Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the college has taken steps to close our campuses to students and the general public through Thursday, April 9th. Over the next several weeks reviews of application submissions, hiring and onboarding processes may be extended beyond our normal timeframes.
We appreciate your patience during this time and thank you for your interest in employment with Tacoma Community College.
Who we are (TCC)
Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college and strongly encourage applications from candidates who recognize and honor the important role that equity, diversity, and inclusion brings to an educational community. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally as an, Achieving the Dream "leader college" and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. We seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
Reflects the diversity of our community.
Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
Is attracted by the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities.
Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages effectively with the community both within and outside of TCC.
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Ability and willingness to work effectively with deaf and hard-of-hearing students by providing CART services (Communication Access Realtime Translation) in classroom and at school related activities. Ability and willingness to provide effective CART services in subject areas as determined by departmental need.
- This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for future vacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacancies occur.
Provide speech-to-text service that displays complete translation of all spoken words and environmental sounds to communicate the integrity of the message.
Interpret oral communication into text.
Provide CART for meetings, classes, training sessions and other school related events.
Convey the content of the message clearly and accurately.
Report student related concerns to the appropriate educational personnel.
Work collaboratively with the student's educational team.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Ability to provide CART services at 200 words per minute with at least 98.5% accuracy. Must have combined master and case dictionary of at least 60,000 entries.
Exhibits competency to use steno software, e.g., Stenocat, Case Catalyst, Eclipse, etc. Knowledge of and ability to effectively apply real-time stenographic theory.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and other common desktop/web applications.
Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
Must own captioning equipment:
steno machine, laptop, full-version translation software/license, and required accessories (e.g. stand and cables) needed to provide CART services.
Must be able and available to work on campus and complete all assignments on-site.
Must be willing to follow Guidelines for CART Providers as agreed to in writing each year.
Required to provide services in-class/on-campus. Remote service is not an option for this position.
In classroom prolonged computer use and entry.
This job requires frequent sitting for long periods.
Employee may be required to lift equipment and supplies of up to 30 pounds.
Employee must transport equipment to work site.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community including students, professors, academic personnel, and staff in a diverse, multi-cultural environment.
Ability to exercise good judgment and to maintain sensitivity to and integrity of confidential and private matters.
Ability to adapt to changes in workload and priorities, and willingness to take on new tasks.
Ability to provide CART services at 200 words per minute with at least 98.5% accuracy.
Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
Excellent customer service, oral and written skills.
Commitment to professionalism and confidentiality.
Ability to work without direct supervision.
Ability to remain flexible to adapt to changes in environment and/or schedules.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Complete application packages must include the following:
1. Tacoma Community College online application.
2. Cover letter and Resume.
Terms of Employment
This is a part time hourly position scheduled to work varied hours up to 16 hours per week. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet department needs. The salary is $85.00 per hour.
Due to class scheduling, shifts may be day, evening, weekend, and split shifts.
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5055; Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466
Benefits not applicable.