Interpreter/ Transcriber, Office of Disability Services
Pay Grade 35
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant University, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the University aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The University intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility.
This is a non-exempt, 12 month, non-tenure track staff position. The position reports to the Coordinator for Interpreting and Speech-to-Text Services in Student Disability Services. The individual in this position is responsible for the implementation of Student Disability Services program of academic accommodations for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville students under the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and State and University of Tennessee policies. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide sign language interpretation and TypeWell, C-Print, or CART transcription services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University, who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to ensure equal access to programs, activities, and employment with the University.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Transcribes and/or interprets undergraduate and graduate level classes, uncaptioned videos, web casts, audio information, class field trips, University-sponsored workshops, concerts, play/theatrical presentations, University-sponsored community activities, health clinic visits, counseling center appointments, Student Services appointment/meetings, student/instructor conferences, advising, telephone conferences, open house, graduation/commencement, legal clinic appointments, sport camps, and any University-sponsored events. Prepares for transcription and/or interpretation services by researching subject(s), reading textbooks, articles, and other pertinent information, previewing video tapes, previewing plays and rehearsing musical interpretations when appropriate to become familiar with the subject. Transcribes subject material and edits transcripts to ensure clarity and accuracy. Provides supervision for intern and mentoring students in the area of sign language interpretation and/or transcription services. Works with University committees and task forces to develop programs dealing with issues regarding accessibility to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in relation to the University community. Presents, hosts, and attends professional field-related workshops, trainings, and conferences. Performs other related duties as required.