Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108261-en_US
Johns Hopkins University seeks a full-time experienced, nationally certified Lead ASL/English Interpreter. The Interpreter will serve as a designated interpreter for a faculty member in the Department of Cognitive Science. This position is responsible for daily interpreting services and collaboratively supporting and teaming with other interpreters. This position is also responsible for recruiting and coordinating sign language interpreting, in consultation with the faculty member, on behalf of the university.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Serves as the lead sign language interpreter for a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University; provides sign language/English interpreting for on-demand and regularly scheduled meetings, talks, classes, and other functions. Assignments may be a combination of recurring and one-time appointments. There may be occasional travel for conferences and invited talks.
- Adheres to the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct.
- Recruits, coordinates, and schedules interpreters as needed for classes, meetings, or university events for the faculty member.
- Provides flexibility in scheduling, accommodating evenings and weekends when necessary.
- Communicates with appropriate faculty, staff, and students to obtain preparation materials for appointments and shares prep materials with interpreters in a timely manner.
- Provides feedback regarding other interpreter skill levels and recommend interpreter assignments.
- Supports in the development and maintenance of a highly qualified pool of interpreters for a rigorous academic environment through training and mentoring.
- Maintains records on the use of interpreting services for departmental reporting requirements.
- May assist JHU staff with the provision of parking and university services to support interpreters while on campus.
- Stays abreast of best practices in interpreting services and resources.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Knowledge of psycholinguistics, linguistics, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field.
- Demonstrated ethics training and ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrated evidence of successfully interpreting in a rigorous and fast-paced academic environment.
- Demonstrated experience in accomplishing detailed organizational tasks within established deadlines.
- Basic computer skills and proficiency.
- Experience with professional development and mentoring of ASL interpreters.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.
- One other full-time staff interpreter.
- Three casual/hourly interpreters.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
- Current national certification as ASL/English Interpreter.
- Have and maintain Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) membership (national) and membership in at least one affiliate chapter of RID.
- Bachelor's Degree in related field.
- English and American Sign Language (ASL) fluency.
- 4 years related interpreting experience, preferably in post-secondary settings.
- Additional experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Eight plus years of interpreting experience in post-secondary settings.
- Experience with professional development and mentoring of ASL interpreters.
Classified Title: ASL Interpreter
Working Title: Lead ASL/English Interpreter
Starting Salary Range: $61,070 -$83,900 - $106,710 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours/wk, schedule may vary
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: Cognitive Science
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
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