The Department of Access Services (DAS) at RIT/NTID seeks candidates to join the largest staff of interpreters working in postsecondary education. RIT/NTID is a dynamic, language-rich environment of 1,500 deaf students, staff, and faculty on a campus of 18,000 students. DAS boasts a phenomenal professional development program that offers over 400 hours of PD annually. Interpreters earn competitive wages, and enjoy a benefits package that is second to none in our industry. The interpreting component of Access Services is organized into four interpreting teams: Science & Engineering, Liberal Arts, Imaging Arts & Sciences, and Business, Computing & Information Sciences, and Applied Science & Technology. Interpreters work primarily in the specialized content areas of their teams, which correspond with the nine colleges of RIT.
Staff Interpreter Responsibilities
Provide interpreting services to RIT students, faculty, and staff.
Engage in preparation and effective customer relations
Interpret signed and spoken discourse in classroom and non-academic assignments, with clients who use a wide variety of language modalities. (An interpreting/transliterating skills assessment is part of the interview process.)
Assess language needs of all clientele and adjust interpreting to ensure accurate and effective communication
Meet with clientele, preview available materials, and research additional resources to prepare for assignments; confirm all assignments with consumers
Attend department meetings, engage in, devise, develop and implement a professional development plan with input and guidance from your team manager
Maintain accurate time cards via time reporting system
Communicate in a professional manner in all settings
Access Services hires interpreters whose skills range from entry level to senior level. A candidate’s experience, language proficiency, and interpreting skill are considered before hiring into the Apprentice, Associate, or Interpreter rank.
Requirements include but are not limited to:
An Associates, Bachelors or Masters level degree OR 3 years of Professional Interpreting Experience
Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
Please provide resume, cover letter and two recommendation letters when applying. All application materials must be received by February 20, 2017.
Curriculum Vitae or Resume Cover Letter List of References
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.
RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career ...education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”