The Bronx Defenders – an innovative, progressive, holistic indigent defense office in the South Bronx – seeks a skilled Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator.
Over 50% of households in the South Bronx speak a language other than English, and The Bronx Defenders serves an overwhelming number of monolingual Spanish speakers seeking legal assistance in criminal, family, civil and immigration court proceedings. Being entangled in the legal system can be incredibly confusing, frightening and overwhelming, but this is especially the case when there is a language barrier. The Bronx Defenders seeks to hire a Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator to assist our attorneys and advocates in effectively communicating with and advocating for our clients during one of the most vulnerable and stressful moments of their lives. When not providing interpretation or translation services, the Spanish Language Interpreter/Translator may also assist in providing reception and administrative support.
Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
Applicants must demonstrate:
The following qualifications are preferred but not required:
To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE and upload a cover letter and resume in one document when prompted. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
The application deadline is Friday, June 1st, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. Please contact Lorraine Landrau, Reception and Community Intake Team Leader, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the position.
The Bronx Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, orientations, experiences and communities to apply.