Please apply ONLY if you are within a reasonable distance from King Cove, AK.
NORC at the University of Chicago is currently seeking outgoing, persuasive people to conduct in-person interviews within the homes of Native American residents in the King Cove Village. This national research study will focus on an overview of the housing needs and conditions of tribal families. Interviewers must gain the cooperation of the residents of sampled households and maintain strict confidentiality standards
Benefits associated with the Field Interviewer position
An opportunity to work on an important, national research project
Temporary employment with hourly pay and retirement benefits, subject to eligibility
Field interviewers get to work on a project that will affect government policy and meet interesting people while conducting the in-person interviews on an important topic.
Interviewers administer a structured questionnaire in/person in scientifically sampled households. The interview itself takes about 45 minutes to administer. The survey collects data about the respondents' housing conditions and needs.
This information is gathered carefully and systematically so careful record keeping is required. Interviewers will be well trained and supported by Field Managers. Field Period- July 15 –October 15, 2013.
Learn more about the Field Interviewer position: http://www.norc.org/WorkingAtNORC/Pages/become-a-field-interviewer.aspx .
High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor's degree or college coursework in social science or related field preferred)
Previous data collection or field interviewing experience highly preferred
Familiarity and comfort using computers and accessing the internet is strongly preferred
Successful applicants will attend a paid training by phone. Attendance at all assigned training sessions is mandatory.
Successful applicants must be available to work from 20 - 35 hours/week on a flexible schedule including some week nights and week-ends. Work hours will vary with the progress of the data collection effort throughout the field period. This is an interesting position for individuals with flexible availability when residents are expected to be home most frequently–evenings and weekends and (less frequently) weekday hours.
In addition to meeting specific job requirements, employees hired for this position must present evidence of their identity and authorization to work in the United States (I9 documentation) and must undergo a background check.\
If you have additional questions, please call Patricia Maugherman at at (800) 994-2325.
NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on The University of Chicago's campus; Washington, D.C.; Bethesda, Maryland; San Francisco, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and Atlanta, Georgia. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses to provide the data and analysis that supports informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions.
NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.