Director of Communication & Access (Interpreting and ASL Services)
Framingham, MA Interpreting
Description

ASL VERSION- https://youtu.be/2TLLt5JncVo


Full time- Exempt/Salary

  • $1,500 Sign-on Bonus 
  • Housing Resources Available
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Benefits include: Health; Dental; Vision; Life and Disability Insurance; Employer-Matching 403B; Sick/Personal/Vacation Time; Flexible Spending and Dependent Care 

TLC Diversity Statement:
The Learning Center for the Deaf is on a journey to create an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates our TLC community members' diverse narratives. We embrace and value multiple approaches, experiences, and perspectives. TLC believes that diversity fosters innovation. We are committed to cultivating a place where everyone can feel they belong.


About TLC:
The Learning Center for the Deaf is a nationally-recognized leader of services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults and families. To learn more, click here.

For our Mission, click here.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Communication and Access is a leadership role responsible for managing the quality provision of interpreting services for all TLC programs (Access), and the staff and community ASL Classes (Communication).


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prioritize the reduction of bias and lead to ensure consistent commitment and action toward becoming an equitable and  anti-racist department within the organization. 
  • Develop, communicate and update interpreter and ASL  department policies and procedures.
  • Supervise, support, develop and evaluate department staff
  • Set agendas, provide reports and conduct regular department meetings.
  • Oversee all functions of contracted interpreter and community and staff ASL services.
  • Develop and maintain fiscally responsible Departmental budgets. 
  • Work with the Executive Team to assess program effectiveness, and develop goals for continued growth and development. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Requirements
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience as a community-based interpreter.  
  • Near-native fluency in American Sign Language
    • Written communication at sufficient levels to ensure effective and appropriate communication and report writing. 
  • Masters Degree, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years leadership experience
  • Experience supervising employees 
  • Collaborative and inclusive leadership style
  • RID Certified, E.I.P.A. and experience mentoring interpreters- preferred. 
  • Deaf individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.