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ASL Student Support Professional

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ASL Student Support Professional - 26841 University Staff

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

The ASL Student Support Professional assists American Sign Language (ASL) students in language learning, conversational skills, and language skill mastery. In addition, the position works with the Director of the Excel Language Center to tutor, mentor and create language resources for students, and serve as a liaison to ASL faculty.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities.

Job Duties:

  • Tutor students in content, work with them on study skills and academic strategies. Work with students to develop specific techniques related to learning their target language.

  • When not working with students, responsible to assist in curriculum design for the ELC, and daily ELC upkeep.

  • Tutor ASL students one-on-one or in small groups, in an immersion setting, on assignments and skills designated by the student's instructors or on skills and tasks identified by the student(s) as problematic.

  • Design activities and materials, including instructional videos through the use of various multimedia platforms as needed.

  • Mentor ASL students regarding the cultural and social conventions of the contemporary Deaf community.

  • Participate in professional development activities in order to stay current on techniques for working with students in the target population.

  • Communicate regularly with ASL faculty to strategize on ASL student support best practices.

  • Train and coordinate tutors in specific techniques for working with students.

  • Plan and conduct outreach to students.

  • Successfully fulfill the mission of the ELC in-person and via online

  • Greet students and assist with check-in process

  • Host conversation tables in target language(s)

  • Assist students with use and troubleshooting of center technology: Hardware, software, media, apps, UCCS portal, course content managers, etc.

  • Check-out media and resources to students, faculty and staff

  • Develop programming and reports—with Director—to enhance ELC services

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:

  • 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

  • Ability to exert up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10lbs of force frequently—outside of sedentary work

Work Location: On-Site

Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the emergency.

This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Generally starting at $19.15 - $24.71/hr

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits, including eligibility, is located at:

This position is dependent on the availability of funding. Funding is currently expected to last one (1) year.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by August 4th,2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of August 8th, 2022.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of August 15th, 2022.

  • The potential employee start date is September 1st, 2022

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs 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.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree

    Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language/Deaf Education or, if a native signer, equivalent as determined by ELC Director and ASL faculty.

    At least one year of experience in a student support or tutoring role

    Ability to work both in person and online (This is a primarily in-person position with remote requirement)

Preferred Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in ASL, Deaf Studies, Languages, Education, or other relevant field

    Advanced proficient knowledge and fluency in American Sign Language.

    2+ years of experience in a student support or tutoring role.

    At least one year of supervisory experience over part-time or full-time staff

Physical Requirements:

Considerable learned physical skill is required to perform sign language. Certain coordinated finger, limb or body movement must be performed routinely in the course of regular work. Extended standing or sitting required. Constant repetitive motion and mental processing may be required which could lead to fatigue.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications submitted by August 4th will receive full consideration. · Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #: 26841). · Official transcripts will be required upon hire. · Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected]. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials

Job Category: Academic Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40136 - AA-Languages Center

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Jul 22, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Position Number: 00799104

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