Director - Archaeological & Historical Services Eastern Washington University - $77,570 – $91,000 - Full-Time Permanent

R. Joe Brandon

Director - Archaeological & Historical Services
About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.
Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.
Job Summary:
• Eastern Washington University invites applications for the position of Director-Archaeological and Historical Services in the College of Professional Programs. Archaeological and Historical Services (AHS), Eastern Washington University, is seeking a Director to lead a university-based, contract and grant funded cultural resources management program for projects across the Pacific Northwest. Major responsibilities include directing the AHS program and staff, obtaining funding for and implementing cultural resources projects, preparing reports of findings, and responding to client needs.
• The successful candidate will serve as the Principal Investigator for all AHS projects. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, directing a staff of professional archaeologists, historians, and support personnel, overseeing multiple budgets, developing grant and contract sources, preparing and editing funding proposals, maintaining liaison with funding sources, preparing federal and state permit applications, writing and editing project reports, advising clients (on project requirements, management responsibilities, and solutions to problems), and employing a multidisciplinary approach using standard and experimental techniques to meet project goals and client needs. The successful candidate must be physically able conduct archaeological field investigations.
• This is a full time, grant and contract funded salaried position with full benefits. Eastern Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Position is open until further notice and a 3 day notice will be given when ready to close the position.
• See Job Duties section for listing of key position responsibilities.
Required Qualifications:
• A graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, cultural resource management or a closely related field.
• Must meet or exceed the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeologists or equivalent.
• Must meet or exceed Oregon’s “Qualified Archaeologist” statute requirements (ORS 390.235)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• At least seven (7) years of professional work experience in archaeological or cultural resource management.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Extensive knowledge of federal and state cultural resources management law, regulations, and permitting.
• Experience developing research designs, scopes of work, and project budgets for a full range cultural resource management projects.
• Experience supervising professional staff.
• Experience working in grant and contract funded university-based cultural resources compliance organization
Other Skills and Abilities:
• Strong communication skills, oral and written, including ability to write comprehensive reports that comply with the requirements of different grants and contracts.
Job Duties:
% of Time: 40
Responsibility / Duty: Direct the activities of AHS :
• Plan projects
• Plan and oversee use of AHS resources
• Manage AHS budgets
• Supervise staff – full scope supervision of multiple exempt staff and one classified staff member, occasional student or NSH staff
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 55
Responsibility / Duty: Implement and oversee the work involved with individual grants and contract projects:
• Implement cultural resource projects (15%)
• Prepare reports of findings (15%)
• Respond to client needs (15%)
• Employ multidisciplinary approach to meet project needs (10%)
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty: Other Duties:
• Respond to media and public and professional requests.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
Conditions of Employment:
• This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
• All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
• Primary work location is on the EWU Cheney Campus.
• Periodic travel to locations throughout Washington, and other western states, should be expected in order to direct and oversee AHS projects.
• The nature of fieldwork involves working in a wide variety of outdoor conditions, weather and environmental.
• Must have access to a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and insurance. Use of personal vehicle for work related travel is reimbursed at current IRS determined rates.
Salary Information: $77,570 – $91,000
Posting Date: 09/20/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 10/03/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.
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