Database and Payroll Specialist


Provides essential administrative support, focused on database maintenance and payroll processing services, to maintain the operations of the Diocese of Central New York and its parishes.

Position Type

  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design their schedule in cooperation with the supervisor, provided that deadlines are met.
  • Most duties can be carried out remotely; duties that require an in-person/onsite presence at the diocesan office are indicated below and are adaptable for the right candidate. The candidate must reside within the boundaries of the Diocese.

About us

The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York is an inclusive, affirming community of faithful people engaged in living Jesus Christ’s Way of Love, in accordance with the discerned diocesan Rule of Life, Mission, and Vision. We value transparency, curiosity, informed choice, accountability, compassion, and a shared dedication to the work of anti-racism and building beloved community as God’s people. Because of our love of God and neighbor, and our passion for ministry, we work hard while honoring self-care and personal development.


The ideal candidate will exhibit:

  • Passion for organization, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in office productivity applications (Office, Google Drive, donor database) and ability to master new technologies rapidly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Generosity in teamwork
  • Dedication to diversity and inclusion
  • Desire to learn and grow with a vibrant community
  • A commitment to spiritual development

Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit:

  • Data entry and database management experience
  • Payroll processing experience
  • Knowledge and experience of The Episcopal Church

Areas of Responsibility

Payroll and accounting support

  • Collect and distribute mail weekly (requires in-person/onsite presence)
  • Follow established procedures to prepare weekly deposit (requires in-person/onsite presence)
  • Assist Controller with data entry in accounting system
  • Process parish payrolls on assigned schedule; troubleshoot payroll issues; assist with payroll setup.

Data entry and database management

  • Follow established procedures to ensure all records in diocesan database (Little Green Light) are updated accurately and timely, including, but not limited to:
    • Gift entry and preparation of acknowledgment letters (printing/mailing requires onsite presence)
    • Track events: invitations, RSVPs, and event attendance
    • Maintain contact information
    • Maintain clergy transition records
  • Generate regular and custom reports
  • Create and update forms

Administrative support and other duties as assigned

  • Assist in preparation of Parish-Clergy Letters of Agreement
  • Assist in maintenance of electronic and paper files
  • Attend staff meetings occasionally as requested; participate in staff development days
  • Provide in-person or remote support for diocesan events as requested
  • Other duties as assigned


Compensation package includes cash compensation of $24 per hour and paid sick leave and statutory benefits in accordance with New York State and denominational requirements.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to email a resume and cover letter to the Rev. Deacon Meredith Kadet Sanderson at [email protected]. Please write “Database & Payroll Specialist Position” in the email subject line. Attachments should be in pdf format and named as follows: LastName_FirstName_Resume and LastName_FirstName_Cover.

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