Spanish Translator and Interpreter

Utica Community School District

Job Category
Professional Services
Posted : 2023-07-14

Position: Spanish Translator and Interpreter

Location: Administrative Service Center

Reports To: Executive Director of School Improvement, State and Federal Programs


  • High School Diploma or GED. Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred. Applicants with an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated language proficiency to interpret, translate and transcribe between Spanish and English.
  • Task performance requires native-level cultural expertise, in-depth knowledge of history, geopolitics, strategic interests, traditions, and cultural uniqueness of Spanish and regional societies.
  • Professional-level writing and reporting skills in the Spanish language.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information in clear and simple terms.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals and groups in a wide variety of highly sensitive situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


  • Interpret and translate verbal communications (Spanish language to English, and English toSpanish language); provide translation services during interviews and meetings; and transcribe and analyze spoken communications.
  • Interpret and translate written communications in English andSpanish, including but not limited to district policies and procedures, parent correspondence, etc.
  • Ensure communications and translations are conveyed and understood in the proper context.
  • Observe and analyze culture-specific non-verbal indicators and cues as they relate to written or spoken communications.
  • Translate in a manner that is factually and conceptually accurate without changes, omissions, or additions.
  • Monitoring (listening to), translating and synopsizing content of real-time oral communications recordings.
  • Accurately provide the cultural and ethnic context of translations and interpretations and provide advice to the administrator on the cultural and ethnic significance of statements, conversations, situations, documents.
  • Perform quality control of translations in Spanish to ensure that linguistic and culturally appropriate materials are available to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) audiences.
  • Provide administrative support related to specific areas of assignment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Applicants must apply online at Please scan and upload applicable letters of introduction, resume, transcripts, credentials, letters of recommendation, and certificates to your online application. Any questions may be directed via phone at 586.797.1130.

NONDISCRIMINATION It is the policy of the Utica Community Schools that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, nation origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status or handicap shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise be subjected to discrimination by this educational agency.

Job Location
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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