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Resource Accommodations Specialist - Sign Language Interpreter

Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey
Date posted
May 7, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Resource Accommodation Specialist / Sign Language Interpreter coordinates services provided to assigned student populations needing resource accommodations to enable effective learning and promote student success.  This position’s primary role will be to provide communication and scheduling services to Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing students and work with the Office of Specialized Services to provide support for students with disabilities. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • This position will facilitate communication by interpreting spoken language to sign language and interpreting sign language to spoken language and serve as a liaison between Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and hearing students, faculty and staff.
  • Overseeing all levels and aspects of college interpreting/captioning needs including hiring, scheduling and supervising part time interpreters, real time captioning (CART/C-Print/Typewell) services, notetakers/notetaking services, to ensure appropriate coverage of all classes, scheduled appointments with college staff and campus-based events and activities.
  • Provide information and/or resources to faculty, staff, and students regarding the communication services available.
  • This role requires the ability to work collaboratively with OSS colleagues to review disability documentation to determine eligibility for services and assist all students with disabilities in understanding their rights and responsibilities related to reasonable accommodations.
  • Consult and maintain regular contact with campus community, specifically faculty and students, to establish rapport and address situational concerns as they arise, and additional responsibilities as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in special education, rehabilitation, social work or in a related field, a minimum of two years professional experience, one year in a postsecondary educational setting preferred, Successful completion of the written portion of the RID certification exam (NIC, CI or CT) required. Successful completion of an Interpreter Training Program required.

Experience: Must possess knowledge and be able to explain key aspects of American Sign Language, interpreting and Deaf Culture as related to interpreting, the role and responsibilities of a sign language interpreter and adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct as outlined by the Registry of Interpreters for the Dear. Must be fluent English and ASL user. Knowledge of state and federal laws and statutes relating to the rights of individuals with disabilities, specifically Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Amendments Act 2008 is required.

Demonstrates understanding of the community college mission and practices an open-door policy. Has basic proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite.

Exhibits strong skills in:

  • Communications
  • Customer and Student Focus
  • Building Relationships
  • Organizing and Planning


  • Annual Salary is $49,848.00
  • NJ Educators Health Plan with free Vision and Dental. NJ State Pension plan.
  • 15 vacation days, 15 sick days, 4 personal days, 2 floating holidays, all designated holidays and 5 non-designated holidays a year. 3 Partial Sick Days.


Bergen CC

Bergen Community College was founded in 1965 and maintains locations in Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst serving more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs. As of November 2021, it is the largest community college in the state and has graduated more than half a million students with associate degrees and certificates since its inception. With more than 1,500 employees working at Bergen, the College remains a large Bergen County employer and the College was recently recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. Our faculty, instructors and staff are unified and passionate about creating successful outcomes for our diverse student population. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, said "What's happening at Bergen needs to happen across the country" - come find out what's happening at our College, we would love to have you on our team. 

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