Field Data Collector - #1672104
NORC at the University of Chicago
What We Do
NORC partners with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to conduct survey research that informs critical decisions facing society.
- NORC Field Data Collectors, internally known as field interviewers, play a significant role in collecting the data that drives our research.
- They conduct phone and in-person interviews to gather survey data for research on subjects including health care, employment, education, and economics.
The Ideal Candidate for Field Data Collector
- Looking for flexible, part-time work (20 – 25 hours a week). Our most successful interviewers typically dedicate 4-6 hours a day to interviewing.
- Self-starter who can manage, organize, and commit to your own work schedule.
- Enjoys meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and professions.
- Available to meet with people in-person at their homes, jobs, via phone, or other public spaces to conduct interviews
- Able to work evenings and weekends when people are more likely to be at home.
- Has interviewing, customer-facing, server, sales, or customer service experience.
- Must be comfortable making contact with participants unannounced and without appointments
Requirements For Employment:
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- High School Diploma or GED Preferred
- Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to reliable transportation
- Able to work a mix of daytime, evening, and weekends when people are more likely to be at home.
- Must be comfortable asking questions regarding topics that some may find sensitive such as: Religion, Sex/Intimacy, Race/Ethnicity, and Political Beliefs
- Must have basic knowledge of a tablet usage skills such as sending email or opening and using a web browser to search for information.
- All employees hired for this position must present evidence of their identity and authorization to work in the United States (I9 documentation).
- Qualified applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. We regret that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary And Benefits:
This position is classified as intermittent. The pay rate for this position will be $18.00 per hour, based on experience and geographic location.
- NORC will contribute to an individually owned, fully vested retirement account for those who meet eligibility requirements.
- Intermittent staff are eligible to make pre-tax or post-tax contributions as part of NORC’s Supplemental Retirement Plan.
- Opportunity to earn more for bilingual speakers.
- NORC will provide compensation for training hours, mileage reimbursement, and other approved expenses.
- Free counseling and referrals through NORC's Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Eligible for 2 days holiday pay
- Paid orientation and training
- Possibility for advancement into full-time management roles
- Opportunity for annual raises and/or performance bonuses for those who meet performance goals.
NORC’s Approach to Equity and Transparency
Pay and benefits transparency helps to reduce wage gaps. As part of our commitment to pay equity and salary transparency, NORC includes a salary range for each job opening along with information about eligible benefit offerings. At NORC, we take a comprehensive approach to setting salary ranges and reviewing raises and promotions, which is overseen by a formal Salary Review Committee (SRC).
Other Important Details to Note
The General Social Survey, the GSS is the single best source for sociological and attitudinal trend data on the United States. Since 1972, GSS has collected nationally representative data on a wide variety of topics to monitor and explain trends in opinions, attitudes, and behaviors in contemporary American society. To Learn More: https://gss.norc.org
Project will begin training in late March 2024. Work begins once training has been completed in April 2024 and the project will continue through November 2024.
Field data collection is project-based work that ends once the research is complete.
- Because of the temporary nature of field work, these positions are great for students, teachers, retirees, and others who are looking for flexible, contracted work.
Learn more on our website! https://www.norcfieldjobs.org
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, NORC has 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 NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.
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, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally protected characteristics.