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The Research Policy Analysis and Coordination (RPAC) unit provides guidance and assistance in the development, interpretation and implementation of policies and external rules, primarily in the conduct of extramurally funded research at the University of California. RPAC is also responsible for UC's Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy, providing guidance, coordination and assistance to stakeholders for the repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian Human Remains and Cultural Items, in accordance with state and federal law.
The UC Systemwide Repatriation Coordinator uses advanced regulatory compliance and policy concepts and organizational objectives to resolve intricate and sensitive issues in creative and effective ways. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Forms relationships with both internal and external partners at all levels. Coordinates with campus stakeholders to ensure compliance with UC policy and repatriation regulations and to promote consistency.
COORDINATION - Convenes the Systemwide Native American Repatriation Implementation and Oversight Committee (Systemwide Committee). Coordinates meeting logistics (schedules, locations, teleconferencing equipment, etc.) and prepares meeting agendas/materials in consultation with stakeholders as appropriate, such as Systemwide and campus committee members, campus repatriation coordinators, tribal representatives, UC leadership, or invited consultants/subject matter experts. Takes notes, prepares meeting minutes, follows up on action items, and generally supports the Systemwide Committee. Collects and organizes campus reports and other documents for Systemwide Committee review. Serves as a UC systemwide point of contact for tribal communities, fostering positive and collaborative tribal relations with UC. Registers and tracks tribal complaints or appeals regarding campus decisions and gathers information as appropriate to assist Systemwide Committee review. Drafts Systemwide Committee recommendations for review and approval/disapproval of the President or President's Designee. Convenes and supports campus repatriation practitioners, and works towards effective implementation of the UC Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy.
POLICY AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE - Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws, regulations, and/or rules, standards and guidelines. Provides clear guidance on implementation of the UC Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Policy and external rules and regulations (federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA), and accompanying regulations). Monitors and interprets federal and state legislation and/or proposed actions. Develops and advances repatriation policy positions. Consults/coordinates with Native American tribes, campus and systemwide oversight committees, state and federal government officials, associations and/or internal staff and faculty, as appropriate. Reviews, analyzes, and summarizes repatriation data, reports, and findings, and interprets results and/or makes recommendations regarding policy compliance and repatriation.
TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP - Develops, coordinates and/or conducts training on topics relating to repatriation (e.g., compliance with NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA, UC policy, consulting with Native American tribes, and Native American/UC history) to constituents including campus Repatriation Coordinators, Chancellor's Designees, and campus and systemwide committees. Training may include sessions geared for members of Native American tribes. Provide guidance and expertise on NAGPRA, CalNAGPRA, and the UC Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy. May function as a lead with less experienced staff members. Works closely with the UC Tribal Governmental Affairs Officer, Tribes and campus stakeholders to ensure effective communications and repatriation efforts.
COMMUNICATION - Identifies communication needs and develops informational materials policies / forums to inform key constituencies about the University's repatriation priorities, policies, programs, services and activities, which are often complex in nature. Coordinates campus reports for review by UC leadership and the campus and systemwide oversight committees. Provides regular (annual or semi-annual) updates to tribes regarding the status of repatriation within the UC System, including completed repatriations, policy updates, and other major actions.
Advanced knowledge of federal and state repatriation laws and regulations (NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA) for effective implementation of UC's Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by target constituencies.
Advanced skills to read, interpret, understand and respond to pending and proposed legislation, including skills to write effective position statements and draft compliant related policies.
Ability to strategically plan and support effective implementation of the UC Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy and compliance with NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA, including through leadership, guidance, coordination and training.
Advanced knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building, facilitating and maintaining effective relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies, including active listening skills. Ability to recognize and address and/or mitigate potential areas of constituency concerns. Excellent, demonstrated ability to use tact and judgment in resolving difficult or sensitive situations.
Advanced critical thinking and analytical skills.
Advanced organizational and project management skills.
Experience working with Native American communities, preferably in California Native American Communities. Deep understanding and appreciation of tribal cultures. Knowledge of relevant North American history and pre-history.
Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with tribes on issues related to repatriation.
Bachelor's degree in related area and five years of relevent experience and/or equivalent experience/training.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: $113,000 - $131,100 annually commensurate with skills/experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job isJune 14, 2022. The position will be open until filled.
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