American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter

Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nature of Work

This position will function as an American Sign Language Interpreter for the UCCS campus. Initial responsibilities will include the provision of ASL interpretation in the ASL program in the Department of Languages and Culture, and ASL interpretation for staff in Facilities Services in support of their positions. This is a 75% appointment which exists to provide the highest quality interpreting services for American Sign Language faculty and staff and deaf or hard of hearing employees in a variety of situations within the university.

Examples of Work Performed

In Human Resources
  • Manage interpreting schedule in a manner that serves the campus efficiently
  • Identify scheduling conflict and provide recommended solutions
  • Serve as the lead on HR policies, such as Disability Access and Accommodation

In Foreign Languages
  • 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.

In Facilities Services
  • 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.

For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $38,000 - $40,000

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Requirements
  • One of the following certifications is required:
    • RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) Certification - CI and CT (Certified Interpreter and Certified Transliterator)
    • National Interpreter Certification (NIC)
    • Board for Evaluation of Interpreters - Level III or higher
  • Five (5) years of diverse interpreting experience
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced Plus or better skill level as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool.

  • Formal interpreter training, coursework in Deaf Education
  • Hold or be eligible for (and willing/able to obtain) Educational Interpreter (EI) Authorization in the State of Colorado

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by February 12, 2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Job Category: Human Resources

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40119 - AVCAF-Personnel

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 29, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ida Dilwood

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00002220


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