Directorate Staff Roles

Name Job Title Team Job Duties Extensionsort descending
Konnie Phillips Division/Program Administrator I Operations
  • Human Subjects Research Committee administrator
  • Change Management facilitator
  • Trainer
  • Human Resource and Personnel policy topics
  • Appointment Review Group (ARG) administrator
  • Metrics Database administrator
  • NCAR New Employee Orientation coordinator
  • Operations budgets and account management
  • Web Content Manager
Susan Chavez Executive Assistant I NCAR Director’s Office
  • Executive administration support to the Director
  • Director’s calendar
  • Director’s Travel
  • All Director signature and approval requests
  • Confidential communications
  • Agenda Management
    • NCAR Executive Committee
    • NCAR Directors’ Committee
    • UCAR Board of Trustee’s Budget and Programs Committee
  • Backup to NCAR Deputy Director Executive Assistant
Reta Kubler Business Intelligence Specialist Budget and Planning
  • Business Intelligence Specialist for Corporate Performance Management Tool
  • Ad Hoc Analysis for Institution Level Management
  • BI Coordinator for NCAR and UCP Reporting
  • FAB/Cognos BI Liaison for NCAR & UCP
  • Proposal Submission Process
  • Special Projects
Andrea Martinez Budget Analyst III Budget and Planning
  • Review of Sponsor Announcements/RFPs
  • Proposal Submission Process
  • PandA Help
  • Proposal Statistics and Charts
  • Overspend and Prespend Requests
  • Overspend Report
  • Cost Share Report
  • Supplemental Requests
  • Backup to Valerie Koch
TBD Budget Analyst III Budget and Planning
  • Review of Sponsor Announcements/RFPs
  • Proposal Submission Process
  • Monthly Proposal Report to NSF
  • Monthly Award Report to Deputy Director
  • Chart of Account Review/Approval
  • Incremental Requests
  • Revised Budgets
  • NSF Progress Reports - IA Funding (backup)
Jeanine Mrjenovich Administrative Assistant III Budget and Planning
  • Administrative support for Budget & Planning
  • Proposal support
    • monthly reporting & MOU database
    • NSF Progress Report
  • Monthly financial reporting
  • Web development, content and maintenance for Budget & Planning webpages
  • Meeting, travel and logistics support
  • Administrative team and backup support to Executive Assistants
1108 (starts 2/22/16)
Geoff Cheeseman Manager, Budget Operations Budget and Planning
  • B&P Operations Staff Supervision
  • B&P Director & Proposal Manager Backup
  • ABR and POP Support
  • NCAR Indirect Rate
  • MIR Reports
  • Content for B&P Webpages
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Oversight 
  • Special Projects and Surveys  
  • STORM Requests
Jim Hurrell NCAR Director NCAR Director’s Office
  • Oversight of NCAR Programs and NSF Funds
  • Strategic and Workforce Development Planning
  • Chief liaison with NSF
  • President’s Council Member
  • Chair of NCAR Executive Committee & Directors’ Committee
  • Exceptions to Policy
Helen Moshak NCAR Operations Director Operations
  • NCAR Operations lead
  • Team supervisor
  • Workforce Management Plan implementation
  • NCAR Human Resource and Appointment Policies
  • Appointment Review Group (ARG) advisor
  • NCAR Space Management
  • Metrics
  • Lab Annual Reports (LAR)/NCAR Annual Report (NAR)
Valerie Koch Manager, Proposal Coordination Budget and Planning
  • B&P Proposal Staff Supervision
  • B&P Director and Operations Manager Backup
  • Proposal Submission Process
  • Proposal Guidelines & Training
  • Proposal Webpage Content
  • Proposal Review Panal Process
  • Variance & Anticipated Funds report – for UCAR Treasury
  • PandA Development
Caron Chambers Budget Analyst III Budget and Planning
  • Indirect Rate Methodology Change
  • Corporate Performance Management System
  • Special Projects
Rena Brasher-Alleva NCAR Budget & Planning Director Budget and Planning
  • Directs Budget & Planning Office Functions
  • Annual Budget Review (ABR) Process 
  • Budget Liaison with NSF's NCAR Coordination Office
  • NCAR Planning, Budgeting, and Reporting Oversight
  • Program Operating Plan (POP) and Progress Report (POPPR)
  • Budget Policies and Procedures
  • NCAR Directorate Budgets 
  • Oversite of NSF Base Operating Budgets
  • NCAR Business Process Owner for CPM Financial Tools
  • Member of the NCAR Executive Committee & Directors' Committee 
David Vance Software Engineer III Operations
  • Directorate Web Applications and Database Developer
