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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Full Time
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Job no: 237643-TE
Work type: Partial Remote, Temporary
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Other, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Sign Language Interpreter provides communication services to deaf and/or hard of hearing students, employees, and UW visitors. The Interpreter would be able to provide interpreting services both onsite and remotely. The Sign Language Interpreter is supervised by the Assistant Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services under the direction of the McBurney Disability Resource Center Director.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited post-secondary institution is required.

Completion from an accredited interpreter training program is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
- Three years of experience interpreting with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Experience in a postsecondary setting

Minimum Required Resources Needed (To work remotely)
- Intel i5 or Apple M1 processor rated to run at 3 Ghz or higher, minimum of 8GB Ram
- Dedicated confidential workspace
- Perform regular system updates on your Operating System and Videoconferencing software

License or Certificate:

Current RID Certification or NAD Certification required; completion of comparable assessments will be considered.

Current Sign Language Interpreter State License issued by the Department of Regulation and Licensing required.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately.

This recruitment is for a part time employee on the UW-Madison payroll and not an independent contractor.

If you have questions about the position please reach out to Terri Oehrlein, Assistant Director (Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services) at .

The McBurney Disability Resource Center ( ) is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Schedule:

Work is part time and does not follow a set schedule. Hours are limited during winter and summer breaks. Work may be on site or remote depending on the student need and class format.

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 10 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding



Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the button to start the application process.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume, a cover letter that addresses how your experiences and skills match the required and desired qualifications and expectations for this position, and three professional references. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.


Mitchell Sabez
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison 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. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Aug 2 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 9 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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