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 Professor in Art History

The Wells College Visual Arts Program invites applications for a full-time one-year position in Art History beginning in August 2018.  The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 course load of undergraduate survey courses in Art History, with the possibility of teaching one special topics course in accordance with candidate’s specialization and the college’s curricular needs. Additionally, the successful candidate will supervise a senior project in Art History.  Particular competence in modern and contemporary art is preferred, but the successful candidate will teach survey courses ranging from Prehistoric to Contemporary periods. The search committee welcomes applications from those with secondary research interests in one or more of the following areas: Museum Studies, Film and Media Studies, Non-Western Art History or Literature, Gender Studies, or Book Arts. Ph. D. and previous teaching experience preferred, although A.B.D. candidates with strong qualifications will be considered. 

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. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) below.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Internal Candidates Apply          HERE

External Candidates Apply          HERE

Mathematics - One Year Full Time Position

Wells College seeks a versatile mathematics professor capable of teaching both upper-level courses and ones at the introductory level. In addition to teaching classes for students majoring in our Math, Physics, and Computer Science programs, we offer service courses for the social sciences and for the college's general education curriculum. We expect the successful candidate to have teaching experience in undergraduate courses; Ph.D. preferred, Master’s considered. The position will begin August 2018 and continue through the spring 2019 semester.

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

 

Internal Candidates                Apply Here

External Candidates                Apply Here

Faculty openings for the fall 2018 semester will be posted as they become available.

Administrative Assistant

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

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color. 

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applications should be submitted below 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

Alumnae and Alumni Engagement Officer

Wells College is seeking applicants to serve as Alumnae and Alumni Engagement Officer.  This position is a three year term position with the possibility of renewal.  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 and Alumni Engagement, the Alumnae and Alumni 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 and alumni as partners, advocates, and investors. This position will play a vital role in helping the advancement office achieve its engagement and alumni participation goals, serve the essential needs of Wells College and meet the desires of alumnae and alumni, including, but not limited to, admissions, academic and student life support, career services, class and affinity groups.
Candidate should possess a knowledge of programming and event coordination, and the ability to develop high quality alumnae/I engagement opportunities and special events, working knowledge of fundraising principles and strong knowledge of best practices in volunteer management with the proven ability to manage and train volunteers. Proficiency in customer relationship management systems and attendance at evening and weekend events is required. Experience as a leader in a volunteer setting and also in a higher education setting as a volunteer or employee is preferred. Bachelor's degree required.

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

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

internal Candidates Apply     HERE

External Candidates Apply    HERE

 

 

 

Assistant Director of Academic & Career Advising

Wells College seeks an Assistant Director of Academic and Career Advising. Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Academic and Career Advising, the Assistant Director assists student populations served by the Office of Academic and Career Advising in developing skills and gaining experiences they need for success in academic and work settings. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred; minimum 3 years experience in higher education required, experience in college career services preferred; strong interpersonal skills and communication techniques; and an inclusive student-centered philosophy of providing services and resources. 

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, 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 under 500, approximately 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé; and names and contact information for three professional references below. No phone one calls please.

 

Internal  Candidates Apply   HERE

External Candidates Apply     HERE

 

Campus Safety Officer

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

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

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

 

Educational and Other Requirements: Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and/or equivalent experience in law enforcement or campus safety required; current NYS Security Guard License required; First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain these certifications required; Must possess a valid New York State driver’s license with no current moving violations and/or convictions; Ability and flexibility to work all (3) shifts (6:30 am – 2:30 pm, 2:30 pm- 10:30-pm, and 10:30pm – 6:30 am), and the ability to work weekends, holidays, special events.

Wells College is a four-year, liberal arts and sciences, residential college located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York.  The College has a full-time enrollment of approximately 500 students and attracts students from throughout the United States and internationally.  Founded as a women's college, Wells College first admitted male students in 2005. At present, men represent a third of the student body.  Wells College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons.  The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Internal Candidates apply             HERE

External Candidates apply             HERE

Communications Associate

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for a three year full time position of Communications Associate.  This individual will participate broadly in the College’s communications and marketing initiatives. The associate will write, distribute, and post pieces that effectively communicate Wells’ mission and goals to internal and external audiences, including social media and the news media. The associate will actively contribute to efforts that lead to the success of Wells’ academic, recruitment, and advancement programs. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • ·Help tell the College’s story through the creation and distribution of strategic communications content, including feature stories, news articles, social media posts, newsletters, press releases, event promotions, reports, and other content across all platforms.
  • ·Develop and publish content on the College’s website and on its social media platforms in an integrated, comprehensive manner.
  • ·Serve as main liaison to vendor that hosts the College’s website. Monitor and approve web updates submitted by other campus users.
  • ·Manage the College’s promotion of on-campus events; including production of regular promotional materials, advertising, and cultivation of faculty and staff relationships across campus. Assist other offices/units of the College with web content development.
  • ·Assist with graphic design, layout, and printing of marketing materials, including posters, invitations, advertisements, and programs.
  • ·Serve as initial point of contact for journalists and other members of the media. Implement strategies to increase media interaction and placements.
  • ·Assist in the implementation of the College’s branding and advertising initiatives. Serve as point person for brand and visual identity standards for both internal and external constituents.
  • ·Manage print and electronic publications production schedules.
  • ·Develop and maintain system for monitoring and assessing communications initiatives, including media coverage generated on behalf of Wells College.
  • ·Assist in maintenance of the College’s digital assets, including photography and digital files. 

