Coordinator, Interpreter Education

Coordinator, Interpreter Education


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000

Job Location

Main Campus


Hiring Range – Minimum to Midpoint ($4,586 – 5,552/monthly) 9-month contract



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Closes: Sunday, May 31, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, August 3, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Head, Public Services

Employment Type

Full-Time (9-Month Contract)

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Interpreter Education or a related field.
2. Five years of interpreting experience.
3. Current NC Interpreter and Transliterator License and/or national interpreting certification.
4. Demonstrated knowledge and adherence to the Code of Professional Conduct.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially with faculty and staff.
6. Strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s Degree in Interpreter Education or related field.
2. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
3. Mentorship experience.
4. Documented history of developing community partnerships/relationships.

Position Description

The Interpreter Education Program Coordinator reports to and is directly responsible to the Department Head, Public Services. The Coordinator, in cooperation with the Department Head, is responsible for the immediate functions of the Interpreter Education Program. This includes program objectives and the implementation of these objectives, on-going program development and evaluation of the program.

Additional responsibilities and duties include:

1. Teach Interpreter Education courses and perform all duties required of any instructor in regards to teaching.
2. Formulate and/or recommend necessary curriculum changes and prepare necessary documentation for submission to the college.
3. Develop and/or oversee program course document development and maintenance.
4. Select or approve selection of all program textbooks.
5. Supervise and evaluate all instructors, full or part time, who teach in the program.
6. Recruit, screen, and hire adjunct instructors as necessary.
7. Prepare and submit quarterly instructional schedules including assignment of instructors for specific classes.
8. Prepare, submit, monitor, and supervise budget for program.
9. Originate or approve all equipment requests.
10. Originate or approve all travel requests.
11. Oversee and certify annual equipment inventory.
12. Ensure the program has an active advisory committee and meet with the committee on a regular basis as dictated by College policy and program needs.
13. Serve as chief spokesperson and advocate for the program.
14. Oversee program advertisement and recruitment of students.
15. Ensure the viability, currency, and integrity of the program.
16. Participate in Division activities and committee assignments.
17. Perform other duties as assigned by Department Head or Division Dean.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at

Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127