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Position Announcement

Staff Interpreter

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Accessibility Center's Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program invites applications for the position of Student Services Specialist (or Associate Student Service Specialist) Sign Language Interpreter with the Student Accessibility Center Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program. We have a 9-month academic year renewable staff position with benefits open. Staff hired at an Associate Student Services Specialist level (pre-RID certified) will participate in a supportive, in-house mentoring program. See Staff hired at the Student Services Specialist level (RID or NAD certified) will have the option to participate in our mentoring program.

The Student Accessibility Center assists the university in providing students with disabilities access to all of its services and programs through the provision of reasonable accommodations and promotes an atmosphere of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability. SAC's Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program's mission is to insure that UWM students who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access to all UWM academic program and experiences.

Job Duties:
  • Interpret/transliterate (sign language) for classroom lectures, discussions, labs and related activities as well as other campus and community activities.
  • Prepare for classes and consult with professors and TAs.
  • Assist with program support functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree
  • Successful completion of an Interpreter Training Program or equivalent to perform duties required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • RID Certification or National Interpreter Certification (NIC) preferred (or commitment to actively pursue certification within 2 years) 
  • At least 2 years interpreting experience preferred
  • Post-secondary experience preferred.
Applicants should submit names and contact information for three references.
UWM is an AA/EEO Employer

STARTING DATE: August 23, 2010

To apply, go to:

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