NORC Field Interviewer - Dating Matters - Chicago IL in Chicago, Illinois

Field Interviewer - Dating Matters - Chicago IL

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NORC at the University of Chicago is currently seeking outgoing, persuasive Field Interviewers to survey students once a year following their completion of middle school for the Dating Matters™ project.

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dating Matters™ will support community implementation of two models of teen dating violence (TDV) prevention: standard practice and a comprehensive approach to TDV adapted for use in high-risk urban communities. Dating Matters™ aims to aid local health departments in leading teen dating violence prevention efforts in their communities, to promote capacity and readiness to do this work, and to support communities in collecting ongoing surveillance data of public health indicators that may help them track teen dating violence in their communities. The field period continues through April 2018. Participating schools are located in Baltimore, MD., Chicago IL., Oakland CA., and Broward FL.


Applicants must be available to work for at least 25 hours per week. Time commitment is estimated at 25 hours per week for primary interviewers. Proctor time could be considerably less.

Data collection will start in September 2017 in schools for all four geographic areas.


Successful applicants will attend a paid training over the phone on August 29, 2017. Attendance at all assigned training sessions are mandatory. Applicants must be willing/able to attend the session to which they are assigned.

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.

Learn more about the Field Interviewer position:

Required Skills

  • Interviewers are expected to follow the Basic Interviewing Techniques as described in their NORC Field Guide

  • Interviewers must be available to work no less than approximately 25 hours per week. Actual hours will vary by assignment

  • 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

  • Must be organized, an active listener, and detail-oriented

  • Must be able to use a project laptop, contact respondents by telephone, and make in-person visits to locate respondents and administer the questionnaire.

  • Must have a phone that can be used for respondent contacts and that is not answered regularly by other persons in the household.

  • Must have reliable transportation with required insurance coverage as well as a good driving history and personal phone required.

  • 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).

About NORC

A Tradition of Excellence

As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.

A Passion for Innovation

NORC’s subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.

A Commitment to Collegiality

NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.

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

Job Location

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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