Spanish Translator/Interpreter - Communications Department

  • Northwest Regional Education Service District
  • Working Remotely for now - but will be based in Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Oct 13, 2020
Part time Admin-Clerical Customer Service Education Communications Bilingual

Job Description

Position Title:          Spanish Translator/Interpreter     
Department:             Communications
Location Base:        Washington Service Center - Hillsboro
Reports To:              Communications Director
Bargaining Unit:      OSEA
Compensation:        Technical Services Salary Range D
FTE:                          0.5

NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

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The Foreign Language Translator/Interpreter role in the communications department is to provide accessible, written translations and Spanish communications to the communities of Northwest Regional ESD. The interpreter may also be called upon to provide interpretation services at meetings and events. 
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Must have highly specialized training in foreign language translation and prove competency in both written and oral language translation.
  2. Must be well organized and able to balance multiple projects at once.
  3. Must demonstrate a commitment to equity and antiracism, and improving services for students and families that have historically been marginalized in government systems.


  1. Provide accessible written translations of all related educational materials and forms (e.g. reports, newsletters, instructional video captions, policies and procedures, student handbooks, sign-up forms, etc.).   
  2. Be available to provide exact verbal, simultaneous and consecutive, interpretation for all aspects of school and district programming (e.g parent-teacher conferences, community town halls, IEP meetings, and parent training sessions).
  3. Provide prompt replies to those seeking translation and interpretation support; proactively communicate timelines and relevant project information.
  4. Be able to problem solve with a variety of professional teams.
  5. Must be able to provide follow-through with requests made by parents and staff with very little direction from staff.
  6. Must be able to learn and understand the requirements of the public school system and special education laws in order to effectively translate for staff and parents. 
  7. Other related duties, as assigned. 

*Note: The amount of time spent on the responsibilities described above vary with the individual  assignments.    

*****   To be considered for this position - please APPLY ONLINE and submit a RESUME here:


Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.
NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.


NWRESD recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of NWRESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at 503614-1407 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.