The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), invites applications for a NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) Coordinator position.  

The NAGPRA Coordinator will report to the Director of Repatriation and will assist with work under the purview of NAGPRA. This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000 per year, depending on experience. The NAGPRA Coordinator will ideally be a good listener, culturally-aware, willing to learn, and highly organized. 

Duties and responsibilities of the NAGPRA Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Helps with consultation efforts with Native American Tribes and establishes strong collaborative relationships with Tribal and campus partners;

  • Prepares summary reports and edits NAGPRA reports generated by the project archaeologist and bioarchaeologist;

  • Conducts in-depth cultural affiliation research and writes cultural affiliation reports;

  • Aids the Director of Repatriation in drafting Notices for submission to the Federal Register;

  • Maintains a strong records management schedule with frequent database updates;

  • Helps rehouse ancestral human remains and NAGPRA objects in culturally sensitive ways and materials and prepares for transportation as directed;

  • Collaborates with the Director to develop and maintain the budget;

  • Creates orders for, coordinates deliveries, and manages supplies;

  • Schedules travel and meeting opportunities;

  • Manages updates to the website;

  • Provides clerical support for the Director and the UTK NAGPRA Committee;

  • May develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for NAGPRA projects and related work;

  • Other duties as assigned.

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