Department:Accessible Education Center Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:Commensurate with experience Compensation Band:OH-OA05-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:0.5
Updated Minimum Qualifications and Review Date 6/14/19
Application Review Begins June 24, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Complete applications must include the following:
• Cover letter that expresses your interest and summarizes your qualifications and strengths related to this position. Describe the range of your interpreting experience and experience with program coordination or a related activity that illustrates your ability to organize large amounts of detailed information.
• A current vita/resume.
• Name and contact information for three professional references who are able to evaluate your qualifications for this position.
• Sample list of higher education courses or related activities that you have interpreted for.
Department Summary Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.
The Accessible Education Center (AEC) facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities. The AEC coordinates services, determines student accommodations, provides advocacy and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and the community to create and sustain accessible physical, curricular and informational environments.
Position Summary The Staff Sign Language Interpreter is responsible for providing sign language interpreting/transliterating services to UO faculty/staff, students, and visitors. Schedules and assignments will be determined by the Sign Language Interpreter and Transcription Coordinator.
As an active member of the AEC team, the Staff Interpreter will work closely with the AEC Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription Coordinator, other AEC staff, and university partners to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, with particular attention to campus programs and activities related to American Sign Language and Deaf culture.
The Staff Sign Language Interpreter is funded as a .50 FTE, 9-month position and reports to the Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription Coordinator.
Minimum Requirements • Certification from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), or equivalent. • Three years experience interpreting in a post-secondary setting. • Completion of a formal interpreter training program or equivalent. • Fluent ASL and English language skills and ability to accurately interpret and convey higher-level educational content and concepts. • Demonstrated ability to utilize a wide range of sign language systems.
Professional Competencies • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, including international students, students with disabilities, students of color, and other underrepresented groups in university settings. • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving and positive interactions. • Demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities and work under tight timelines. • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Preferred Qualifications • Working knowledge of universal design principles, disability compliance mandates, and related best practices. • Familiarity with the use of technology and assistive equipment to facilitate communication access. • Ability to work across a broad range of issues related to diversity and creating an inclusive community.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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