Category: Other Department: Office of Diversity and Inclusion Locations: Worcester, MA Posted: Apr 12, 2019 Closes: Apr 30, 2019 - 11:59 PM EDT Type: Hourly
ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The College of the Holy Cross seeks to fill a one-year pilot hourly position of an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter. This position will be eligible for renewal based on the needs of the College. The ASL Interpreter is a professional staff position that works across the college to provide Sign Language Interpretation/Transliteration for College of the Holy Cross classes, lectures, tutoring sessions, meetings, and other campus events to students, employees or invited visitors who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing. Services are provided in a variety of settings including classrooms, college offices, college activities, tutoring sessions, residence halls, etc.
Major Areas of Responsibility
The Interpreter's primary role will be to provide interpreting/transliteration of spoken language using American Sign Language, and vice versa, to facilitate communication between hearing and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing individuals.
The ASL Interpreter may serve as a trainer to students, faculty, staff and meeting facilitators to educate the college community on resources, etiquette, protocols and the role of the interpreter. The ASL Interpreter will serve as a consultant to different college departments and offices to determine the scope of interpreting needs for select key college functions (such as graduation, Mass of the Holy Spirit, etc.) The ASL Interpreter will advise others on whether or not external interpreters will be required for such events, book external interpreters when required, and serve as a liaison for external interpreters at key events. The ASL Interpreter may be expected to work with external interpreters for large scale events. We anticipate roughly 4-6 such events each semester.
The successful candidate will be scheduled to work a minimum of 28 hours per week while classes are in session, and be expected to provide additional interpretation for campus events, meetings, etc. Some of these events might occur outside of regular business hours and on the weekends. The ASL Interpreter must understand and uphold confidentiality, informed consent, and non-discrimination in accordance with College policies and the national interpreter standards of practice and code of ethics.
Work effectively as a liaison between various departments to ensure that services, quality and costs are balanced and uphold accountability for operating within approved budget limits.
In support of our College Mission, strive to provide customer service to both internal and external customers with fairness, respect and dignity
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing professional and personal networks.
Other duties as assigned.
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
Minimum of 3 years on-site interpreting experience. At least two-years of experience interpreting in a post-secondary setting is preferred
Must be fluent in American Sign Language and spoken English Language
Must be certified as an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter
Demonstrated expertise in American Sign Language to English interpretation
Adherence to the Code of Professional Conduct as outlined by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Current RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) Certification, or NAD (National Association for the Deaf) Certification
Must have exceptional interpersonal skills.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position reports to the Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer.
This is a one-year pilot non-exempt position, 28 hours over 40 weeks during the academic year.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.