    • Metrics Database, ARG Tool, Committee Tool
  • NCAR DIR Drupal  development lead
  • NCAR Main Website Webmaster
  • NAR Website Webmaster
  • WAG Co-Chair, UDUG representative
Rebecca Lovell Budget Analyst III Budget and Planning
  • Indirect Cost Admin. & Reporting
  • Lab/Division IC Rate Development
  • NSF Base & Indirect Uploads, UY Reallocation
  • ABR Statistics
  • Bid and Proposal
  • Monthly Financial Reporting
  • Institutional Staffing & Funding Charts
  • CSC and Facility Usage Rate Development and Reporting
  • Directorate Transfers
  • SPER’s
  • Proposal Submission Process
  • Hold for Processing & Visitor/Post Doc Encumbrances
Carolyn Brinkworth NCAR Director for Diversity, Education, and Outreach NCAR Director’s Office
  • Advocates for and leads NCAR’s diversity, education and outreach strategic planning and operational program implementation
  • Extends and expands the NCAR diversity, education and outreach activities through the development of new collaborative partnerships and sustainable externally funded programs
  • Assesses, develops, and collaborates with NCAR constituents regarding various diversity-related and education and outreach-related programs and initiatives
Paula Fisher Program Administrator I Advance Study Program
  • Budget and accounting management
  • Graduate Visitor Program and Faculty Fellowship Program management
  • Team supervisor
  • Postdoc hiring and separation processes
  • Proposal coordinator
  • Editor of monthly Fellows Newsletter
Michael Thompson NCAR Deputy Director NCAR Director’s Office
  • Partners with NCAR Director in developing and implementing strategies for achieving NCAR goals and priorities
    • Strategic and Workforce Development Planning
    • Liaison with NSF
  • President’s Council Member
  • Exceptions to Policy
  • Serves as Acting Director in the Director’s absence
  • Supervises the Advance Study Program Director and the Library Director
  • Reviews ladder-track staff salaries
  • Member of the NCAR Executive Committee & Directors’ Committee
Scott Briggs Administrative Assistant III Advance Study Program
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship search committee and application system support
  • Committee support for ASP seminars, research reviews and Thompson Lecture Series
  • Administrative support for the Software Engineering Assembly, Early Career Scientist Assembly, and NCAR Scientist Assembly
  • Website manager, Web Advisory Group representative, Google coach
  • Systems administration support
  • Property administrator
Kristen Luna Aponte Program Specialist I NCAR Diversity, Education & Outreach
  • First Point of Contact for NCAR Diversity, Education and Outreach
  • Support Director of NCAR Diversity, Education and Outreach
  • Provides subject matter training and support to NCAR's employees around diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
  • Manages the administrative aspect of the program
  • Coordinator of Divesity Brown Bag Series, UNEION Training Cohort and support of NCAR Explorer Series
  • Web Content Manager of Diveristy, Education and Outreach sites
  • Proposal Coordination for Diveristy, Education and Outreach
  • Conference support
TBD Administrative Assistant II Advance Study Program
  • ASP Director support including calendar
  • Travel support for postdoctoral fellows
  • Travel support for ASP Summer Colloquium and Software Engineering Assembly Workshop
  • Update ASP database of ASP Alumni
Kara Mayock Executive Assistant to the NCAR Deputy Director NCAR Deputy Director Office
  • Executive administration support to the NCAR Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
  • Deputy Director’s calendar
  • Deputy Director’s Travel
  • NCAR Acting Director calendar
  • Deputy Director signature requests
  • Confidential communications
  • Agenda Management for special committees
  • Backup to Executive Assistant to the NCAR Director
  • NCAR Networking Day (Science Day) Coordination
  • New Employee Orientation Event Coordinator
  • Special Projects
    • Metrics Database Updates
    • Human Subjects Committee
    • Assist with B&P Chart Updates & Web Updates
Rebecca Haacker ASP Director Advance Study Program
  • Supervise and mentor ASP postdocs
  • Direct ASP staff; formally supervise ASP Administrator
  • Oversee ASP postdoc search and selection
  • Oversee ASP programs (GVP and FFP)
  • Participate in meetings and respond to requests from NCAR Directorate