Position in Academic Support

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.


Noel Center for Disability Resources

Gardner-Webb University has an opening for an American Sign Language Interpreter. This is a ten-month position that requires occasional evening and weekend work. Occasional off-campus work may be required. Applicants must be a self-starter, flexible, and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Interested in applicants who are willing to cross-train as a C-Print transcriber using abbreviation software to provide mean-for-meaning transcription. Training will be provided.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide interpreting services for Deaf, hard of hearing students for classes, labs, and all University sponsored activities and events utilizing the students’ preferred communication mode, including tactile interpreting.
  • Provide interpreting services for Deaf faculty members including but not limited to: class lectures, faculty, departmental, and committee meetings, appointments with students and University personnel.
  • Serve as liaison to the University and agencies serving deaf/hard of hearing populations.
  • Adhere to the Register of Interpreters of the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Make professional decisions based on University Policy and RID Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Establish effective working relations with coworkers, students, faculty and staff.
  • Proctor tests as needed.
  • Provide semester and yearly reports.
  • Sponsor Sign Language Choir.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of an accredited Interpreter Training Program
  • RID Certification
  • Two years interpreting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four-Year Degree
  • RID Certification
  • 3 years interpreting experience, with two years postsecondary experience
  • Multicultural competencies
  • Willingness to cross train in C-Print

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to hear, identify, and understand the speech of another person.
  • Ability to speak clearly and project voice so that it is understandable to another person.
  • Visual acuity
  • Ability to sit/stand for extended periods
  • Ability to maintain repetitive wrist/hand movement
  • Ability to work under various environmental conditions
  • Ability to lift 10-15 pounds


Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for at least three references to: Cheryl Potter, Associate Dean for the Noel Center for Disability Resources, PO Box 7274, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions may be sent to: [email protected]create new email.