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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Job Opportunities

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    View all current job opportunities at the Upper New York Conference - including positions at Camp & Retreat Centers. 

    Upper New York Conference

    Custodian/Building Maintenance Technician

    Camp & Retreat Centers

    Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    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 125,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 825 local churches and 90 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."