The ACCESS Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, part of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, seeks candidates for the position of Sign Language Interpreter. The position’s primary role will be to provide interpreting/transliteration of spoken language using American Sign Language or other manual sign system, and vice versa, to facilitate communication between hearing and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing individuals, and serve as a liaison between Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students and hearing students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided in a variety of post-secondary educational settings including classrooms, university offices, university activities, tutoring sessions, residence halls, etc. The position is responsible for overseeing all levels and aspects of university interpreting needs ensuring appropriate coverage of all classes and activities. Works under limited supervision, on a flexible schedule determined by student needs for interpreting services.
The ideal candidate will have the following required and preferred qualifications:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution required; an Associate’s Degree, when combined with relevant certifications and years of experience may be considered.
Current RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) Certification, or NAD (National Association for the Deaf) Certification.
Eligible for or hold current Wisconsin Sign Language Interpreter State License.
Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse economic, social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail, organization, and problem solving skills.
Experience interpreting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in a postsecondary setting.
Experience with captioning and transcribing video and audio materials, creating and editing video, and training faculty and students in the proper use of video software.
Completion of C-Print Certification or CART or other national Certification/Licensure for Captioning.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Experience planning and implementing programs for various audiences including students with disabilities and their parents, faculty/staff, K-12 educators, and community members.
This is a full-time, Academic Year (9-month) position, which includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. The starting salary is $40,000. The search process will be ongoing until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin February 14, 2019.
A complete application must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, telephone number, email address). If you have any questions about this position, please contact Andy Oliver, Director of The ACCESS Center at email@example.com.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.