Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
*Commitment to Equity and Inclusion*_
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
Job Posting Title:
Interpreter Level 5-DAYTIME
Job Description Summary:
To provide sign language interpretation services for students, teachers, and staff that are Deaf or hard of hearing.
*Description of Duties and Tasks*Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Provides sign language interpreting services for students, faculty, and staff that are Deaf or hard of hearing.
- Prepares for assignments by reading textbooks; conferring with students, instructors, and/or other interpreters.
- Reports student no shows and class cancellations to the Interpreter Services Office.
- Adheres to the policies and procedures in the Austin Community College (ACC) Interpreter Services Handbook.
*Knowledge*Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Proficiency in American Sign Language, sign language interpreting, and Deaf culture.
*Skills*Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Providing sign language interpreting/transliterating services in classrooms, meetings, student registration, and testing, tutoring and counseling environments.
- Maintaining an established work schedule.
- Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy.
- Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
- Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body.
Required Work Experience
- One year sign language interpreting work experience or completion of an Interpreter Preparation Program Internship.
Preferred Work Experience
- One year work experience sign language interpreting in a post-secondary educational environment.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Associate degree or higher.
*Special Requirements*Licenses/Certifications; Other
- Possess any of the following: State of Texas/BEI 5; BEI: Master; Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) RID: Master; RID:SC:L.
Other Preferred Qualifications
- Sign language interpreting and transliterating services provided in educational environments.
- Interpreter Services policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of ACC Administrative Rules, Policies and Procedures, and/or Datatel software.
- Work is typically performed in an office environment, classrooms, classroom laboratories, and/or clinical settings.
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
- Occasional lifting and moving of objects up to 10 pounds.
- Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
*Reports to: Supervisor, Interpreter Services *
Number of Openings:
Job Posting Close Date:
November 29, 2021
*ACC Benefits Overview*_
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.