Sign Language Interpreter

Center for Students with Disabilities

Student Services Specialist

Position Description

Reporting to the Disability Service Coordinator (DHOH and Generalist), the incumbent will provide interpreter services in a post-secondary educational environment

Essential Job Functions Include:
•Interpret and/or transliterate classroom instruction (lecture, discussion, lab) and academically-related requirements beyond the classroom (i.e., meetings with instructors and teaching assistants, review sessions, internships, field experiences). Interpret and /or transliterate co-curricular activities
•Interpret and/or transliterate for job-related accommodations of deaf and hard of hearing University of Wisconsin - Whitewater staff, visitors, and Center for Students with Disabilities sponsored events
•Interpret and/or transliterate for a variety of assignments including but not limited to University departmental requests and campus partners 
•Assess language of consumers and settings and determine optimal linguistic equivalence. Using consumer and colleague feedback, assess effectiveness of interpretation and adjust interpretation accordingly
•Consult and maintain regular contact with campus community, specifically faculty and students, to establish rapport and explain interpreting services
•Maintain professional standards as delineated in the National Registry of the Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct, Center for Students with Disabilities and University policies
•Prepare for interpreting assignments through advance preparation of course materials and consultation with resources including faculty and student (i.e., become familiar with course syllabi, course content, technical signs)
•Assist in coordination of interpreter schedules
•Attend CSD staff meetings and maintain network with other staff members to maintain the flow of information critical to quality and consistent service

Secondary Job Duties
•Participate in CSD administrative projects, including committee work and mentoring
•C-Print skills as applicable
•Supervise intern interpreters as applicable
•Provide related office assistance as needed, such as working with contract interpreters, and problem solving
•Develop and maintain resource library of classroom materials
•Participate in departmental and division-wide quality improvement efforts and campus service
•Other duties as assigned

Desired Job Qualifications and Knowledge
•A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution required; an Associate’s Degree, when combined with relevant certifications and years of experience may be considered
•Current RID Certification, or NAD Certification required
•Eligible for or hold current Wisconsin Sign Language Interpreter State License
•Certificate of completion or equivalent, from an accredited interpreter training program is required, or relevant experience may be considered
•Preference given to an interpreter, who is has proven experience and excels in higher education setting
•Two years or more experience interpreting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, preferably in a postsecondary setting

Pay Range
The Academic Staff Interpreter position is 75% -100% time renewable 9 month academic year position with a starting date of November 1, 2013 or as soon as possible. The salary based on experience and skills. 

Application: Submit cover letter, copy of interpreter certification/license, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references.  Only electronic applications are accepted. and can be sent to albertp@uww.edu  For questions contact, Scott Ritter, Associate Director ritters@uww.edu.  Center for Students with Disabilities, Andersen Library room 2002, 800 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 or faxed to (262) 472-4865.  For further information call (262) 472-4711.

Priority will be given to complete applications received by September 27, 2013.  This position is considered open until filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalist will be released.

Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is the premier public regional university with an enrollment of 12,043 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 11 master’s degree programs, and one specialist degree program.  It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum.  UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 14,769 residents near the scenic Kettle Moranine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.