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Field Interviewer - Denver Preschool Project

Apply now Job no: 499872 Work type: Intermittent Location: Lakewood, CO Capability Area: Field


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.

Job status - Part-time, Temporary, Flexible 


What we look for in a Field Interviewer.

We are looking for outgoing and engaging people who have a background conducting field interviews, comfortable interacting with preschool age children, collecting data, providing customer service, working in restaurants, retail stores, or any type of sales positions, and/or other public facing employment. If you are self-motivated, like to speak with all kinds of different people, and share our commitment to objective, high-quality research, then you can help us make meaningful contributions that impact our nation.  

You will be instrumental in helping NORC make sure our study participants’ voices are heard.

NORC is an objective, nonpartisan research organization that delivers insights and analysis decision-makers trust.  We are passionate about giving people a chance to share their opinions and experiences so that our clients and the public can be informed and make decisions based on the highest quality data we can provide.  NORC’s field interviewing team makes this possible.  

As a Field Interviewer, you will call and visit people at their place of residence, introduce them to NORC and the study you are assigned to, and then complete an interview with them.  Some of these people will have experiences and opinions similar to your own.  Others will have different perspectives.  By giving each person a chance to participate, being a careful listener, and applying the interviewing techniques you will learn in training, you will help make sure the data we collect from each person is accurate.  As you give people a chance to be heard, it will give you a sense of pride and achievement in knowing that the work you do for NORC contributes to our high standards for quality and objectivity for which we are known in the research industry.


Interviewers on the Denver Preschool Project will play a role in conducting vocabulary, early literacy and math assessments with preschool age children in Denver, Colorado. Interviewers will also work collaboratively with school staff and students to coordinate scheduling and interviewing of the students who will be assessed.


Work is part-time, temporary, and flexible

Generally, you will work 20-25 hours per week. Most interviewers work 2-3 weekdays during school hours (usually between 8 AM and 6 PM). The most effective interviewers devote 4-6 hours to NORC on the days they work. If you can meet the expectations of this timetable, then you can set your own schedule.

Work is expected to continue through spring 2025.


Present evidence of identity and authorization to work in the United States (i-9 documentation).

Attend paid online training sessions.

Have a High School diploma or equivalent.

Ability to carry a tablet, survey documents, and supplies.

This project requires full vaccination from COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.


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.

The starting pay for this position is $18.25 and the pay range is from $18.25-$24.76.


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