As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The UW Operations units within Human Resources provide records management, employee relations and leave administration expertise in conjunction with functional Human Resources units for University clients. This includes administering policy, rules, laws, interpretation, reasonable accommodation, complaint resolution, leave administration, labor relations, performance management and corrective action, workplace violence assessment and response, training, developing service strategies, processes and programs that are responsive to the needs of administration, faculty, and staff to implement best human resources practices for employee relations, employment and related functions.
The mission of the Disability Services Office, part of Campus HR Operations and Services, is to provide leadership to the University community in achieving employment and educational, programmatic and physical access for individuals with disabilities.
Services to University staff and academic personnel with disabilities
Accommodation advice and resources for University departments
Academic adjustments and auxiliary aids for non-matriculated students including those in Extension courses, English Language Programs, and Certificate programs
Interpreters (sign language, oral and tactile) and real time captioning
General access accommodations for members of the public attending University events
Coordination of disabled parking or disabled transportation (Dial-A-Ride)
A process for reporting needed facilities modification (e.g. doors widened, ramps installed)
We have an outstanding full time opportunity for a Coordinator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.
The Coordinator will coordinate services for deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing individuals and groups associated with the University of Washington; schedule sign language/tactile/oral/cued speech interpreters and real-time captioners for University of Washington students, staff and members of the public in a wide variety of settings as requested by the Disability Services Office (DSO), Disability Resources for Students/Disabled Student Services Offices (DRS/DSS) at Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses, University of Washington Continuum College and other departments as needed. Additionally, this individual will provide sign language interpreting on an as-needed basis and ensure that interpreters and captioners are qualified to provide effective service.
Students: Schedule and ensure the provision of sign language/tactile/oral/cued speech interpreters (INT) and real-time captioners (RTC) for students on Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses, matriculated and non-matriculated. Settings include classroom, meeting with professors, off site field trips, etc. Quarterly receive classroom service requests from the various DRS/DSS offices. Schedule INT/RTC and then contact all service providers and students with schedules and memo’s confirming quarter dates, holidays, finals, etc. Work with faculty as needed to assess appropriate strategies for inclusion & accommodation.
Staff & Public: Schedule and ensure the provision of sign language/oral interpreters (INT) and real-time captioners (RTC) for staff and members of the public in a wide variety of University settings (Seattle, Tacoma & Bothell Campuses) work sites, individual or group meetings and public events such as lectures or plays, etc., as requested by individuals or departments. Staff requests may include: regularly scheduled staff meetings, trainings, annual reviews, and any work related events. Public meetings or events include: commencement, freshman convocation, book readings, informational academic department inquiries, job interviews, any open to the public events on campus.
Fiscal Responsibilities: Establish INT/RTC as independent contractor/vendors via UW Vendor Services. Work with Vendor Services and tax desk to keep current record of tax information for INT/RTC. Oversee maintenance of billing records and submission of purchase orders via UW online Procurement Systems to ensure timely payment to INT/RTC. Bill various budgets directly. Coordinate with the Disability Services Specialist to ensure applicable UW budgets are built appropriately.
Equipment: Loan equipment, primarily FM system, to departments, members of the public and non-matriculated students, as needed. Inventory and reorder, as necessary. Stay current on emerging technology to provide the most appropriate access for clients, e.g. Video relay service options and related equipment, phone amplification, etc. Troubleshoot with departments or individuals equipment appropriate to their workplace or need: video relay service equipment, telephone amplifiers, TTY or VCO phones. For needs greater than DSO inventory, coordinate with outside vendor, e.g. Williams Sound for FM system at commencement or for the UW Retirement Association Meetings.
Training and Outreach: Work with departments and/or individuals to educate and inform with regards to working with Deaf or hard of hearing staff, students or members of the public. This has included training sessions for work groups and departments, along with one on one consultation via phone or in person. Our office has collected and created different resource sheets: ‘Community Resources for Deaf & Hard of Hearing,’ ‘Tips for Communicating Using Sign Language Interpreters,’ ‘Deaf & Hearing Working Together,’ etc. As directed by supervisor, provide information and/or referral to campus community regarding the provision of sign language interpreters or realtime captioners. This includes educating departments on INT/RTC costs, roles and how to effectively provide access. This also includes troubleshooting appropriate accommodations or strategies to provide access to a Deaf or hard of hearing applicants, visitors or staff persons. Participate regularly in meetings with other UW offices providing disability accommodations to students, employees and members of the public, and larger UW access committees, as requested. As directed by supervisor, provide information and/or referral to individuals, agencies, and institutions outside the University of Washington.
Provide sign language interpreting on an as-needed basis for students and staff in a wide variety of University settings, and for members of the public attending University events (may include weekend and evening hours). The successful candidate must keep national certification current.
Coordinates with 100+ independent contractors.
Bachelor's degree and four to five years of related experience
Must be a certified ASL interpreter
Experience coordinating ASL interpreters and real-time captioners
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master’s Degree in applicable field
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Works primarily in an office setting. Must be able to provide direct service at classes, events, and programs across all University campuses and facilities.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.