Please apply only to this listing if you live within a reasonable distance of Louisville, KY .
NORC at the University of Chicago seeks experienced Field Interviewers to support National Childrens Study starting in October 2012. Current or previous satisfactory employment as an NORC field interviewer is required to be considered for this position.
The National Children’s Study (NCS) is a national longitudinal study, a long-term research project that follows children and their families over time-that will look at the influence of biological, environmental, genetic, and social factors on the health and development of our nation’s children. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children by contributing to the understanding of the impact various factors have on health and disease.
Field period will be between October/November 2012 – September 2013.
Benefits associated with the Field Interviewer position
Learn more about the Field Interviewer position: http://www.norc.org/WorkingAtNORC/Pages/become-a-field-interviewer.aspx .
- An opportunity to work on an important, national research project
- Temporary employment with hourly pay and retirement benefits, subject to eligibility
- Field Interviewers talk to people from every conceivable walk of life, in person at their homes and sometimes by telephone to obtain information on issues that will affect social policy
- Field Interviewers administer carefully developed, field-tested questionnaires to respondents, either printed or on laptop computers
There is mandatory in-person training which will include an overview of the project and review data collection procedures. There is also mandatory Information Security Awareness and Human Subjects trainings, and a home study training which must be completed prior to attending the training.
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.
- 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
- Flexible hours required: must be available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends on a flexible schedule
Hours expected to average 15-20hr/wk
Field Interviewers are expected to work productively and efficiently as assigned/scheduled. Interviewers must be available a minimum of 20-25 hours per week, depending on assignment size. Must be Bilinqual in Spanish.
Availability and willingness to work weekdays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays during healthcare provider hours (doctor’s office hours) is required.
- Be available to attend local training.
- Interviewers must be comfortable working in (recruiting participants from) healthcare provider officers and/or hospitals
- Interviewers will also be responsible for reconciling respondent fees. A separate bank account should be opened for these monies.
- Interviewers should have gaining cooperation skills and the ability to converse with expectant mothers including difficult subject matter such as an unwanted pregnancy or loss of a pregnancy. Interviewers must be able to administer the interview in a non-judgmental manner.
- Be organized, an active listener and detail-oriented.
- Have reliable transportation with required insurance coverage as well as a good driving history
- Sign a release allowing a background check and Motor Record Vehicle check.
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.