Manager Leave of Absence

Position: Manager Leave of Absence

Job ID: 162317

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Human Resources-Employee Hlth

Talent Area: Human Resources

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.     Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Leave of Absence Manager -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will manage and administer the leave of absence program and personnel to ensure leaves are formally managed with a high level of engagement and employee satisfaction and provide consultative support for leave management issues that impact the overall operational strategy for the core business functions of the organization and ensure ease of access to leave of absence reporting deliverables for operational units.


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Responsibilities :

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical expertise while directing the leave of absence team in accordance with TCH policies and federal legislation and provides guidance and direction to the leave of absence team regarding daily tasks, workflows, escalated issues, and leave processes
  • Develops, implements, and oversees the yearly strategic business plan including the Leave of Absence Program. Leave of Absence Program includes personal leave administration and approval, long term disability claims, unrestricted medical return to work program, HR software leave module management, leave audits, leave escalations, paperless scanning management, and leave personnel training
  • Manages team members and team activities by establishing guidelines for individual and team performance to ensure desired outcomes and to meet department and organization goals. Maintains responsibility for completion of work, ongoing competencies within the team and holds team members accountable regarding accomplishing job responsibilities. Provides performance coaching, training, and development opportunities
  • Accurately tracks and monitors key leave metrics, program data, benchmarking data, goal achievements, and results. Refine and develop new reports to accurately reflect leave of absence program progress, work/task volume, and progress. Creates outcomes-focused management reports and presents results to leadership. Evaluate the effectiveness of current processes/procedures and enhance programs and delivery methods to achieve the desired outcome
  • Develops positive working relationships, coordination of leaves, and effective teamwork with HR departments, Accommodations Committee, Employee Health Teammates including occupational nurses, and key stakeholders to ensure full alignment and integration of leave of absence programs for entire the organization
  • Design and manage Leave of Absence job aids, timekeepers/managers leave training, brochures, FAQs, and other leave related correspondence, documents, and forms


Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 years’ experience in human resources, benefits, or leave administration
  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

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