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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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

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

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. Also the Coordinator will 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
  • 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

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

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.

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 nonprofit 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

Assistant Director of Student Success and Coordinator of Disability Services

Wells College seeks an Assistant Director of Student Success and Coordinator of Disability Services. Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Academic and Career Advising, the Assistant Director coordinates a wide range of learning support services for all students. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree in psychology, special education, education, counseling, or related field required with 3-5 years experience working with college students; proven ability to assess programming and services; excellent verbal, written, and computer communication skills; experience and/or training to test for learning and other disabilities and willingness to seek necessary certifications and licensures; knowledge of student development, higher educational policies and procedures, and ADA compliance; experience with assistive technologies; demonstrated ability to provide and coordinate programs and services for students and assess those programs and services and an ability to handle extremely sensitive and confidential matters discreetly while building positive relationships with students. 

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 online below. No phone one 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.

 

Athletic Event Assistant (6 positions available)

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Athletic Multimedia Assistant (2 positions available)

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Athletic Training Assistant (2 positions available)

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Schwartz Athletic Center Front Desk Worker (17 positions available)

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Schwartz Athletic Center Front Desk Supervisor (2 positions available)

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Lifeguard (9 positions available)

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Head Lifeguard (1 position available)

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Children's Swim Instructor (4 positions available)

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Admissions Tour Guide (14 positions available)

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Admissions Tour Guide Supervisor (2 positions available)

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Campus Safety Dispatcher (4 positions available)

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Student Life Event Staff (1 position available)

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Communications Assistant (2 positions available)

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Social Media Specialist (3 positions available)

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Office of Advancement Assistant (1 position available)

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Advancement Event Assistant (1 position available)

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Alumni Relations Assistant/Reunion Coordinator (1 position available)

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Experiential Learning and Career Services Assistant (1 position available)

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Business Office Assistant (2 positions available)

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Bookstore Assistant (4 positions available)

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Computer Lab Assistant (2 positions available)

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Help Desk Assistant (8 positions available)

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Book Arts Center Assistant (1 position available)

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Math Clinic Assistant (5 positions available)

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Peer Tutors (14 positions available)

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Sustainability Program Assistant (1 position available)

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Ceramics Assistant (2 positions available)

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Photo Studio Assistant (1 position available)

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Studio Assistant (1 position available) 

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Art Gallery Assistant (1 position available)

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Aurora Free Library Assistant (1 position available)

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Aurora Preschool (1 position available)

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Peachtown Elementary School (3 positions available)

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Emily Howland After School Language Program (2 positions available)

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Building and Grounds Assistant (5 positions available)

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Theatre Tech (3 positions available)

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Theatre/Dance Administrative Assistant (1 position available)

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Office Assistant for Study Abroad (1 position available)

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Academic and Student Life Assistant ( 1 position available)

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

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