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Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Coordinator (Anthropology)

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

S1210P

Home Org Name

Sociology

Division Name

College of Liberal Arts

Position Title

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Coordinator (Anthropology)

Job Class Code

AB31

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Yes

Limited Term Length

One year, renewable.

Job Summary

The NAGPRA Coordinator coordinates compliance, consultations, repatriations, and other activities associated with ensuring Auburn University’s compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act ( NAGPRA ) federal regulation by coordinating inventory and curation of Native American artifacts and remains. Coordinates the disposition and repatriation of culturally identifiable and unidentifiable remains and objects, establishes and maintains relationships with tribal communities, and serves as an institutional point of contact for Native American ancestral remains and objects.

Essential Functions

Initiates, manages, and completes multiple inventories of Auburn University’s Native American artifacts, human remains, and related objects located on the main Auburn campus. This includes the NAGPRA collections (osteological and artifactual) and their preparation for curation in the NAGPRA campus lab for repatriation to their Native American tribe of origin.
Cultivates and maintains relationships with Native American and tribal communities. Works with federally recognized tribal representatives to determine whether or not human remains and/or funerary objects can be culturally affiliated with tribal groups and nations known to inhabit the region where these items were discovered and returned to the tribe of origin. Consults with Native American tribal representatives regarding treatment, identification, and cultural affiliation of ancestral remains and artifacts.
Serves as the institutional point of contact for all NAGPRA inquires seeking information about Native American remains and objects to include consultation, repatriation, disposition, and access to Native American’s human remains and objects in Auburn University’s possession. Interacts with the public, university, and professional community through teaching, lectures, presentations, and publications.
Collaborates and consults closely with faculty in the Anthropology Program in matters of compliance and procedure, as well as the department chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work to ensure that all regulations are being followed.
Oversees the disposition of human remains and objects in culturally sensitive ways and prepares them for repatriation and/or short and long-term curation.
Drafts notices for submission to the National Register and files required documentation with National NAGPRA .
Develops and submits grant proposals and funding requests to support NAGPRA activities.
Recruits, trains, and supervises graduate and undergraduate assistants and volunteers.
Administers NAGPRA -related budgets and purchases all necessary materials and supplies.
Advances Auburn University’s NAGPRA standing through attendance at conferences and workshops, service on advisory panels, and holding office or performing relevant committee assignments in professional organizations. Participates in promoting and coordinating outreach activities for research and education.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Masters degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Anthropology, Museum Studies, Native American Studies or related field.

Years of Experience

Minimum 2 years of experience

Area of Experience

Experience in identifying, analyzing, organizing, and managing Native American artifacts, human remains, and associated funerary objects. Thorough knowledge of NAGPRA law and procedures for compliance, consultation and project management, prior experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders (i.e. descendant communities, university faculty, staff, students, and government staff), prior experience working with fragmentary osteological collections.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time employment begins and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of NAGPRA law and procedures for compliance, consultation and project management, prior experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders (i.e. descendant communities, university faculty, staff, students, and government staff), prior experience working with fragmentary osteological collections.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade

33

Salary Range

$39,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Administrative

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

Auburn

State position is located:

Alabama

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Posting Date

01/14/2022

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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https://www.auemployment.com/postings/26189
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts
  3. Other Documentation
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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Anthropology. Museum Studies, Native American Studies, or other related field?
    • Yes
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  3. * Do you have a minimum of two (2) years experience in in identifying, analyzing, organizing, and managing Native American artifacts, human remains, and associated funerary objects?
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