artists. We would welcome a colleague with a curatorial practice or interest.

About the Program

The Visual Art Program is housed within the Arts & Humanities Division at Wells College, and has three major concentrations: Studio Arts, Book Arts, and Art History. The Visual Arts major is centered on sustained individual mentorship, access to our String Room Gallery, and hands-on creative and professional practices. We offer a variety of courses in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, painting, photography, book-binding, letter-press, and sculpture, with particularly well-equipped ceramic, darkroom, and book arts facilities. Students can take advantage of numerous internship opportunities at regional museums, galleries, and arts organizations, as well as a study-abroad program in Florence, Italy.

About the College

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is dedicated to diversifying its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in society. We strongly encourage applications from scholar-teachers who embrace equity, accessibility, anti-racist pedagogies, and inclusion. Candidates from underrepresented groups at Wells, including indigenous, black, TLGBQIA+, and people with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply. Wells College cannot sponsor visas for international candidates at this time.

Required Qualifications:
• MFA from accredited institution or university
• Scholarly and professional potential
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, accessibility, and inclusive pedagogies
• Experience in teaching at the college level

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least two years of teaching experience
• Administrative experience, such as budgeting, curriculum, or program development
• Demonstrated ability to independently manage studio

Essential Job Functions:
• Teach three courses per semester (9 credit-hours)
• Contribute to curriculum development and budget oversight
• Support the college through participation in admissions events, service on faculty committees, and community engagement and outreach
• Management of program resources (studios, materials, student workers)
• Advise majors and mentor upper-level student work in a range of media

Application Requirements:
• Cover letter
• CV
• Statement of teaching philosophy in which the candidate addresses their experience in teaching culturally and academically diverse student populations, and developing an inclusive classroom environment.
• Portfolio (maximum of 15 artworks), including a statement of artistic and research practice, formatted as a single PDF
• List of three references
• Sample syllabus

Applications should be submitted online below. Complete applications received by April 8, 2022 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

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Additional faculty openings will be posted as they become available.

Dean of Students

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Dean of Students. The Dean of Students provides leadership to oversee the broad array of programs and services that support the educational, social, and cultural needs of the student body. The Dean of Students is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of Student Affairs and provides leadership and supervision to its staff members.

The Dean of Students will:

Leadership
1. Serve as a member of the Vice President's core leadership team.
2. Provide leadership and support for completion of the Vice President's goals and the Student Affairs responsibilities within the College's Strategic Plan. Current priorities for Student Affairs include advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and increasing retention and first-year and transfer enrollment.
3. Contribute to Middle States monitoring reports and other institutional assessment requirements.
4. Oversee recruitment, hiring, training and development of all Student Affairs personnel.
5. Oversee the TRIO Student Support Services grant to ensure achievement of program objectives and compliance with Department of Education requirements.
6. Attend all important functions of the Wells College Community (Convocation, Commencement, etc.).

Campus Service
7. Serve as co-advisor to the Collegiate Cabinet (Student Government) and as advisor to Community Court and Conduct Review Board.
8. Serve on the Enrollment Management Team and academic and student affairs committees including Academic Standing and Advising, Student Faculty Administration, and Admissions and Financial Aid. Attend Faculty meetings.
9. Serve as liaison to the Trustee Student Affairs Committee
10. Provide administrative and organizational oversite for the COVID-19 Response Team and the plans for reopening and operating the campus during the pandemic.
11. In coordination with the Office of Off-Campus Study, provide on-call crisis management for students travelling abroad on Wells flagship and affiliated programs.
12. Seek out and write grant applications to fund strategic initiatives within Student Affairs areas of responsibility.

