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The Interpreter reports directly to the Business Development Director. The Interpreter is responsible for listening to, understanding, and translating spoken statements from one language to another.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Facilitate effective communication between two parties that do not speak a similar language by converting one spoken or written language to another;
• Interpreters maintain professionalism and strict confidentiality to protect clients’ privacy at all times;
• Conform to all rules and regulations of the U. S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants;
• Attend continuing education training, as recommended; and
• Perform other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS
• Bilingual/multilingual ability is required; and
• Dedication to the rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and displaced persons is desired.
• Access to broadband internet, a device with video and audio capabilities, and a private location in which to take calls.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
• Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
• Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.
ADDITIONAL NOTES
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants / refugees.org
Please submit a resume with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and references with your application to the following email address with the subject line, “Interpreter Job Opportunity”: unitelanguages@uscridc.org
No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partnership status, marital status, physical or mental disability, AIDS/HIV status, age, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Certification Information

Certification: Certification for translators and interpreters means that a person has met certain minimum standards as set by the certifying organization. It is awarded to an individual by the certifying organization. Usually the certification process will have specific prerequisites for candidates and once those are meet, the person will take an exam. If the candidate passes the exam, certification is awarded. Continuing education units may be required for maintaining the certification and some certifying organizations require continued membership in the organization for the certification to remain valid.Certificate: Awarded to an individual for attending an event and/or successfully completing a course of study that may be for any number of hours or days of study.

NE Interpreter Project  - A State Certification Program for Judicial Interpreters: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/4859/interpreter-project

Das Institut für Übersetzer - und Dolmetscherausbildung der Universität Innsbruck. Features a list of schools and organizations worldwide (German). http://info.uibk.ac.at/c/c6/c613/index.html. (Formerly known as The Human-Languages Page: http://www.ilovelanguages.com/).

The following professional organizations offer certification:

www.imia.org
www.ncihc.org
www.najit.org

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Community Action is seeking volunteer tax preparers to assist in the Tax Preparation Program, a program that provides free tax preparation & filing services to qualifying individuals. Vietnamese-, Arabic- and Russian-speakers are particularly in need. For more information: http://www.communityactionatwork.org/help/volunteer/

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