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Repatriation Coordinator Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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The University of California (UC) adopts as a fundamental value the Repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian Human Remains and Cultural Items (e.g., Associated and Unassociated Funerary Objects, Sacred Objects, and Objects of Cultural Patrimony), in accordance with state and federal law. Reporting to the Chancellor, through the Campus Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Campus Designee, the Vice Chancellor Resource Management & Planning, the Repatriation Coordinator is the Campus' official point of contact for tribes and tribal members concerning collaborations on all matters related to NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA, including Consultation, Repatriation, Disposition, and access to Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring UC San Diego adheres to and complies with UCOP's Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy and all associated state and federal laws.

The Repatriation Coordinator will collaborate with appropriate UC San Diego administrators, legal counsel, UC Office of the President (UCOP) administrators, the Chair of the UC San Diego NAGPRA Implementation Committee, and Director of the Intertribal Resource Center on matters related to collaborations, program development and repatriation. Manage and develop administrative compliance and executive advice on NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA and the UC Policy on Repatriation and Cultural Affiliation matters, and serve as the campus point of contact to receive any and all NAGPRA/CalNAGPRA related inquiries or reports from tribes, the UC campus community, or others.

Work with all research units, academic departments, and compliance units at UC San Diego to: 1) maintain proper documentation of correspondence, consultations, loans, transfers, federal and state notices, inventories, summaries, and determinations regarding cultural affiliation, repatriation, or disposition, and 2) provide reports, notices, and documents as required by UCOP Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy, Sections V.H and reports and reviews outlined Section V.E of said Policy. Develop and manage an annual affirmation and inventory of NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA for all working with maintaining or considering working with Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area; and/or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Must have in-depth, demonstrated understanding of, and direct experience with: (a) tribal consultation practices and processes, b) building and initiating positive working relationships with tribes and tribal members; and (c) NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA.

  • 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.

  • Strong skills in short- and long-range planning, program and project management, facilitation and collaboration. Ability to effectively represent and coordinate organizational strategy and administrative initiatives with campus senior level management, Office of the President, and external contacts.

  • Sound strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding the department toward workable strategies and solutions. Advanced consulting, relationship building, and strategic thinking skills. Knowledge of historical and current contexts that inform decision making in Native American/tribal communities.

  • Strong ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision. Advanced strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding the organization toward workable strategies and solutions. Demonstrated ability in providing leadership in committees and workgroups where problems have to be solved efficiently.

  • Strong ability to coach, facilitate and influence people at all levels. Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous populations. Proven ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential issues that require independent judgment, strict discretion, and confidentiality.

  • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of staff and members of the community. Ability to create relationships and network with tribal community members, agencies, potential partners, University administration, faculty, staff, and students. Ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with professional staff beyond the organizational unit.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in creating a climate of trust and respect with tribal communities. Ability to foster cooperative relationships with tribal community members and co-workers as a member or leader of a workgroup.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication to effectively lead and influence highly significant engagements.

  • Advanced written, verbal and presentation skills. Ability to research and prepare executive-level documents, reports, and summaries. Ability to compose error-free, concise, well-organized, and unambiguous prose to communicate complex information and findings to a variety of audiences, including executive management.

  • Proficient knowledge of common computer application programs.


  • Thorough knowledge of departmental processes, protocols and procedures.

  • Knowledge and understanding of UC Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy.


  • Must clear DOJ/FBI background checks prior to employment.

  • Must clear DMV background check prior to employment. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License.

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