NAGPRA Repatriation Program Coordinator
MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site
(work in-person at business location)
NAGPRA Repatriation Program Coordinator
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Close Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
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(Job #524595), Administrator I, NAGPRA Repatriation Program
Coordinator, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,
Hiring Range: $5,833 - $7,083/monthly. Salary Range:
This is a full-time, benefited,
exempt, 12-month pay plan position in the College of Arts,
Humanities, and Social Sciences. This position is an Administrator
I in the California State University Management Personnel Plan
(MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management
reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President.
Additional information can be found at: http://www.calstate.edu/HRAdm/policies/mpp.shtml.
This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes
outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life
insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care
reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership
in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14
paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be
found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits
Under the administrative direction of the Dean of the College of
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Native American Graves
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Repatriation Coordinator
manages the development and implementation of Cal Poly Humboldt's
NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA compliance and repatriation program. The
incumbent represents the campus as the primary contact for the
NAGPRA program and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and
regulations for culturally identifiable remains and related
artifacts. Incumbent will work closely with the California State
University (CSU) CalNAGPRA Campus Coordinators Group.
Manage the development and implementation of Cal Poly
Humboldt's NAGPRA compliance and repatriation program; oversee
processes and outcomes to ensure quality standards are met.
Oversee documentation and repatriation of culturally affiliated
remains and NAGPRA-related objects; oversee disposition of
culturally unidentifiable remains; ensure compliance with all
applicable laws and regulations; maintain status reports; submit
and update federal and state reports and notices.
Coordinate and consult with relevant campus departments,
faculty, and staff; manage the university repatriation committee;
develop and conduct university training as needed.
Work closely with the California State University (CSU)
CalNAGPRA Campus Coordinators Group.
Develop and implement a robust outreach and consultation
program to proactively engage Native American communities in NAGPRA
processes; develop relationships that acknowledge and respect a
Tribe's sovereignty, cultural protocols, and cultural and religious
practices and knowledge; represent Cal Poly Humboldt at meetings
with Tribal government officials and representatives to coordinate
NAGPRA compliance, address tribal concerns, and when possible,
negotiate culturally sensitive resolutions; manage travel grants
for Tribal members and seek funding for assisting Tribes with
repatriation, as needed.
Maintain proper documentation of correspondence, consultations,
loans, transfers, federal and state notices, inventories,
summaries, and determinations regarding cultural affiliation,
repatriation, or disposition.
Represent the campus as the primary contact for the NAGPRA
program; develop and maintain a Cal Poly Humboldt NAGPRA website
and information resources; deliver related professional and public
Manage NAGPRA program staff: select, train, direct, supervise,
and evaluate; organize problem-solving sessions and guide teams
toward effective solutions.
Develop and oversee NAGPRA program budget and resources;
identify and apply for grants to support the Cal Poly Humboldt
Envision and develop the NAGPRA Repatriation Program
Coordinator role as a long-term position after repatriation of
currently held items is complete.
Perform related activities as assigned and/or required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this
Thorough knowledge of the federal NAGPRA at 25 U.S.C. §§
3001-13 and its accompanying regulations at 43 C.F.R. §§ 10.1-17
and CalNAGPRA at California Health & Safety Code (CHSC) §§
Highly skilled communication and interpersonal skills to
interact with a diverse group of individuals to secure and/or
provide information to clarify situations and resolve problems; to
communicate clearly and professionally; and to develop and sustain
collegial working relationships with individuals from diverse
backgrounds and perspectives.
Thorough knowledge of the repatriation process.
Knowledge of consultation practices and processes with Native
American Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations
Ability to use discretion and maintain all
Ability to effectively represent and coordinate organizational
strategy and administrative initiatives with campus senior level
management, Chancellor's Office, and external contacts.
Strong team building and leadership skills; ability and skills
to organize problem-solving sessions and guide teams toward
Strong skills in short- and long-range planning, program and
project management, facilitation, and collaboration.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Expert knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Expert analytical/problem-solving skills.
Ability to travel to meet with tribes, attend consultations,
burials and other activities that are related to the repatriation
Preferred qualifications include:
- Possession of a Bachelor's Degree.
- At least 5 years of applicable experience.
- Familiarity with NAGPRA.
- Familiarity with Native American cultures, including cultural
- Experience working respectfully with Native American Tribes and
Tribal communities, including engaging in genuine tribal
consultation and recognition of Tribal sovereignty.
- Valid CA Drivers License or eligibility to obtain one within a
reasonable time period upon hire.
- Master's Degree in Native American Studies, Museum Studies,
Anthropology, Cultural Resource Management, or a related
- Experience with establishing and building working relationships
with Federally and non federally-recognized Tribes, preferably
California Native American Tribes.
- Direct experience with NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA.
- Direct experience with the process of repatriation of Native
American cultural items.
- Direct experience working with cultural items, including
cataloging and curating.
- Experience in financial management, budgeting, and grant
- Experience with program and/or project management.
- Experience leading and representing teams.
- Knowledge of CSU processes, protocols and procedures.
To apply, qualified
candidates must electronically submit the following materials by
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Letter of Interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for at least three professional
The deadline to submit
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October 8, 2023.
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people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people
call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was
the first campus in the California State University system to offer
a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.
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Class Code: 3318
Publication Date: September 8, 2023
08 Sep 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
08 Oct 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
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