Employment

Set in the heart of the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, Wells College boasts a vibrant, diverse, and tight-knit campus community.

Our campus is centrally located and provides easy access to many metropolitan, cultural and educational centers, with a high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities in the area. The picturesque village of Aurora is 30 minutes from Ithaca; one hour from Rochester and Syracuse; two to three hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and five hours from New York City. Read more about what it's like to work at Wells.

Most Wells employees live in one of six nearby counties and can choose from a variety of living environments, including larger metro areas, smaller cities, or the many neighboring villages and hamlets.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance plans
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time away, including 12 paid holidays and vacation days each year
  • Flexible work hours
  • Summer hours (four-day work week)
  • Dependent tuition benefits, including tuition remission at Wells and tuition exchange with other member institutions
  • Free parking and use of the fitness center, pool and other campus facilities
  • An Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P), which provides counseling for employees in need
  • All employees are eligible and have the option to join either Empower Federal Credit Union or Community Federal Credit Union, of which Wells is a member

Whether it's the great outdoors, family fun or the arts you're after, Aurora and its environs have something for everyone: you can kayak in Cayuga Lake; hike the surrounding nature trails; ski or golf at local courses and resorts; explore the many nearby state parks, stunning waterfalls and gorges and visit the region's many award-winning wineries, local craft breweries and delicious dining options—all within easy reach. We think you'll find Wells and its environs to be a most warm and wonderful place.

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CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

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Visiting Assistant Professor Women’s and Gender Studies

Wells College seeks a full-­‐time Visiting Assistant Professor to start August 2019. Doctorate, ABD, or MFA required. Expertise in Women's and Gender studies, scholarly potential, demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence through the use of multicultural pedagogies required. Desirable areas of teaching and scholarship: intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and dis/ability. Duties include teaching three courses per semester in Women’s and Gender Studies, senior project supervision, and academic advising for WGS majors. We seek a colleague who can bring innovative multicultural approaches to teaching and who has a demonstrated commitment to 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 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. 

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. 

Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Internal candidates may apply through their ADP account.  View positon and apply through the Career Center.

External Candidates Apply Here

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. Wells College, Aurora, NY. Full-time one-year (2019-2020) appointment in Psychology. Teaching load is three courses per semester and includes both introductory and upper-level offerings. We seek a colleague who can bring innovative multicultural approaches to the teaching of social and developmental psychology and who has a demonstrated commitment to 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 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. 

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

Applications should be submitted online at and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Internal candidates apply through personal ADP account here

External candidates apply here

Assistant Professor - Art History

The Wells College Visual Arts Program invites applicants for a Full Time, Tenure-Track position in Art History to begin in August 2019. The Program seeks a committed educator with specialty in Contemporary Art History and passion for teaching in a Liberal Arts environment. This position serves as the primary faculty member for the College’s Art History curriculum, and is responsible for introductory to upper-level courses in the field.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach critical theories and methodologies, and will apply such approaches throughout the curriculum. Global and intersectional approaches to the Art History curriculum are expected. Opportunities exist to develop new courses and to collaborate on the development of new curriculum in the Visual Arts. The successful candidate will facilitate and respond to diverse student learning needs. 

The Visual Arts Program offers a B.A. in Visual Art, with concentrations available in Art History, Book Arts, and Studio Art. The appointment includes a 3/3 teaching load, mentoring undergraduate senior thesis work in Art History, and the committee service, scholarship, student advising, and departmental collaboration necessary for tenure-track advancement.  

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. 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. 

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Art History or Visual Studies (with demonstrable ability to offer general Art History survey courses), completed by August 2019
  • Documented publishing and/or professional experience
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sub-specialties in Design, Book, or Media Studies/History; Women’s & Gender Studies; and/or Museum Studies. 

Application Materials:

  • letter of application
  • C.V.
  • list of three references with contact information
  • 2 Sample Syllabi: Ideally one for introductory survey course/one for upper level course
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Diversity Statement

 Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Professor-Mathematics

Wells College seeks a versatile mathematics professor capable of teaching both upper-level courses and ones at the introductory level, including calculus and statistics, as well as occasional computer science and/or non-lab based physics courses, beginning August 2019. Our program in Mathematical and Physical Sciences offers BA degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. In addition to teaching duties within the majors, we offer service courses for the social sciences and for the college’s general education curriculum. The successful candidate will also oversee student projects, serve as an academic advisor, be an active member of the college community, and continue to engage in scholarship. 

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

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. 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. 

