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Tribal Relations and NAGPRA/CalNAGPRA Director

California State Polytechnic University- Pomona
Los Angeles, California (US)
$8,333 - $10,415 per month ($99,996 - $124,980 annually)
Date posted
Apr 19, 2024

Job Details

A Transformative Opportunity

We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as the Tribal Relations and NAGPRA/CALNAGPRA Director. In this role, you will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with tribal communities, as well as overseeing compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CALNAGPRA).



Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as Cal Poly Pomona’s primary liaison and conduit with Tribal Nations, governments and urban American Indian communities for the President and campus leadership, strengthening the identity of the University as a leader in tribal engagement and partnerships.
  • Build respectful, authentic, and symbolic relationships with tribal nations, communities and within the San Gabriel Valley, Pomona region, County of Los Angeles and State of California.
  • Serve as Cal Poly Pomona’s representative to all CSU tribal related initiatives, meetings and events.
  • Provide strategic direction and operational management of NAGPRA/CalNAGPRA compliance timelines, reports and communications with the California Native American Heritage Commission.
  • Collaborate with various internal and external entities, including but not limited to, Admissions, Outreach and Recruitment, Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Provost and Strategic Communications.
  • Develop and implement programs and policies focused on opportunities to connect tribal communities with Cal Poly Pomona as a pathway for opportunity through education.
  • Provide counsel and support to the annual hosting of the Cal Poly Pomona Pow Wow.



Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Native American Studies, History, Museum Studies or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years experience supporting and engaging in tribal consultation processes and/or experience in coordinating repatriation work or in curatorial work or in collections management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with archaeological methods, archaeological collections, and culturally sensitive artifacts.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act at 25 U.S.C. §§ 3001-13 and its accompanying regulations at 43 C.F.R. §§ 10.1-.17 and the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“CalNAGPRA”) at California Health & Safety Code (CHSC) §§ 8010-30 and Assembly Bills 275 and 389.



Benefits and Total Rewards

  • An array of health plans that include prescription drug coverage
  • Up to 24 vacations per year
  • 15 paid holidays
  • 12 sick days per year, unlimited accrual
  • Your choice of dental plans - employer paid
  • Vision coverage - employer paid
  • Income protection benefits including life insurance and disability
  • Retirement plan through CalPERS
  • Tuition waiver for employees and dependents
  • FlexCash (in lieu of health/dental)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Parental leave
  • Pre-paid legal services
  • ​Auto/Homeowners Insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Loan forgiveness program
  • Childcare discounts
  • Elder care resources



About Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) is the #1 university for diversity and economic mobility. Our commitment to mentorship and a culture of care supports students from all backgrounds as they learn in applied hands-on situations, solve real-world problems, and forge their own unique paths to success.


And while you’re helping them achieve their dreams, we’re here to help you achieve yours. With benefits ranging from CalPERS retirement to a tuition fee waiver program, we have what you need to develop professionally and retire comfortably. Enjoy the beauty of our campus and be a part of a mission-driven community of educators, innovators and leaders.


To learn more about the university, please visit, and for more about life at Cal Poly Pomona, please see YourLife@CPP.



Equal Employment Opportunity

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and veteran or military status. We engage the talents of all qualified workers, regardless of their background.


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Cal Poly Pomona is among the best public universities in the West and is nationally ranked for helping students achieve economic success. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. Our graduates are ready to succeed in the professional world on Day 1.

Faculty in all disciplines put theory to practice, providing students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.

Our history and geography are unlike any other university in the region. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.

As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly Pomona utilizes a technology-enhanced, learn-by-doing approach to education. Students enjoy endless opportunities for involvement in a vibrant and diverse community.

When you join Cal Poly Pomona as an employee, you join a diverse community of professionals dedicated to supporting students in the pursuit of their college degree and their career dreams.

As one of only seven polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its learn-by-doing philosophy and for preparing job-ready graduates.  We are one of 23 campuses that form the nation's largest university system, The California State University (CSU).  We play a critical role in preparing outstanding individuals for the job market and to be leaders that will drive California's economy in the agriculture, information technology, business, hospitality, life sciences, health care, public administration, education, media and entertainment industries.

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