Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School

Worcester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4129763
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 24, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Facilitate communication between Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School parents/guardians and school staff through interpreting services (both written and oral). This includes bridging language and cultural barriers in order to protect educational rights of families and their children.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
?Interpret as needed for school meetings and events district-wide.
?Be the bridge between Arabic speaking parents/guardians and staff.
?Interpret from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English.
Written Translations:
?Translate written material from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English.
?Edit previously translated correspondence for accuracy, grammar and mechanics.

The ESL Director will contact interpreters via phone or email up between 12-48 hours prior to the date of interpreting when prior notice is given.

Written Translations:
The ESL Director will contact interpreters via phone or email with a written translation project proposal. All proposals will include the document needed for translation, the price the school is willing to pay for said project, as well as the project completion date. The interpreter will have by the end of business hours (4:00 p.m.) the day in which the proposal was sent to accept or reject the proposal.

As compensation for the performance of the above outlined duties, a rate of of $30.00 per 1 hour worked for interpreting and $30.00 per 1 page translated for written translation projects.

?Native Proficiency in (Arabic)
?Proficiency in English.
?Strong verbal communication skills.
?Experience interpreting in the educational setting preferred

?Cover Letter
?1-2 Letters of Recommendation from previous employers/clients in which you provided interpretation or translation services before
?Writing sample in Arabic

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Translator
  • Location Description

    The Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School (AKFCPS) was named after a nineteenth-century Worcester resident who was a leader in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements. Abby Kelley Foster opened in 1998 with Grades K-5. Currently, 1,426 students are enrolled, with a staff of over two hundred employees.

    The mission of the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing a classical liberal arts education grounded in the great works of Western Civilization and aimed at academic excellence, musical competence, and character formation.

    The school is located in the Greendale neighborhood of Worcester. Worcester offers residents the resources and attractions of a city, balanced with the more intimate, livable scale of a mid-size city. Worcester is home to 9 colleges and universities. The school’s campus includes four buildings and athletic fields. Students have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities, team sports, and clubs.

    Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School considers parents to be the primary educators of their children and encourages them to play an active role in the school community. The faculty is trained in developing positive relationships and communication with parents. In order to foster positive parental relationships, the school hosts information sessions and encourages participation through parent groups, classroom volunteers, and school activities. Close parent communication ensures progress toward academic and behavioral standards.

    The school’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The Programme encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Learn more about us...

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    Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Amelie Cabral , Director of ESL
    • 10 New Bond Street
    • Worcester, Massachusetts 01606
    • Phone: (508) 854-8400x3664
    • Fax: (508) 854-8484
    • Email: click here

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