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

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.