NAGPRA Program Assistant (7397U), Government & Community Affairs - 44681
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3576450
NAGPRA Program Assistant (7397U), Government & Community Affairs - 44681
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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The NAGPRA Repatriation Team reports to the Assistant Chancellor, Government and Community Relations. The Government and Community Relations (GCR) office builds relationships with community leaders, elected officials, government agencies and third-party advocates to further the mission of UC Berkeley in the public sector. The issues of primary focus for the GCR team include student financial aid, admissions, scientific research, tribal relations and other policies at the forefront of higher education and government. GCR also coordinates the University's response to a wide range of political and policy issues, and advises administrators and faculty on strategies to gain constructive dialogue with government, tribal nations and community leaders.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 11/08/2022.
First point of contact for general inquiries directed to the NAGPRA Repatriation Team.
Handles all logistics related to consultations, events, team and committee meetings.
This includes, but not limited to, scheduling, space and resource bookings, meeting preparation and taking minutes.
Liaises with key campus partners (Libraries, Museums, Vice Chancellor's Research Office, Government Relations, UCOP, Legal, Marketing and Communications, Finance, Records department etc...).
Maintain records of all communications with tribes and NAGPRA officials as appropriate, develop and implement an effective records maintenance process for new business and legacy NAGPRA files.
Prepares correspondence and other written materials requiring some specialized knowledge of the subject matter.
Edits and proofreads written materials for content consistency.
This includes, but not limited to copy editing, mailings to tribes, information packets, reports, grant applications and acquittals.
Prepares and tracks all procurement requests in BearBuy for the NAGPRA Team, including routine financial reporting, invoicing and payments as well as determining general office equipment and supply needs for the Team.
Assists with procurement, maintenance, and logistics for NAGPRA equipment and assets.
Works on sensitive issues, priorities, protocol, et cetera.
May include new initiatives and compliance auditing activities.
Works with department management to update/review/revise the NAGPRA website to better communicate the program and the university's mission, requiring substantive knowledge of organizational goals and objectives.
Other duties as assigned.
Thorough knowledge in administrative procedures and processes including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Good verbal and written communication skills, active listening, critical thinking, multi-task and time management skills.
Effective interpersonal skills to provide guidance to members of the NAGPRA Team, campus stakeholders, tribes, faculty, etc.
Ability to work with diverse populations and demonstrated ability to effectively establish priorities and manage shifts in workflow.
Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns that require discretion and confidentiality.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Ability to host Zoom and in-person events.
Ability to manage competing deadlines and attention to detail and accuracy.
Experience working with tribal governments and/or indigenous communities.
Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Experience working in an academic, government or similar environment.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid bi-weekly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $56,500.00 - $75,000.00.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.
This is not a visa opportunity.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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