Job Details

Sign Language Interpreter - Program Support Supervisor 2

Clark College, Vancouver, Washington

Job - Education

Close Date: 07/18/2019

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time permanent classified Sign Language Interpreter Program Support Supervisor 2 in Disability Support Services (DSS) department. This position will report to the Director of Disability Support Services. The hours for this position are typically Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. However, there is potential for up to five of these hours per week to be coordinated remotely. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.

Clark College strives to eliminate systemic barriers for our students, which is outlined in our third Mission Fulfillment Outcome. This position aligns to this mission fulfillment outcome by creating a positive impact and helps us reach our goal.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervise interpreters, which includes interviewing and recommending the selecting of applicants, training new employees, acting upon leave requests, conducting annual performance evaluations, and recommending disciplinary action.
• Schedule staff interpreters and part-time hourly interpreters for a variety of assignments, such as classes, special events, and substitution requests based on students' and interpreters' language level, preference, strengths, educational background, etc.
• Schedule CART/Typewell transcribers, coordinating video captioning, and invoicing for these accommodation services.
• Develop, track, and monitor budgets expenses related to interpreting and captioning requests.
• Track staff and part-time interpreter hours and process interpreter time sheets, applications, contracts, and other necessary paperwork.
• Problem solve with students, staff, faculty, and interpreters regarding issues associated with interpreting and deafness.
• Assist students with accessing DSS services and processes for using their approved accommodations.
• Train students on how to use the accommodation management system called AIM.
• Assist the DSS team with implementation of student accommodations, including: alternate format editing, proctoring of accommodated exams, and supporting the front desk.
• Serve on campus committees and inform college staff on captioning and interpreting resources available.
• May serve on ASL/Interpreting community advisory boards.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements and Competencies:
Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

• Coordination Skills: experience coordinating, planning, or scheduling. Experience can be interpreter scheduling, event planning, medical scheduling, or other professional settings.
• Competency: knowledge of the interpreting profession and Deaf Culture.
• Experience: fluency in ASL. Must have the ability or skill to evaluate and assess both interpreter and student language levels.
• Computer Skills: experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, or comparable software/systems as well as information management systems.
• Communication Skills: written – composition, grammar, spelling, proofreading; must be able to effectively communicate with diverse individuals and groups within and outside of the organization; provide effective customer service.
• Self-directed: ability to produce accurate and timely work with minimal supervision.
• Problem Solving Skills: uses intelligence, common sense, and tenacity to solve difficult or complicated challenges.
• Ethics: understanding and commitment to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience serving students with disabilities in the educational setting.
• Providing sign language interpreting services for classroom and college related activities.
• Completion of a sign language interpreter training program and/or certification from RID and/or NAD level III-V.
• Experience supervising and leading others.
• Course work from the following areas: Counseling, Social Work, Education, ASL, Linguistics, Deaf Education, Deaf Cultural Studies, Hearing, Speech, & Lanugage or other related fields.

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
• This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
• Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicants suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Starting Salary: $3,948/month Step: 50 Code: 107Q
Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., July 18, 2019.


• Clark College online application
• Cover Letter
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
1. Describe your experience working with individuals with disabilities.
2. Descirbe your experience coordinating or managing services.

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

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