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Field Data Collector - Indianapolis, IN

Who We 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. 

How Field Data Collectors Help Drive Our Research 

  • 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, or other public spaces to conduct interviews, sometimes without notice to the residents.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends when people are more likely to be at home.
  • Has interviewing, sales, or customer service experience.

Requirements for Employment 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Evidence of identity and authorization to work in the United States (i-9 documentation)
  • Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to reliable transportation

Pay Transparency 

  • The pay rate for this position will be per hour $18.50, based on experience and geographic location. NORC will contribute to an individually owned, fully vested retirement account with TIAA at a rate of $4.57 for each hour worked, and contributions will be made on a quarterly basis.
  • Opportunity to earn more for bilingual speakers.
  • NORC will provide compensation for training hours, mileage reimbursement, and other approved expenses.
  • Eligible for paid sick leave.

Benefits for Field Data Collectors 

  • Opportunity for annual raises and/or performance bonuses for those who meet performance goals.
  • Possibility for advancement into full-time management roles.
  • Receive annual retirement contributions from NORC after completing a minimum of 1,000 working hours within pay calendar year.
  • Receive six-hours of pay for two additional holidays.

What You Will Receive to be Successful 

  • Field training from our corporate teams.
  • NORC project issued tablet or laptop.

Other Important Details to Note

  • The expected date for joining NORC as an employee is in October 2023, while the anticipated start of field work is projected to be in December 2023 or January 2024.
  • Field data collection is project-based work that ends once the research is complete. It is temporary employment with many opportunities to work on other surveys once your initial research study 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!  

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