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Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, UC San Diego is a vibrant and dynamic public institution that provides opportunity for all. UC San Diego is a catalyst for change, sparking discoveries that advance society, drive economic growth and positively impact the world. UC San Diego and vicinity has a rich cultural resource past. The campus sits on the ancestral homelands of the Kumeyaay Nation, and the La Jolla area and campus is known to contain sensitive archaeological and tribal cultural resources, particularly near the coast. The UC San Diego community holds great respect for the land and the original people of the area where our campus is located.
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 (
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