Sign Language Interpreter-PT

City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education. CCC supports students in meeting their goals – whether that is pursuit of a credential to head into or advance in the workforce, an associate degree with the intention to transfer to a four-year college, free GED or ESL courses, or continuing education. CCC seeks candidates committed to our students’ success and offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to have a lasting impact in our students’ lives.


The Office of Specialized Student Services provides policy direction and oversight for the Wellness Centers, Disability Access Centers and Veteran Support Centers at the District’s seven colleges with the aim of providing holistic support services to assist students in achieving their academic and life goals.



Reporting to the District Director-Specialized Student Services, the Sign Language Interpreter-PT facilitates effective communication between staff and faculty and students/individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing. Positions must be able and willing to work days, and be available to work evenings and weekends as the need arises at various City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) campuses and satellite locations during the semester.  The Sign Language Interpreter will use the type of sign language (ASL/PSE) preferred by the deaf individual and accepts responsibility for knowledge of and adherence to the ethics of interpreting and the role of the interpreter. 



  • Provides sign-language interpreting/transliteration in various settings including classrooms, meetings, tutoring, testing, campus events and special assignments.
  • Creates and provides training to faculty, staff and students that supports institutional goals for quality assurance for students receiving sign language interpreter services.
  • Effectively, accurately, and impartially translates the thought, intent and spirit of a conversation or dialogue between a deaf or hard of hearing
  • Individual with others in various settings including classrooms, meetings, tutoring sessions, testing, and campus events.
  • Interprets both receptively and expressively.
  • Utilizes sign vocabulary adequate to ensure proper interpretation for a variety of academic or technical subject areas and builds knowledge base of subject matter.
  • Maintains professional and ethical standards with regard to privacy of students and the confidentiality of information exchanged in interpreting situations.
  • Educates faculty and staff about disability policies, laws or regulations incidental to providing services. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



  • Must be licensed through the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission per the Illinois Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007.
  • Must be able and willing to provide interpreting services at all campuses and satellite locations of City Colleges of Chicago. 
  • Appropriate certifications and licensure through the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission 
  • Intermediate level license minimum, and Advanced or Master level preferred.
  • Two years of interpreting experience in post- secondary education required.
  • Adheres to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics for Sign Language Interpreters for the Deaf and standards set forth in the Illinois Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007.
  • Must maintain professional competence by attending and completing approved workshops, continued professional development activities and continuing education classes required to maintain and renew licensure as a sign language interpreter in the State of Illinois.  Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of the license by December 31 of each year.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills  
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Ability to interpret and transliterate proficiently in ASL
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to perform the physical functions of signing for full classroom sessions
  • Ability to work effectively with others in an educational setting

The intent of this job description is to provide a general description of the duties and responsibilities of this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive set of the duties and responsibilities, nor all of the necessary qualifications to perform the work.

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