Job Title:Translator/Community Liaison Wage/Hour Status:Non-Exempt
Reports to:Director of World Languages Pay Grade: Clerical 7
Dept./School:Central Administration Date Revised: 9/2017
Enhance the success of non- or limited English speaking students; enlisting parental involvement in students’ educational programs and school site activities; providing translations of written material and verbal exchanges; and facilitating positive parent, school, and student relationships.
High School diploma or equivalent, some college preferred
Minimum of three years experience in educational translating
Ability to read, speak, and write effectively in both the English and Spanish languages
Advanced knowledge of Google Suite Products, Adobe, translation programs, video creation programs
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to work independently and work in a team-oriented environment
Knowledge of District organization and operations, as required for this position
Evening and weekend availability may be necessary at times.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Translate and interpret written materials and conversations for the purpose of facilitating communication between students, parents, teachers, and other District employees.
- Communicate with families for the purpose of developing an action plan to remove barriers to student success via referrals to appropriate departments.
- Assist parents in locating and enrolling in skill development courses (e.g., ESL classes, computer training) for the purpose of promoting parental effectiveness and student achievement.
- Communicate with parents on behalf of the school district for the purpose of emphasizing school priorities and/or ensuring that an ongoing partnership between the home and school is formed.
- Confer with teachers, parents, and/or appropriate community agency personnel (e.g., Social Services, health department, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in evaluation of students’ progress and/or making appropriate referrals.
- Orient parents and families for the purpose of establishing familiarity with programs, services, and required processes and/or assisting them in assimilating into the culture.
- Contact parents at their homes for the purpose of obtaining information about students when requested, and provide information to parents about the school and its policies and programs.
- Participate in meetings, workshops, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Prepare written materials (e.g., registrations, homeless lists, activity logs, phone logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
- Respond to inquiries for the purpose of providing information, facilitating communication among parties, and/or providing direction.
- Work closely with the Communications team to accurately and quickly respond to emergency translation and interpretation needs as they arise.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Regular and consistent attendance.
- All other duties as assigned.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Work with frequent interruptions. Demonstrate patience and flexibility in changing job demands and when interacting with parents, staff, students, visitors, and the public.
Repetitive hand motions, prolonged sitting and use of the computer. Occasional district and statewide travel. Frequent prolonged and irregular work hours.