Student Affairs Administration
13. Provide administrative oversight for the Offices of Student Activities and Leadership; Residence Life and Student Conduct; Accessibility Services and Learning Support; Student Outreach and Support; TRIO Student Support Services; Title IX Coordinator/College Compliance Officer; and Campus Safety and Security. Liaison for Student Affairs with Campus Medical Center and Wells Dining Services (Hallmark).
14. Plan, develop, and implement new student orientation programs.
15. Plan, develop and implement Student Affairs programming that will improve student life and facilitate the student educational experience.
16. Plan, develop, and implement programs of inclusive excellence that create an environment that enhances the retention and success of all students.
17. Advise and counsel students.
18. Develop and nurture strong positive relationship with academic programs in order to enhance the resources that support students.
19. Serve as a liaison between students and College departments and work closely with the departments to ensure students' needs and concerns are addressed.
20. Administer the Student Conduct Code and its associated policies and serve as a Judicial Appeals Officer.
21. Provide support for on-call crisis management to the residential community.
22. Develop training programs for staff and students as appropriate.
23. Oversee the operating budgets within Student Affairs.
24. Recommend to the Vice President long-range modifications and improvements for all aspects of Student Affairs.
25. Keep abreast of trends and issues in Student Affairs through professional associations and professional development activities.

Qualifications for position:

Required: Master's degree in higher education administration, student personnel services or a related field. Minimum five years of experience and demonstrated effectiveness in Student Affairs administration, including supervisory responsibilities. Experience with program assessment and evaluation. Commitment to a campus culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Experience with budget management. Excellent oral and written communication skills; computer skills; ability to handle extremely sensitive and confidential matters professionally; ability to work independently with little supervision.

Preferred: Doctoral degree; broad knowledge of student development theory, issues, and trends in the field; a working knowledge of best practices in student affairs; and familiarity with and demonstrated commitment to the mission and environment of a small, residential liberal arts college.

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in PDF). Position will remain open until position is filled.

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Registrar

Wells College is searching for a Registrar to serve 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. The Registrar is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the quality and integrity of student academic records; oversees the student information system's functions related to registration, advising, grades, course information and access to these functions by faculty and students via the campus portal; and submits internal and external reports.

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Applications should be submitted online below in PDF and include a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in PDF). The posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

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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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Director of Recruitment

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director of Recruitment. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Services, the Director of Recruitment will provide day-to-day guidance and supervision for a team of admissions counselors in promoting the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year, transfer, and international students. Essential duties include but are not limited to:

• Supervise a team of admissions counselors engaging in all aspects of undergraduate recruitment. Establish concrete goals and objectives; ensure accountability.
• Plan and implement ongoing training and professional development activities for new and continuing team members; mentor staff in enrollment best practices.
• Coordinate planning and implementation of recruitment activities, including recruitment travel and other outreach; analyze data and monitor metrics for success.
• Assist in the development of departmental goals and objectives informed by the college's strategic planning efforts, and the division's strategic enrollment plan.
• Assist in development and delivery of a comprehensive communications plan including print and electronic outreach, online, phone and in-person relationship management.
• Collaborate with others to effect continuous improvement of our recruitment and selection process for new students.
• Engage in recruitment travel and other activities to develop interest in the college. Directly communicate with prospective students and parents, alumni, school counselors and other audiences.
• Participate in the planning and delivery of on-campus recruitment events including individual campus visits, open houses, scholarship programs, and appropriate leadership programs.
• Provide high quality service to prospective students and families with regard to admission and financial aid. Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through a full range of communications vehicles including social media, video conference, letters, phone calls, interviews, e-mail, texts and personal visits. Counsel and advise students related to their college decision-making, answering their questions about Wells College.
• Review applications and provide recommendations for acceptance.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities are: A passion for engaging with prospective students and families and a commitment to the value of private higher education rooted in the liberal arts; A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to the educational experience; cultural humility and the motivation to continually develop intercultural competence; the capacity to positively promote an environment of inclusion; Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to speak publicly and interact with students and families in person, over the phone, via text, email, online, through social media, and other formats; An internal mechanism for accountability and a drive to meet goals and deadlines; Strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, handle confidential information in a professional manner, pay attention to details, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to form collaborative working relationships with others and contribute positively as a member of our team.

