Student Disability Services at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, benefitted Staff Interpreter position.  This position facilitates communication access by providing sign language interpreting for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty, staff, and/or visitors, delivered primarily in the classroom or other university settings.  This position will also provide administrative assistance for the department, including testing services, text conversion, and note-taking.

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Examples of Work Performed

  • Provide sign language interpreting and transliterating services as assigned for university classes, lectures, meetings, and other university sponsored events/ activities
  • Actively monitor students and/or other Deaf consumers while interpreting for comprehension and feedback
  • Collaborate with other interpreting staff to complete projects
  • Use independent judgment to resolve problems and ensure proper communication access
  • Review course information to learn vocabulary, technical terminology, concepts to be covered, and the instructor’s teaching methods
  • Read and analyze course textbooks, course materials, articles, and other pertinent information prior to class
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to ensure proper communication access
  • Assists with scheduling and dispatching interpreting assignments as needed
  • Participates in Deaf and Hard of Hearing outreach and advocacy activities
  • Provides assistance and coverage for other programs within the department including assisting in the department office, the SDS Testing Center and with text conversion services
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Provide sign language interpreting services
  2. Reviews and analyzes course materials to prepare for specific interpreting assignments
  3. Provides administrative assistance within the department

NOTE:  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Education/Experience


Bachelor’s degree in a related field



One (1) year of experience related to the duties described above



Must hold current certification as an interpreter, either through QA or RID, or other certification recognized by the State of Mississippi. Must be registered or eligible for registration with the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing within 30 days from date of hire.

Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Interview Requirements

Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.


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