Sign Language Interpreter (Part Time)
District Office at 1145 W. Wilson Ave
City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college
system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite
sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a
quality, affordable education. CCC supports students in meeting
their goals – whether that is pursuit of a credential to head into
or advance in the workforce, an associate degree with the intention
to transfer to a four-year college, free GED or ESL courses, or
continuing education. CCC seeks candidates committed to our
students’ success and offers a unique opportunity for faculty and
staff to have a lasting impact in our students’ lives.
The Office of Specialized Student Services provides policy
direction and oversight for the Wellness Centers, Disability Access
Centers and Veteran Support Centers at the District’s seven
colleges with the aim of providing holistic support services to
assist students in achieving their academic and life goals.
Reporting to the District Director-Specialized Student Services,
the Sign Language Interpreter-PT facilitates effective
communication between staff and faculty and students/individuals
that are deaf and hard of hearing. Positions must be able and
willing to work days, and be available to work evenings and
weekends as the need arises at various City Colleges of Chicago
(CCC) campuses and satellite locations during the semester. The
Sign Language Interpreter will use the type of sign language
(ASL/PSE) preferred by the deaf individual and accepts
responsibility for knowledge of and adherence to the ethics of
interpreting and the role of the interpreter.
- Provides sign-language interpreting/transliteration in various
settings including classrooms, meetings, tutoring, testing, campus
events and special assignments.
- Creates and provides training to faculty, staff and students
that supports institutional goals for quality assurance for
students receiving sign language interpreter services.
- Effectively, accurately, and impartially translates the
thought, intent and spirit of a conversation or dialogue between a
deaf or hard of hearing
- Individual with others in various settings including
classrooms, meetings, tutoring sessions, testing, and campus
- Interprets both receptively and expressively.
- Utilizes sign vocabulary adequate to ensure proper
interpretation for a variety of academic or technical subject areas
and builds knowledge base of subject matter.
- Maintains professional and ethical standards with regard to
privacy of students and the confidentiality of information
exchanged in interpreting situations.
- Educates faculty and staff about disability policies, laws or
regulations incidental to providing services.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Must be licensed through the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Commission per the Illinois Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act
- Must be able and willing to provide interpreting services at
all campuses and satellite locations of City Colleges of
- Appropriate certifications and licensure through the Illinois
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
- Intermediate level license minimum, and Advanced or Master
- Two years of interpreting experience in post- secondary
- Adheres to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code
of Ethics for Sign Language Interpreters for the Deaf and standards
set forth in the Illinois Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of
- Must maintain professional competence by attending and
completing approved workshops, continued professional development
activities and continuing education classes required to maintain
and renew licensure as a sign language interpreter in the State of
Illinois. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of the
license by December 31 of each year.
- Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL)
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Strong active listening skills
- Ability to interpret and transliterate proficiently in ASL
- Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment
- Ability to perform the physical functions of signing for full
- Ability to work effectively with others in an educational
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank
you for your interest in City College of Chicago!