Facilitates communication between hearing and Deaf or Hard of hearing individuals in classrooms and meetings using American Sign Language or other manual sign system; serves as a liaison between Deaf or Hard of hearing students, hearing students and instructors; and performs related work as required. Located on the Stephenville campus, the work hours are typically Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. â“ 5:00 p.m. with some evenings and weekends required especially during peak designated times (Beginning of semesters, Graduations, Homecoming, other).Â Must be able to work remotely if needed and requested by the University. There are two open positions for this role.
Provides sign-language interpreting services.
Interprets lectures, discussions, announcements, conversations, meetings, events, and other spoken word situations using American Sign Language or other manual sign system appropriate for the language and the cultural background of Deaf or Hard of hearing students.
Reviews course transcription to provide accurate account of class material for students.
Prepares for assignments by reviewing texts, presentations, and other course materials and establishing appropriate vocabulary with students.
Interprets/transliterate in the mode of communication preferred by the student and adapts or modifies methods of communication as needed.
Service as a resource for information for students with disabilities and Deaf or Hard of hearing.
Communicate student absences or cancellations to the Deaf Services Coordinator
Completes professional development activities to meet the minimum number of continuing educational units required to maintain certification or licensing.
Attends departmental staff meetings and staff development activities.
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of two (2) years of related experience in American Sign Language interpretation.
Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).
American Sign Language (ASL) certification, through State Board for Evaluation of Interpreters
(BEI) or National Registry Interpreter for the Deaf (RID).
Bilingual in English-Spanish
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to sit, walk, stand, stoop and bend.
Interact positively and professionally with faculty, staff and students to provide needed information and to promote Tarleton State University in a favorable manner.
Be flexible and composed due to working an in environment with frequent interruptions.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Effectively work with a diverse campus population
Adhere to Tarleton State Universityâ™s policies and procedures
Maintain knowledge of and adhere to College programs, polies, procedures, and academic standards, National Association for the Deaf (NAD), and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct and ethics and applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including FERPA and HIPPA.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Texas Commission for the Deaf & Hearing Impaired Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, Level I certification. Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services-Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DARS-DHHS) Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI), Level I or Basic Level Certificate.
Compensation & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Tarleton State University offers competitive wages, fully covered employee health insurance, comprehensive dental, vision, and life insurance options are also available. Benefits also include paid vacation, paid sick leave, holiday pay, retirement plan, longevity pay and more. The target base hourly rate is $18.81 and may be negotiable based on funding availability and candidate experience/skillset in relation to the minimum requirements of this position.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a completed application for consideration.Â
â‹Completed online application
Three professional references with complete contact information
Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.