On behalf of the University of Michigan Survey Research Center, Headway Workforce Solutions is seeking Bilingual Part-Time Field Interviewers to work on a medical facility-based research study, the Baby’s First Years project.
The objective of the Baby's First Years project is to examine the impact of a large, unconditional cash transfer on brain development among very young children of low income mothers. The study will draw on a convenience sample of approximately 1000 newborn infants and their mothers in four U.S. cities. Bilingual Part-Time Field Interviewers (FIs) will conduct face-to-face, laptop-assisted interviews with mothers in hospitals, within 24-48 hours after giving birth.
This is a long-term, part-time position offering weekday hours (9 am – 6 pm) from July 2018 – February 2022. Bilingual Part-Time Field Interviewers will be required to work in 6-hour blocks of time, up to 20 hours per week. Pay for this position is $12.50 per hour. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates who pass certification will receive an additional $2/hr.
- Conduct face-to-face, laptop-assisted interviews in hospitals with moms after giving birth
- 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
- Adhere to SRO professional standards for communication, respondent relations and respondent confidentiality
- Complete and return all survey data according to required deadlines
- Fully English-Spanish Bilingual
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Valid U.S. driver’s license and access to personal, reliable transportation
- Ability to work well independently and under the direction of project coordinators
- Pass all background checks and adhere to medical facility requirements for employment in a healthcare setting (e.g. flu shot, TB test, etc.)
- Experience in hospitals or health care facilities
Training and Schedule:
- Attend a 4-day in-person paid training in Ann Arbor, MI (dates to be determined)
- Required to work in 6-hour blocks of time between 9 am – 6 pm, up to 20 hours per week
- Qualified candidates should be available to commit for the full length of the study
- Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position with or without accommodations
- Ability to lift and carry up to 15 pounds of equipment and climb stairs while carrying equipment
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit for periods of time, use hands and fingers, grasping, reaching, lifting, talking, hearing and repetitive motions
The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of their commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground their research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.