[Athen] Interpreting and Alternate Media Services Coordinator - Position Posting

Boyd, Carla boydcarla at cochise.edu
Thu May 14 13:46:15 PDT 2015

Cochise College - recently ranked 3rd best college has the following
position available. Learn more at www.cochise.edu

Interpreting and Alternate Media Services Coordinator
Disability Services
Opened Date:
Close Date:
Sierra Vista
Job Summary:

The Interpreting and Alternate Media Services Coordinator is responsible
for coordinating the delivery of alternative text media and interpreting
services to the deaf and hard of hearing district-wide and for serving as
student and staff interpreter for classes, services, activities and events
as needed.

*This position is open until filled with priority to applications received
by June 2, 2015.*


Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:

Assists students in learning technology software and devices; performs
conversion of text to alternative media; manages electronic textbooks for
students; provides training and basic technical assistance on adaptive
technology to faculty, staff and students with a focus toward Universal
Design principles; researches and recommends technology and devices for
students with disabilities; maintains knowledge of current trends and
developments in the assistive technology field

Assesses individual needs for interpretation services and assures the
delivery of appropriate accommodations; oversees part-time interpreters,
assigns tasks and monitors performance; works with students, interpreters
and faculty members in resolving issues and fulfilling needs; orients
faculty to issues dealing with deaf and hard of hearing students; assists
faculty in accommodating these students

Interprets for college-level classes in a variety of disciplines and other
student activities; orients faculty to issues dealing with deaf and hard of
hearing students and assists faculty in accommodating these students;
informs the Director of Disability Services of issues, violations, and
recommended accommodations

Offers workshops to promote disability services district wide and in area
high schools; develops relationships with Vocational Rehabilitation
Transition Services Counselors for high school students considering
postsecondary education and will require accommodations; performs varied
duties as required for testing, scribe and oral translation; serves as
classroom aide as needed

Assists the Director of Disability Services in budget projections to meet
the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students

Performs other related duties as assigned

*GENERAL EXPECTATIONS: *Employees are expected to accomplish assigned
duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for
improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees
must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and
cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the
public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and
guidelines as they relate to this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
recognized by the US Department of Education

NIC, RID, or CDI certification requirements and be licensed or eligible for
licensure through The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Experience providing interpretative services to deaf and hard of hearing

Preference may be given to individuals with direct service experience
working with students with disabilities

Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona Driver’s License

*An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be

Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures

Knowledge of disability law/compliance in a postsecondary environment

Knowledge of deaf culture

Knowledge of current technologies and word processing, database,
presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office

Knowledge of assistive interpretive software, specifically Kurzweil 3000,
Zoomtext, JAWS, Accommodate

Skill in interpreting and utilizing American Sign Language

Skill in analyzing and problem solving

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with
other department staff, faculty, students and the public

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate
to others in a professional, helpful manner

Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when
faced with difficult situations

Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple
projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail

Ability to work independently while contributing to a team environment

Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict
confidentiality related to sensitive information

Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate
action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making


Preference may be given to individuals with the following qualifications:

American Sign Language Certification and/or Registry of Interpreters for
the Deaf Certification

Direct service experience working with students with disabilities

Work Environment:

Work is primarily performed under general supervision in an office or
classroom setting with appropriate climate controls. Travel, early morning,
evening, and weekend work may be required.


Essential functions of this position require: lifting, manual
dexterity, ability to communicate, ability to drive.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a
negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push,
pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; involves sitting
majority of time; walking and standing are required only occasionally and
all other sedentary criteria are met

Mental Application: Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions,
emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem
solving skills are important

Opportunity type:
Full Time
Director of Disability Services
Pay Grade:
Salary Lower:
Salary Upper:
$38,928 depending on qualifications
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts, Certifications and/or Licensure
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