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ASL Interpreter

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  • Manage interpreting schedule in a manner that serves the campus efficiently.
  • Identify scheduling conflict and provide recommended solutions.
  • Serve as the lead on Staff and Faculty ADA and Accessibility committees and initiative.
  • Interpretation for upper-division culture and literature courses taught in English. These courses are available to non-signers and do not have ASL language pre-requisites. Some are or are being proposed to meet College and Campus Curriculum requirements.
  • Interpretation for meetings with students to discuss issues regarding grades, class standing and other necessary requirements with an interpreter present to ensure understanding.
  • Mentoring advanced student TAs and interns. The program, like all languages in the department, offers opportunities to assist in lower-level courses and to do teaching internships in those courses to advanced students interested in teaching, translation, and interpretation. As these activities often involve voicing, mentoring by a professional in the field is essential.
  • Provide interpretation to facilitate integration of the ASL faculty into the life of the department, the college, the university, and the community - Provide interpretation that would facilitate access by the campus and community to the offerings, opportunities, and culture of the ASL program and faculty.
  • Interpretation during regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Interpretation during campus events attended by Facilities Services staff Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.
  • Working knowledge of higher educational settings/environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Deaf culture and communication styles.
  • Knowledge / familiarity with the role of the professional interpreter, and RID’s Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), specifically as it applies to Deaf/HH individuals. - Knowledge of educational programs and the lexicon of advanced university level courses.
  • Strong Sign-to-Voice skills. Excellence in reception and voicing in the university context.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assess and apply technology to perform the requirements of the position; ability to effectively utilize a variety of computer software applications, which may include but are not limited to e-mail, Internet, word processing, electronic calendar, presentation development, spreadsheet, database, etc.; willingness to stay current and develop skills as needed.
  • Ability to be flexible, particularly in relation to weekly scheduling of interpreting assignments; occasional evening / weekend work required.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of interpreting services consumers.
  • Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and to participate effectively in a team setting.
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills and leadership skills.

Specific Requirements

  • Proficient knowledge required in American Sign Language.
  • Ability to use computers efficiently.
  • Ability and willingness to learn programs needed in the ELC and tutor students in the same skills.
  • Ability to set a schedule and keep scheduled hours.
  • Ability to explain and demonstrate Deaf cultural norms for ASL students.
  • Ability to explain how and why things are signed the way they are in ASL.
  • Good interpersonal skills. In particular, we are looking for someone to help students express themselves in their target language.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with student learning and academic success.
  • Experience working with freshmen and transfer students in a higher education environment.
  • Experience working with high-need students in a tutoring, mentoring, or advising capacity.
  • Experience working with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equity in education.
  • Experience supporting peers in developing collaborative learning techniques.
  • Ability to escalate and communicate concerns, issues, ideas, and improvements to supervisor.

Hard Skills

  • Windows operating system
  • Relationship building
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Learning and development
  • Process improvement
  • Advanced language knowledge
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Proofreading and editing skills

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Listening
  • Skilled Collaborator
  • Innovation

We offer

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time)
  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
  • Off Campus Housing Resources
  • Salary Range: Generally starting at $38,000 - $42,500
  • Work Location: Hybrid (20% remote, 80% on-site(subject to change))