CAREERS.

INTERPRETER

Position Summary

The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice seeks a highly talented and motivated Interpreter to translate English/Spanish, transcribe, listen, and comprehend spoken or written communication from one language to another. The Interpreter will report to the Deputy Director of the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice and will work collaboratively with staff and members across the organizations.

 

About the Organization:

The New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) is a multi-racial membership-based organization dedicated to building the power and participation of poor people in order to expand democracy and transform the economy. We organize directly affected people, and couple their courage and knowledge with strategic legal, policy and communications work to build campaigns that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, and a fair economy. We are Louisiana workers, led by a united front of exploited black and immigrant workers, organizing and building the power to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Together, we are demanding dignified work, racial justice, a liberation that transcends borders, and our full participation in every decision that affects our lives. Since 2006, the Center’s organizing and policy victories have been highlighted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. For more information go to www.nowcrj.org.

 

About the Position

This position is based in New Orleans, LA. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Facilitate effective communication by converting one spoken or written language to another

  • Attend meetings and events to act as official translator to mediate discussion.

  • Effectively communicate concepts and ideas between languages.

  • Convert written materials and conversations from one language into another, such as news articles, policies, reports, and other organization documents.

  • Utilize computer-assisted translation.

  • Facilitate communication for people with limited English proficiency.

  • Translate information for applicants during interviews and with HR related documents.

  • Serve as interpreter for new employee orientation.

  • Maintain highest levels of confidentiality​

 

Support NOWCRJ Team

  • Actively participate in and support the overall work of NOWCRJ including organization wide, meetings, events, and campaigns

  • Support specific organizing campaigns of other programs in the organization as appropriate

  • Support the Executive Director in identifying, building, and maintaining the NOWCRJ’s resources

Other duties as assigned

Key qualifications:

  • Ability to fluently read, write, and speak in English and Spanish

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Proficiency in Google applications (Google documents, Google Spreadsheet, etc.)

  • Exceptional organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Must be detailed oriented and self-motivated

  • Ability to effectively work with individuals from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English and Spanish

  • Maintain integrity of confidential information

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others

Applications will only be accepted electronically.  Please thoroughly answer the four (4) questions below and submit as an attachment, along with your resume as a separate document, in an email and send to careers@nowcrj.org. Type your first name, last name, and the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you.  Application process will be open until the position is filled. 

 

1.      What about NOWCRJ’s work most excites or interests you?

2.      Have you ever been involved in any of the organization's campaigns, events, or membership before? If so, please share when/how.

3.      What is the biggest strength you bring to a team setting?

4.      What does liberation look like for your community?

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