Position is full time working at least 35-40 hours per week plus nights, weekends, and special events on and off campus. Travel is expected.

Bachelor's degree is required with at least 3-5 years of experience with progressive responsibility in college/university admissions. Preference given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

• Master's degree and/or 5 or more years of experience in college/university admissions.
• Excellent technical/computer skills - including CRM systems (Wells College uses Slate), student information systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, etc.
• Ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision-making.
• Proficiency with social media.
• Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, including international students.
• Proficiency in multiple languages. (Spanish proficiency preferred)

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

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. No phone calls please.

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Associate Director of Admissions for Operations/Slate Administrator

Wells College seeks a forward thinking admissions professional with the skills and creative drive to maximize the potential of the Slate CRM. Reporting to the Vice President, the Associate Director for Operations is a full-time, leadership position in the Enrollment Services division that will support the college's enrollment efforts by providing Slate data management, data integrity and technical support to Admissions and Financial Aid and will engage in significant strategic and technical collaboration across campus. The primary functions include developing, overseeing, and documenting all current and new operational processes to ensure data integrity for the Slate CRM, and admission processes. This position will support innovation and change to enrollment and other college leadership.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Supervise Enrollment Operations Specialist, and as appropriate, contracted professional services
• Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the Slate CRM (structures, tables, forms, data integrity and security, flow of data across processes/units). Manage department security/user profiles and user access. Develop and provide training and technical support for all local and baseline programs and processes, writing and reviewing SQL-based queries and reports, analyzing and solving technical issues, responding to ad hoc information requests, and developing and maintaining written procedures
• Lead project management and planning. In collaboration with other members of the Enrollment Services leadership team, develop reasonable timelines for completing new projects and ensure projects achieve intended outcomes. Evaluate the effectiveness of projects and activities to inform technology and communications planning
• Manage administrative reporting on enrollment data (sources, applicants, admits, enrolled, etc.), processing production, and other strategic and tactical reports
• In collaboration with Information Technology, oversee proper and timely installation of new patches/releases to relevant software, data integrity, and data integration
• Serve as member of Enrollment Services leadership team. Create effective partnerships and work collaboratively across campus, serving as primary liaison with offices of IT, Finance, and other departments. Lead and/or participate in cross-departmental projects as appropriate
• Work with outside vendors (Common Application, CRM provider, marketing partners, etc.) to interface with software/services to meet the needs of the department or to deliver critical data/processes
• Coordinate training of staff for effective use of the Slate CRM system and report generation. Provide appropriate and timely training to admissions staff as requested and needed, including the development and implementation of audit procedures for processes.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
• Experience working with Technolutions Slate or other CRM as an administrator or back-end solution builder.
• A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to the educational experience; cultural humility and the motivation to continually develop intercultural competence; the capacity to positively promote an environment of inclusion
• Ability to handle multiple priorities; communicate well in written and verbal form with staff; ability to train users on computer system processes; commitment to continuous process improvement
• Excellent problem solving and investigative skills. Ability to recognize and prevent potential errors
• Ability to work effectively as a team player and independently, producing timely, high quality results
• Ability to use reporting tools to manipulate data
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word and Excel

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in managing an information technology system or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Skills to manage full time staff with a demonstrated ability to provide independent leadership and direction in in a fast paced office setting

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in information systems management/related field or comparable experience in computer system management
• Direct/significant experience with Technolutions Slate and familiarity with Jenzabar EX or other integrated student information system, PowerFAIDS or other financial aid management system
• Experience in college/university administration, admissions or other enrollment management area
• Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript

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 all with current contact information.

