Translator (Part-Time)

Vacancy Notice: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 9, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Department: Adult Education and Literacy Program
Reports To: Manager of English Language Learning / Family Literacy

Job Summary

Translators for the English Language Learning program assist program staff by ensuring that all pertinent program information is accessible to all students. Learners in the program range from pre-literate to advanced and it is important that all have equal understanding of, and access to, our services. Translators may also be required to contact individual students in order to convey program information and assessment dates.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide written translations of program documents and correspondence such as program flyers and brochures, class flyers, class documents, core partner/agency information and forms, announcements, orientation materials (worksheets and enrollment forms.

  • Contact students (by phone or text) who are required to return for assessment.

  • Perform other translation and interpretation duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Bilingual in English and one of the following languages: Bosnian, Burmese, French, Haitian Creole, Karen, Karenni, Lingala, Spanish.

  • Work experience in translation and interpretation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Google.


  • Certified in translation/interpretation.

  • Documented evidence of translation work.

Employment Status

  • Part-time

  • Hourly

  • Approximately 10 hours per year or fewer on an as needed basis.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, references and a cover letter.

  • Submit online application and all required materials by the deadline.

  • Official transcripts may be requested upon hire.

Working conditions: Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.

Work is performed in an office setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with student, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

All application materials must be submitted by Thursday, September 9, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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