Field Data Collector


Field Data Collector

Job no: 502146 Work type: Intermittent Location: Atlanta, GA Capability Area: Field

WhoWe Are NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) is an objective, nonpartisan research organization that delivers insights and analysis decision-makers trust.

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

  • 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

  • Must be willing to drive in metropolitan/urban/rural areas within a 50–100-mile range

  • Able to work a mix of day, afternoon, evening, and weekends when people are more likely to be at home.

  • Must have basic knowledge of a tablet or laptop computer 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$18.75 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

  • AmeriSpeakis the first U.S. multi-client household panel. Since its founding by NORC at the University of Chicago in 2015,AmeriSpeakhas produced more than 1,800 surveys, been cited by dozens of media outlets and become the primary survey partner of the nation’s preeminent news service, The Associated Press. Our sampling captures a true picture of America, providing better representation than other panels for hard-to-reach populations, including low-income households, less educated persons, young adults, rural households, persons who are less interested in the news, and social and political conservatives. To Learn More: Home -AmeriSpeak (

  • Project will begin training in early April 2024.Work begins once training has been completed in April 2024 and the project will continue through June 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!

About NORC:

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.

EEO Statement:

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.

Advertised: March 17, 2024 Eastern Daylight TimeApplications close:

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