Somali, Arabic or Spanish Translator

JOB POSTING: Somali, Arabic or Spanish Translator

Position Summary

Part-time/Temporary position responsible for assisting the TECH CORPS staff to improve experiences and communications with its contacts, foreign language speakers, by providing clear, concise, consistent, complete and quality translations that accurately conveys the message of the speaker. Translations must be both grammatically and contextual correct. Translators must be able to assist the TECH CORPS staff in areas such as face to face interpretation, written translation/interpretation and telecommunications.


Position:     Program Support Assistant, Part-Time, Seasonal Position
Wage:     $15 per hour
Dates:     May 1 – December 31, Monday – Friday, 10-15 hours/week (hours may vary).
Locations:     TECH CORPS Office, Columbus, OH


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist Manager, Special Projects - JFS with verifying and maintaining necessary participant information including but not limited to: TANF documentation, attendance records, emergency information, skill attainment, etc.
  • Support student outreach, recruitment, enrollment and orientation.
  • Support SYEP staff to ensure successful delivery of SYEP programs.
  • Assist in drafting, editing and disseminating written communications.
  • Support the mission and goals of the organization across all programs.
  • Some lifting/transporting heavy boxes throughout program duration.
  • Performs other duties as needed to ensure the successful implementation of TECH CORPS programs.
  • Translate written documents (applications, flyers, other materials as needed)
  • Communicate with applicants, stakeholders, families as needed
  • Support recruitment events, paperwork sessions, workshops, as an on-site translator


  • Passion (for the mission of the organization), Creativity and Initiative
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail and the ability to perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible.
  • Ability to self-motivate and take initiative.
  • Exemplary customer service skills and the ability to accommodate different situations and temperaments.
  • Demonstrated professionalism (time management, appearance, dependability) and strong work ethic.
  • Bilingual: Able to speak, read, and write fluently in English as well as the language you are translating for
  • Native Fluency: Must be a native speaker or possess near native fluency of the language you are interpreting
  • Work experience in translation/interpretation(Prefered but not required)
  • Must be able to understand cultural context as a way to provide relevant interpretations
  • Must be able to provide back to back written translations, and face to face interpretations

Languages (Must be a translator of one or more of the following languages):

  • Somali
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Direct Report: Translator report to the Manager, Special Projects – JFS.

Location: Central Ohio

Interested in this position, please contact Hope Hill at (614) 583-9211