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HR Leaves and Life Insurance Administrator - Office of Human Resources

Carnegie Mellon University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources at Carnegie Mellon University is committed to supporting faculty and staff members' success through every stage of their employment at the university. We support the Carnegie Mellon 2025 Strategic Plan through driving efficient and effective business practices to support the needs of an evolving university community. We recruit and retain outstanding people at all levels while encouraging diversity and inclusion, and support for professional and personal development.

Carnegie Mellon University's Office of Human Resources is searching for a HR Leaves and Life Insurance Administrator to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and diverse work environment.

Reporting to the Manager of Leaves Administration, the HR Leaves and Life Insurance Administrator will be responsible for the administration of CMU's faculty and staff leave programs including Family Medical Leave (FMLA), short- and long-term disability, workers compensation, Military Leave and other time off plans including Paid Time Off (PTO), in addition to the faculty and staff life insurance benefit plans.

Core responsibilities include:
  • Administration of Carnegie Mellon University faculty and staff leave programs including FMLA, STD, LTD, WC, Military Leave and other time off plans including PTO; and the faculty and staff life insurance benefit plans.
  • Maintains compliance with plan documents, ERISA and federal and state regulations.
  • Stays current with industry norms/trends and understands how legislative changes will impact University leave programs.
  • Supports the Leaves Manager in evaluation and implementation of plan design changes or new benefit programs.
  • Assists in preparation and distribution of various employee benefit communications as required.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Office of Human Resources. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:
  • Validated customer service skills, excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Analytical ability with solid attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to work under stress and meet simultaneous inflexible deadlines
  • Ability to deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure
  • Education: Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years of human resources and/or benefits administration experience required.
  • Successful background check
Additional Information:
  • This is a full-time, exempt, position based in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Work Posture: This position is operating on a hybrid schedule, with an on-campus/in office presence of 3 days a week.
  • Sponsorship: Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work for CMU in the United States. CMU will not sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this opportunity.

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits available to eligible employees.

Those employees who are benefits eligible have the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of advantages from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to an enticing retirement savings program offering a generous employer contribution. You can also unlock your potential with tuition benefits and take well-deserved breaks with ample paid time off and observed holidays. Finally, rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance.

Other perks include a free Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus pass, our Family Concierge Team to help navigate childcare needs, fitness center access, and so much more!

For a comprehensive overview of the benefits that may be awaiting you, explore our Benefits page.

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role and responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique skills and the diverse perspective you bring. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity with an exceptional organization?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function


Position Type

Staff - Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information:

  • Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

  • Statement of Assurance

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