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Leave Administrator, Human Resources
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2023
Title Leave Administrator, Human Resources
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources
As a full-time team member of the Research Foundation (RF) HR unit, the incumbent will provide both technical and advisory assistance to a large and diverse employee population, mostly from within the university community. At any given time, the active RF employee population can number between 1500 and 2200.

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will be within the RF Benefits group, and will entail administering the various types of leaves that RF employees are eligible for. In order to accomplish this, the incumbent will utilize an Oracle based HR system and various office related programs such as Excel and Word. These responsibilities will include:

  • Advising employees and managers on all appropriate leave requests to include FMLA, NYS PFL, short/long term disability and workers compensation.
  • Managing leave administration process to include determining eligibility for leave, gathering and completing various forms, requesting medical documentation, and submission of insurance claims for the aforementioned leave types
  • Advising on the interaction of leaves with PTO and benefits continuation
  • Facilitating other leave requests, including ADA accommodations
  • Maintaining complete records/details of leaves taken
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality in all aspects of your duties and position
  • Communicating with employees and appropriate departmental staff during the period of an employee leave, while facilitating communication between them when necessary
  • Perform any secondary responsibilities or special projects across the RF HR spectrum assigned by leadership.

The selected candidate is expected to exhibit a professional demeanor, excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and the ability to maintain required confidentiality in the performance of all duties. This person must also possess very good communication skills (both oral and written) and be comfortable providing necessary training to campus constituents when required. Time management skills along with the ability to work diligently with minimal supervision are also important.

Please note that after a successful period of initial training (as determined by RF HR leadership) this position is eligible to be performed within a HYBRID work schedule which allows for three workdays in-office per week, and the remaining two remote.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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