This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

RESPECT Part Time Data Collector in St. Louis, MO at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 4/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

RTI International is seeking field staff for the Research and Evaluation Survey for the Public Education Campaign on Tobacco among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community (RESPECT).  This important research study, sponsored by The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), evaluates the effectiveness of a media campaign designed to reduce tobacco use among 18-24-year-olds within the LGBT community. Field staff will approach LGBT respondents and encourage them to complete a 5-minute screener on a tablet to determine their eligibility for participation in a full web survey. Assigned outreach locations will be limited primarily to local bars and nightclubs, but may also include community centers and events, all of which cater to the LGBT community. Field staff are responsible for assisting respondents to complete the screener and via a hand-held tablet and transmit this information to RTI each night. Some field staff may also be responsible for assisting RTI in the recruitment of local bars and nightclubs that cater to the LGBT community. Therefore, it is crucial that applicants have adequate knowledge of these establishments including which establishments and which nights/times are best suited for recruiting our target audience (18-24-year-old individuals who identify as LGBT).


This position is to be filled as a part-time.  The data collection period will last for approximately 2-7 weeks between May and June 2019. We are looking for individuals who will be able to work on average, 3-4 nights a week, as work is available. Staff must have flexible availability to work on specified dates determined by the venue recruitment effort.  Generally, hours are scheduled between 9pm and 2am (or later). Occasionally, there will be afternoon and early evening work as well.  Hired staff who demonstrate excellence during this effort will be considered for work on any potential follow-up wave of this study.


  • Must have a valid ID that can be used to demonstrate legal age (at least 21 years of age) to enter bars and nightclubs that have this age restriction
  • Have a valid driver's license and access to a personal vehicle or have reliable transportation
  • Must live within the study area
  • Be available to work, on average, 4 nights in each week as work is available
  • Be available primarily night and weekend hours that can go as late as 2 am or later
  • Be available for occasional afternoon or evening hours to accommodate visits to community centers or special events
  • Be willing to work in varying temperatures and weather conditions
  • Be willing to travel reasonable distances to reach assigned establishments, including establishments in nearby cities
  • Have legible handwriting and meticulous attention to detail
  • Be able to complete, organize, safely store, and ship paperwork weekly, and in a timely fashion
  • Be able to document and navigate through a tablet
  • Be able to document all activity and interactions with respondents or bar managers as required
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • Be able to work with other field interviewers as an effective and cohesive team
  • Be able to adhere to project requirements
  • Have access to password protected, secure Wi-Fi
  • Be comfortable working in busy and loud establishments for extended periods of time
  • Have extensive knowledge of the LGBT community and the local bars and nightclubs that cater to this community
  • Be able to adapt to various social environments and areas
  • Be outgoing and comfortable approaching and speaking with strangers
  • Be able to explain the importance of this study
  • Be able to meticulously account for incentive money paid out to respondents and report to your supervisor after each night you work when additional funds are needed in order to complete your work without any delay
  • Be available and prepared for all scheduled conference calls with your Field Supervisor or any RTI project managers at minimum weekly
  • Be able to obtain, safeguard, and submit receipts for all expenses (i.e. cover charges, bar memberships etc.) regardless of the amount in order to be compliant with client protocol and to be reimbursed.


Field Staff will be expected to attend an in–person paid training. Training is scheduled for one evening between 6-11pm.  Attendance at training is mandatory. As some travel may be necessary to get to the training location, travel time and mileage is fully reimbursable. Trainees must successfully complete training and certification to continue employment on the project. In some cities, you may also be required to go to a bar or nightclub the same night as training.  This will be communicated to you in advance, so you can make arrangements to be available. In addition to this face to face training, some field staff may be asked to participate in a telephone training with their Field Supervisor which will detail the project procedures for soliciting participation of local bars and nightclubs specifically catering to the LGBT community.


  • Must travel frequently to respondent locations (bars, nightclubs, etc.)
  • Must be willing to be outside and exposed to all types of weather; and potentially exposed to fumes and odors as might be expected in any outdoor environment (this includes cigarette smoke)
  • Must be physically able to go stand, walk and go up and down stairs for to 4 hours
  • Must be able to communicate effectively through speech and listening in loud and crowded locations
  • Must read text verbatim from a hand-held tablet screen
  • Must physically transport hand-held tablet, equipment, and materials

This position falls under the Services Contract Act (SCA). Hourly wage will be determined based on the county in which work is being performed.

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


  1. Administrative Jobs
  2. Bookkeeper Jobs