Who We Are
At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing the scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Lead all aspects of the university operations of the NC CASC in the context of overall strategic science goals, tracking tasks and related budget spending, in coordination with the University Director.
- Coordinate science and monitor progress compared to expected achievements and identify issues, solutions, and potential partnerships for work implementation.
- Manage reporting and budgeting efforts, including preparing and finalizing annual reports and in-person reviews.
- Assist NC CASC leadership and researchers with tactical planning and program development, scientific synthesis and identification of collaborative opportunities, and development of projects and proposals.
- Manage and report on key consortium partner efforts, outputs, and impacts.
- Contribute to communication efforts to share results and highlights among the CASC’s consortium members & target audiences.
- Coordinate meetings and workshops, prioritize and facilitate agenda of NC CASC-led meetings, workshops, and other events.
- Interact with university counterparts at other CASCs to share operational and scientific standard methodologies and lessons learned, and supervise and mentor students.
What You Should Know
What We Can Offer
We can offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
What We Require
- Masters or PhD in a related field, such as ecosystem science, climatology, geography, ecology, environmental studies, forestry, or other.
- Proficiency in document and budget applications, including Powerpoint, MS-Word, and Excel (or equivalents), is required.
What You Will Need
- Outstanding organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
- Proven technical writing skills and the ability to translate science for broader audiences.
- Applicants should be motivated, have the aptitude to complete projects with minimal supervision, and be able to both serve on and lead teams in an interdisciplinary setting.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Previous experience with tracking budgets.
- Resume or CV
- Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
- List of contact information for 3 references who will be willing to write a confidential Letter of Recommendation for you. You don’t need to include letters of recommendation with your initial application. The search committee will request letters of recommendation at a later time If you are identified as a finalist for this role.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Balch
Posting Contact Email: [email protected]