Job Location:
Foothills Lab Anthes Building

We are excited to announce the opening of our Senior HR Data Analyst position. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to help design and deliver people analytics within a generally-funded research organization, to improve employee experience and contribute to our mission of accelerating scientific discoveries in Earth system science.

Where You Will Work:

At UCAR|NCAR|UCP, you will work alongside a dedicated team of professionals conducting critical research and community outreach to solve complex Earth system science problems including climate change, air pollution, extreme weather, floods, drought, wildfires, and space weather, all with the goal of improving human life and reducing economic loss. Each of us, from scientists to the professionals who support their work, serves the public and a collaborative community of scientists in our mission to understand the complex processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor to the Sun’s core.


The Office of Human Resources Mission

Advance partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to enhance UCAR as a leading employer within the Earth Systems Science community by:

  • Providing excellence through agile, innovative, and cost-effective policies and programs

  • Recruiting a diverse and talented next-generation workforce

  • Creating a culture that embraces inclusivity, serves as an advocate for diversity within Earth Systems Science, and positively engages employees and the community

  • Promoting a work environment in which employees are recognized, rewarded, valued, and respected

  • Fostering personal and professional excellence, innovation, and growth




Location: Hybrid or Remote (would be considered), with the expectation of periodic travel to Boulder, CO, and other locations

Position Type: Full-Time

Hiring Salary Range: $89,420- $111,775

Application Notes. In hope of providing you with a well-informed and thoughtful experience, below you will find information concerning the application process and timeline.

  • Prospective Timeline:

    • Application:  Open until filled, with first consideration 12/27

    • Jan 4-Jan 16: Interviews conducted

    • Jan 16-19: Offer extension

    • Jan 23/30: Position start

  • Required Materials:

    • Resume

    • Cover Letter 

  • Work Authorization: US Residency is a Requirement. You must reside in the U.S. for this position. UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H-1B, etc.) for this position. U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or another protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) is required for this position.]

  • Relocation assistance: May available for this position.

Our Benefits. In addition to medical, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance, UCAR offers a variety of programs focused on work-life balance and professional personal development. These include:

  • Tuition Assistance and other professional development opportunities

  • Starting minimum of 20 days of personal time off 

  • 10 paid holidays

  • 10 days of sick leave every year

  • 14 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Company contributes 10% of eligible pay into retirement; 100% fully vested on day one

  • EcoPass for local Colorado residents to use the Denver and Boulder-area transit system 



Below are some key responsibilities within this role (Not limd to)

HR Reporting and Analytics

  • Actively participates in the full development life cycle of HR reporting, including developing business requirements; writing reports in various BI tools, validating report quality and accuracy, and supporting production deployment

  • Provide meaningful data visualization to support decision-making, collaboration, planning and buy-in

  • Analyzes data and identifies trends in various HR functional areas including compensation, benefits, talent management, immigration services, employee engagement, and more

  • Facilitates the use of dashboards or metrics for HR leaders to gain quantitative insight into complex business questions

  • Collaborates closely with the Workday team on analytics strategy, sharing knowledge, and building on the report and analytics foundation.

HR Analytics Customer Service

  • Serves as the primary point of contact and internal consultant for HR managers and end users; researches and resolves issues as necessary, monitors routine reporting deliverables and tools.

  • Works with HR leadership and end users to assess and understand institutional and program needs that can be addressed using business intelligence tools.

  • Communicates with HR customers throughout the development of analytical tools and reports to ensure adequate requirements gathering, design progress feedback, acceptance, testing and end product adoption. 

  • Partners with the IT Change Management Lead in developing reference and training materials.

Organizational Analytics Strategy

  • Partners with HR leadership, IT and analytics professionals in the development of an organizational data analytics/business intelligence strategy, and alignment of HR analytics with the broader company strategy.

  • Partners with analytics professionals throughout the organization to support a central analytics strategy, including an analytics practitioners group.





  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 5 years’ experience configuring and administering business intelligence applications, databases, and report development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience preparing and giving effective and engaging presentations. 

  • Understanding of project management methodologies and leading practices (e.g. Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall). 


  • Master’s degree in business, mathematics, computer science or other quantitative field.

  • Professional experience analyzing Human Capital Management data for actionable insights into turnover, DEI, benefits, recruiting, etc.)

  • Professional experience in a higher education, non-profit, or research institution.

  • SPHR, compensation and/or benefits certification a plus

Key Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated experience providing insights that can be leveraged into action, administering and configuring business intelligence applications, and an exceptional ability to use data and visualizations to tell stories.

  • Proficient in SQL programming for data analysis.

  • Experience in Human Resources functions to be able to assimilate and understand data stories.

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets.

  • Skill in authoring reports using tools such as Workday, Tableau, PowerBI, or other report writing tools.  

  • Experience working with complex institutions, in-depth analysis, extensive appraisal of general conclusions, and creative conceptual thinking about options 



Flexible Work

At UCAR, we are committed to supporting our mission by giving staff the flexibility to find the schedule and location that works best to maintain their own work-life circumstances and reach their full potential as professionals. Many positions within our organization are eligible for fully on-site, hybrid, fully-remote and/or flexible work schedules.

Employee Well-Being & Vaccines

In support of the health of our employees and their families, as well as visitors and the community, all UCAR employees are required to comply with UCAR’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject only to legally required accommodations implemented by HR, prior to their start date.

Equal Opportunity Employer

UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at UCAR.

Export Control

This position is subject to work location requirements for obtaining access to facilities and research. 

Pre-Employment Screenings

Conducted for selected candidates; background checks are also conducted for risk-based positions. Learn more.

Visa Wait Times

Please consider the length of visa procurement when applying for this posting, understanding that you will not be able to begin employment until you are able to get a visa and enter the U.S.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. 

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.