NORC Field Interviewer - Indiana KRA - Richmond, IN in Richmond, Indiana

Field Interviewer - Indiana KRA - Richmond, IN

Job no: 493853

Work type: Intermittent

Location: Richmond, IN

Capability Area: Field


NORC at the University of Chicago is currently seeking outgoing, persuasive Field Interviewers to conduct short assessments of children’s proficiency in key predictive oral language, literacy and math skills up to a few months prior to kindergarten entry. Within the first month to month and a half of school, interviewers will collect assessment data in order to validate predictive power of this Kindergarten Readiness Screener.


​​​​​​​​NORC field interviewers are vital to our nationwide survey research operation. They talk to people from every conceivable walk of life—by telephone and in person—to obtain information on issues like health care, employment, and education.

The work we do at NORC has lasting social significance, and the data we gather helps legislators and others involved in setting policy make informed decisions for the welfare of all Americans in an increasingly complex society.

The interview is the basic tool by which we are able to provide this data and the interviewer is the one who makes it all possible.

Our field interviewers tell us they enjoy meeting all kinds of people and seeing America from different points of view. If you are curious about the world around you, are open to meeting new people, and like facing new challenges, this may well be the job for you.


  • Interviewers must be comfortable working with kindergarten aged children.

  • Interviewers must be able to work Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm.

  • Interviewers are expected to follow the Basic Interviewing Techniques as described in their NORC field guide.

  • Interviewers are expected to work productively and efficiently. This is a part-time, temporary position, usually 20-25 hours per week, with short periods of up to 40 hours per week. We expect this work to consist of several days during the data collection period.

  • Interviewers must attempt to contact most of their respondents within the week of case assignment in order to determine status and location of each case.

  • Data quality expectations for this project will be outlined in training and throughout the data collection period. Each interviewer is expected to meet or exceed data quality targets.

  • Reliable transportation and personal phone required.

  • Specified amounts of auto insurance required.


Interviewers are expected to work productively and efficiently. This is a part-time, temporary position, usually 20-25 hours per week, with short periods of up to 40 hours per week. Actual hours worked will vary by during the assignment. For this assignment interviewers should expect to work shifts during regular weekday school hours.

Data collection has an anticipated start of August 24, 2018 and will continue through the end of October 2018.


New hire interviewers will be required to attend an in person general training on August 23, 2018, followed by in person project training on August 24, 2018. Both trainings will be held in the Indianapolis, IN area.


  • 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:


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 (I-9 documentation). We also require: a valid drivers license (exceptions can be made for applicants from major urban centers such as New York City), proof of auto liability insurance and unlimited use of an automobile in good working condition; a working home phone number; ability to carry a laptop computer and survey documents and supplies, and availability to attend in-person, paid training s​e​​ssions (no exceptions).


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 conducts research in five main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs.

We provide comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity.


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, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

Advertised: June 11, 2018Central Daylight Time

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