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

Applications should be submitted online  and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Tenure-Track Modern Languages/Spanish

Wells College invites applicants for a Full-Time, Tenure-Track position in Modern Languages/Spanish to begin in August 2019. In addition to teaching courses in Spanish language and culture, the successful candidate will administer programs in modern languages, develop courses that serve the General Education Curriculum in language and culture, and serve as a faculty advisor for different off-campus study programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach language acquisition in innovative ways and will facilitate and respond to diverse student learning needs. 

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. 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. 

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, completed by August 2019
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with other modern languages 

Application Materials

  • letter of application
  • C.V.
  • list of three references with contact information
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Diversity Statement 

Review of applications will begin March 1; applications are due no later than March 15.

 

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Modern Languages/Spanish - 2 Year Visiting Position

Wells College invites applicants for a 2-year visiting position to begin in August 2019 to teach courses in Spanish language and culture. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach language acquisition in innovative ways and will facilitate and respond to diverse student learning needs. 

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. 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. 

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, completed by August 2019
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with other modern languages 

Application Materials

  • letter of application
  • C.V.
  • list of three references with contact information
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Diversity Statement 

Review of applications will begin March 1; applications are due no later than March 15.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here 

Additional faculty openings will be posted as they become available.

Grounds Worker

Wells College seeks applicants for the fulltime position of Grounds Worker.  Duties include but are not limited to:  mowing, planting, trimming, snow removal, sweeping, raking and other manual duties related to grounds keeping.  Must possess a valid NYS license with no moving violations.  Candidates with previous experience maintaining athletics fields preferred.  Must have knowledge and mechanical abilities to operate and maintain various types of equipment; capable of working in high and/or confined spaces; able to work alone and as part of a team; willing to work in all types of weather, ability to understand and follow oral and written direction and willing to work nights and weekends as needed.  Qualified candidates are to apply on line on below. No phone calls please. Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs.  The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

 

Internal Candidates apply:  APPLY HERE

 External Candidates apply:  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

            

IT Help Desk Specialist

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of IT Help Desk Specialist.  This positions provides technical support for all areas of technology on campus, including: classroom technology, windows and mac operating systems, Audio/Visual systems, software and hardware support. Be available to support events, including some evening and weekend work.  Supervise student employees and handle the day to day operations of the Help Desk.  Duties include but are not limited to: 

1.             Hardware support including:  maintenance on current computers, installation of new computers and installation upgrades (both PC and Macintosh.). Should be familiar with system imaging software and PC hardware repair.

2.             Software support including: installation of software, end-user support for faculty, staff and students. Update and patch software as needed and provide training and creating training resources.

3.             Maintain and support classroom technology, computers, projectors, document cameras, printers, copiers, 3D Printers, sound systems and control systems such as Extron.

4.             Support Audio and Video for events, including filming events and editing video content. Maintain video content online at YouTube.

5.             Keep current inventory of all IT equipment and order supplies as needed.

6.             Manage Help Desk Social Media and IT web content.

7.             Remain current with new software and hardware products.

8.             Coordinate Event Requests for IT department.

9.             Assist with managing the budget.

10.           Assist with planning and implementing equipment rotation cycles.

11.           Assist with hiring, training, and supervising student employees. 

Excellent organizational, scheduling and computer skills.  Extensive knowledge of both PC and Macintosh environments. Experience with audio and video editing preferred. Understanding of sound systems and mixing boards desirable. Strong interpersonal skills.  Ability to work with a diverse population. Self-starter, able to set priorities and work independently with little supervision.  Bachelors or higher degree preferred, but minimum of an Associate’s degree in computer related field with at least one year previous experience providing user support or equivalent education and experience.  Experience in decision making and setting schedules.  Must be physically able to lift computer equipment and small printers, to crawl under desks for installations and to be able to walk around campus. 

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.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

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 JOB FUNCTIONS/TASKS: 

1.   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.

2.   Participate in on-campus recruitment events including individual campus visits, open houses, scholarship programs, and appropriate leadership programs.

3.   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.

4.   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.

5.   Review applications from assigned territory and provide recommendations for acceptance.

6.   Develop a recruitment plan and recruitment initiatives for assigned territory that meet the colleges enrollment goals.

