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Head Coach Women's Basketball

Wells College
Aurora, New York (US)

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10-month position of Head Coach for Women’s Basketball. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Women’s Basketball 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 may include assisting with game management, sports information, and/or recreational sports. The successful candidate will actively ensure compliance with all NCAA Division III, Wells College, and United East 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 is highly desirable.   The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, will be highly motivated and organized, have knowledge and understanding of the NCAA Division III rules and regulations.    A Bachelor’s Degree is 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 College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.


Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. 


Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are to apply online at and include letter of application, resume, and a list of three references with current contact information.

Wells affirms that it shall ensure equal employment for all qualified individuals without consideration of their age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or belief.  The scope of equal opportunities shall also include the non-discrimination of physically or mentally handicapped individuals.

It is furthermore affirmed that the concept and philosophy of equal opportunities shall also be provided for, but not restricted to, all components of employment, recruitment, selection, assignment, compensation, benefits, promotion, and training.



Working at Wells College 

Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. The College is known as an exceptional value, pairing top quality academic programs with affordable tuition. With a full-time enrollment of about 550 students, Wells boasts small class sizes, an extensive experiential learning program, cross-enrollment with nearby Cornell University and Ithaca College, and a wide range of off-campus study options.

The rigorous academic environment emphasizes close faculty/student interaction, undergraduate research, off-campus study, internships, and active community service and involvement. Wells offers 17 majors and 39 minors, in addition to individualized programs. Formerly a women’s college, Wells became coeducational in 2005.

The scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York is an area 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; 2.5 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.

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