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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

Office Title/Functional Title:

Translation Project Coordinator - 14423

Civil Service Title:

Community Associate




Translation and Interpretation Unit

Posting End Date:



Position Summary: The Translation and Interpretation (T&I) Unit of the Department of Education (DOE) is hiring a Translation Project Coordinator to coordinate and oversee the translation of a variety of documents into foreign languages for dissemination to Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) parents and communities. Performs related work.


Reports to: Senior Project Manager of Translations


Direct Reports: N/A


Key Relationships: Act as the main liaison between DOE offices/schools and T&I Unit staff and external language service providers.




  • Coordinate and manage written translation requests from DOE offices and schools.
  • Identify, manage, and schedule translator resources.
  • Review completed translations.
  • Log requests into database, process quality control measures, and archive completed projects.
  • Coordinate typesetting phase of translation projects.
  • Research policy, resources, and methods for increasing efficiency of tasks and services within the Unit.
  • Conduct vendor quality reviews when needed.
  • Develop and maintain productive workflows with DOE offices, schools and vendors.


Qualification Requirements:




  1. High school graduation or equivalent and five years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
  2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.




  • Familiarity with the New York City public school system.
  • Ability to function and meet aggressive deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working on project management in the translation field.
  • Strong logistical and long-term planning experience.
  • Demonstrated success in customer service, or other problem-solving experience.
  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of SDL Trados.
  • Experience working with virtual platforms, e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.
  • Available to address rush translations of critical communications.
  • Knowledge of Desktop Publishing.
  • Knowledge of Plunet project management tool.  


Salary: $43,968+


(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)


Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.





As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. More information can be found in Executive Order 75.

DOE Non- Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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