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Multiple Translators Needed for Atheist Organization

International Association of Atheists


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Published 3 months ago

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Multiple Translators Needed for Atheist Organization

At the International Association of Atheists (IAA), we are working hard to make a meaningful difference in peoples' lives. IAA is a coalition of atheist and atheist-friendly people and organizations working together to make secular humanist initiatives happen. We strive to educate, protect, and assist atheists internationally. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on changing the stigma associated with atheism by employing humanist ideals to help make the world a better place. IAA envisions a future in which atheists have the opportunities and resources they need to participate openly and confidently in every aspect of society.

This position is currently volunteer oriented and will be used as needed. Still, we ask for at least 1+ hours a day.

There is no limit to the number of translators needed because of the number of languages spoken internationally as well as American Sign Language (ASL). We’d like the following and more: American Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kurdish, Marathi, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu, Wu Chinese.

The Opportunity

Act as an interpreter of written and spoken material into one or more languages, ensuring meaning and context are maintained, creating glossaries or term dictionaries, possessing knowledge of multiple languages, working with individuals and organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Reads through or listens to material in one language, ascertains understanding of the meaning and context of that material, and converts it into a second language, making sure to preserve the original meaning
  • Will primarily translate emails regarding our S.U.N. initiative therefore a background check and singing of our Confidentiality Agreement will be necessary
  • Consults with subject matter experts and other colleagues in order to understand specialised concepts and translate them appropriately
  • Refers to online translation tools for additional assistance with translation
  • Adheres to industry quality standards established by the Association of Translation Companies to ensure that all completed work follows legal and ethical obligations

Required Competencies and Experience:

  • Preference: 2+ years of translating experience
  • Fluency in at least two languages, 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and understanding of grammar
  • Strives for accuracy, attention to detail
  • Has excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of cultural differences

Foundational Requirements

  • Committed to IAA’s mission.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Committed to an organization that values different backgrounds and life experiences and allows everyone involved to be their authentic self. Builds equity into structures, systems, and processes for our teams and the communities we serve. Engage with others in a way that is respectful and empathetic while ensuring all who we engage with are treated with dignity.
  • Must be an atheist or atheist ally

International Association of Atheists embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse team in a culture where all members will contribute to their fullest potential.

IAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At the International Association of Atheists (IAA), we are working hard to make a meaningful difference in peoples' lives. IAA is a coalition of atheist and atheist-friendly people and organizations working together to make secular…

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How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter

Please send resume and cover letter

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