Job Category:
Bilingual, College & University, Translation


$18.50 to $22.50 per hour


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Sign Language Interpreter



Associate Degree in Sign Language Interpreting is required. Iowa Interpreting License, provisionary or permanent, is required. EIPA score of 3.5 or higher or RID Certification is strongly preferred.



1. Experience in manual communication (CASE, ASL, and SEE), as well as the ability to interpret in sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign

2. Experience that demonstrates strong communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills, and the ability to maintain integrity and ethical behavior in working with confidential information

3. Experience that demonstrates sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disabled backgrounds of community college students

4. Experience that illustrates a history of successfully collaborating with co-workers on a regular basis to achieve common goals


1. Experience working with deaf/hard-of-hearing adults in a post-secondary educational environment

2. Experience with C-Print Captioning and ability to type 50wpm with limited errors

Skills and Abilities:

1. Iowa Western’s Student Services Division fosters learning environments that engage and empower our students to grow and develop. All Student Services staff members must have the ability to excel in team and individual settings, multi-task, problem solve, manage their time, and maintain positive relationships with student, staff, and faculty while thriving in a fast-paced environment.

2. Demonstrated fluency in manual communication (CASE, ASL, and SEE), as well as the ability to interpret in sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign, is required

3. Comprehensive understanding of deaf culture, the RID Code of Conduct and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as ADA laws, is required


a. Provides sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpreting for student in the classroom and in supplemental academic instruction settings, including tutoring and supplemental instruction.

b. Provides interpreting at scheduled activities, meetings, and events outside the classroom.

c. Prepares for class assignments by reading textbooks, syllabi and supplemental materials.

d. Confers with students, instructors, and/or other interpreters on a regular basis.

e. Strives to continuously improve service by engaging in professional development during office hours.

f. Assesses student needs and the interpreting situation before and during assignments and makes adjustments as needed.

g. Serves as a substitute for other staff interpreters as needed.

h. Serves as a resource for students regarding their responsibilities associated with using an interpreter.

i. Maintains and submits accurate timesheets, interpreting logs, and reports in a timely manner.

j. Performs other duties as assigned.

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