Interpreter/Trainer Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Provides leadership and training to other Interpreters on staff both
in and outside the classroom. Assists in coordinating the day to day
scheduling activities to meet the needs of students using
interpreting and CART services, as well as performing the
responsibilities of an Interpreter/Transliterator Senior.
a specialized classification and not part of a series.
Examples of Duties:
- Interprets/transliterates for advanced situations and in
appropriate training situations as needed.
- Reports on the required training needs, creates training and
workshop proposals, and delivers applicable training programs as
- Defines training and workshop mission statements, target
population, workshop goals and objectives.
- Creates lesson plans, records lesson materials, and devises
assessment strategies and solutions.
- Determines and analyzes training needs; develops,
coordinates, delivers, and facilitates training classes to meet
departmental and staff needs.
- Assists Lead Interpreter and/or Supervisor to ensure goals
and objectives of the unit/program are being met.
- Assist with training in classrooms, and evaluating staff as
- Develops work plans in accordance with established unit and
department objectives, goals, and funding limitations.
- Compiles training manuals and other training aids, and
organizes and maintains reference files and collections of
completed materials for future use and reference.
- Schedules interpreters using scheduling database and
- Provides coverage for absent staff Interpreters on as-needed
- Represents the college/department and serves on various
department and university committees, as appropriate.
- Acts as liaison with the community, students, faculty, and
staff in facilitating university programs.
- Identifies, develops and maintains working relationships
with the university and community agencies for support as
appropriate to work assignment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to post
- Knowledge of leadership skills.
- Knowledge of adult learning principles.
- Knowledge of training practices, methods, and techniques.
- Skill in the development, presentation, and assessment of
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working
- Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software
including database or spreadsheet, word processors and
- Skill in the use multiple forms of electronic communication
such as pagers, email, and TTYs.
Bachelor's degree in related field and two (2) years of experience
at the post secondary level; OR, Associate's degree from an
accredited American Sign Language interpreting program AND 4 years
of experience interpreting at the post secondary level; OR,
Possession of the Certificate of Interpreting (CI) or the
Certificate of Transliteration (CT) or NIC from the National
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, or level IV or V
certification from the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) AND
four years of experience interpreting at the post secondary level;
OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from
which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been
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