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Holyoke Public Schools District Translator and Interpreter in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Position Overview The Holyoke Public Schools are committed to ensuring equitable language access for all families with limited English proficiency. The District Translation & Interpretation Team?s mission is to ensure that families have meaningful access to all aspects of their child?s education ? including programs, opportunities and services. The District Translator and Interpreter is responsible for (1) providing interpreting services, (2) translation project management, (3) training, (4) applying translation memory for consistent quality in translation and (5) maintaining a standard of practice and ethics consistent with translators and interpreters in special education. The DTI will work collaboratively with the Translation and Interpretation team and participate in professional development to continue to advance and refine their skills. Translation and Translation Project Management Produce translations at equivalent style and register, taking into account cultural appropriateness. Process and finalize translation requests accurately and timely. Delegate project tasks like file prep, translation and proofreading through an in-house network to ensure timely delivery. Terminology Management Contribute to department style and grammar guides by recording research results for submission to the department handbook, following translation review. Update regularly the department?s translation memories by migrating new glossary entries to the termbase. Interpreting Interpret encounters between limited English families and schools in an accurate, efficient and impartial way and interprets in all modalities (i.e. in-person, virtual, consecutive, simultaneous), brokering cultural differences. Contributes to glossary building for use by dual-role interpreters. Contributes to and upholds standards of practice and code of ethics for interpreters in a K-12 education. Other duties as required. CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: Experience, skills, traits and beliefs: Associate?s degree required (Bachelor?s preferred) Advanced knowledge of working languages (e.g. style, grammar, register) Advanced Spanish skills (native language proficiency a plus) Strong cultural competency Familiarity with Google Suite tools and Microsoft Office Understanding of best practices for translation and review processes Interpreter accreditation (or training course certificate of completion) or willingness to earn the certificate Must be willing to work late hours for school and district events, as needed Advocacy or passion for access for limited English students and families COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience