Centro Hispano Bilingual Program Assistant | The University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Military Veterans

at HERC- Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina

Department: Centro Hispano - 30320 Brief Summary of Work for this position: The primary purpose of the Centro Hispano Bilingual Program Assistant position is to provide written and oral language solutions for UNCW stakeholders and to perform duties related to the programming and management of the center daily operations. Responsible for translating, proofreading, reviewing and editing materials for the accurate use of grammar and content in English and Spanish, including articles, event flyers, letters, forms, marketing materials, annual reports and web and application content, among others. Responsible for interpreting all levels of target language, including complex speech with a high degree of accuracy. Responsible for website management, content and design. This position also functions as an assistant to the Director and Program Coordinator and has some independence to discharge duties related to the programming and management of the center daily operations, including the supervision of student workers. The Program Assistant/Translator-Interpreter will support the overall operation of the center and provide support for the efficient use of all available resources. Work involves performing a variety of administrative program tasks that require program knowledge to apply unit guidelines and program services. Reports and projects have limited number of steps, or limited analysis. Public contact involves assessing, interpreting, and problem resolution with limited authority to approve exceptions. May require special skills and/or related program experience or represent a lead worker role. Description of Work Translate a wide variety of written documents from English into Spanish and vice versa, as needed. Read through original material and rewrite it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained. Provide consecutive and simultaneous interpretation for English limited proficient individuals. Render correct concepts and meanings between Spanish and English following complexity, clarity, tone, and style from one language into another, upholding the correct rules for grammar and syntax in both languages. Employs excellent communication skills, clear enunciation, pronunciation, pleasant and professional voice as well as polite forms of expressions. Interact with individual students and provide guidance and referral for other services as needed by students. Be a liaison with various Hispanic-Latino and/or Spanish language-focused student organizations. Continuously engage and collaborate with other organizations that serve the Hispanic/Latino community. Monitor and contribute to the effectiveness of the office; managing resources and individuals who assist the office to meet its goals. Supervise any work study students, interns, or graduate students who support the office. Collaborate with other units within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and contribute to the overall mission of diversity and inclusion. Consult and provide expert knowledge about language and the Hispanic/Latino community and be a resource to others. Participate in professional development activities, such as workshops and conferences as part of an overall design for improvement. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree Strong English and Spanish writing and editing skills. Formal education in Editing and Proofreading preferred. Applicant Instructions: Please note, this is a temporary position. The length of the assignment will be based on department need with the possibility of continuation. Temporary assignments cannot exceed 11 consecutive months without a full 31-day break from employment. Employees in temporary positions are not considered permanent state employees and do not earn leave. Temporary employees are subject to the Affordable Care Act guidelines. AA/EEO Statement: At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Wilmington, North Carolina

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