The Director of Human Resources is a key strategic advisor to the Director of CIRES to improve the effectiveness of human resources operations with the Institute. This position provides leadership and oversight of the CIRES HR department and personnel, ensuring the institute attracts, retains and motivates a talented workforce. This role directs the HR function across the Institute including strategic planning and analysis, compliance with policies and laws, talent acquisition, performance management, and leave and payroll administration. The Director will develop a sustainable organizational structure that prioritizes employees through a solutions-oriented framework.
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 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 scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.