The designated interpreter provides designated sign language interpreting services to DRC staff. Interpreting services may occassionally include visitors, students, and other stakeholders in a variety of settings both on and off campus. This position may require occassional evening and weekend work. Demonstrates ability to interact positively with individuals from diverse communities. The position is also responsible for adminsitrative work as assigned by supervisor. This will include Access Programs administrative work.
Essential Responsibilities/Duties: • Provide interpreting services to designated UMN staff. • Provide administrative support the Access Programs Associate Director. • Adhere to the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct. • Prepare for assignments to ensure sufficient subject comprehension to deliver effective services. • Provide timely responses to office communications. • This position may require occasional overtime work. • Stay current on issues relevant to the interpreting profession as well as issues among the cultural communities the profession serves. • Follow all University, DRC, and ICU policies and procedures. • Assist University units in ensuring physical, programmatic, informational, policy, and attitudinal access. • Promote disability self-advocacy, pride, community, universal design, responsibility, dignity, equity, independence, and the fostering of multicultural community. • Work actively to create a positive and productive work environment. • Be an effective spokesperson for the DRC with others both inside and outside the DRC. • Promote learning opportunities for and with colleagues. • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. • Maintain a constant and high level of confidentiality. • Demonstrate a substantial knowledge of issues regarding diversity. • Other duties as assigned which are consistent with the mission of the DRC and/or the Office for Equity (OED).
This is a ful-time, 100%,12 month position with benefits.
Essential Qualifications: • 2 years experience providing interpreting services, preferably in a postsecondary setting or completion of sign language interpreter internship at the University of Minnesota • Have and maintain Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) membership (national) and membership in at least one affiliate chapter of RID • Demonstrated experience 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 visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
Selection Criteria: • Completion of interpreter education program strongly preferred • Current national certification from RID strongly preferred
Internal Number: 338327
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