Duties of Position: This is a part-time (up to 29 hours per week position). Staff Interpreter is responsible for providing high level expressive/receptive interpreting and transliteration between American Sign Language and English within the instructional and/or office environment; which includes hearing and deaf/hard of hearing faculty, staff, students, visitors and interpreters.
Provides scheduled interpreting services in the classroom and various other settings as assigned by the Scheduling Coordinator, Manager, or Director.
Participates in departmental, divisional, college and committee meetings; as appropriate.
Maintains professional competence through meetings, in-service training, professional development workshops, and continued interpreter training.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Educational Requirements: Completion of an accredited interpreter training program or equivalent educational experience is preferred. Completion of an Associate’s Degree or higher in a related field is required. Illinois Advanced Proficiency License is required, and Master Proficiency License is preferred.
Experience Requirements: Minimum two years of postsecondary interpreting experience is required. Demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language including excellent expressive and receptive skills. Must be flexible with responding quickly to schedule changes. Membership in national and/or state professional interpreter organization is required.
Ability to interpret and transliterate between the ASL and sign systems and spoken English at a speed required by the assignment, which may involve a variety of settings.
Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to interpret difficult and complex terms, concepts, ideas and emotions.
Ability to learn unique subject matter, theories, and terminology.
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: February 1, 2022
Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire * Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.