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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Job Opportunities

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    Current Job Opportunities at the Upper New York Conference - including year-round positions at Camp and Retreat Centers.

    Reservations SpecialistCasowasco Camp and Retreat Center, located on the beautiful Owasco Lake in Moravia, NY is seeking an experienced Reservation Specialist. This position is hourly, non-exempt. Hours are generally Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. The individual in this role may occasionally be needed to assist with special events held on weekends.

    We provide facilities for any groups looking for a fun, welcoming, peaceful environment to hold a retreat, team building event, field trips, staff meetings, conferences, banquets/weddings. We also host Christian summer camps for campers ages 6-17. Visit our website for more details.

    The Reservation Specialist is primarily responsible for the administration of program/hospitality services, including but not limited to, marketing the site and its programs, answering questions from potential guests about our site and its offerings, providing tours, booking reservations.

    Click here for job description and to apply online.

    Seasonal Camp Staff - work with campers and retreat staff to spread our mission of loving kids to Christ. Every person and position is vital. Click the links below to apply to work as a seasonal staff person.

    Classifieds Section - current job openings in local churches or other UMC-related agencies

    The Upper New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse team. We strongly encourage women and men from all races and backgrounds, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

    Who We Are

    Thank you for your interest in working for the Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church. Our organization provides administrative resources and support to approximately 900 United Methodist Churches located in the Upper New York Area. We employ approximately 100 year-round employees at our Conference Office in central New York, six camp and retreat centers, and 12 district offices across New York State, as well as 150 seasonal staff at our camp and retreat centers. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places," and this work is accomplished through the partnership of several different ministry areas:

    • Episcopal Office
    • Benefits/Human Resources
    • Camp and Retreat Ministries
    • Communications
    • Connectional Ministries
    • District Offices
    • Finance
    • Information Technology
    • Mission Central HUB


    The Upper New York Conference places a high value on mission, professional development, work-life balance, and health and wellness. We provide our year-round employees who work 20 hours or more per week with benefits that support these values, including:

    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Vacation/Sick Leave
    • Paid Holidays
    • Service Leave
    • Maternity/Paternity Leave
    • 403(b) personal investment plan with Employer contribution
    • Continuing Education
    • Short-Term Disability/Workers Compensation (all employees)

    Year-round employees working at least 30 hours per week are also eligible for the following benefits:

    • Medical Insurance with Prescription/Vision, and Wellness Incentives
    • Dental Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability/Life Insurance

    Day in the Life

    Our “Day in the Life” blog series features several Conference Staff members as they chronicle a day in their life with Upper New York. They share what their day is like, what type of work they do, and how the local church can use these vital people to make disciples for the transformation of the world. Below is a compilation of the video series, or click here to view each individual video/blog.


    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."