Contracted Interpreter

Pay: $17.00/hour for non-certified interpreter
$30.00/hour for professionally certified interpreter


Job Description: Jewish Social Services’ (JSS) Immigration Legal Services and Refugee Resettlement programs are seeking to contract with language interpreters. Current languages needed are: Arabic, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi and Swahili. The interpreter must be available to come to the Jewish Social Services office to help with client appointments. Additionally, interpreters are sometimes asked to meet with JSS staff and clients at other locations, such as in clients’ homes, at a public library, or on-site for a client job interview. The majority of JSS client appointments take place between 9:00am and 5:00pm, and generally last 1-2 hours.


This is a contracted position, meaning the interpreter is not an employee of JSS. The interpreter is not required to work a minimum number of hours, nor is there a maximum number of hours allowed. Available hours will depend on program needs. Contracted interpreters are required to meet with the Human Resources manager to fill out paperwork prior to beginning work.


JSS’s Immigration Legal Services program also occasionally needs documents translated in writing into other languages. For this service, interpreters are paid $0.16 cents per word of the translated document. Word count is based on source language.


Contact: Send resume to Chris Shanahan, Associate Director: shany@jssmadison.org. Please indicate which language(s) you speak and whether you are interested in interpreting, translating, or both.


Updated: 11/19/2019