To enrich education through diversity, The College of New
Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong
commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and
strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to
The Office of Human Resources is seeking candidates for a Human
Resources Leaves Specialist role.
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Benefits, the
Human Resources Leaves Specialist is responsible for providing
support to the benefits unit and employees. The Human Resources
Leaves Specialist provides counseling to faculty and staff on all
health and wellness and ancillary benefits. The Human Resources
Benefits Leaves Specialist provides support to the campus
community, educates, coordinates and communicates all types of
benefits administered by the College. This position assists with
updating communication related to policies and guidelines on
benefit leave related programs; and serves as a resource for Human
Resources and the college community with regard to leave of absence
as well as benefits eligibility.
- Monitors and coordinates all claims, and first reports, to
ensure the backup documentation for worker’s compensation time off;
collaborate /investigate all discrepancies between the paperwork
and worker’s compensation time off
- Reviews, verifies and collaborates with benefit team members to
process leaves associated with workers compensation. May assist
with processing claims, reimbursements and communications with the
State of New Jersey.
- Provides professional level guidance, counseling and assists
with the process of determining leave entitlement and other leave
of absence programs to employees
- Serves as a primary point of contact for leave related
questions for internal and external stakeholders
- Works closely with the Office of Accessibility Resources to
transition employees approaching end of leave periods to support
the interactive process, including return to work
- Works closely with payroll and/or finance to coordinate
accurate deductions of premiums and deductions associated with
leaves of absence
- Maintains confidential files and tracking documentation related
to leaves in accordance with HIPPA
- Processes cases and coordinates assistance for faculty and
staff impacted by COVID-19
- Coordinates leave programs as well as ancillary benefits such
as FSA/ benefit eligibility such as medical insurance.
- Provides leave information to other benefit team members to
ensure pension administration and other premiums are calculated
- Works with Academic Affairs to determine Sabbatical approvals,
updates employee records to reflect leave status and collaborates
with payroll to ensure compensation accuracy.
- Monitor employee status in HRIS and make appropriate changes as
needed in HRIS.
- Minimum of one year professional experience in related fields
related to the functions of this position.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University in a
related field. Applicants who do not possess the required education
may substitute experience on a year for year basis.
- Demonstrated use of Human Resources Information Systems
- Experience in higher education or an academic environment
- Excellent written, verbal, analytical and technical skills
- Technical proficiency including Microsoft, G- Suite
- Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful
completion of background check and reference checks
- COVID-19 Testing and Compliance - The College has a mandatory
COVID-19 vaccination requirement. To learn more, please read the
policy here: COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols. You will be
required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Human
Resources office prior to your first day of employment.
TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national
recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ
has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and
is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive
colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75
"Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of
American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the
northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report.
TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the
Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa
chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and
universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the
foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts
& Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social
Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and
Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a
commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by
train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is
set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known
for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.
Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of
interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information
for three professional references. Applications will be considered
until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment
is contingent upon the successful completion of background and
In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70,
effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain
positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey
residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet
the requirements listed.