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Part-Time Field Interviewer in Akron, OH at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

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Job Description

Headway Workforce Solutions is partnered with the University of Michigan Survey Research Center (SRC) to find motivated and persistent part-time Field Interviewers in the Akron, OH area to work on the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). This position offers $18.00 per hour.

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is a national survey of women and men 15-49 years of age designed to provide national estimates of factors affecting pregnancy and birth rates, including sexual activity, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, contraceptive use, miscarriage and still birth, infertility, and use of medical services for family planning and infertility. Production work is scheduled until September 2019.


As a part-time Field Interviewer with the University of Michigan, you will:
  • Conduct face-to-face interviews in a variety of households and neighborhoods, and be comfortable with all types of situations that may be encountered when screening and interviewing in a cross-section of households
  • Use a tablet PC to conduct electronic listing, screening, and interviewing activities
  • Perform administrative tasks including record keeping, daily transmissions by computer, daily submission of time and expense data, reconciling travel advances, and attending all required calls/meetings
  • Work 20 hours per week including evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and weekdays; 
  • Have the ability to travel overnight as needed (6-8 nights)
  • Attend an in-person training to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 7-16, 2019
  • Travel up to 60 miles one way, when applicable, when working in the field. The number of miles will depend on the location of the sample

The University of Michigan is a premiere employer offering the following to NSFG field staff employees:
  • Pay rate for this project in the Akron, OH area is $18.00 per hour
  • Paid training including airfare, transportation, lodging, and meals
  • As temporary employees, Interviewers are eligible to save for retirement by opening a 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Account. You can find more information about benefits at https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness or by contacting the UM Shared Services Center at (866) 647-7657 (option 1).
  • Within university guidelines, paid installation and monthly allowance for the internet, and a dedicated work cell phone provided to field interviewers
  • Paid mileage when using your personal vehicle for business related travel
  • The opportunity to work on additional projects after completing the NSFG assignment
  • Learning new skills and best practices in field interviewing
  • The opportunity to gain work experience with a premier social research University.  

Physical Demands:
  • Ability to transport up to 25 pounds of equipment and climb stairs while transporting equipment.
  • Regular and reliable access to an insured motor vehicle.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit for periods of time, and use hands and fingers, grasping, reaching, lifting, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
  • Experience and ability to operate a smart phone and or tablet including connecting to Wi-Fi and using/sending email on a mobile device
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position with or without accommodations.

Learn more about a Day in the Life of a Field Interviewer here.

The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. #hws