Employment Opportunities

Administrative / Staff Positions at JCU

John Cabot University, a regionally accredited American university in Rome, Italy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or disability in any of its policies, programs, and services.  

John Cabot University, a regionally accredited American university in Rome, is searching for candidates to be posted on teamed assignments as ASL Interpreters. As an American Sign Language Interpreter, you will provide professional working proficient interpreting services in English, both live and on video (when needed), in various settings at John Cabot University, mostly in a classroom setting. The ideal candidates will demonstrate knowledge of a number of specialized skills. We are looking to create a team of ASL professionals, and therefore are looking for a minimum of two qualified candidates.

Certification of RID is required. Candidates must also have at least one of the following interpreting certifications at time of hire: CSC, CI&CT, NAD IV or V, NIC.

Note that this position requires a Partita IVA, and that all applicants must possess valid EU working documents in Italy. JCU cannot sponsor candidates for working visas in Italy for this position.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a full range of interpreting/transliterating services for deaf/hard of hearing (HoH) JCU Community members
  • Provide interpreting for any tutoring which may take place outside of the classroom
  • Prepares for each assignment by minimally:
    • Reviewing textbooks or other materials as appropriate to assignments
    • Meeting with students and professors to review content and determine the appropriate language and form of communication
    • Assessing logistical arrangements
  • Actively seeks assignments that will increase breadth and depth of interpreting experience within the JCU Community.
  • Produces a professional working proficient level of message equivalency between ASL and English

Specialized Skills:

  • Knowledge of the large, diverse, deaf and hard-of-hearing community
  • Respect for diversity of needs and settings to be served AND experience in provision of interpreting in a broad variety of settings
  • Demonstrated knowledge of role and function in postsecondary interpreting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Code of Professional Conduct of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Demonstrated knowledge and appreciation of multiple styles of workplace communication
  • Collaborative, progressive, innovative mindset; appreciation of the value of all community members
  • Comfortable with the possibility of being recorded or on video during class settings
  • Comfortable with and experience in a post-secondary environment
  • Strong analytical skills and quantitative abilities
  • Understanding of university organization and resources
  • Strong communication abilities, written, spoken, and signed
  • Perseverance and strong work ethic
  • Generosity in sharing expertise and a strong interest in developing others
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree preferred. Certification by RID required.
  • Have at least one of the following interpreting certifications at time of hire: CSC, CI&CT, NAD IV or V, NIC
  • Five (5) years of professional interpreting experience, of which two (2) years are post certification
  • Documented experience interpreting in a diverse range of assignments
  • Demonstrate a professional working proficient level of interpreting between ASL and English
  • This is a Staff/Administration position, however the working hours are completed in a classroom setting

All applicants must possess valid EU working documents in Italy. JCU cannot sponsor candidates for working visas in Italy for this position. Please send your (ENGLISH only) CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line "ASL Interpreter". While we appreciate every application received, note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Position will remain open until filled.  

John Cabot University, a regionally accredited American university in Rome, Italy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or disability in any of its policies, programs, and services.