4 Hour Translator/Interpreter - Bilingual Required (Professional-Level Spanish/English)- Regular

Bend-La Pine School District

Job Category
Professional Services

Bend-La Pine Schools is committed to the principle of equity. Equity supersedes the notion of equality, where all are treated the same. Pursuing equity requires the removal of barriers and the promotion of inclusive practices so that all students fully benefit. The principle of equity will inform all BLS policies, regulations, programs, operations, practices, and resource allocations.

Studies have shown that some individuals (women and people of color, for example) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification in a job description. Our goal is to find the best candidate for the position, and we acknowledge that that candidate may be an individual from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of a position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

Bilingual Required (Professional-Level Spanish/English)

Posting Closes: 7-21-23

School Year: 2023/24

Contract Days: 188

Hours per day: 4

(salary based on 2022/23 salary schedule)

Job Definition:

The Translator/Interpreter performs a variety of communication duties in support of Multilingual Services for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This employee works with district administrators, teachers, Spanish-speaking families, multilingual department staff, students, and the public.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Translates accurately and concisely documents and other materials from English to second language and second language to English for the purpose of providing precise written communication for school and District-level functions.
  • Reads and rewrites material in a second language, following established rules related to word meaning, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation.
  • Produces idiomatic written translations considering the type of material and reader viewpoints; determines most accurate meanings and makes corrections as needed.
  • Proofread translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure accuracy and consistency throughout translation revisions.
  • Serves as an interpreter for a variety of District functions (e.g. meetings, workshops, conferences, special events, etc.) for the purpose of providing interpretation for District Personnel, parents and/or students.
  • Interprets and provides information to parents about the local school’s procedures, instructional programs, and the names and roles of administrators and staff members
  • Interprets at public meetings – small and large
  • Provides simultaneous or consecutive interpretation services into specified languages, maintaining message content context and style
  • Provides voice-over narrations and recorded communications in a designated second language for District audio or video recordings.
  • Collaborates with school staff and families to increase culturally-responsive communication
  • Consults with international schools and District staff to ensure accurate assignment of credits for students with international transcripts
  • Provides consultation and support to district staff in the identification and implementation of effective communication strategies for the building’s specific student population.

Please submit the following:


Cover letter

3 Letters of Recommendation


Teaching License

Job Location
Bend, Oregon, United States
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