Associate Translation Consultant

This is not just a job opportunity, this is an opportunity to transform lives!


Bible League International’s Bible Translation department selects, trains, and provides support for first-language translation teams to produce Easy-to-Read™ translations of the Bible. Our audiences are selected according to needs determined in conjunction with ministry partners.

The Associate Translation Consultant assists in monitoring project progress and project quality control with a view toward publication and use in Scripture Engagement focusing on the spiritual formation of individuals and their communities. The Associate Translation Consultant checks the quality of a translation by its faithfulness to the original languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic) and its apparent clarity and readability for the receptor audiences in keeping with the best contemporary biblical, missiological, and translation scholarship.

Consultants in the Bible Translation department serve in a support role to the translation teams under the direction of the Executive Vice President of Scripture Engagement. The Associate Translation Consultant may be called upon to review the content of Scripture-based materials, participate in the creation of these materials, and promote and educate both staff and public in the use of easy-to-understand Scriptures and how to read and interpret the biblical text in more fruitful ways so that the end user continues to mature in the image of Christ.

Bible League International serves the under-resourced Church with Bibles and training to transform lives worldwide through God’s Word! Our team is excited about God’s calling on our ministry and serves Him in His mission for the world, with commitment and joy. We hope you will consider His leading in using your God-given gifts and abilities to help fulfill the Great Commission in serving at Bible League International! For more information about Bible League International, visit Also take a moment and view our careers video to learn more about our culture through our staff at Bible League.


  1. Assist Vice President and Senior Director of Bible Translation in all areas related to successful implementation and completion of translation projects.
  2. Perform exegetical checking of back translations from BLI projects.
  3. Participate in the exegetical checking procedures with first-language translators.
  4. Assist in the planning and organization of translation projects.
  5. Assist in recruiting and training new project teams.
  6. Assist in field-testing new translations.
  7. Assist in the development and revision of resources for first-language translators.
  8. Write articles on translation related subjects for publication.
  9. Travel as necessary to fulfill the above responsibilities. International travel required between 10%-15% of the year. Minimal domestic travel is anticipated.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Organizational Relationships

Responsible to: Senior Director of Bible Translation
Collaborates with: Translation staff, both domestic and abroad


  1. Must be a Christian, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Must also agree with our statement of faith and conduct his/herself in a Christ-like manner.
  2. Earned doctorate in biblical studies or a master’s degree in biblical studies with a doctorate in a discipline related to translation, such as linguistics.
  3. 5 to 10 years of translation experience preferred depending on education level.
  4. Competence in biblical Greek and Hebrew and familiarity with the history, cultures, and literatures of the ancient Near East and Greco-Roman world, as well as knowledge of the methods of current biblical exegesis and interpretation.
  5. Commitment to the principles of functional equivalence/meaning-based translation with ability to apply these principles as well as insights from linguistic studies to ensure that a translation is properly contextualized for the chosen audience.
  6. Cross-cultural experience is required.
  7. Experience working in translation projects is preferred.
  8. Possess a working knowledge of another modern language besides English (oral fluency preferred).
  9. Ability to work alone and cooperatively with team members, including those from other theological or ecclesiastical traditions.
  10. Ability to pastorally help resolve interpersonal team relational problems that arise in a cross-cultural situation for the good of the project.
  11. Should be able to write and communicate clearly and simply.
  12. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and reach consensus on disputed points.
  13. Ability to organize projects and cooperate in the planning and development of translation projects.
  14. Commitment to and competence in shaping the translation process and translation product to meet the needs of ministry partners and churches for the task of evangelism and discipleship.
  15. Ability and willingness to travel internationally between 10%-15% of the year.

Standards of Performance

  1. Comply with established organizational rules and policies.
  2. Perform duties efficiently and responsibly.
  3. Utilize time for maximum effectiveness and productivity.
  4. Demonstrate consistent attitude of cooperation and cultural sensitivity.

In day-to-day responsibilities, this position will carry out Bible League International’s core values which are:

  • Prayer – Our relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Calling – God’s call into His work.
  • Service – Serving God and others.
  • Unity – Working together in unity.
  • Integrity – In line with God’s Word in word and deed.
  • Vision – A Christ-centered hope and perspective.

Performance Evaluations

You will meet with your manager in alignment with our fiscal year to discuss accomplishments and priorities.

Bible League International offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including a generous 401k plan. As a part of our Statement of Faith BLI champions the training and professional development of our employees. We are also Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualifying public service employer. If you want to learn more about this exciting role or if you would like to apply, please visit our application site here.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bible League International is a nonprofit, non-denominational, faith-based organization. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act Section 702, the Bible League has the right to hire only candidates who agree with Bible League’s Statement of Faith and profess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.