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Washington State University
Vancouver Student Affairs and Enrollment
Posted: 2023-10-17 22:46:01
ASL Interpreter Coordinator, Access Center, Vancouver Campus

Available Title(s):

1439-YN_ADMINPRO – Student Services Specialist


Business Title:

ASL Interpreter Coordinator, Access Center, Vancouver Campus


Employee Type:

Admin. Professional


Time Type:

Part time


Position Term:

12 Month


Position Details:

ASL Interpreter Coordinator, Access Center, Vancouver Campus

Are you an ASL interpreter that could provide interpreting and other critical access services to students, faculty, and staff at WSU Vancouver? We have a 30 hour a week position eligible for benefits to consider!


Summary of Duties

Under direction and supervision of the Director for Student Development, the AS Interpreter Coordinator provides coordination for ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreters and Communication Access Real Time (CART) services. Additionally, this position will provide direct interpreting services for undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty in lectures, labs, academic meetings/clubs, and other university related situations (to include evening and weekend work).


Coordinates accommodations and services for undergraduate and graduate students including CART, ASL Interpreting, closed captioning, and related services. Advise students when available. Communicate with students and faculty, secure preparation materials for interpreters and coordinate training opportunities for interpreters. Attend Access Center staff meetings in support of team goals and the provision of services on a daily basis.


Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an education-related field, and three (3) years of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Masters degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.


Completion of an accredited interpreter training program or equivalent.


Ability to have or obtain by the time of hire, a state or national certificate or equivalent.


Fluency in American Sign Language and Signed English [ASL and Pidgin SignedEnglish (PSE)].


Preferred Qualifications

  • State or national ASL certification.
  • More than three (3) years classroom experience as a sign language interpreter in a post-secondary educational setting.


Essential Duties:

60% ASL Interpreting Services

15% Coordinating Services

15% Advising Students

5% Other Activities

5% Other Duties


Application instructions:

Applicants must attach a resume, cover letter and a contributions to equity statement at the time of application. Please read the entire posting description and follow the instructions below to apply.


Additional Information:


Washington State University Vancouver


Department Name:

Student Affairs and Enrollment


City, State, Zip:

Vancouver, WA 98686


Department Link:




Work Location and Schedule:

The position will be primarily in-person with remote work only available infrequently during breaks when students are not present.


Monthly Salary:

At 75% FTE, the starting salary will be $4,200/month ($50,400/year), Grade 4 Zone 3. According to this position’s classification and zone, the salary range for quartile 1 to quartile 3 is $4,383-$6,030/month at 100% FTE.


For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website:  https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/classification-compensation/ap-compensation-structure/



WSU offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including up to 49 days off per year through paid holidays/sick leave/annual leave, a choice of retirement plans, medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance, and an employee tuition waiver program.


For a summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit: https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023-Benefit-Overview-for-Faculty-and-AP.pdf


Find total compensation information here: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/recruitment-toolkit/total-compensation/.



75%, 30 hours per week.


Posting Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by November 5, 2023, at 11:59 pm.
Background Check

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.


Application Instructions

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.


External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application.

Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:


  • Resume
  • A cover letter
  • A contributions to equity statement (see information and link below)


Please include a statement on contributions to equity. Provide examples from your past activities and experience as well as your future plans to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at WSU Vancouver. Include examples such as any of the following: Programming, events, and initiatives; Committee, council, or board service; Student and/or staff outreach, recruitment, and retention; Community engagement and volunteerism. WSU Vancouver’s strategic plan embeds equity in all 5 goals, including a specific goal for equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (Goal 4). Please see our Strategic Plan, Goal 4 for more information on what WSU Vancouver is doing in this space, https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/strategic-plan.


About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located on the homelands of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Peoples of the Lower Columbia Valley. One of six campuses in the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.


As the only Tier-1, land-grant and public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is committed to accessibility, openness and service to people. WSU appreciates extraordinary community support and is dedicated to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs.


WSU Vancouver leads with an equity lens and is recognized nationally as a top college for equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu