Natural Grocers

  • HR Leave Administrator

    Location US-CO-Lakewood
    Job ID
    12612 W Alameda Pkwy
    Home Office
  • Overview

    Job Summary


    The HR Leave Administrator provides management oversight of FMLA, Personal Leaves, and ADA accommodations, ensuring compliance with state and federal requirements and policies of Natural Grocers.  


    • Consults with management and employees to ensure understanding and compliance with FMLA leaves, Personal Leaves, return to work integration, ADA accommodations and work modification.
    • Partners with employees and management to complete required leave paperwork; reviews and approves completed paperwork while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.
    • Provides technical expertise to employees and management by explaining leave policies, procedures, and timelines and resolving problems or issues. 
    • Manages multiple leave cases daily including tracking and maintaining electronic data and files. 
    • Coordinates with the Benefits and Payroll departments ensuring compensation transactions are complete and accurate.
    • Collaborates with HR Business Partners, managers and employees throughout the interactive process to review and consider possible reasonable accommodations
    • Leads manager level trainings on Leaves and ADAAA and company polices related to these topics.
    • Makes recommendations for new and/or revised policies and procedures for leave administration and implements all approved changes.
    • Provides backup and/or assistance in Workers Compensation and Safety areas
    • Attends continuing education related to both current and new regulations related to FMLA and ADAAA administration.
    • Other HR related projects as time allows.

    Key Responsibilities include the following essential functions, but are not limited to:

    Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be ''hands on'' and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.


    Education, Skills & Experience

    • 2 years of experience administering FMLA, Leaves of Absence, ADAAA requests
    • Multi-state leave experience preferred
    • Multi location retail experience preferred
    • Strong facilitation and conflict management skills while maintaining strong customer service orientation
    • Able to communicate clearly by phone, email or in person often under stressful and emotional conditions
    • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
    • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude utilizing MS Office products, UltiPro, and Learning Management System.
    • Ability to skillfully manage multiple, competing priorities concurrently.


    This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Home Office managers that my not be listed in this job description.


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