Coord, Disability Resource Ctr

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 410200 - Disability Resource Center
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Provide ASL interpreting and provide disability coordination functions.

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Area of Specialization:

ASL Interpreter

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Work effectively in a team to foster the delivery of effective services.
2. Provide ASL interpreting as required for campus events as determined by DRC.
3. Prepare for interpreting assignments by learning required course material.
4. Meet with students to assess and determine communication needs in speech, lipreading, signs and fingerspelling.
5. Adhere to all University, state and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf standards and policies, as well as Mississippi state laws.
6. Communicate with faculty and staff to inform them of available services.
7. Respond to requests for information regarding deafness, interpreting, deaf education and other information from the hearing community.
8. Conduct student access meetings, review documentation, and determine disability status and need for accommodations.
9. Develop, implement, and monitor accommodation plans with students and faculty; maintain timely and accurate electronic student records.
10. Counsel students on rights and responsibilities regarding academic accommodations, departmental policies, procedures, career awareness, and University policies.
11. Develop and facilitate training for students and staff for various disability topics.
12. Train and supervise undergraduate and graduate student workers.
13. Provide appropriate referrals to additional campus support resources.
14. Attend and participate in team meetings and professional development opportunities.
15. Proficiently operate, troubleshoot, and train others on Assistive Technology used at the DRC), e.g. Glean, Read & Write, Kurzweil 3000, Live scribe, and others. Create and upload assistive technology instructional videos to the webpage for the DRC.
16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position may supervise graduate assistants and/or student workers. The above essential duties are representative major duties of the position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required the job. Not all the duties may be assigned to position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Minimum: Bachelor’s degree
Focus: Interpreter Program
Experience 2 years’ professional work experience interpreting

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Fluent in American Sign Language.
2. Ability to interpret with a high degree of accuracy, college-level curricula.
3. Ability to be registered from the Mississippi Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing for Quality Assurance Screening.

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Hold national interpreter certification.
2. Hold advanced degree.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Excellent written communication and research skills,
2. Ability to pay attention to details with organizational skills.
3. Ability to understand and execute complex instructions.
4. Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to use a variety of database and spreadsheet programs.
6. Strong technological skills.
7. Comfortable with multi-tasking and meeting stringent deadlines.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Requires limited lifting of files and records up to 25 pounds. Work is primarily performed in a temperature-controlled facility.
2. Frequent external imposed deadlines; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.
3. Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.

Instructions for Applying:

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

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