Job Posting Title
Special Project - Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Act Project Specialist (Temporary)
Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
Tribal Liaison Office
Founded in 1955, American River College (ARC) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers.
The College has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve a career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business and Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing, and Apprenticeship.
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The College seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.
Our Commitment to Social Justice and Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The College seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving the ARC student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in the ongoing development of their professional skills. The College thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops, and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. Also, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the College’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.
The Project Specialist in tandem with the Anthropology department who will arrange and describe the records, is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and synthesizing available data from scientific, anthropological, historic, and traditional forms of knowledge to inform cultural affiliation determinations and ensure compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in consultation with the Anthropology faculty, the campus Tribal Liaison, and the ARC Native American Resource Center.
Responsible for working in tandem with the Anthropology department who will arrange and describe the records; communicating with and negotiating the return of samples from the collection to the responsible institutions; assisting the Anthropology faculty in all aspects of the work of consulting with tribes; setting up meetings; managing all required documentation; producing the official NAGPRA/CalNAGPRA preliminary inventories; inventories; summaries; submitting the formal NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA notices; complying with the requirements of AB 275, especially in regards to producing new inventories of all of the Native American collections, both archaeological and non-archaeological, held by American River College; ensuring there are no items qualifying as human remains or Funerary Objects; assisting the Anthropology Faculty in inventorying/summarizing of the Native American artifacts in the Anthropology collections; collaborating with the Anthropology department in the inventorying of all of the Native American archives, artwork, and artifacts from the ARC Anthropology collection.
The NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) Project Specialist reports to the Campus Tribal Liaison and works in coordination with the Anthropology department and respective dean who is the administrator assigned responsible for facilitating the daily implementation of NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA (California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), especially as amended by AB 275, and curatorial projects in compliance with the related regulations.
American River College is committed to employees:
- Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion.
- Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence.
- Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions.
- Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time and energy.
- Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives and lived experiences.
To be determined.
NOTE: Short-term temporary employees shall not be employed for more than 135 days, or 960 hours, whichever is reached first, in any fiscal year.
Experience: One year experience working with archaeological methods, archaeological collections and in curatorial work.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Native American Studies, History, Museum Studies or a related field AND knowledge of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, compliance and legislation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.)
Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)
Education must be from an accredited institution.
- A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).
- Resume (required).
- Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required).
- Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
- Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
- Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide unofficial transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
- Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
- Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents.
- A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
- Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
$40 per hour
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Visit Los Rios Jobs for more information on the Los Rios interview and Hiring process, as well as sample interview questions. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
Effective October 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must have received the first dose of the vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19 and effective December 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to:
- be physically present on District premises for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes
- or participate in District activities for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes
- or be inside a building or office
unless they receive an approved medical exemption or religious accommodation.
All new hires must be fully vaccinated or receive an approved medical or religious exemption within forty-five (45) days of hire. Within seven (7) days, all new hires must show proof they have received the first does of a two-dose vaccine, or one dose of a one-dose vaccine, or have applied for a medical or religious exemption.
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