Repatriation Coordinator

Website University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara
1101 Student Affairs Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
Santa Barbara, California, 93106
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Summary of Job Duties
Under the general supervision of UCSB’s Chancellor’s Designee on repatriation, the NAGPRA Repatriation Coordinator serves as the campus's designated authority under the University of California Policy and Procedures on Curation and Repatriation of Human Remains and Cultural Items. Works across campus departments to achieve the university’s goals around the timely and respectful return of Native American ancestors and cultural items. Ensures the university is compliant with all aspects of NAGPRA, CalNAGPRA and the UC Policy. Develops tribal relationships
that acknowledge and respect a Tribe’s sovereignty, cultural protocols, and cultural and religious practices and knowledge.
 NAGPRA Coordination & Compliance – 75%
 Tribal Relations – 20% 
 Campus Compliance – 5% 

Department Profile
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a Federal law enacted in 1990 to resolve and restore the rights of Native American lineal descendants and tribes to human remains and cultural items. California NAGPRA state law was introduced in 2001 to aid the Federal NAGPRA and further the process of repatriation to California Native American Tribes.
NAGPRA requires museums, agencies, and universities that accept Federal funding to consult with Native American tribes regarding the repatriation of human remains and cultural items which were discovered on Federal or Tribal lands after 1990. UC campuses hold Native American human remains and cultural items subject to NAGPRA. UC Santa Barbara is working with local Tribes to return claimed human remains and cultural items. It is a slow process but UC Santa Barbara is dedicated to the repatriation efforts.

Required Qualifications
 Bachelor’s Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
 Experience working with Native American communities, preferably in California Native American Communities.
 Highly skilled communication and interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of individuals to secure and/or provide information to clarify situations and resolve problems; to communicate clearly and professionally; and to develop and sustain collegial working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 
 Knowledge of consultation practices and processes with Native American Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations.
 Experience supervising and managing staff.

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