Supervise, manage, and motivate a team of specialists in the leave process for New York University's schools and administrative divisions. In addition to his/her own clients, oversee a leave management team to provide consultative guidance on appropriate treatment of life events such as a change in job status, separation from employment, going on disability and/or unpaid leave of absence. Support various schools/administrative unites by administering leaves of absence activities for their employees. Educate employees and Human Resources on all aspects of leave and disability benefits. Act as liaison with Human Resources and other business partners on all leave, disability, and return to work needs. Work with third party administrator to resolve employee leave and disability issues as appropriate. Serve as an escalation resource and subject matter expert for complex leave and disability issues. Simplify complex leave and disability requirements for clients. Manage, monitor, audit, and analyze benefits leave data as well as leave trends. Act as compliance Subject Matter Expert (SME) for legislative and compliance updates related to FMLA and State leaves, which includes informing NYU stakeholders of legislative updates and impacts as appropriate. Manage a team of employees who perform transactions in the HRIS (i.e. - onboarding, hire, compensation changes, sabbaticals, student appointments, etc.). In collaboration with the Senior Director, Shared Services, maintain appropriate leave metrics and status reports, and actively analyze the data to keep HR and client groups fully informed of issues and to recommend corrective actions as needed. In partnership with the Senior Director, Shared Services, ensure effective and efficient leave compliance, and adherence to University's policies, bargaining unit agreements, and applicable laws.