Fresno State campus

Repatriation Coordinator (Admin I)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Repatriation Coordinator
(Administrator I)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,250 - $7,084 per month

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

The Fresno region is home to eight federally recognized tribes and sixteen state registered tribes and a vast and energetic urban Indian community. The campus Cal NAGPRA team connects with tribal and tribal-serving agencies and maintains collaborative partnerships that continue to develop tribal relationships that acknowledge and respect tribal sovereignty, cultural protocols, and cultural and religious practices and knowledge.

This position demonstrates the University’s commitment to a proactive, collaborative, and meaningful effort to both meet our obligations under the state and federal law but also to continue to build relationships with tribal partners that recognize our history of and contribution to oppression. The Repatriation Coordinator serves as the campus’s designated authority to work across campus departments and campus to achieve the university’s goals around the timely and respectful consultation around and repatriation of Native American ancestors and cultural items. The Repatriation Coordinator ensures the university is compliant with all aspects of NAGPRA, Cal NAGPRA, CSU/campus policy, as well as any other guiding policy and practices. The Repatriation Coordinator develops tribal relationships that acknowledge and respects a Tribe’s sovereignty, cultural protocols, and cultural and religious practices and knowledge.


Key Duties

  • Manage claim process, including certification of inventories through NAHC consultation with tribes (includes required documents and liaison with Tribal Chairs).
  • Coordinate between campus, federal agencies (e.g., U.S. Forest Service), and Tribes on the status of collections, remains and items that are under CSU, Fresno’s possession and control, in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • Manage production and/or update of preliminary inventories, summaries, consultations, and claims in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • Manage the development and implementation of CSU, Fresno’s NAGPRA compliance and repatriation program in collaboration with faculty and staff; oversee processes and outcomes to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Oversee documentation and repatriation of culturally affiliated remains and NAGPRA-related items in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate and consult with relevant campus departments, faculty, and staff; manage the university repatriation committee; develop and conduct training, as needed.
  • Work closely with the CSU Cal NAGPRA Campus Coordinators Group and other systemwide partnerships on NAGPRA related work.
  • Maintain proper documentation of correspondence, consultations, loans, transfers, federal and state notices, inventories, summaries and determinations regarding cultural affiliation, repatriation, or disposition.
  • Represent the campus as a primary contact for the NAGPRA program, including inquiries seeking information about Native American remains and items falling under NAGPRA regulations.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Familiarity with NAGPRA and/or Cal NAGPRA
  • Experience working effectively with Native American communities, preferably with California Native American tribes and tribal communities, including engaging in genuine tribal consultation and recognition of Tribal sovereignty.
  • 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.
  • Valid CA Drivers License or eligibility to obtain one within a reasonable time period upon hire.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by December 15, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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 may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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