Job Opportunities


Diocese of Syracuse

Job opportunities at Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Schools

1) 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.

2) 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 

3) 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 

4) Assistant Cook, Christ the King Retreat House: 

SUMMARYThis position calls for an individual who will be present at the Christ the King Retreat House on weekdays, weekends and evenings as needed 20 hours per week and who will be responsible for preparing food for guests. Workdays and times will vary depending on guest load.  Schedules will be prepared weekly by the Chef.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Includes the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare food for guests.
  • Stock dining room.
  • Serve food.
  • Completes specific cleaning responsibilities.
  • Maintain strictest food safety standards.

 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Experience cooking and working in a kitchen preferred.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Willingness to assist guests whenever needed. Creativity in preparation of food. Exceptional communication skills. Strong work ethic and passion for the hospitality industry. Ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff members. Send resume to Amanda Marriam at