Temporary Field Interviewer Position with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
Field Interviewer--Washington, DC
NORC at the University of Chicago is currently seeking outgoing, persuasive people to conduct in-person interviews as part of the NLSY97 Round 17 project. Anticipated timeframe for all field interviewer training activities is from 9/16/15 through 10/5/15.
The primary goals of NLSY97 Round 17 are to:
The NLSY97 project is designed to develop a profile of American youths’ transitions from school to work and independent households. Young men and women who were 12-16 years of age as of December 31, 1996 were originally selected to represent a cross section of the U.S. population of young persons in 1997. This is now the 17th round of interviews.
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.
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 NORC.
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.
Successful applicants must be available to work approximately 25 hours/week on a flexible schedule including some week nights and week-ends. Work hours will vary with the progress of the data collection effort throughout the field period.