Open Clergy Positions

The Diocese of Central New York seeks clergy leaders who can help our faith communities live into our vision “to be the passionate presence of Christ for one another and the world we are called to serve.”

If you are discerning a call to new ministry, we invite you to review our parish openings listed below and prayerfully consider if your gifts and abilities match what this faith community seeks.

Questions? Please contact The Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, Canon for Transition and Church Development by e-mail or phone: (315) 474-6596 x129 (office), (315) 882-5673 (mobile).

Current Openings

Christ Church, Clayton & St. John's, Cape Vincent

Christ Church, Clayton & St. John’s, Cape Vincent: Seeking Rector, Full-time

Christ Church: 235 John Street, Clayton, NY
St. John’s Church: 352 Market Street, Cape Vincent, NY and

No longer receiving names. Please contact the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent for more information.

Trinity Church, Seneca Falls

Trinity, Seneca Falls: Seeking Rector, Half-time

Trinity Episcopal Church
27 Fall Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-5145
[email protected]
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Position Type: Rector, part-time
Church Type: Town
Average Sunday Attendance: 38
Communicants: 74

Currently receiving names.
Candidates, please send Letter of Intent, OTM and resume to the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent.

Parish Description:
Trinity Church is looking for a half time Rector. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the Diocese of Central New York and is located in the Finger Lakes in the historic community of Seneca Falls.

Position Description:
After careful and prayerful consideration these are some of the traits we are seeking in our new Rector. We are looking for an insightful and inspiring preacher with the ability to combine the message of the biblical lessons of the day with our current lives. Incorporating the priest’s own personal experiences is also seen as helpful.

Our congregation is aging but very active, so we need someone who is willing and able to think beyond the walls of Trinity to the greater community. We are firm believers that God’s work within and without the church are of equal importance. W

e are seeking candidates with administrative and conflict management skills who can work effectively with all sorts of groups. Good time management is also seen as an important trait.

Last, but certainly not least, we desire someone who can provide sensitive pastoral care to those who are ill in body or spirit. We have a core lay group of pastoral leaders that do an excellent job, but there are times when a Rector is needed. If you are looking to make a change, to start a career or finish one, we hope you will consider us.

We would love to meet you and find out more about you. To learn more about Trinity Church, please read our Parish Profile which you will find by clicking the various tabs on Trinity’s home page.

Open Positions for Lay Employees

Current Openings

St. James' Church, Clinton: Sunday School Instructor

St. James’ Episcopal Church, Clinton is hiring a part time Sunday School Instructor. This job entails leading programming for our youngest members on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Additional time is required to plan activities, prepare for Sunday mornings, and communicate with the parish about the program through our monthly newsletter. We will compensate up to 10 hours a week through Memorial Day. If the Instructor is interested in following the “Godly Play” curriculum, training is available. The complete job description and salary are available by contacting The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector at (315) 853-5359 or emailing [email protected]. Salary is dependent on applicant’s experience.

St. John's Church, Ithaca: Parish Administrator

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ithaca, NY seeks a full time Parish Administrator to be the public face of the church.  Under the general direction and supervision of the Rector and/or Wardens,  this person will support the church’s ministries by interacting with a wide variety of people though face to face contact and electronic communication.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong attention to detail, a high school diploma or equivalent, and 5 or more years of experience in an office environment, preferably as the sole provider of administrative support.   This position requires a strong working knowledge of standard office software, including Microsoft Office, and a willingness and ability to learn specialized church membership and accounting software.  The candidate must also be able to use and troubleshoot standard office equipment (telephones, computers, printers, copiers, etc), as well as keep detailed records and prepare correspondence.

The position requires some lifting of supplies up to 25 pounds as well as climbing and descending staircases.

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