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Interpreter, Afghan Program, US Program


  • Organization: Alight
  • Location: Bloomington
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Interpreter, Afghan Program, US Program

January 4th, 2023 – October 25th, 2023

Temporary, part-time | Schedule: Wednesdays 9:30 am – 1:30 pm and as-needed

Location: Bloomington, MN

Must have reliable transportation and be local to the Twin Cities Metro.

Must speak Dari and/or Pashto and English

Hello Hello! So you’re interested in joining us? Welcome, we’re happy you’re here.

When you Join Alight, you’ll find…

A team with deep experience in co-designing solutions that create new value around the world. We know we need to always be better, and we believe in the power and abundance of everyday people, everywhere, to change the world with us.

A culture of radical accountability to our customers –as we help build a meaningful life for and with the displaced, we ask them what they want and then deliver on it.

An organization that refuses to settle for anything less than delivering human-worthy services.

If you are looking to be part of a living, breathing, ever-changing organization full of disrupters and doers, then read on!

We are proud to work on borderless teams. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and specifically encourage members of refugee, immigrant, or other displaced communities to join us.

The Team

Hundreds of Afghan families who evacuated from Afghanistan arrived to their new home in Minnesota. Alongside Minnesota neighbors, Alight has welcomed our new community in a dignified and human centered way.

You will join the Welcome Home team consisting of an Afghan Program Lead, Afghan Community Guides, and Logistics Officer as the core team. Behind you, you’ll be supported by the Alight U.S. team providing back-office support to achieve project goals.

Read more about our Welcome Home initiative here: Link to Landing Page

The Role

First and foremost, you are driven by a desire to support and accompany refugees in their journey. As the Interpreter. Afghan Program you will work on projects that seek to engage and add value to the Afghan Community. You will be a bridge builder and advocate for developing human centered and desirable experiences. You set the tone for our customers, volunteers, and partners. You will help make Alight’s values felt and experienced.

Based in Minneapolis, you will be guided by and receive support from the Welcome Home team.

You are relentless in your desire to create an atmosphere where every shopper receives a unique and personalized experience and feels empowered and dignified.

Under the guidance and direction of the Afghan Program Lead and Welcome Home team, the Afghan Interpreter will:

Afghan Interpreter Responsibilities:

- Attend weekly sewing socials on Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

- Interpret for the instructor during the sewing class

- Interpret for onsite mental health professionals

- Interpret for Afghan community, Alight staff and volunteers

- Always maintain trust and confidentiality

- Assist in setting up sewing social

- Assist in clean up and disassembly of classes each week

- Attend and interpret at community events related to the project as needed

- Welcome students and volunteers, creating a unique and joyful experience for all involved

- Ensure the quality of all services related to the sewing social meets the required standards and Alight brand promise

Must have reliable transportation and be local to the Twin Cities Metro.


These are “must-haves” when you join Alight:

Open heart and open mind. You start by listening. You believe another person’s truth and it changes you. It unlocks your way of thinking in that moment, it opens your world.

Curiosity. You are always learning. You ask why and why again. You know that change (big and small) is constant, which means your curiosity to learn is matched with adaptability to evolve.

Trust. You believe that people do their best, are disciplined, and care about this as much as you do. You take responsibility for your part and know how to step back and give others the space to shine.

We’re also looking for the following competencies:

 Language requirement: Dari and/or Pashto and English

 Strong time management skills, arriving to programming early and staying in close communication with the team

 Human-centered, empathetic, and a good listener

 Driven and motivated by Alight’s mission and values

 Strong communication skills – written and verbal

 Must be willing to work on-site and travel between program sites.

 Reliable transportation and ability to drive to project sites

*Proof of Covid vaccination is required for this position


Borderless Team of 2,500 staff worldwide that sees possibility, celebrates moments of abundance, shares new ideas, and strives to do a better thing every day.

Learning & Development – Access thousands of free online learning courses to take at your own pace and tailor to your professional goals.

Average Starting Salary $30/hour


We are on a journey to build Alight, a new platform of amazing people and organizations providing lifesaving services and creating breakthrough solutions for and with the displaced.

Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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