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NTID Interpreting Team for COS & CHST

  • Manage the provision of interpreting services to academic and non-academic areas within colleges and student organizations at RIT.
  • Supervise professional staff interpreters (30), coordinators (2), apprentices, student interpreters and a shared staff assistant, as well as interact with temporary hires, student employees and contract employees. Provide leadership, guidance, discipline, support and encouragement for all employees.
  • Additional supervisory responsibilities include: 1) hire, observe and coach new interpreters, 2) conduct performance appraisals on an annual basis, 3) recommend staff promotions and merit increases, 4) initiate disciplinary actions including terminations, 5) establish annual plans of work for staff, including professional development/training plans.
  • Administer the provision of interpreting services for consumers with secondary disabilities using established practices and ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
  • Forecast, assess, oversee requests for services, consult/negotiate designated sections and services needed within the areas of responsibilities, in cooperation with NTID support and RIT faculty, as well as with consumers requesting services. Maintain an on-going presence, communication and partnership with all as required.
  • Utilize Access Services Database System (ASDS) to monitor services, communicate with consumers regarding status of their requests for services, establish schedules and shifts for employees, manage on-call system, assure coverage for employees out of work and generate reports for operations such as cross-checking data with RIT Kronos payroll system. Verify and sign off timecards in Kronos.
  • Together in consultation with other managers make recommendations to DAS Assistant Dean/Director to improve access service procedures, practices and protocols.
  • Oversee Coordinators who assist on a daily basis with assigning for services, building and monitoring schedules with appropriate workloads, and troubleshooting issues, concerns or problems with service delivery and/or consumers.
  • Administer and monitor department budget, inclusive of apprentices, temporary hires, student interpreters, staff payroll and time reporting, professional development travel funds, hospitality, instructional and office supplies.
  • Assist the DAS Assistant Dean/Director with a total budget of approximately 16 million dollars, which constitutes the provision of approximately 150,000 hours of interpreting.
  • Provide consultation, guidance and referral regarding Health & Safety matters, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Workers’ Compensation system, other benefits available to employees and institute service needs such as Human Resources & Payroll.

Department/College Description

The Department of Access Services (DAS) at RIT/NTID seeks candidates to join the largest staff of interpreters working in postsecondary education. RIT/NTID is a dynamic, language-rich environment of 1,200 deaf students, staff, and faculty on a campus of nearly 17,000 students. DAS boasts a phenomenal professional development program that offers over 400 hours of PD annually. The interpreting component of Access Services is organized into six interpreting teams. Interpreters work primarily in the specialized content areas of their teams, which correspond with the eleven colleges of RIT.

DAS hires interpreters whose skills range from entry-level to senior-level. A candidate’s experience, language proficiency, and interpreting skills are considered before hiring into the Apprentice, Associate, or Interpreter rank.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years’ minimum experience in a supervisory role
  • Certification, professional license, or credential, Certified Interpreter or Certified Deaf Interpreter Certification; (test at DAS Level 3 (Interpreter) or beyond

Professional Area

Employment Category: Full-time

Staff Job Function

Wage Band: $60,200 – $100,800

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

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Additional Details

Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world’s leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit and

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee’s pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT’s Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at:

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.


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