09/17/21 – 10/01/21
On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity
TRIBAL RELATIONS CULTURAL ARTIFACT SPECIALIST (Administrator
Salary Range (From $ to $)
Salary commensurate with background and experience of the
individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $60,000 - $75,000
Number of Positions
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base)
M80 - Management Personnel Plan
Hours Per Day
8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the
Days Per Week
5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
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.
For a full description of job duties, please visit: https://csuchico.box.com/v/VA1492-Position-Description
MANDATORY VACCINATIONS :
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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
. Questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(staff and management positions) or email@example.com
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
Thorough knowledge of:
- Comprehensive knowledge of Indian Education and the issues and
challenges of K–16 education.
- 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
- Analyzing and tracking data/statistics, research methodology
and preparing reports.
Working knowledge of:
- The principals of administrative, personnel, and fiscal
- Research and observation techniques for the purpose of
recording, classifying, and interpreting factual information.
- General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Additional Requirements for this Position
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
- Demonstrated experience working in Native American
- 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
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.
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver
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.
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- Optional Applicant Documents