Olympic College is recruiting for American Sign Language Interpreters for all campuses. This position will require a flexible schedule and availability for any situation requiring communication between hearing and hearing impaired persons.
Essential FunctionsInterpret from classroom lectures and discussions, technical material for deaf students.Interpret from deaf students' contributions, reports, or discussions to the instructor and to the class; interpret deaf students' questions directed to the instructor.Assist the instructor in adapting a class, with regular students, to the deaf students who are participating.Keep record of classes for which interpretation was done on a daily basis and provide monthly summary of the hours spent with each class.May interpret for staff or students at large meetings and presentations.Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.Qualifications
High school graduate or equivalent Two years of college level course work required.Two years experience in interpreting for the hearing impaired.
Successful applicants will be able to:Abide by the national code of ethics of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.Foster a climate of multi-cultural understanding and appreciation.Work effectively with individuals representing a wide range of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.Communicate effectively in the classroom and with other professionals;Function as a team player.Work flexible hours.Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate.Uphold Olympic College's values and ethics necessary to maintain a positive climate.Additional Information
Terms of Employment
Hourly employees must work 480 hours in a rolling six-month period to become eligible for health benefits. Hourly employees must work 70 hours in any five months for two consecutive years to become eligible for retirement. This is an hourly position scheduled to work up to 18 hours per week, with an hourly rate of $40.00. They are not initially eligible for benefits upon hire but could qualify for the following. Deferred Compensation Program (DRS) retirement savings plan; TIAA supplemental retirement savings plan, sick leave, paid holidays, Aflac, space available tuition waiver, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), fitness center, reduced rate, and priority consideration on-site childcare on a space available.Conditions of Employment Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WB HB 2327. Olympic College seeks candidates for employment who share our commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive learning environment (read our Equity Statement). All applicants are required to submit a statement of 500 words or less, describing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education environment and their prior, current, and/or potential contribution(s) to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employee. How To Apply To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Olympic College website and submit the following required materials: Olympic College Online Application Resume Cover Letter - in your cover letter describe how your experience sets you apart for this position. Unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts and copies of mandated certifications will be required of the successful candidate. EEO Statement Olympic College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Olympic College Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination and accommodation policies: Rick Sommer, 360-475-7129. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.