Field Interviewer-Native Hawaiian Housing-Rehires Only
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) - Hawaii

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NORC at the University of Chicago ( ), a nonprofit social science research organization, seeks reliable, outgoing people to conduct interviews by phone and in-person within the homes of Native Hawaiian residents on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and Molokai. The field period is anticipated to start early summer and last for 3 months.

This assessment, sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will focus on the housing conditions and needs of Native Hawaiian families and help to inform policy and program development to address these needs. Interviewers will administer a structured questionnaire by phone or in-person which will take about 45 minutes to administer.

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.

Learn more about the Field Interviewer position: .

  • 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
  • A car will be required for the interviewing task.
  • NORC also requires interviewers to have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage as required by the state of residence.


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 20-30 hours/week on a flexible schedule including some week nights and week-ends. Work hours will vary with the progress of data collection effort throughout the field period..

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.

About NORC

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. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally-protected characteristics.


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