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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Services for Students w/Disabil.
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

This is a 1500hour wage position in the Office for Services for Students with Disabilities. The transcriber/captionist reports to the Senior Interpreter and functions as a captionist to facilitate communication with the D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students, faculty, and visitors on Virginia Tech's campus.|Position Responsibilities:|Using the CPrintTM SpeechtoText captioning system, caption/type in realtime discussions/lectures on a laptop computer in academic classes, labs, and other curricular activities for Virginia Tech students|Provide CPrintTM captioning for prospective Virginia Tech students|Transcribe uncaptioned media|Support SSD office and Senior Interpreter as assigned.

This job is onsite.

Required Qualifications

• Minimum typing speed of 60 words per minute, with no errors
• If not already trained, willing to participate in C-PrintTM training program
• Basic computer knowledge
• Good listening and memory skills
• Must be available to work evening or occasional weekend assignments

Preferred Qualifications

• Typing speed of 90+ words per minute
• Satisfactory completion of C-PrintTM training
• Previous transcribing, transcription, or captioning experience
• Experience in a post-secondary educational setting
• Current knowledge of D/deaf culture
• Sign language communication or interpreting skills

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

This position is onsite.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kimberly Gautier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team! 

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