7.   Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Additional responsibilities may include one or more of the following: 

  • Coordinating current student involvement in admissions (overnight hosting program, student volunteer program).
  • Assisting with coordination and setup of on-campus recruitment and yield events.
  • Creating admissions reports and reporting admissions data to national surveys and higher education data collection organizations.
  • Serving as a liaison between the Admissions Office and academic divisions. 
  • Coordinating admissions alumni volunteer activities. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, detail oriented, stellar public speaking skills, speak with students over the phone with ease and comfort, able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines. Must be able to travel frequently and own personal vehicle. Able to see, hear and speak effectively to perform the required tasks of the position. 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: 

Bachelor’s degree (from a private, liberal arts college preferred.) 

Preference 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 recruiting and supporting international student populations.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Proficiency in multiple languages. 

HOURS OF WORK:   35-40 hours per week plus nights and weekends as needed. 

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity inall of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, resume, and names of three references with contact information.  No phone calls please.

Internal candidates please apply directoy through their personal ADP account  here

External candidates apply here

Book Arts Center Director

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time (12 month) position of Director for the Book Arts Center. As Center Director, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of our vibrant and historic Book Arts Center, including but not limited to: maintaining the book arts center building and studio spaces; managing the production and marketing of Wells College Press; running the annual Book Arts Summer Institute program; contributing to the development and marketing of various programs, lecture series, special collections, and residencies; managing budgets for the academic program, Wells College Press, and the Summer Institute; interfacing and collaborating with campus and local communities as well as regional book arts organizations; overseeing the Victor Hammer Fellow and Assistant Director; and working with the Wells College Book Arts Center Advisory Board on furthering the mission of the center. 

Applicants for the position should have a minimum of a master’s degree; excellent skills in binding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and/or printmaking; good interpersonal skills; successful teaching experience in both short workshops and longer courses; a record of meeting deadlines; and a collaborative spirit. Possibilities exist depending on experience to make additional contributions to the Visual Arts Program through course instruction, involvement with the String Room Gallery or involvement with the Visual Communication, Art History, Creative Writing, and Museum Studies majors and minors.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should apply below and include:

*a letter of application

*a resume

*a list of three references with contact information

*a sample of 5-10 works by the applicant

*a diversity statement

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

 Internal candidates Apply  Here

External Candidates Apply  Here 

Wells College is a nationally-recognized, private liberal arts college located on the shores of beautiful Cayuga Lake. Founded in 1868, Wells provides a rigorous and relationship-based academic experience strengthened by the College's emphasis on community, residential atmosphere, and dedication to hands-on learning. The mission of Wells College is to teach students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives.​

Assistant Director, Academic Coordinator - Book Arts Center

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time (10 month) position of Assistant Director and Academic Coordinator for the Book Arts Center. As Assistant Director​ and Academic Coordinator, the successful candidate will oversee all pedagogical aspects of our vibrant and historic Book Arts Center, including but not limited to: teaching two classes per semester, participating in curriculum development for the book arts and book studies programs in concert with other departments, overseeing internships and work study students, participating in recruitment and retention initiatives, advising students, and working in partnership with and under the center director. This is a two-year grant funded position with a possible extension contingent on additional outside funding. 

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

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should apply below and include:

*a letter of application

*a resume

*a list of three references with contact information

*a sample of 5-10 works by the applicant

*a sample of 5-10 works by the applicant’s students

*a statement of teaching philosophy

*a diversity statement​

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

Internal Candidates Apply  Here

External Candidates Apply  Here 

Wells College is a nationally-recognized, private liberal arts college located on the shores of beautiful Cayuga Lake. Founded in 1868, Wells provides a rigorous and relationship-based academic experience strengthened by the College's emphasis on community, residential atmosphere, and dedication to hands-on learning. The mission of Wells College is to teach students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives.

 

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Summer Help - Golf Course

Wells College seeks applicants for seasonal part time positions at our golf course.  Positions would range from grounds worker to clubhouse staff.  Interested candidates apply below.  No phone calls please.  Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs.  The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Candidates Apply     HERE

Assistant Director for Annual Giving

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Annual Giving.  Primarily responsible for working with the Director of Annual Giving to help with strategic planning and implementation of annual giving programs to effectively broaden the base of support for the College. Duties include but are not limited to:  Assist with implementing and promoting donor outreach activities and communications. Work with the FARGO board and strengthen volunteer and prospect management 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, Career Services and Communications.  Work with the Director in the implementation of the annual appeal for budget and special project 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 recent alumni in order to build stronger ties to the College and encourage attendance at College events, volunteer activity and financial support.  Establish goals, track and evaluate programs of responsibility.  Detailed position description available here.

