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Sign Language Interpreter


Provides professional-level support and services to students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Conducts and follows ethical codes that protect confidentiality of information while providing interpreting and transliteration services for students who are Deaf/hard of hearing in classroom, lecture, lab, clinical, internships, field experiences, advising meetings, student organization meetings, etc.
  • Reviews course materials to prepare for providing accurate interpreting services for students who are Deaf/hard of hearing; which could include reviewing syllabi, specific terminology, course textbooks, legal and medical materials, and other methods of reference.
  • Responsible for graduate and Health Science professional level interpreting services and oral transliteration services for students who are Deaf/hard of hearing between faculty, staff, peers, and other college constituents.
  • Provide technical assistance and training on issues pertaining to interpreting, Deaf culture, and communication for the Deaf/hard of hearing.
  • Provide interpreting services, in person and/or remote via video conferencing.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two to four years of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification

Must possess a Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) certification, National Association of the Deaf (NAD) certification, and/or National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Knowledge of various manual expressive and respective communication models: American Sign Language, Signed English, and/or tactile interpreting.



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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