The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong work ethic and be flexible while undertaking a variety of tasks in a fast-paced office environment. The ability to self-start, meet deadlines and work under pressure are essential. The candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; an ability to handle highly confidential information in a professional manner; above-average computer skills (including proficiency with publishing and content management software, Microsoft Office Suite and an understanding of database systems); and project-management skills. Graphic design and digital image expertise (including working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other design software). Previous experience in the higher education or non-profit sector are also strongly preferred.  Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field; two to three years of related experience; or appropriate combination. 

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted online below  and include a cover letter, resume, and names of three references with contact information.

Internal Candidates Apply                 HERE

External Candidates Apply                 HERE

Coordinator of Writing Center & Instructor of Writing

Wells College is searching for a Coordinator of the Writing Center and Instructor of Writingto provide coordination of a wide range of writing support services for all students. In addition to coordinating the Writing Center, the position requires holding individual and group writing trainings with faculty, staff, and students; assessing campus writing programs, services, and resources, instructing the required College Writing course for first-year students, and maximizing campus opportunities to support students in their writing as a means and demonstration of their learning.

 

The position requires a Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or a related field with 3-5 years of experience working with college students; demonstrated ability to provide and coordinate writing programs and services for students and assess those programs and services; a working knowledge of composition and rhetoric; knowledge of student development and higher educational policies and procedures; excellent communication and computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills. An ability to work independently with little supervision required as is experience teaching. 

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color. 

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted below 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

Head Coach - Field Hockey

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

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

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

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

Internal Candidates apply     HERE

External Candidates apply     HERE

Major Gifts Officer

Wells College is seeking applicants for the position of Major Gift Officer. This is a four year term position with the possibility of renewal.  Under the supervision of the Director of Major and Planned giving, the Major Gift Officer will be responsible for raising funds in support of identified priorities at the College. The Major Gift Officer engages in strategic planning, program development, volunteer management, and major donor identification, cultivation solicitation, and stewardship, appealing to alumnae/i, parents, and friends of the college. The officer will manage a portfolio of major and leadership donors for the College.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •  Knowledge of advancement programs and major and planned gift development, including prospect tracking systems and proper documentation standards.
  •  Ability to think strategically about prospect management, with experience in moves management.
  •  Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  •  Must be able to handle confidential materials and information in a professional manner.
  •  Excellent oral, non-oral and written communication skills.
  •  Proven ability to analyze, plan and meet deadlines.
  •  Commitment to the values of a liberal arts education.
  •  Commitment to team participation.
  •  Ability to travel extensively by both car and plane, often outside the college's normal business hours.

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; at least two years non-profit fundraising experience with planned giving experience preferred. Experience in higher education alumni relations is also a preferred qualification. Must possess a valid driver's license.

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

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted online below and include a cover letter, resume, and names of three references with contact information.

Internal applicants apply    HERE

External applicants apply    HERE

 

Postal Clerk

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Postal Clerk. Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Pick up mail at the local post office.
  • Sort mail and place in boxes and distribute to offices.
  • Pick up outgoing mail from all offices.
  • Meter mail as needed.
  • Forward mail as appropriate.
  • Handle all parcels including: UPS, Federal Express, RPS, Consolidated Freight.
  • Manager the window and distribute mail to students during open hours
  • General clerical including: daily accounts, phone, files, greeting visitors. 

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:  Must be able to lift at least 70lbs and able to stand/walk for at least two hours at a time and be in good physical condition.  Must be highly organized, motivated, able to work independently with attention to details and a general knowledge of math and accounting practices.  Valid NYS driver's license with no convictions or moving violations.  Able to work with a diverse group of individuals.  

Qualification standards: High School or equivalent 

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.

Internal Candidates Apply   Here

External Candidates Apply   Here

 

Security Officer- Part-time

WellsCollege is seeking qualified candidates for the position of part-time security officer.  Duties include but are not limited to: patrolling campus, traffic and parking control, first aid assistance and crime prevention.  Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and/or equivalent experience in safety and security required. Successful candidate will have completed the Eight Hour NYS Pre-Assignment Training Course and have a valid driver’s license with no current moving violations and/or convictions.   Must be willing to work off hours including nights, weekends and holidays.  Must take and pass a driving test.  Qualified candidates may apply below and include cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references, No phone calls please. Wells College is an EEO employer and seeks to promote diversity in all its hires; under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internal Candidates Apply             HERE

External Candidates Appy             HERE

Van Driver

Wells College seeks applicants for the part-time position of van driver. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license with no current moving violations and or convictions and must be able to work nights, weekends and odd shifts. Good physical condition.  Experience preferred. Must take and pass a driving test.  Interested candidates may apply below.  Wells College is an EEO Employer.

Internal Candidates Apply    HERE

External Candidates Apply     HERE

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

Student Employment Positions

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

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