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CalNAGPRA Repatriation Program Coordinator (Administrator I)

Employer
California State University at Dominguez Hills
Location
Dominguez Hills

Job no: 539009
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: CalNAGPRA Repatriation Program Coordinator

Department Name: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Division: Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Classification Title: Administrator I

MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $6,500 - $7,000 per month.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin May 13, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled.

About the Department/Position:

Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives, the Repatriation Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the process for assuring compliance with the spirit and legal requirements of the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA) at CSU Dominguez Hills. Working in close partnership with the Tribal Relations Coordinator, the CSUDH NAGPRA Oversight Committee, the Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of activities related to CalNAGPRA and NAGPRA compliance.

Working in partnership with the Tribal Relations Coordinator, the Repatriation Program Coordinator will also support a robust outreach and engagement effort with local Tribal representatives that focuses on consultation and provides access to collections in order to create final centralized inventories and summaries for submission to the California Native American Heritage Commission. The Repatriation Coordinator will help to facilitate the repatriation process in response to tribal claims.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage CalNAGPRA and NAGPRA inventories of all collections housed at CSU Dominguez Hills to promote proactive, ongoing compliance with NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA.
  • Lead appropriate documentation efforts and maintain updated archival information supporting cultural affiliation determinations and including NAGPRA Inventories and Federal Register Notices of Inventory Completion.
  • Represent CSUDH in CSU convenings on system implementation of CalNAGPRA and attend relevant coordinators’ meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Manage administrative aspects of NAGPRA Program including developing and overseeing project budget, and managing collection spaces.
  • Keep abreast of current national trends and initiatives related to Native American communities and best practices related to cultural artifact repatriation to inform recommendations to the CSUDH Campus NAGPRA Committee on compliance with applicable laws and CSUDH NAGPRA policy.
  • Support CalNAGPRA consultation with tribal governments in partnership with the Tribal Relations Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professionals at this level usually have three to five (3-5) years of professional experience and/or the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, Native American Studies, museum studies, History or a related field.
  • Familiarity with NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA policy and compliance
  • Experience working effectively with Native American communities, preferably California Native tribes and tribal communities
  • Demonstrated direct experience with the respectful process of repatriation of Native American ancestral remains and cultural materials.
  • CA Driver license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of consultation practices and processes with Native American Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations.
  • Ability to navigate highly sensitive and confidential issues and to act with a high degree of cultural sensitivity.
  • Commitment to respecting and deferring to Tribal preferences and guidance regarding the respectful handling of sensitive cultural items.
  • Ability to travel to meet with tribes, attend consultations, burials and other activities that are related to the repatriation process.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
  • Ability to develop and sustain collegial working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Highly skilled communication and interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of individuals and/or provide information to clarify situations and resolve problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of supervisory/managerial experience preferred.

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • The person holding this position is considered a `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 as a condition of employment.
  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Employees at California State University, Dominguez Hills shall abide by the Nondiscrimination Statement.

Advertised: 26 Apr 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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