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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.

    Casowasco Site Director- The Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church has an exciting opportunity for a Casowasco Site Director located in Moravia, NY, near the beautiful city of Auburn, NY. The Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center boasts over 200 wooded acres, a beautiful gorge, and over a mile of shoreline on Owasco Lake. This position offers excellent benefits, including onsite housing. Relocation benefits are not provided.

    The Casowasco Site Director is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of a wide range of program services for Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM) in accordance with policies established by the Upper New York Conference, Committee on Camp and Retreat Ministries, and directives set by the Director of CRM. These include compliance, recruiting, training, supervision, maintenance, programming, and management.  

    Camp & Retreat Ministries operates sites, facilities, and programs for the purpose of extending the mission of The United Methodist Church. All CRM sites offer ministries of spiritual formation, hospitality and discovery to enable persons to grow in faith, experience Christian community, and be renewed in their relationships to self, others, the world around them, and God. All staff are expected to help fulfill this purpose in the performance of the specific responsibilities of their job. Click here to learn more and to apply.

    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 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."