Job Opportunity in Illinois (English->German In-House)

Our colleagues at CHICATA, the Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association, just sent us this job opportunity for English->German linguists looking for that rare in-house position. It's at Lions Club International. It looks like candidates must apply for this job through CareerBuilder. Lions Club is trying to fill this position by the end of May. Here are some details:

Translator/Interpreter – German

This position is responsible for the translation for our global membership. This includes translation of publications and daily correspondence, from English to German and German to English with speed and accuracy.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Provide translation of correspondence including emails, letters, and all Lions publications.
  • Provide customer service to our German-speaking Lion members in Germany and Austria.
  • Handle administrative duties such as answering telephones, emails, record keeping, and processing of reports.
  • Provide simultaneous and or consecutive interpretation at board meetings, international convention, seminars and other meetings.
  • Assist other department with their German translation needs.
  • Occasionally, do voice-overs in German for the association’s video tapes
  • Conduct tours of International Headquarters for German speaking visitors

  • Minimum of 2 year’s professional experience as German Translator/Interpreter
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably from a German institution)
  • Excellent command of both English and German (Written & Verbal)
  • Proficient skills using MS Office 2007 (Word, Excel)
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Familiarity with TRADOS preferred
  • Familiarity in history, culture and traditions from Germany
  • International and domestic travel is required for this position (approximately 5%)

For more than 90 years, Lions all over the world have been giving back to their communities. We at the International Headquarters of Lions Clubs International help support more than 1.35 million members in 206 countries. We are looking for people who will have a passion to support our members in their efforts of improving the lives of those who live in their own communities and in communities across the globe that are in need of assistance.

The Lions conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, and provide help in time of disaster and much more. 
To apply for this position, click here. Good luck!


Delia said...

Thanks for sharing! I've sent this link to my distribution list as well.

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on May 16, 2011 at 2:51 PM said...

@Delia: you are welcome and thanks for spreading the word. We really would like to help the CHICATA folks find the perfect linguist for this great in-house position.

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