Human Resources Department 


Wells College is located in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities.

The village of Aurora is centrally located and provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers — 25 minutes from Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, EAP, course attendance, dependent tuition benefits, 11 paid holidays and vacation, sick and personal time off.

For more information, please contact:

Kit Van Orman
Manager of Human Resources and Business Services
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315.364.3317
Fax: 315.364.3295

If you are interested in applying for an open position, please complete an application and return it to

Employment Application


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.




Mathematics and/or Computer Science
Wells College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in the area of Mathematics and/or Computer Science beginning August 2014. This is a 1-year appointment with possible conversion to tenure track. Ph.D. preferred as is excellent teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in computer science and mathematics, potentially contributing to the College’s general education curriculum Sustainable Community. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to: with MPS Search Committee in the subject line. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.


Faculty openings for the spring 2014 semester will be posted as they become available.




Grounds Worker

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 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. Electronic applications (found above) are preferred. No phone calls please.



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 at the Human Resources Office between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday; electronically sent to: or mailed to 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 until the position is filled. No phone calls please.


Network Specialist, Information Technology

The Network Specialist supports the backbone of computing across campus, from the switches and wiring to the servers and network clients. Candidates need a working knowledge of the Active Directory environment, Microsoft Exchange and Virtual Servers (VMware). Candidates should have knowledge and experience with patch management and disaster recovery; monitoring and managing firewalls, bandwidth and traffic shapers; managing VLans, network storage and Luns; and managing switches – primarily Cisco. Experience with desktop and network printer support, programming and working with databases is highly preferable. Minimum requirements: IT Certification or Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline.

Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of application, resume, and a list of three references with current phone numbers to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phones calls please.


Database Administrator for Admissions and Advancement 

Wells College is seeking a Data Systems Administrator to provide technical, administrative, and innovative/strategic leadership for data collection, management, and reporting for the admissions and advancement offices. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day administration of database and reporting software needs of the advancement and admissions offices, ensuring data integrity and security, building and maintaining reports to lead and track progress toward goals, training staff in the use of software, and providing technical assistance and coordinating problem resolution for the offices.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of three years of experience in database management and computer programming is desirable. The position requires the ability to coordinate the activities of multiple projects and staffs within advancement, admissions, and IT. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with Jenzabar or similar platform, as well as higher education experience is desirable. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references electronically (in PDF) to: Data Systems Search via email at  No phones calls please.


Director, Louis Jefferson Long Library

Wells College seeks a Library Director for Long Library. The Director is responsible for the planning and administration of all library operations and reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. Primary responsibilities include strategic leadership for all functions of the library, program development and evaluation, staff supervision, and budget oversight. This position provides insightful leadership and acts as a catalyst for the creation of new services and program initiatives. The Library Director participates in outreach, marketing and collaboration by serving on college committees; participating in local, regional, and professional organizations; and representing the College at professional conferences. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of professional library experience with at least 3 years of management and supervisory experience, a positive attitude, personal and professional integrity, common sense, and a minimum of a MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. A second master’s degree in a subject matter, technology-related field or management is preferred as is experience with instruction, library management systems, and successful grant applications.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in one PDF) to with Library Director Search in the subject line. No phone calls please. Click here for a full description of the position.


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

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.