The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and two or more years of experience in fund raising and alumni relations experience, with outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills with individuals at all levels of the 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, very detail oriented, highly motivated, and able to juggle multiple and changing priorities, exhibiting excellent organizational and time management skills.  Demonstrated volunteer management and supervisory skills needed.  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, or phonathon experience preferred. 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.  Travel is required along with some night and weekend responsibilities. 

Wells College is committed to increasing staff and faculty diversity, recognizing that a diverse workforce enhances the learning community for our students as well as increases personal and professional success.  To apply please submit letter of application, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references (all in pdf)  below.  Position will remain open until filled.  No phone call please.

Internal Candidate 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

Alumnae/i Engagement Officer

Wells College seeks outstanding candidates to serve as Alumnae/i Engagement Officer. The successful candidate will focus on the cultivation of alumnae and alumni to strengthen their ties to Wells College. Reporting to the Director of Alumnae/i Engagement, the Alumnae/i Engagement Officer is responsible for building relationships with Wells alumni to engage them in activities that will enhance the future of our college. This position will implement a strategic approach to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward our Alumnae/i as partners, advocates, and investors. This position will play a vital role in helping the advancement office achieve its engagement and alumni participation goals and serves the essential needs of Wells College and the meets the desires of alumnae/i, including, but not limited to, admissions, academic and student life support, career services, class and affinity groups.

Responsibilities: 

  • Under the direction of the Director of Alumnae/i Engagement and other senior leaders of the advancement office, the engagement officer designs, develops, and manages alumnae/i engagement opportunities and programming to engage, cultivate, and educate alumni, parents, friends and students on personal, professional and intellectual levels to encourage their increasing support to Wells College
  • Manages all regional engagement opportunities and programming evites and newsletters via email and telephone
  • Enhances and fosters deeper partnerships, engagement opportunities and programming with campus departments including, but not limited to, the Office of Advancement, the Career Center, the Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs, and Admissions.
  • Communicates, collaborates, and coordinates with the Advancement team as well as various constituent offices and departments throughout campus to provide pre-planning and onsite management of assigned engagement opportunities and programming
  • Generates ideas to create content for campus communications, social media and marketing and will communicate with alumni through emails and newsletters. Interviews alumni to develop content for college communications
  • Where appropriate, solicits new and increased gifts to the Wells College Annual Fund, and refers qualified major gift prospects to Wells College gift officers.
  • Regularly analyzes programming and makes recommendations for program refinement and is responsible for reporting, assessment and ROI for alumni engagement events and programs
  • Solicits each individual within the assigned portfolio for a financial gift to Wells College each and every year

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of programming and event coordination, and the ability to develop high-quality alumnae/i engagement opportunities and/or special events
  • Working knowledge of fundraising principles
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in volunteer management with the proven ability to manage and train volunteers
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the proven ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency and collaboratively with colleagues from across the institution, while exercising discretion and diplomacy in all interactions.
    • Excellent skills in cultivating relationships with the ability to understand and tend to the needs of alumni body, enthusiastically, promptly and effectively.
    • Demonstrated collaborative approach with the proven ability to cultivate communication and foster team work with a diverse audience including alumnae/i, donors, faculty, staff, parents, and students.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to compile and analyze data and produce metrics.
    • Strong project coordination and organizational skills.
    • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically MS outlook, Word, and Excel. Other software proficiency in databases and web-based applications.
    • A high level of independence, with the ability to work effectively and successfully off campus with minimal supervision.
    • Proficiency in customer relationship management (CRM) systems
    • Ability to travel extensively. Attendance at evening and weekend events is required.

Experience:

  • Preferred: Experience as a leader in a volunteer setting    
  • Preferred: Experience in a higher education setting as a volunteer or employee
  • Special consideration will be given to qualified candidates who are alumnae/i of Wells College
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer management and program development
  • Experience in alumni relations or customer relations and engagement or related fiel

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Wells College is committed to increasing staff and faculty diversity, recognizing that a diverse workforce enhances the learning community for our students as well as increases personal and professional success.  To apply please submit letter of application, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references (all in pdf) on-line at www.wells.edu/employment.  Position will remain open until filled.  No phone call please.

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Student Employment Positions

The following positions are available for the 2018-19 Academic year

Art Gallery Assistant (1 position available)

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Emily Howland After School Language Program (2 positions available)

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Admissions Tour Guide (2 positions available)

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 Lifeguard (1 position available)

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Athletic Events Assistant

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Communications Assistant (2 positions available)

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Math Clinic Assistant (5 positions available)

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Peer Tutors (14 positions available)

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Building and Grounds Assistant (5 positions available)

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Peachtown Elementary (1 position available)

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