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Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Experienced
Contract

Position: American Sign Language (ASL) - English Interpreter (Contract) (Part Time; 17.5 hours/week)

Department: Faculty of Science/Department of Environmental Science

Salary: $29.72 - $34.89 per hour + 4% in lieu of vacation

Under the direction of the Staff ASL-English Interpreter, the part-time ASL-English Interpreter will be responsible for American Sign Language (ASL)-English. The part-time ASL-English Interpreter will be required to interpret for a diverse array of situations including meetings, classroom lectures, research seminars and interviews in the Faculty of Science and related academic events off-campus while adhering to the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional Conduct. As well, the part-time ASL-English Interpreter, in collaboration with the staff interpreter, will be expected to promote education and awareness of the position and role across the university community. Distribution of work will vary and adjustments to work flow will be required. The part-time position will be an eight (8) month contract at 17.5 hours per week with a start date of August 20, 2018.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

Duties as the ASL - English Interpreter include, but are not limited to:

  • American Sign Language (ASL)-English interpretation for a Faculty member and colleagues including but not limited to classroom lectures, seminars, graduate defenses, administrative and research meetings, conferences and field research.
  • Consulting and collaborating with Faculty, Staff and other interpreters on innovative approaches to academic interpreting, education and policy.
  • Reviewing and actively preparing for interpretation of a variety of technical research materials.
  • Keeping up to date with research on best practices for academic interpreting.
  • Assisting staff interpreter in providing and developing materials for preparation available to freelance interpreters.
  • As needed and in conjunction with the Staff Interpreter, the development of special projects related to academic interpreting, scientific ASL and/or related topics to meet changing workload demands.

What you'll need

Qualifications

To be the successful part-time ASL-English Interpreter you will possess an Undergraduate degree and an ASL-English Interpreter Education Program diploma or degree with a minimum five (5) years' experience in ASL-English interpreting, preferably experience in academic settings. Also required is an AVLIC Certificate of Interpretation (COI) or RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or equivalent, or have initiated the process to achieve such certification(s). Active membership with the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC), or eligibility for AVLIC Active membership is required. You possess the ability to travel worldwide and must hold a valid passport for international travel (or be able to obtain such passport) with a valid driver's license with three (3) years clean driving record. You must be comfortable and physically capable of working in outdoor settings including in and around water and have the ability to learn and analyze high-level professional communication in ASL and English as well as the ability to accommodate a variance of communication registers.

We're looking for

Core Skills

American Sign Language Interpretation

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Apply for this opportunity online by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button. Please include the names of three professional references. No telephone calls please.

The search committee will begin to consider applications on June 18, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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