Bilingual Interpreters (English into Spanish/ Amharic/Dari/ Farsi/Pashtu/Arabic)

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023

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School and Teaching
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Job Details

J ob Description:

The Bilingual interpreters are responsible for providing oral interpretation in one or more of the languages listed. They will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, including representatives from central office departments, offices, and schools to enhance communication with parents and the public during meetings, conferences, and workshops in schools and offices. Interpreters will work on a temporary, hourly basis, with no minimum number of hours of work guaranteed, and will report to the Language Access Manager. They will have a high level of knowledge about the field of interpretation, and experience working specifcally with educational terminology.

Assignments will be at multiple locations, and interpreters must be able to travel independently to assignments (mileage is included in the hourly rate).
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide professional interpretation services to ACPS, both virtual and in-person modalities. Interpreter candidates must be able to fulfill both virtual remote interpreting and in-person interpreting assignments to facilitate language access for parents in schools and offices
  • Utilize interpretation equipment to provide professional simultaneous interpretation services
  • Ensure that interpretation services are of the highest quality, and equivalent to the communication provided in English
  • Work collaboratively with the ACPS Language Access Manager and with other ACPS departments, offices, and schools
  • Bachelor's degree preferred OR at least 5-7 years of relevant, professional experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the school division's culturally and linguistically diverse community
  • Superior level of oral fluency in English and one of the target languages, and exceptional grammar skills.
  • Well-developed skills in spelling, punctuation, syntax, grammar, and pronunciation of academic English and the target language
  • Ability to interpret to and from English and the target language without altering the original meaning and intent, and in a variety of educational settings.
  • Recent experience using education-specifc terminology and acronyms, including those in specifc fields such as English Learner and Special Education
  • Familiarity with laws, policies, programs, and operating procedures found in K-12 educational systems
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional appearance and demeanor as representatives of Alexandria City Public Schools
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills to work effectively with diverse stakeholders Knowledge of the latest research and practices in the field of interpretation
  • Travel to and from ACPS schools as required
  • All applicants will be required to pass the assessment test before the recommendation to hire

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Salary Range:
$35.00 - $35.00 / Per Hour
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Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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2000 N Beauregard St

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