American Sign Language Interpreter

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Salary: $25.00 - $50.00 Hourly

Location: Washington State University Vancouver

Vancouver, WA

Job Type: Part-time

Unit: Student Enrollment & Affairs – Access Center

Closing: July 16, 2022


Washington State University Vancouver is gathering applications for a pool of part-time American Sign Language Interpreters to work with the Access Center. Under the direction of the Access Center Coordinator, this position will provide sign language interpreting services for classroom, meetings and campus related activities. The number of hours and work periods will vary depending upon student enrollment and staff need, but the hours will not exceed 840 hours in any 12-month period. The salary is $25-50/hour depending on certification, education, and experience.

This part-time position is an ongoing recruitment in which applications are collected year-round. Positions will be filled as needs arise.
Washington State University Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Washington State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The university 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 Washington State University Vancouver are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community.

Position Responsibilities

The American Sign Language Interpreter functions as a support service provider to facilitate communication between students, faculty, staff, and visitors who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing through the use of American Sign Language or oral interpretation/transliteration.

Minimum requirements:
  • Familiar with RID Code of Professional Conduct and how the tenets apply to job duties in the post-secondary college setting;
  • Be knowledgeable of professional practices affecting interpreting;
  • Skilled in a wide range of sign language systems on abstract and concrete topics;
  • Ability to assess language or communication modes of consumers and setting and determine optimal linguistic equivalence;
  • Use consumer feedback, assess effectiveness of interpretation and adjust interpretation accordingly;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Possess a high degree of sensitivity and independent judgment in assisting individuals with disabilities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the university community;
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with a diverse population.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Two years of documented interpreting experience;
  • Graduation from an accredited Interpreter Training Program;
  • RID certification.
Work schedule:
$25.00 - $50.00 Hourly
To apply:


  • ·         Cover Letter
  • ·         Resume
  • ·         References

To Apply:

Submit a Cover Letter, Resume and References to

Condition of employment:
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 applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. 

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact the Access Center at: or call: 360-546-9238.


In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259 (f), or