As a means to meet the needs of our growing student population, Deaf Services is seeking both certified and qualified part-time ASL Interpreters, Trilingual Interpreters, and captionists to
work in the higher education setting with competitive pay rates. If you are interested in joining our team, act now!

  • Certified Interpreters (ASL & Trilingual): Please send or email your resume and RID Certification.
  • Non-Certified Interpreters (ASL & Trilingual): Please send or email your resume and any credentials listed below. Once received, you will be contacted to complete the screening process.
    Notes: Non-Certified Trilingual Interpreters will have two different screenings (ASL & Trilingual).
  • Captionists: Please send or email your resume and any additional credentials.

Deaf Services Contact Information

Please send or email a letter of interest and your resume to:

Bergen Community College
ATN: Office of Specialized Services and Deaf Services
400 Paramus Road,
Paramus, NJ 07652
[email protected]

Outline of Qualifications

In an effort to provide the highest quality services, the following qualifications are standard for employment as a part-time interpreter in Deaf Services.
Before you apply for a part-time interpreter position, you must meet a least of three of the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Interpreter Training Program graduate
  • Two years professional interpreting experience in various venues
  • DDHH state screenings (out of state screening will be considered)
  • RID certification.


The following are accepted documentation of qualifications that must be presented at the time of initial interview:

  • DDHH Screening Letter or other accepted state evaluation statement
  • Copy of diploma from an accredited college
  • RID Certificate/Letter.

The following are NOT accepted credentials:

  • NAD Certification
  • EIPA Assessments.

Interpreters who are not certified are expected to obtain professional credentials i.e., RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) within a reasonable time frame.

Advantages of Working at Bergen Community College

Deaf Services provides services for a wide range of students with various communication preferences, a pool of 25-30 interpreters, certified and/or qualified, and c-print service providers. Interpreters are hired as part-time employees, working a maximum of 19 hours per week and are subject to a contractual agreement with the Office of Specialized Services.
Working as a service provider at Bergen is a unique and beneficial experience.
Advantages to working for Bergen CC include:

  • Blocked scheduled work hours
  • Guaranteed work for a full semester of classes
  • A wide range of work topics and consumers
  • Flexible and approachable work staff
  • Networking opportunities.