Job Opportunities


Diocese of Syracuse


1) Coordinator of Parenting Ministry at the Diocese of Syracuse in the Family Life Education office. The individual in this role will collaborate with other Diocesan offices, including the Office of Faith Formation and Office of Evangelization in promoting parenting ministry within the parishes, pastoral care areas, and regions of the Diocese. Candidates must have knowledge of the Catholic Faith, strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and presentation abilities, strong administrative and organizational skills, knowledge of media strategies, online communication, Microsoft Word & PowerPoint. A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience as well as lived experience as a parent, or two years experience working with parents, is required. This is a part-time position working 14 hours per week. Please send resumes to Amanda Marriam at

2) Business Administrator at St. John's Church, New Hartford. Preferred qualifications include a 4 year college degree emphasizing business, several years work experience in a business environment, a working knowledge of computer business applications, experience in physical-plant maintenance and 2-3 years experience in employee supervision. Interested applicants should forward resumes by October 31st to the rectory office, St. John's New Hartford, 66 Oxford Street New Hartford NY  13413.  Attention: Employment Committee.

3) Administrative Receptionist at Christ the King Retreat House. SUMMARY: This position calls for an individual who will be present in the Retreat House on weekends and evenings as needed to greet guests, check them in, orient them to the House, collect any fees and attend to their needs while they are here. Work days and times will vary, depending on when guests are here and will be assigned by the Office Manager.

• Greeting guests and visitors
• Checking-in guests, collecting fees (as necessary), directing guests to their bedrooms,
showing them their assigned meeting room, location of restrooms, coat room, the Chapel, etc.
• Communicating with Group Contacts and Speakers and assisting them in their requests for
equipment, supplies and any changes in room set-up that they require
• Responding appropriately to emergency situations and unforeseen problems (such as power
failure or minor maintenance problems)
• Setting up for Liturgy or Benediction, as needed, and straightening up the Chapel after any
service takes place there
• Answering the phone and taking messages
• Turning off lights, closing windows and locking doors after guests leave
• Dealing with bookings by phone, e-mail, letter, fax or face-to-face
• Taking payments by credit card, cash or check
• Assisting with database management
• Taking and passing on messages to guests and staff
• Dealing with complaints or problems
• Assisting with mailings
• Other assigned duties

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Some office and/or hospitality experience preferred .
HOURS: Weekdays – 4pm-8pm, Weekends – Open availability
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4) Full-time maintenance position at St. Matthew's, St. Frances of Assisi and St. Mary of the Assumption Churches. This individual will be responsible for the effective, efficient and safe maintenance, renovation and upkeep of the three parish complexes and grounds. Duties may include mowing, watering and edging lawns, snow removal, weeding, and raking on a seasonal basis; provide general assistance as needed in preparation for church functions. May perform minor carpentry, plumbing, painting and repairs. High school graduate with 3-5 years maintenance experience. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds and be on-call for emergencies. To apply please email 

5) Leader for Faith Formation programs, i.e., Family Faith Formation (Grades k-6), and classroom grades 7-10 at St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix, NY. Includes Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation, as well as RCIA and coordination of VIRTUS training. The candidate needs Education and/or Experience that enables them to structure and manage Catholic teaching programs, and provide leadership to volunteer teachers, and spiritual support to others. This is a ten month position at 20 hours per week. If interested, please call Fr. Phil Brockmyre at (315) 695-4531.

6) Part-time Catechetical Leader at St. Vincent's Syracuse. Grades K-10 inclusive of sacramental preparation for Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation, as well as catechist support. This is a nine-month position. All classes are held on Sunday mornings. This is a small program of less than 80 students who are primarily Sudanese. Please contact Father John Rose at 315-479-6689 or 

7) Payroll Supervisor at the Diocese of Syracuse. SUMMARY:  Performs functions relating to the processing and reporting of lay, religious, and clergy payrolls for the Diocese of Syracuse administration, catholic schools and parishes. Responsible for supervision of the payroll team. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Includes the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Accomplishes payroll objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising job contributions; recommending compensation actions; adhering to policies and procedures. Ensuring coverage for payroll absences.
  • Meets payroll operational standards by contributing information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying system improvements.
  • Preparation of the bi-weekly payroll for lay, religious and clergy using ADP Workforce Now.  This includes gathering and verifying bi-weekly timesheets, keying payroll maintenance and new hires, preparing pay checks for distribution, processing direct deposits, garnishments, and other withholdings. 
  • Complete NYS Unemployment claim requests, New York State Disability and Workers Compensation forms.
  • Performs all year end processes and verifications in order to produce and distribute W-2 forms.
  • Commands a good working knowledge of the HR/B system including verifying daily transmission and troubleshoot for error resolution.
  • Must be well versed in all payroll and labor laws as it relates to payroll processing.
  • Must be able to stay abreast of all new ADP payroll system changes and keep team well informed and train team in all new areas.

  • Responsible for all payroll communications to employees and management.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

  • Provides excellent customer service to all payroll entities including regular communications, timely follow up and resolution for inquiries.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this position. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of five years’ experience with payroll and three years supervisory experience. ADP payroll experience preferred.  Payroll Certification helpful. Will consider individuals with two year degree with minimum payroll experience of 10 years.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Excellent customer service skills. Knowledge of general ledger and journal entries in order to assist payroll contacts with payroll entry preparation/verification and familiarity of the Diocesan organization prepared. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Excellent interpersonal skills and an outgoing, friendly personality. Computer skills (word, excel) necessary. Familiarity with PowerPoint. Ability to work independently and as a team. Able to multitask and set priorities. Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately to a variety of situations. Able to work flexible hours.
Please send resumes to Rosemary Smith at