Leave Program Manager (SJSU ONLY)

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24507
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3318
Department: University Personnel


Classification: Administrator I
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,000 - $6,500/month
FLSA Status: Exempt

San Jos State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit sjsu.edu/hr/benefits.

About the Position

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for managing all aspects of the campus leave programs including, FMLA, Non-Industrial Disability Insurance, Leave Without Pay. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring processes, procedures and applicable federal and state laws are followed and will work with employees, managers, health care providers and third-party vendors to ensure a smooth transition back to work. The incumbent must be proactive in his or her approach and is expected to provide expert advice and guidance to employees and managers throughout the leave process.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Human Resources, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or similar; or equivalent, relevant experience is required.

Two (2) years experience working in a Human Resources department or function is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in higher education
Experience managing leave programs

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Strong knowledge of the Human Resources function and how it supports the campus community
-Working knowledge of state, federal, CSU, collective bargaining, and SJSU policies and procedures related to leave
-Knowledge of state and federal FMLA regulations
-Knowledge of Non-Industrial Disability Insurance
-Basic knowledge of medical terminology

-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Strong customer service skills
-Strong organizational skills

-Ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects and cases simultaneously
-Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive matters
-Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
-Ability to learn and use a variety of software applications including PeopleSoft HR and the California state payroll system
-Ability to work effectively in team environment
-Ability to establish rapport with a diverse campus community
-Ability to solicit feedback
-Ability to problem solve in difficult and complex situations

Posting Date

March 22, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 6, 2018.
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250
Email: [email protected]


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