Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Student Services

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Provide a variety of specialized signing, interpreting, transliterating, and communication services to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

This is a 10-month position.

Department Overview:

The Educational Access Center provides leadership to the Boise State University community and guides achievement of the university’s goal to improve educational access and student success for all students. The Educational Access Center empowers students with disabilities to accomplish their educational goals by facilitating access and promoting inclusion.

Level Scope:

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees. Typically hold a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience. Maintain valid license from the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL).

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist must:

  • Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Prepare for classes: review course material; meeting with instructor to explain interpreter's role and responsibilities, coordinating interpreter/student logistics.
  • Communicate frequently with students to ensure understanding of the course interpretation, schedules, and program services
  • Report schedule changes, appropriateness of skill level for interpreting assignments, faculty cooperation, student concerns, course content and student's use of interpreting services to the Deaf Service Coordinator or Director of the Educational Access Center,
  • Perform interpreter skill-building activities to continually improve/enhance current knowledge and skills related to interpreting
  • Assist with creating and organizing production of accessible media
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA).

60% of Time the Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist must:

  • Assist Deaf Services Coordinator with scheduling and supervising agency/independent contractor interpreters
  • Support Educational Access Center student success efforts focusing on Deaf and hard of hearing students
  • Support the Educational Access Center’s outreach efforts by coordinating and delivering transition presentations to Deaf and hard of hearing Idaho high school students

5% of Time the Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist must: 

  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Adaptability
  • Communications
  • Conscientiousness and responsibility
  • Continuous improvement orientation
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Dependability
  • Focus on customer service
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Valid license from the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL).

Salary and Benefits:

$46,650 annually. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Resume, cover letter and three professional references



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