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Sign Language Interpreter

Company: University of Wisconsin System
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Number 02274890 Division School of Education Department B1720 TEACHING and LEARNING Position Type University Staff Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary FLSA Status Nonexempt Percent 75% Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences based on gender, culture, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. UWM is one of only two doctoral-granting institutions in the University of Wisconsin System. UWM is Wisconsin's premier urban research institution and teaches a more diverse student body than any other UW-System school. As Wisconsin's only public urban research university, UWM has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. In February 2016, UWM was designated an R-1 Doctoral University -Highest Research Activity, by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Of the 115 universities designated as R-1, UWM is among a minority located in an urban setting and one of only 10 with a dedicated urban access mission.

Job Summary

Interpreter working in this position would be primarily anchored to the ASL Studies

Program teaching staff to provide accessibility to various activities, meetings and student interactions in their role as instructors. The candidate should have a strong command of both American Sign Language and English. Exceptional sign-to-voice skills is required. Individuals interested in this position should also possess strong

writing skills to reflect the academic expertise and professionalism of the staff. The candidate should also be well organized and able to work collaboratively with other interpreters and interpreting agencies. The interpreter in this position should also work in an ethical manner adhering to the NAD/RID Professional Code of Conduct.

This seasonal University Staff Ongoing position, working approximately 9 months during the academic year, 75%. There may be potential opportunities to work during the summer as a University Staff Temporary (Limited Term Employee). Occasional

evenings and weekends required.

Minimum Qualifications

* Wisconsin DSPS license * 5 years interpreting experience. * Completion of an Interpreter Training Program

Preferred Qualifications

* RID Certification or BEI Advanced * 5 years community interpreting experience * Bachelor's Degree

Application Instructions

A completed application will include a cover letter addressing all minimum and preferred qualifications, resume, and list of three professional references. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate's application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, he/she will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

Applicants must apply electronically by the application deadline. All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills.

Application Deadline 05/31/2021 Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No If Continuous, Initial Review Date Position Contact Name Lauren Cigale Contact Phone 4142292802 Contact Email Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message "Your application has been submitted" is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Cover Letter * Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

* References

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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