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Lead Staff Interpreter

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.



The Lead Staff Interpreter will provide ASL-English interpreting services at Northeastern University in support of our ASL and Interpreting Education Program goals and the university’s mission to build a diverse and inclusive community.

Interpreting will include but is not limited to university classes, administrative meetings, trainings, guest lectures, campus tours, university wide events, etc. The lead staff interpreter will be housed in the ASL and Interpreting Education Program office, providing ASL-English interpretation with Deaf faculty members and students throughout the semester, for parents/students visiting classes, for on-campus events (e.g., orientation program, IT trainings, student club/residence hall panels and presentations), and work in coordination with the university Disability Resource Center’s (DRC) additional interpreting requests for visitors, faculty, and students. The Lead Staff Interpreter will teach or co-teach a 1 or 2 credit interpreting course as needed.

When not providing direct interpreting services, the Lead Staff Interpreter will coordinate major events requiring interpreting services, prepare for assignments, and work on projects that are of benefit to the program, the community, and the profession.




• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in interpreting or related field
• RID or NAD certification
• Advanced cultural knowledge of the Deaf community and its resources.
• Ability and experience teaching interpreting and/or mentoring novice interpreters                     •Must be a member in good standing with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
• Knowledge and application of the NAD/RID Code of Professional Conduct to ethical decision making and the interpreting process
• Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
• Excellent organizational skills
• Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite and other administrative tools

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of five years interpreting experience preferred


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Additional Information:


This position will be based on Northeastern’s Boston campus.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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