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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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

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, Student Activities

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Coordinator, student activities (late night and weekend programs)

Reporting to the Director of Student Activities, this individual will support student clubs and organizations with their programming efforts in conjunction with the Director. The Coordinator will also oversee two large scale programs a semester and work in the on call duty rotation as a member of the Dean of Student residential life staff.  Keeping students as the focus, this team member will assess and focus their work on student satisfaction, engagement and participation.  Typical work day will be 12 – 8pm but can flex based on campus priorities and programming needs. This is a live-in position with a campus meal plan. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Programming:

 Coordinate and assist in the supervision of evening and weekend programs

  • Coordinate two large scale programs a semester in conjunction with the Director
  • Share oversight and advisement of student clubs and organizations including Programming Board
  • Collaborate with Director on new student orientation, welcome week, theme events, and traditions
  • Generate excitement for Campus Life and respond to student interests as appropriate
  • Oversee and coordinate Sommer Center Game Room activities and programming
  • Coordinates and executes assessment of programming efforts

Residence Life and Student Conduct:

  • Serve in the on-call rotation of the Dean of Students staff
  • Attend Residential Life trainings and work with RAs to boost support of programming on campus
  • Serve as one of the college’s student conduct hearing officers
  • Serve as a trained Title IX investigator to assist in the Title IX work by the Director and Deputy

Supervision:

  • Supervise Student Activities work study students including event staff and office staff

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Previous experience in Residence Life or Student Affairs is preferred. Master’s in a related field preferred.

Special Notes:

  • This position has an 11 month work commitment, requiring the staff member to live in the provided furnished on-campus apartment.  A meal plan is provided for the employee during the academic year when classes are in session. 

 The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.  

Interested candidates are asked to apply electronically below and include a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.  All materials should in in PDF format.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Previous candidates need not re-apply.

Internal Candidates apply             HERE

External Candidates apply             HERE

Development Associate

Wells College seeks outstanding candidates to serve as a Development Associate in the Office of Advancement. The successful candidate in this entry-level position will focus on the qualification, engagement, cultivation, and solicitation of alumnae and alumni, to encourage their gifts to Wells, under the direct supervision and mentoring by the Director of Major and Planned Giving and the Vice President for Advancement.

The Development Associate is responsible for building relationships with Wells alumnae/i to engage them in strategic activities that will bring them closer to the 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 fundraising goals.  This is a three-year position, with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities:

            ·     Under the direction of the Director of Major and Planned Giving and the Vice President, the Development Associate receives training, support and mentoring in as he or she manages a list of identified prospects from qualification stage                                    through the stewardship stage.

  • 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 Student Affairs, 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 support the cultivation of identified prospects.
  • Solicits new and increased gifts to the Wells College Annual Fund, qualifies major gift prospects, and refers major gift prospects to the Director of Major and Planned Giving and the Vice President.
  • Reports all activity within the guidelines established by the Advancement office.
  • Solicits each individual within the assigned portfolio for a financial gift to Wells College each and every year.

Qualifications:      

  • Basic knowledge of fundraising principles and a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the proven ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency of potential donors and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from across the institution, while exercising discretion and diplomacy in all interactions.
  • Ability to develop skills in cultivating relationships with the ability to understand and tend to the needs of the alumnae/i body, enthusiastically, promptly and effectively.
  • 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.
  • Experience in database/customer relationship management (CRM) systems preferred.
  • Ability to travel extensively. Attendance at evening and weekend events is required.

Experience:

  • Preferred: Experience as an intern, volunteer, or staff member in individual gift fundraising.
  • Preferred: Experience in alumni relations or customer relations and engagement or related field.
  • Special consideration will be given to qualified candidates who are alumnae/i of Wells  College.

Education: Bachelor’s degree  required.                                                                                                                           

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.

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

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.  Wells offers competitive hourly wage, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance along with dependent tuition benefits.   Applications will be accepted electronically below  until the position is filled. 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. 

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

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

Student Employment Positions

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

 

**please note** - "returning students" are those students that have worked on campus before.  "New students" are those students that have not worked on campus before or are just arriving this fall.

 

Lifeguard (1 position available)

RETURNING STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

NEW STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

 

Communications Assistant (2 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

NEW STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

 

Math Clinic Assistant (5 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

NEW STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

 

Peer Tutors (14 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

NEW STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

 

Building and Grounds Assistant (5 positions available)

RETURNING STUDENTS APPLY     HERE

NEW STUDENTS 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.

Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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