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Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription Coordinator

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Student Life/Services

Department: Accessible Education Center
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
December 11, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include the following:

Cover letter that expresses your interest and summarizes your qualifications and strengths related to this position. Describe the range of your interpreting experience and experience with program coordination or a related activity that illustrates your ability to organize large amounts of detailed information.

A current vita/resume

Name and contact information for three professional references who are able to evaluate your qualifications for this position

Sample list of higher education courses or related activities that you have interpreted for

Department Summary
The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UGS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UGS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

The Accessible Education Center (AEC) facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities. The AEC coordinates services, determines student accommodations, provides advocacy and collaborates with students, faculty, staff and the community to create and sustain accessible physical, curricular, and informational environments.

Position Summary
The Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription Coordinator schedules and assigns sign
language interpreters, and provides sign language interpreting for UO students, faculty, and
staff. This position oversees transcription services, peer notetaking, or other accommodations as needed.

As an active member of the AEC team, the Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription Coordinator will work closely with the AEC Sign Language Interpreter, other AEC staff, and university partners to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, with particular attention to campus programs and activities related to American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

The Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription Coordinator position is currently configured and funded as a full-time, 12-month appointment, with the possibility of reduced FTE during the summer, depending on business needs.

This position reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Accessibility and supervises the Staff Sign Language Interpreter.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree.
• Certification from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or equivalent.
• Completion of a formal interpreter training program and three years of experience interpreting in a post-secondary setting, OR five years successful interpreting at the post-secondary level.
• Fluent ASL and English language skills and ability to accurately interpret and convey higher-level educational content and concepts.
• Demonstrated ability to utilize a wide range of sign language systems.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, including international students, students with disabilities, students of color, and other underrepresented groups in university settings.
• Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving and positive interactions.
• Demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities and work under tight timelines.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree.
• Knowledge of universal/inclusive design concepts and experience with implementation.
• Experience with the coordination of services and/or scheduling of service providers.
• Basic understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
• Experience facilitating workshops or trainings.
• Familiarity with the use of technology and assistive equipment to facilitate communication access.
• Experience supervising and/or evaluating and mentoring interpreters.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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