Mission, Vision & Standards of Service

Each member of our community—students, faculty and staff—makes a difference in one another’s lives, and in the life of the College.

Wellesley College strives to recruit and retain a diverse blend of talented, enthusiastic individuals who will take full advantage of the extraordinary environment and resources available to them to further their lives and careers.

When you become a part of Wellesley College, you become a part of a community that rewards ideas and initiative, where differences are celebrated and all viewpoints are welcome. It is a community where your needs are recognized, your goals are encouraged, and your success is a priority.

The Wellesley College community is composed of a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff from all 50 states and 70 countries, who have come to Wellesley to share their strengths and shape our collective future.

Our beautiful 500-acre campus in Wellesley, Massachusetts—just 13 miles from Boston—includes both cultivated and natural areas. These include Lake Waban and our 22-acre arboretum and botanical garden, which produces a variety of species of exquisite flowers and plants.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Human Resources team is to advance the institutional priorities of Wellesley College, by partnering with Wellesley's leadership to create a high performance work environment characterized by fair treatment of all employees, open communication, personal accountability, trust, and mutual respect.

We are committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse and exceptional faculty and staff by providing excellent service in the areas of recruitment, affirmative action, compensation, benefits, labor and employee relations, management consultation, leadership development, and training, to all Wellesley College employees, enabling them to better serve our academic mission. We are committed to helping our employees achieve work-life effectiveness through policies and initiatives that respect the employee as an individual and create a work environment that fosters employee engagement and balance.

As a leader among Human Resource Offices in higher education, we foster a diverse environment, respecting the rich differences that each individual brings to this community. We embrace change and the opportunity it brings and are open to continuous improvement in delivery of human resource services.

Human Resources Vision

Wellesley's Human Resources Office will be the leader in college HR offices, partnering with Wellesley's leadership to make Wellesley a model employer. Senior staff and managers will understand the critical role they play in human resources management at Wellesley. Through a strong recruitment program, we will exemplify a truly diverse workplace and represent a community which welcomes, supports and celebrates our diversity. We will continue our strong benefit program and ensure that it is understood and that it reflects the needs of the Wellesley workplace.

Our Standards of Service

Our HR team is guided by and promotes the following standards:

  • We will treat each person who comes into our office graciously and with respect striving to understand all perspectives.
  • We will be truthful, equitable, and open in all of our relationships. At the same time, we will respect the confidentiality of information entrusted to us.
  • Each team member is a resource for our workforce, capitalizing on the expertise of our professional team.
  • We will respond promptly to all requests for our services keeping our constituents informed of the process and time necessary to provide that service in a thoughtful, accurate, and timely fashion.
  • We will function as a high performance team through developing HR competencies, skills and knowledge.


HR values and respects confidentiality.