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Admissions Data and Operations Specialist

Wells College seeks a self-directed and detail-oriented professional to serve as Admissions Operations Specialist. Reporting to the Associate Director for Operations/Slate Administrator, the Admissions Operations Specialist will use technology, electronic data systems and processes to support the admission and enrollment of students. The person in this position has oversight of application workflows, document processing (physical and electronic), data collection and reporting and maintenance of admissions operations, and supports Customer Relationship Management (CRM) communications. The Operations Specialist is a primary contact for internal and external constituents regarding enrollment operations and will contribute to a collaborative admissions team, developing reports, and ensuring the integrity of application and admissions processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to the Following:
- Assist with CRM system and other process documentation, data management, upgrades, testing, and troubleshooting.
- Manage the import of admission application data and materials into the electronic platform for application processing and review.
- Maintain the Wells College application and third-party applications.
- Facilitate data exchange with external vendors and partners.
- Manage the import and export of data to the Slate CRM including inquiry and applicant data from internal and external sources.
- Maintain data integrity of all admissions files, applications, and enrollment decisions.
- Process and index electronic and physical documentation pertaining to the application process.
- Serve as document steward and archive manager.
- Update student records in the central student information system (Jenzabar EX).
- Build, update, and test forms and manages the admission cycle tasks.
- Support the enrollment team in creating queries, reports.
- Coordinate admissions office correspondence: manage the development, editing, indexing of official letters and notifications, in print, email and on the admissions portal.
- Manage inventory of print publications.
- Coordinate mailing processes: maintain working relationships with external vendors, post offices, etc.
- Assist in administration of admissions office budget.
- Serve as a point of contact for students and families, including those who are experiencing technical issues with the application process.
- Supervise student workers.
- Collaborate with other offices such as the Dean of Students, Registrar, Residence and Student Life to ensure successful new student experiences including advising, registration, housing and orientation.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
- Prior work experience in higher education, customer service, or a similar field.
- Two or more years of relevant experience providing technical and operational support in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience and proficiency with constituent relationship management (CRM) systems (Wells College uses Technolutions Slate) and student information systems (Wells Colleges uses Jenzabar).
- Ability to work with and understand CRM application configuration, administration, and communication flow.
- Knowledge of higher education environment and associated business functions. Prior experience working in Admissions or Financial Aid offices is strongly preferred.
- Proficiency with systems, technology integration, spreadsheets (Excel), and database applications.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate technological information in oral and written form.
- Demonstrated time management skills and an ability to multitask while meeting concurrent deadlines.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality and data integrity.
- Willingness to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Ability to lift 20 – 25lbs.

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.

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Admissions Counselor

Wells College seeks a talented and goal-oriented admissions professional to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year and transfer students, parents and families, school counselors, and other key audiences. Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Plan and coordinate recruitment activities to meet and exceed enrollment goals, including:

  • Travel within assigned region: Travel approximately ten to twelve weeks to promote the college. Meet prospective students and parents; attend college fairs, college nights, and other programs; interview students; host receptions; develop ongoing working relationships with alumni, school counselors, independent consultants.
  • Intentional outreach via text, phone, email, online video conferencing and other platforms.

2. Participate in on-campus recruitment events including individual and group campus visits, open houses, scholarship and student leadership programs.
3. Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families. Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through a full range of communications vehicles including video conference, letters, phone calls, interviews, e-mail, texts and personal visits. Counsel and advise students related to their college decision-making, answering their questions about Wells College.
4. Serve as student and family advocate, discussing financial aid estimates and offers, academic interests, and fit for Wells College. Assist students and parents with admission and financial aid applications, advising and registration, and all matters related to their enrollment.
5. Review applications and provide recommendations for admission decisions.
6. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Additional responsibilities may include one or more of the following:

  • Creating, posting and managing content for social media channels
  • Assisting with recruitment and yield events on- and off-campus
  • Creating admissions reports and providing admissions data to national surveys and higher education data collection organizations
  • Serving as a liaison between the Admissions Office and other offices/entities
  • Coordinating alumni volunteer activities
  • Coordinating and assisting with other projects

