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Sign Language Interpreter 10mo

University of Minnesota Medical Center East Bank

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted August 4, 2022.

About the Job The interpreter provides sign language interpreting services to University students, faculty, staff, and visitors in a variety of settings both on and off campus.

This position requires evening and occasional weekend work.

Demonstrates ability to interact positively with people from diverse communities.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide effective interpreting services to the University community at-large in a variety of situations including but not limited to: undergraduate, graduate & professional school courses, meetings, medical, dental, mental health appointments, commencements, University tours, and professional travel, as well as preparing for these assignments to ensure effective service delivery.

Adhere to the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct.

Provide timely responses to office communications.

Provide flexibility in scheduling, accommodating evenings and weekends, on-call shifts, and overtime when necessary.

This position requires occasional overtime work.

Stay current on issues relevant to the interpreting profession as well as issues among the cultural communities the profession serves; use this information to promote learning opportunities with and for colleagues.

Actively support the work of Interpreting-Captioning Unit (ICU), DRC, and/or Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) by participating in meetings, committees, and projects as able.

Follow all University, DRC, and ICU policies and procedures.

Provide mentoring support for peers and interns as well as seek mentoring support within the unit.

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 ICU and DRC both inside and outside ICU and DRC.

Demonstrate a dedication to continuous improvement.

Other duties as assigned which are consistent with the mission of the DRC and/or the OED.

Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, women, veterans, and memebers of historically underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.

Supervisor: Cheryl Fielitz, Manager of Interpreting Services, DRC Salary: $26.20/hr
– $33.40/hr, with an additional 27.8% in the form of benefits.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Healthcare and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts University HSA contributions Excellent retirement plans with employer match Disability and employer-paid life insurance Wellbeing program for reduced insurance premiums Student loan forgiveness Financial counseling services Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost If interested in our full-time 12mo, position, please apply for JO 346304 Qualifications Essential Qualifications: Have and maintain Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) membership (national) and membership in at least one affiliate chapter of RID Demonstrated knowledge 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 apparent and non-apparent 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 strongly preferred Two years experience providing interpreting services, preferably in a postsecondary setting or completion of sign language interpreter internship at the University of Minnesota strongly preferred How To Apply Applications must be submitted online.

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.

You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

Contact Cheryl Fielitz with questions,

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.

The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here.

Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment.

To learn more, please visit the .

About the U of M The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.

Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St.

Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.