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Field Interviewer - NSHAP - Central Region Rehires

Apply now Job no: 495225 Work type: Intermittent Location: Field Capability Area: Field


Please apply ONLY if you have previous NORC experience.


NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.


Are you a self-motivated, people person looking to make meaningful contributions through work that impacts the nation? NORC’s field interviewer opportunity offers a flexible role where you will engage with all types of people in the area to collect data and information about people’s experiences as Medicare beneficiaries. Our field interviewers play close attention to details, making sure all data is appropriately recorded so our researchers can use the information you collect to learn more about how our world works. Own your workload with a great amount of autonomy, while still being a team player sharing accurate and thorough data reports with colleagues in a timely fashion.

  • NSHAP (The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project) examines how social and intimate relationships affect one’s health as we age NORC begins the pretest for the fourth wave of data collection in June 2019.
  • Attend NORC’s paid training to ensure you have the tools you need to be a successful field interviewer. In-person trainings will take place in Chicago on 06/24/18-6/28/18. We’ll pay to get you to Chicago!
  • Make initial contact with respondents in a productive and efficient manner, documenting the information and activity in NORC’s system. Respondents will be contacted by interviewers in person and Interviews will be conducted in the respondent’s home using a computer assisted personal interviewing system.
  • Report back to field managers regularly with thorough and detailed data (note: NORC will outline data quality expectations in training)
  • Each interviewer is expected to meet or exceed data quality targets
  • Timing and Hours
    • Work is part-time and temporary, usually 20-25 hours per week, with short periods of up to 40 hours per week
    • Interviews are conducted during daytime, weekend, and evening hours.
    • The data collection runs from the last week of June 2019 until mid-August 2019.
    • Actual hours worked will vary during the assignment
  • Interviewers on the project need to be comfortable spending time with respondents aged 55+. Interviewers need to project sensitivity and respect for the respondents.
  • Interviewers will be required to gain informed consent from respondents to complete the survey and physical measures. They must be comfortable explaining the purpose of each procedure and put respondents at ease.
  • Interviewers should be comfortable discussing sensitive topics such as marital and sexual relationships, death of a spouse, elder mistreatment, health and personal finances.
  • Physical measures will also be collected including weight, waist circumference, height, blood pressure and pulse, distance vision, taste, touch, hearing, timed walk, chair stands, saliva, vaginal swabs (self-conducted by the respondent), smell, dried blood spots and accelerometer.
  • Physical measures must be collected, stored, and shipped according to client-specific protocols.  These procedures must be followed at all times.
  • Interviewers must be willing to drive 50-100 miles or more, one way, to contact area respondents as needed.
  • Present evidence of identity and authorization to work in the United States (I-9 documentation)
  • Have a valid driver’s license, have unlimited use of an automobile in working condition, and present proof of auto liability insurance (exceptions can be made for applicants from major urban centers
  • Ability to carry a laptop, survey documents, and supplies
  • Attend in-person, paid training sessions
  • Have a working home phone number

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.


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