Staff Interpreter

Palatine IL
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Schedule Information: Hours may vary by semester, generally 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday, some evenings and weekends may be required.

Hours Per Week: 29 hours per week, 36 weeks per year

Benefits:  Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; 2 Harper Tuition Waivers per semester

Work Conditions

Work is primarily indoors and may occur in locations off the main campus. Requires walking from class to class, between buildings, and often requires standing for periods of time for platform interpreting of events and/or a variety of classes. Working hours and schedules may vary from week to week and can require evening or weekend work.

Duties of Position:  

Provides scheduled interpreting services in the classroom and various other settings as assigned by the Interpreter Coordinator, Manager, or Director.

Assists Interpreter Coordinator with office duties and coverage; as needed.

Participates in departmental, divisional, college and committee meetings; as appropriate.

Maintains professional competence through meetings, in-service training, professional development workshops, and continued interpreter training.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements:   Completion of an accredited interpreter training program or equivalent educational experience is required. Completion of an Associate’s Degree or higher in a related field is preferred.    Illinois Advanced Proficiency License is required, and Master Proficiency License is preferred.

Experience Requirements:   Minimum two years of postsecondary interpreting experience is required. Demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language including excellent expressive and receptive skills.  Must be flexible with responding quickly to schedule changes.  Membership in national and/or state professional interpreter organization is required.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: September 22, 2017

Required Documents***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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