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California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, International Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number VA1492 Posting Period
09/17/21 – 10/01/21 On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No Working Title TRIBAL RELATIONS CULTURAL ARTIFACT SPECIALIST (Administrator I) Class Title ADMINISTRATOR I Level/Range/Grade 1 Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $60,000 - $75,000 per year). Department Tribal Relations Number of Positions 1 FLSA Code Non-Exempt Status At Will Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time Pay Plan 12/12 CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan Quick Link
Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer Shift Day
Primary Duties
The Tribal Relations Cultural Artifact Specialist is responsible for managing NAGPRA compliance efforts at CSU, Chico, coordinating repatriation with the Human ID Lab and Tribes, managing and coordinating donation requests and communication, maintaining inventory and a process for access to collections for Tribes, when appropriate, working with campus and Tribal partners to providing access to collections for educational purposes, events and displays on and off campus.

The CSU, Chico Native American Consultation and Repatriation Committee reports to the President. CSU, Chico holds human remains and cultural items in the Department of Anthropology Museum and the Archaeological Curation Facility. The Archaeological Curation Facility currently has under its control the remains of 412 individuals. Most of these are from California. The curation facility also curates a number of collections owned by State agencies, such as CalTrans, and Federal agencies such as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.

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Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID -19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at . Questions can be sent to: (staff and management positions) or (faculty positions). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Indian Education and the issues and challenges of K–16 education.

Thorough knowledge of:
  • Native American history and culture.
  • Student recruitment, advising, monitoring and matriculation processes in a educational environment.
  • Current trends and issues in higher education, particularly related to serving and retaining Native American students.
  • The principles of planning and management of a department/program.
  • Analyzing and tracking data/statistics, research methodology and preparing reports.

Working knowledge of:
  • The principals of administrative, personnel, and fiscal management.
  • Research and observation techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying, and interpreting factual information.

  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of Student Services.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs and database management and an ability to learn additional computer software programs.
  • Fluent in the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax).

Incumbent must possess:
  • Demonstrated understanding of Native American perspectives and people.
  • Demonstrated experience working with or mentoring historically underrepresented students and their communities, preferably working with Native American students.
  • Excellent leadership; communication (verbal and written); customer service; interpersonal; planning, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated history of working effectively as a productive and collaborative member of a team or work group.
  • Demonstrated competence in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies, information, ideas, and instructions.
  • Demonstrated skills setting priorities and deadlines to ensure project goals and objectives are obtained within timelines.
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills within a complex work environment and to adopt effective courses of action.
  • Public speaking skills directed to a diverse audience.
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills.
  • Understand problems from a broader perspective and anticipate the impact of problems and solutions on other areas.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • A high degree of personal motivation, independent judgment, and persuasiveness.

Incumbent must have the ability to:
  • Collaborate with tribal leaders and educators.
  • Address the needs of Native American, first-generation or non-traditional college students.
  • Adapt to the dynamics of organizational, procedural and policy changes; organize resources to meet program goals.
  • Interpret and apply a variety of complex policies, procedures, regulations, and agreements, identify deviations from applicable policies to carry out responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
  • Conceptualize or identify needed changes, develop and implement practical, innovative and/or creative solutions using independent judgment to unusual and sometimes complex situations.
  • Use tact, diplomacy and discretion when handling sensitive and/or confidential matters or materials.
  • Collect and analyze data / information, draw conclusions from the analysis, effectively present the information and make recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of formats to a broad range of audiences.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external communities while establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with the various partnering agencies and the campus community.
  • Work cooperatively and in a leadership role to implement agreed upon changes.
  • Prepare and present oral and written reports/data which are clear, concise, and comprehensive.
  • Plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates and ability to delegate effectively.
  • Adjust to change and demonstrate flexibility and patience with changing expectations (e.g. technology, responsibilities and assignments).
  • Work a flexible schedule due to travel and varied hours.
  • Perform duties as assigned.

Required Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Native American Studies, History, Museum Studies or a related field.
  • 2 years of full-time progressively responsible experience in student service and program management in an educational environment.
  • 1 year working of experience in curatorial work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with culturally sensitive artifacts.
  • Experience working with archaeological methods and archaeological collections.
Additional Requirements for this Position
N/A Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
  • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Native American Studies, History, Museum Studies or a related field.
  • Ph.D. in a related area.
  • Experience working with archival records.
  • Knowledge of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
  • Demonstrated experience working in Native American communities.

Special Requirements
  • California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines.
  • The person holding this position is considered a “Limited Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
  • The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: 2)
  • This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act ( HEERA ) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan ( MPP ) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ( FLSA ).
  • Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver’s License as well as continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver’s Training course.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position operating a personal computer for long periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings for meetings and events.

This position involves frequent to constant interaction with students, faculty, parents, guests, and staff. The office is a typical office environment with standard office equipment. At times, the individual may have evening and weekend work. Travel to local tribal communities, community colleges, regional and national conferences is required. Benefits
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage. About the University and Community
California State University ( CSU ), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
Open Date (posting open date) 09/17/2021 Close Date (posting close date) 10/01/2021 Open Until Filled No Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
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