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Found in Translation


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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
September 30, 2020
12:00am EDT
February 1, 2021
11:59pm EST
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Found in Translation was founded in 2011 to create opportunity at the intersection of two social problems: health access disparities and economic inequality across race, gender, and ethnicity. Through education and supportive services, we connect top talent in low-income communities with well-paying jobs in one of the fastest-growing fields in the US. Our Medical Interpreter Certificate training and job placement program folds in commonsense supports like onsite childcare and transportation assistance to achieve our two-fold mission:

  • To give low-income bilingual women an opportunity to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills
  • To unleash bilingual talent into the workforce to fight racial, ethnic, and linguistic disparities in health care

Found in Translation is searching for a few mentors to work closely with low-income bilingual women, who are often homeless or previously homeless, while they complete their medical interpreter training program. Mentors will work with program participants to develop professional skills, expand their network and exposure to other careers, and assist participants in creating a polished resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn. Mentors should be energetic, compassionate, and driven to assist and encourage our aspiring interpreters on their path to economic security.

Because of COVID-19, we are running a completely remote platform, which means our mentors may work via Zoom and/or a learning management system. Mentors have a time commitment of 3-4 hours per work, including some work outside of class. The weekly commitment will be on Thursdays. Mentors will need to commit to mentoring in the mornings OR afternoons. The program is slated to begin in late September/early October and end in late January/early February. The work outside of class per week is flexible and consists mainly of follow up emails or phone calls and reviewing resumes, cover letters, or other professional forms.

The essential component of this position is a strong commitment to being a constant, reliable, and stable presence throughout the entire medical interpreter training program, whether in-person or remote.

Please only reach out if you are available in the mornings or afternoons.

Found in Translation was founded in 2011 to create opportunity at the intersection of two social problems: health access disparities and economic inequality across race, gender, and ethnicity. Through education and supportive services…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome
  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Metro Boston area

Boston, MA

How to Apply

If you're interested in becoming a mentor or want to know more, please contact Ayolah Ibezim, Supportive Services Coordinator, at ayolah@found-in-translation.org or by calling (857) 500-7804. Please submit a resume and detail any relevant experience and the reason you are interested in this opportunity.

If you're interested in becoming a mentor or want to know more, please contact Ayolah Ibezim, Supportive Services Coordinator, at ayolah@found-in-translation.org or by calling (857…

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