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Interpreter IV (Part Time)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Disability and Accessibility Services

Posting Number: req10422

Department: Disability Resource Center

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1224 E Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

To perform simultaneous interpreting or transliterating duties for deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals in fast paced, highly technical settings encompassing all levels of academia and that require autonomous decision-making. Staff interpreters also support the overall coordination of campus-wide interpreting services and provides a range of administrative assistance to the manager and staff when not interpreting.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs;sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Interprets/transliterates for students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff and campus visitors. Settings include: classroom, classroom related activities, university sponsored events, department faculty meetings, convocations, performances, tours for prospective students, among others.
  • Prepares for assignments by accessing D2L, reading provided material prior to an assignment, researching unfamiliar terminology/concepts, and requesting additional supplemental information should it be necessary.
  • Advocates for, and educates, faculty and staff about the need for accommodations for deaf and/or hard of hearing students, the role of interpreters, and how we can all work to provide successful access to those utilizing our services.
  • Coordinate with, and provide mentoring to, the University of Arizona's Interpreter Training Program faculty, staff, and students. Participate in this program's panel discussions.
  • Prepares and provides workshops to the local and state-wide interpreting community.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability
    to interpret the content of various subjects across varying levels of
  • Broad
    scope of knowledge/expertise due the variety of situations for which we interpret.
  • Professionalism
    and good interpersonal skills; frequent interactions with University
    personnel, visitors, and other professionals.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sign
    Language Interpreters work throughout the campus, traveling to various
    buildings each day.
  • Some
    assignments require sitting, while others may require standing or walking.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or
    equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of
    relevant work experience is required.
  • Current valid state of Arizona Generalist Interpreter or Legal Interpreter license, in accordance with A.R.S. Sec. 36-1946 et seq. Please note: the requirement to maintain Interpreter state license and national certification is a minimum of 8.0 CEUs (80 hours) every four years.
  • Must be
    able to work a flexible schedule.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: 0.5

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Communication and Marketing

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $38.46

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Communication Access

Job Function

Communications & Marketing

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Position is 9-month, .50 FTE, Academic

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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