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Cultural Anthropologist

Employer
Sodexo
Location
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Position Type
Other
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
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**UNIT DESCRIPTION**

**Job Overview:**

The Cultural Anthropologist (C.A.) assists in fostering understanding of the main differences in societal norms between the African and American cultures. The C.A. will complete clerical and instructional tasks assigned by the supervisor in accordance with corporate guidelines. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position.

**_General Responsibilities:_**

+ Educates employees on the differences in societal norms between African and American cultures

+ Conducts meetings in Swahili with employees from the continent of Africa to determine needs / barriers prohibiting them from succeeding in the American workforce

+ Prepares reports to inform management of problems / issues / concerns obtained from employee meetings

+ Translates documents from English to Swahili including, but not limited to, Sodexo policies, employment forms, job cards, new hire orientation materials, training materials, safety topics/presentations, etc.

+ Conducts & records Zoom meetings pertaining to policies, safety training and other employment related topics in Swahili

+ May include interpreting/translating human resources functions (including benefit administration, personnel action forms and payroll processing) for the unit in Swahili

+ Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

+ Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

+ Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.

+ May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

**_Experience/Knowledge:_**

+ Knowledge of cultural and societal norms in different regions of Africa

+ High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.

**_Skills/Aptitude:_**

+ Ability to present self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.

+ Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

+ Ability to communicate in both English and Swahili with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.

+ Ability to provide clear directions and respond accordingly to employees.

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Swahili.

+ Excellent management and organizational skills.

+ Ability to work well alone and in a team.

+ Ability to use all relevant electronic and communication devices.

**Unit Description:** **_Identify unit-specific job tasks and qualifications in relation to this job. List any language(s), software or registrations required to perform this job. Please describe the typical writing, speaking and presentation skills required for this job and identify the audience._**

+ Ability to translate and interpret for employees who speak Swahili

+ Ability to read, write and speak both English and Swahili

+ Above average proficiency with MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

+ Above average proficiency with general computer

**Benefits Eligibility**

Part Time Benefits: At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts (eligibility varies by unit and may not be available to all employees).

**Position Summary**

The Senior Unit Clerical will complete the clerical tasks assigned by the supervisor in accordance with corporate guidelines. Provide accurate, friendly quality service to customers/clients when processing customer/client transactions. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.

**General Responsibilities:**

+ Performs routine and varied clerical duties in accordance with standard procedures.

+ Performs activities such as photocopying, compiling records, filing, tabulating, posting information and scheduling appointments.

+ Writes types or enters information into computer to prepare correspondence.

+ Prepare issues and sends out receipts, bills, policies, invoices, statements and checks.

+ Maintains records, prepares forms, verifies information and resolves routine problems.

+ Conducts research when necessary.

+ Operates various office machines.

+ Opens and routes incoming mail, answers correspondence and prepares outgoing mail.

+ Answers telephone, conveys messages and runs errands.

+ May receive, count and deposit cash, as needed.

+ May include human resources functions (including benefit administration, personnel action forms and payroll processing) for the unit as well as the district and region.

+ Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

+ Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

+ Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.

+ Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.

+ Serves as a lead unit clerk performing more advanced non-routine varied clerical duties in accordance with standard procedures.

+ Multi-tasks performing activities such as photocopying, compiling records, filing, tabulating, posting information and scheduling appointments.

+ May perform general accounting and complete Sodexo financial reports according to Sodexo policy and procedures.

+ May perform accounting and financial functions for multiple units.

+ May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

**Qualifications & Requirements**

+ Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

+ Maturity of judgment and behavior.

+ Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

+ Maintains a positive attitude.

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.

+ Must comply with any dress code requirements.

+ Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

+ Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

**Experience/Knowledge:**

+ High School diploma, GED, or equivalent experience.

+ 3 or more years related experience.

**Skills/Aptitude:**

+ Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.

+ Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

+ Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.

+ Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.

+ Must have basic phone and computer skills (email, texting, etc.).

**Physical Requirements:**

+ Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.

+ Significant walking or other means of mobility.

+ Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).

+ Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

**Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):**

+ Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.

+ Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.

+ The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

**Job Locations** _US-KY-BOWLING GREEN_

**System ID** _757781_

**Category** _Administrative_

**Employment Status** _Part-Time_

**Unit Name** _WKU CLEANING_

**Unit Contact** _Jennifer McLeod_
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