The candidate must possess:

  • A passion for engaging with prospective students and families and a commitment to the value of private higher education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to the educational experience; cultural humility and the motivation to continually develop intercultural competence; the capacity to positively promote an environment of inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to speak publicly and interact with students and families in person, over the phone, via text, email, online, through social media, and other formats
  • An internal mechanism for accountability and a drive to meet goals and deadlines
  • Strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, handle confidential information in a professional manner, pay attention to details, perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to form collaborative working relationships with others and contribute positively as a member of our team

A bachelor's degree is required. Preference given to candidates who possess one or more of the following: Master's degree, excellent technical/computer skills - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, and constituent relationship management (CRM) systems; ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision-making; proficiency with social media and content management; experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and proficiency in multiple languages (Spanish proficiency preferred).

General hours of work- 35-40 hours per week plus nights and weekends as needed.

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in PDF). Posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.

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Network Administrator

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for Network Administrator. The Network Administrator is responsible for maintaining and supporting all aspects of the network infrastructure on campus and to maintain all the servers and systems used by Wells College. It is their responsibility to keep the network and data secure, systems up to date and backed up. Primary duties include but are not limited to:

• Maintain and enhance cyber security at or above industry standards
• Manage Active Directory both on premise and in Azure
• Manage Google Workspace environment
• Manage Google Cloud Platform apps
• Administer the VMWare system and virtual servers
• Administer physical servers, network appliances, network storage and workstations
• Administer Disaster Recovery
• Administer the Exchange and Google email systems utilized by the college
• Manage the Firewall (Currently a Meraki appliance with cloud-based administration)
• Administer the Spam Filter system (Barracuda)
• Support and manage the VPN (OpenVPN server on Untangle) and Duo 2Factor
• Manage Single-Sign-On and Multi Factor Authentication (Currently use QuickLaunch and Azure for MFA)
• Administer multiple VLANs
• Maintain Network Switches (Cisco, Meraki, and Juniper)
• Manage the SSL certificates for various servers, Windows, and Linux OS
• Manage all DNS records, internal and external
• Manage the Wi-Fi Systems (Fortinet and Meraki)
• Monitor network, and Internet bandwidth usage and manage network controls using Untangle NGFW and Meraki Traffic Shaping
• Administer the server and client anti-virus platform (ESET)
• Maintain and manage multiple Web Servers (Windows, Linux)
• Support and maintain Network Printers and Printer Management system (Papercut)
• Administer the security camera system(s)
• Manage the IT asset management system
• Manage Mobile Device management, primarily for Apple devices (JAMF)
• Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary
• Create and update technical documentation for network installations or changes to existing installations
• Maintain computer imaging systems and procedure to provide a consistent Operating System across the computer environment
• Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems
• Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware
• Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures and maintain control records
• Coordinate with vendors and with company personnel to facilitate purchases
• Setup servers for new systems and assist with the installation and administration of new applications
• Administer systems, such as Zoom, Google Cloud Services, Microsoft 365, AdAstra Schedule, Pathifyhq, Adobe Admin Console, LabStats, and the College Learning Management System (Moodle.)
• Assist other areas of IT department
• Offer training to IT staff and campus community

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Need knowledge of Cisco, Meraki, VMware, Microsoft Network Operating Systems and PC desktop operating systems, including Apple Server and OS and Linux. Must have working knowledge of Active Directory, Azure, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Group Policies, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Radius, VPN, Certificate Management, ASP Classic, PHP, MySQL, MS-Access, MS-SQL, and malware remediation. The ability to write technical documents and guides.

Successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field with one-year relevant experience, or Associate's degree, Technical School Certificate, and two years relevant experience.

The is considered an Exempt position, and the workload dictates the hours to be worked. This position is considered an Essential Position, and work after hours will be expected to fix issues. The option to work from home after hours, and occasionally during standard work hours is available for this position, but most of the time will be spent on campus. Standard work is 35 to 40 hours Monday-Friday.

