Absence Management Coordinator

Employer:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
City:Las Vegas

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Position Description:The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Absence Management Coordinator, Office of Human Resources, Division of Finance & Business [R0116343]

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

The Absence Management Coordinator is a subject matter expert responsible for the daily administration of family and medical leave, sick leave, extended salaried sick leave, catastrophic leave, military leave, pregnancy leave, administrative leave and personal leave requests for the University. Processes and administers leave forms, evaluates medical certifications and determines if the medical conditions meet the criteria for medical leaves based on Federal, State and Nevada System of Higher Education policy and statutes. Monitors and evaluates interactions between FMLA and ADA, and handles requests for leave as a reasonable accommodation.

Serves as an advisor to the Human Resources staff, UNLV management team, department heads, and employees on all aspects of leaves of absence. This position is responsible for advising and training internal clients on policy and campus processes as they relate to complex leave management and cases. Reporting to the Manager of Employee Relations, the position will coordinate with the above individuals in situations also related to disciplinary issues where disciplinary action may be warranted. A secondary responsibility will be to assist with a variety of campus training offered through Human Resources, including needs assessment, program development, delivery, promotion, and scheduling. Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to fulfill HR Generalist duties and roles as needed.


• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 3-5 years of related experience in absence management and/or leave program administration.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of Department of Labor regulations, and opinion letters, and court decisions regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, Workers Compensation, HIPPA and relevant State and Federal regulations.
Working knowledge of the University’s Return-To-Work policies and procedures.
Working knowledge of STD, LTD and Voluntary Disability Insurance plans.
Ability to interpret guidelines, policies and regulations and provide guidance and advice to all levels of associates.
Ability to conduct research on complex issues involving state and federal leave and disability regulations.
Ability to gather, analyze, organize data, identify critical issues and make independent decisions.
Ability to work independently, manage own workload, and to work on a team as needed.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and like software used in functional unit.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
Experience with developing and delivering training modules or programs.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

• SPHR or PHR certification; experience working in a university environment.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on June 1, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Kelly Scherado, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0116343” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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