The interpreter provides sign language interpreting services to University students, faculty, staff, and visitors in a variety of settings both on and off campus. This position requires evening and occasional weekend work. Demonstrates ability to interact positively with people from diverse communities.
Responsibilities/Duties: â— Provide effective interpreting services to the University community at-large in a variety of situations including but not limited to: undergraduate, graduate & professional school courses, meetings, medical, dental, mental health appointments, commencements, University tours, and professional travel, as well as preparing for these assignments to ensure effective service delivery. â— Adhere to the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct. â— Provide timely responses to office communications. â— Provide flexibility in scheduling, accommodating evenings and weekends, on-call shifts, and overtime when necessary. This position requires occasional overtime work. â— Stay current on issues relevant to the interpreting profession as well as issues among the cultural communities the profession serves; use this information to promote learning opportunities with and for colleagues. â— Actively support the work of the Interpreting Captioning Unit (ICU), DRC, and Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) by participating in meetings, committees, and projects as able. â— Follow all University, DRC, and ICU policies and procedures. â— Provide mentoring support for peers and interns as well as seek mentoring support within the unit. â— Promote disability self-advocacy, pride, community, universal design, responsibility, dignity, equity, independence, and the fostering of multicultural community. â— Work actively to create a positive and productive work environment. â— Be an effective spokesperson for the ICU and DRC both inside and outside ICU and DRC. â— Demonstrate a dedication to continuous improvement. â— Other duties as assigned which are consistent with the mission of the DRC and/or the OED.
Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, women, veterans, and memebers of historically underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.
Supervisor: Cheryl Fielitz, Manager of Interpreting Services, DRC
Salary: $26.20/hr - $33.40/hr, with an additional 27.8% in the form of benefits.
The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans • Healthcare and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts • University HSA contributions • Excellent retirement plans with employer match • Disability and employer-paid life insurance • Wellbeing program for reduced insurance premiums • Student loan forgiveness opportunity • Financial counseling services • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
If interested in our full-time 10mo, position, please apply for JO #346282
Essential Qualifications: â— Have and maintain Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) membership (national) and membership in at least one affiliate chapter of RID â— Demonstrated knowledge in, and an ongoing commitment to, working effectively with and across diverse communities: including people of color, underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations; American Indians; people with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
Selection Criteria: â— Completion of interpreter education program strongly preferred â— Current national certification strongly preferred â— Two years experience providing interpreting services, preferably in a postsecondary setting or completion of sign language interpreter internship at the University of Minnesota strongly preferred
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.