Project Field Research
University of Michigan Survey Research Center - Cambridge, MD

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Project: National Survey of Family Growth Cycle 8, Year 3 Fall 2013
Study Description: Household listing, screening, and interviewing
Training: On Staffer's training, September 11 -16, 2013 New hire training, September 10-16, 2013
Production Period: September 2013 through September 2014
Staffing: Hiring interviewers in various locations. See below for specific areas.
Project Mode: Decentralized Face-to-Face

Please apply by 11:59 PM on 8/1/2013 !

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is a national survey of women and men 15-44 years of age designed to provide national estimates of factors affecting pregnancy and birth rates, including sexual activity, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, contraceptive use, miscarriage and stillbirth, infertility, and use of medical services for family planning and infertility. NSFG 2010-2020 includes eight years of continuous data collection which has started in September 2011 and will end in 2019. Every year, new Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) will be selected to replace the previous year's non-self-representing PSUs and self-representing PSUs. The project will also continue to collect data from a set of major self-representing PSUs throughout the entire data collection period. Targeted number of interviews is approximately 5,000 per year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Attendance at the in-person training to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. On staffers will attend training from September 11-16, 2013. New hire will attend training from September 10-16, 2013.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 30 hours per week including evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and weekdays
  • Ability to master new electronic technology and carry out electronic listing, screening, and interviewing activities using a tablet PC
  • Availability to perform face-to-face interviews in a variety of households and neighborhoods, and be comfortable with all types of situations that may be encountered when screening and interviewing in a cross-section of households
  • Ability to perform administrative tasks including record keeping, daily transmissions by computer, daily submission of time and expense data, reconciling travel advances, and attending all required calls/meetings
  • Drive up to 60 miles one way, when applicable, when working in the field. The number of miles will depend on the location of the sample.
  • Foster an environment of teamwork and overall team success
  • Model professional behavior and adherence to Survey Research Center (SRC) standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish language skills

The University of Michigan is a premiere employer offering the following to NSFG field staff employees:

  • The opportunity to be employed with a top-ten university and world recognized research organization
  • Learning new skills and best practices in field interviewing protocols
  • Paid training including airfare, transportation, lodging and meals
  • Within university guidelines, paid installation and monthly allowance for internet, and a dedicated work cell phone is provided to field interviewers
  • Paid mileage when using your personal vehicle for business related travel
  • The opportunity to work on additional projects after completing the NSFG assignment
  • Potential for advancement in the field and the opportunity to screen for Ann Arbor, MI based positions

NSFG field interviewers will be high-level and proven field staff with 1-4 year commitments from the project (depending on home area).