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Are you passionate about advancing the medical interpreting profession? We invite you to present your application to join the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)!

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of national medical interpreter certification pioneered by the NBCMI and we need enthusiastic professionals to help lead the NBCMI into the future and expand certification!

The board highly encourages professionals who speak and work in any of the six languages we certify to apply.

The Board is also actively seeking 1 Medical Provider (a doctor, nurse), 1 Industry Representative (representing an organization that employs or trains interpreters) and 1 Public Member (accountants, attorneys or professional grant writers with non-profit experience, or other member of the public that is not related to medical interpreting). You need not be an interpreter to apply for these director positions.

Nominations deadline: February 1st, 2019

Eligibility and Commitment:
  • Only Certified Medical Interpreters are eligible to serve on the National Board (with the exception of the above public member, industry representative and medical provider).
  • Previous experience serving on a Board of Directors is preferred, but not required.
  • A minimum commitment of 5 hours per month is required, including a monthly meeting (via conference call).
  • Must serve in one of the committees.
  • Attend board meetings and other meetings regularly called by the Executive Committee of the National Board.
  • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in Board and committee work; volunteer for and willingly accept assignments and complete them on time; stay informed about committee matters, prepare well for meetings and review and comment on minutes and reports.
  • Participate in fundraising efforts for the organization.
  • Abide by the Bylaws of the International Medical Interpreters Association and by the Policies and Procedures of the National Board.
Please include the following in the same email of your nomination:
  • Curriculum vitae/ Résumé
  • 1 reference letter pertinent to director duties and responsibilities
  • 150-word essay, which states agreement and commitment to the job description above and why board members should vote for you.
  • A professional picture of you in .gif or .jpeg format.

Please send nominations by February 1st, 2019 to:
[email protected]