Fresno State campus

Confidential Leaves & Accommodations Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Confidential, Probationary, Full Time, Human Resources
Position Description

Confidential Leaves & Accommodations Coordinator
(Confidential Administrative Support II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,600 - $5,400 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,464 - $10,689 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Human Resources Benefits Manager, this position provides comprehensive analytical, administrative and consultation services of the CSU Leaves Programs and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Programs to employees including staff, faculty, and managers. This position supports the campus-designated ADA Coordinator to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access and the opportunity to participate in CSU programs, activities, and services by engaging in timely, good faith, interactive process to determine effective reasonable accommodations. Furthermore, this position serves as a resource to employees by providing professional and caring support while coordinating applicable leaves and accommodations.

This position is classified as “Confidential” in accordance with the provisions of the Higher Education Employer- Employee Relations Act (HEERA). According to HEERA, an employee is designated as “confidential” when assigned duties normally require access to confidential information, which contributes significantly to the development of management positions. This position works closely with the HR Benefits Manager and ADA Coordinator in the collection, organization, presentation, and review of confidential data on a wide range of matters, including, collective bargaining, and other related personnel matters as it relates to leave of absence grievance/complaints and ADA violations. The incumbent regularly performs duties that require access to confidential information, which contributes significantly to the development of management positions.

The scope of work is comprehensive in nature and includes interpretation of CSU policies, regulatory compliance, contractual, and procedural guidance and advisement in functional areas such as collective bargaining agreement interpretation, employment status, classification, and labor relations as it relates the CSU Leave & ADA Programs. This position also serves as resource and backup to the benefits health & wellness team, including the Benefits Manager. The Leaves & Accommodations Coordinator is expected to work independently and apply sound judgment in the development of solutions to complex program challenges, interpretation of State & Federal laws and Collective Bargaining Agreements for represented and non-represented employees seeking leaves.


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of:
    • The principles, practices, and procedures of human resources administration in the areas of benefits, leaves, and/or ADA accommodations.
    • CSU and federal and state laws/regulations related to common leave programs (e.g. PDL, FMLA, CFRA…)  
    • Working knowledge, or ability to quickly learn, university methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Skills in:
    • Organize, track, and prioritize assignments and tasks, including project management and coordination.
    • Conduct effective intake meetings to obtain information from employees necessary to coordinate their applicable leaves and/or accommodations.
    • Interpret and apply collective bargaining agreements, federal and state laws, CSU and Fresno State policies and procedures.
    • Maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies with tact and diplomacy.
    • Proficient in standard office software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Analyze, interpret, and resolve complex situations and cases.
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written formats and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, records, correspondence, and other written materials.
    • Compose a variety of correspondence and reports in a clear and understandable manner.
    • Perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
    • Perform in-depth analytical studies, perform research, and prepare reports.
    • Perform mathematical and statistical analysis appropriate to the position.
    • Effectively handle multiple work priorities, organize, and plan work and projects in a fast-paced environment.
    • Work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
    • Deliver exceptional customer service to a wide variety of constituents.
    • Maintain good working relationships with co-workers and promote teamwork and collegiality.
    • Regular attendance during normal university work hours.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related discipline. (Closely related professional experience and/or specialized training can be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)
  • 2 years of responsible experience in human resources, benefits, leaves administration, disability administration and/or closely related services.
    • Preferred Skills:
      • ADA Coordinator Training Certification (ACTCP) and/or Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS)
      • Advanced knowledge of HRIS functionality (e.g. PeopleSoft, PIMs, CIRS…)
      • Experience in a higher education environment.
      • Experience in a complex collective bargaining environment.


Department Summary

Our mission is to enhance the university community by attracting, retaining, and supporting a quality workforce in its effort to provide an excellent educational program for our students.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by May 27, 2024 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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