Manager-Department of Access Services
NTID Interpreting Team for NTID, CAST & KGCOE
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Employment Category: Fulltime
Wage Band: 120A
The Department of Access Services (DAS) at RIT/NTID seeks candidates to join the largest staff of interpreters working in post-secondary education. RIT/NTID is a dynamic, language-rich environment of 1,500 deaf students, staff and faculty on a campus of 18,000 students. DAS boasts a phenomenal professional development program that offers over 400 hours of PD annually. Interpreters earn competitive wages and enjoy a benefits package that is second to none in our industry.
The interpreting component of Access Services is organized into five interpreting teams:
- Science and Health Services
- Liberal Arts
- Imagining Arts & Sciences
- Business, Computing & Information Sciences
- NTID, Engineering and Applied Science and Technologies.
Interpreters work primarily in the specialized content areas of their teams, which correspond with the nine colleges of RIT.
Detailed Job Description
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:
- Hire, observe and coach new interpreters
- Conduct performance appraisals on an annual basis
- Recommend staff promotions and merit increases
- Initiate disciplinary actions including terminations
- Establish annual plans of work for staff, including professional development/training plans
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.
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, students interpreters, staff payroll and time reporting, professional development travel funds, hospitality, instructional and office supplies.
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.
Together in consultation with other managers make recommendations to DAS Assistant Dean/Director to improve access service procedures, practices and protocols.
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.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
- Two to three years’ minimum experience in a supervisory role
- Certified Interpreter or Certified Deaf Interpreter certification required; or test at DAS level 3 (Interpreter level) or beyond
- Specialized skills include: Knowledge of and experience in using current assessment methods for interpreters. Expert/master skill level interpreting experience.
- Demonstrated understanding of:
- Role and function of interpreting
- Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Ethics
- Various Communication Theories in the Workplace
- ASL and other modes of communication
- Deafness and Deaf Culture
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How to Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff.
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The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://apptrkr.com/1831194
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