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Field Interviewer - Training and Technical Assistance - Northeast Region Rehires

Apply now Job no: 495349 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 various highly relevant social and health related topics that inform public opinion. 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.

  • Interviewers will work to prompt Head Start directors and selected staff to complete an online survey. This will include in person prompting and prompting by phone. Programs will be located in New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles.   
  • Attend NORC’s paid training to ensure you have the tools you need to be a successful field interviewer. Training will take place by telephone conference, in late October 2019.
  • Make initial contact with respondents in a productive and efficient manner, documenting the information and activity in NORC’s system in a consistent and professional manner.
  • 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.
  • Work is part-time and temporary, usually 20-25 hours per week, with short periods of up to 40 hours per week.
  • Interviewers will need to be available to work daytime hours during the week day.
  • Data collection will begin immediately upon completion of training in late October 2019 and continue for approximately eight weeks into December 2019. A second wave of data collection is scheduled to begin in February 2020 and will extend through April 2020. 
  • Actual hours worked will vary during the assignment.
  • 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.
  • Paid training.

To see all of the benefits, including retirement savings and a limited health plan, click here.

  • 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 tablet, survey documents, and supplies.
  • Attend 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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