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Spanish Language Translator/Interpreter

Colorado State University Fort Collins

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Spanish Language Translator/Interpreter

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Work Location Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 202300915AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib I

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range 50,000 - 55,000

Employee Benefits

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Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/05/2023

Description of Work Unit


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is comprised of teachers and scholars of language, linguistics, literature and culture including specialists of second language acquisition, poetry, theater, cinema, and translation. Faculty represent over twenty different countries of origin. This work unit exists to educate, counsel, and support the undergraduate and graduate students in the department, maintain their records, and support the teaching, research and creative activity, and service of its faculty.

Through scholarship and teaching in languages, literatures, and cultures, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures creates knowledge and promotes a culture of inquiry that encompasses student learning, faculty research, and community outreach. We strive to engage in a global community, foster social change, and promote education, dialogue, tolerance, and mutual respect. The Department currently offers courses in Arabic, ASL , Chinese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Russian.


Housing and Dining Services Administration provides students with a safe living environment, quality food services and out of classroom experiences. The administration's objectives are to develop sound fiscal and operational management strategies within the Housing and Dining Services system with emphasis on development of programs and services that will enhance the living environment of Colorado State University students and guests.

Housing & Dining Services ( HDS ) is the largest department on campus with 450 full-time staff and 1,700 hourly and student staff, and nearly 8,300 students live on campus. HDS is responsible for the management, finance, administration, and program development of all University housing facilities, including residence halls, university apartments, and Mountain Campus.

As a department, HDS works to create dynamic housing and dining experiences that enhance personal growth and global engagement. We do this through implementation of our values of customer first service, commitment to students and staff, integrity, respect and teamwork, inclusiveness and diversity, innovation and stewardship. Within HDS , Workplace Inclusion & Talent Management as a work unit, provides training, on-going development, assessment initiatives, employee development, on-boarding and retention to support the creation of quality, equitable environments for students and staff to fulfill the mission, vision and values.


Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation's leading research universities. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.

CSU's Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU , CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program, Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership Discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visit to learn more about working at CSU .

Position Summary

The Spanish Language Translator will provide the successful candidate with an incredible opportunity to support CSU staff and members of the community for whom Spanish is their first language, and to assist them in realizing their importance as part of the CSU community.

The successful candidate will provide both written translation and verbal interpretation services for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Translation Services business and Housing & Dining Services. The Translation Services work provides high-quality, regionally-appropriate translations for CSU clients. Additionally, Housing & Dining Services work includes verbal interpretation duties including but not limited to in-person and virtual department meetings, meetings between employees and supervisors and training sessions. For both units, campus-wide communications from the Office of the President among others, performance evaluations, performance documentation, and worker's compensation reports is expected.

Due to the need for occasional in-person translations this role can be part-time remote and part-time in person.

This is a full-time, temporary position that is expected to last for at least one full year.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Masters in Spanish for Specific Purposes or related field.
  • ACTFL Advanced High Proficiency, with excellent written and oral English and Spanish communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with translation and interpretation.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and schedule multiple tasks
  • Willingness to learn new things and be open to challenges
  • Experience in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Teams
  • One year of previous experience as a translator, interpreter, or similar role.
  • Familiarity with translation software, such as Smartcat or CAT Software.
  • Cultural awareness of regional linguistic variability.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve timely and necessary results

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Written Translation for HDS


  • Written translation duties include but are not limited to, communications internal to Housing & Dining Services, campus-wide communications from the Office of the President, performance evaluations, performance documentation, and worker's compensation reports.

Percentage Of Time 30

Job Duty Category Verbal Interpretation for HDS


  • Verbal Interpretation duties include but are not limited to in-person and virtual department meetings, meetings between employees and supervisors, and training sessions.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Written Translation for LLC


  • Written translation duties include but are not limited to LLC's Translation services clients, as well as campus-wide communications from the Office of the President among others.

Percentage Of Time 40

Job Duty Category Verbal Interpretation for LLC


  • Verbal Interpretation duties include but are not limited to in-person and virtual department meetings, as needed.

Percentage Of Time 5

Job Duty Category Internship Supervision for LLC


  • Oversees student interns working in LLC's translation courses and programs.

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and a portfolio of sample translations (3-5 examples is sufficient).

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Christie Mathews;

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education ( .

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

Optional Documents

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