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

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. No phone calls please.

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Head Coach - Softball

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10-month position of Head Coach for Softball. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Softball 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 Fall and/or Winter sports; strength and conditioning; equipment room management; recreational sports programming; facility management; scheduling; 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 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 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. No phone calls please.

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Head Athletic Trainer

Wells College seeks applicants for the full time, 11-month position of Head Athletic Trainer. The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for all aspects of the Sports Medicine Office and administering proper care, prevention, training and support for the student athletes participating in the 15 NCAA Division III teams. The Head Athletic Trainer reports to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The successful candidate will be specifically responsible for the following functions: provide treatment and rehabilitative care for student athletes; supervise contracted Assistant Athletic Trainers and student intern(s); coordinate with the team physician and the Community Health Center, the administration of the pre-participation exam process and all "clear to play" decisions; assist student athletes and families with the insurance claim process; manage the athletic training budget; revise appropriate handbooks and emergency action procedures; maintain records for all intercollegiate athletic sports injuries; provide and coordinate sports medicine coverage for all home contests (and men's lacrosse away contests); schedule athletic training coverage for all practice sessions; knowledge of and compliance with NCAA, conference and professional association (e.g. NATA) Health and Safety Guidelines; other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications: bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred); BOC certified in Athletic Training; licensed in New York State; certification in CPR/AED. At least 2 years athletic training/sports medicine (Graduate Assistantship included) experience preferred.

Wells College is a 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. 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. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates may apply online below. Applicants must include a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information for each. No phone calls please.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS     APPLY HERE

Security Officer

Wells College is seeking qualified candidates for full-time and part-time security officers.  Duties include but are not limited to: patrolling campus, traffic and parking control, first aid assistance and crime prevention.  Educational and Other Requirements: Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and/or equivalent experience in law enforcement or campus safety required; current NYS Security Guard License required; First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain these certifications required; Must possess a valid New York State driver’s license with no current moving violations and/or convictions; Ability and flexibility to work all shifts and the ability to work weekends, holidays, special events.  Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter; résumé; and names, titles, and contact information for three references below.  Wells College is an EEO Employer committed to diversity. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. 

Internal Candidates Apply     HERE

External Candidates ApplY     HERE

            

Custodian

Wells College seeks applicants for the full time position of Custodian. Duties include but are not limited to: routine manual work and special projects involving the overall care of on and off campus buildings and to insure a clean and safe environment for residents, faculty, staff and visitors. Successful candidate will be highly motivated, a self-starter and willing to work nights and weekends. Must be capable of moving heavy objects and occasionally lift at least 75lb. Valid NYS Drivers License with no current moving violations. Some previous experience preferred. Applications will be accepted electronically below. Candidates must include names and contact information of three professional references along with application materials.   The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination. No phone calls please.

 

External Candidates Apply  Here

Internal Candidates Apply   Here

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

Employment Positions

the following positions are available for the 2021-22 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!

Admissions Tour Guide

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Athletic Events Assistant

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE   

Buildings and Grounds Assistant (2 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Campus Safety Dispatcher (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Communications Assistant (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Emily Howland After School Language Program (2 positions)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

IT Help Desk Assitant (1 position)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Learning Support - Writing Center

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Math Clinic Assistant (3 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Peachtown Elementary (5 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Peer Tutors (8 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS    APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Schwarts Athletic Center Front Desk Worker (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Social Media Specialist (2 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

Visual Arts Assistant (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

NEW STUDENT WORKERS     APPLY HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Working at Wells
Whether in the classrooms, the offices, or the grounds, Wells is a beautiful place to spend your day.

Our mission is for every student to think critically, reason wisely and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. On our beautiful lakeside campus, students gain the knowledge, skills and experience to create their own unique path.

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