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Part Time Field Interviewer

On behalf of the University of Michigan Survey Research Center, Headway Workforce Solutions is seeking Part-Time Field Interviewers to work on a 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 family life and brain development among very young children living in poverty. The sample includes 1000 infants and their mothers in four U.S. cities. New mothers were first interviewed in the hospital shortly after giving birth. The Age 1 Interview is the first of three yearly follow-ups. Each interview will be completed in-person during a visit to the mother’s home. Interviewers will collect information about the child’s health and general developmental milestones, brain function, as well as information about family life — income, housing, family activities, maternal health.

As a Part-Time Field Interviewer, you will…

  • Schedule and conduct face-to-face interviews with mothers, collect maternal hair samples, and be comfortable operating moderately complex devices used to measure a baby’s brain function
  • Be comfortable and successful working in all areas including those that are disadvantaged or have high rates of crime
  • Perform administrative tasks including record keeping, daily data transmissions by a computer and mail, daily submission of time and expense data, reconciling travel advances, and attending all required calls/meetings
  • Attend training to increase your strengths and abilities, learn how to administer questionnaires and conduct physical measures, and maintain data confidentiality
  • All other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with low-income families of various ethnic and immigrant backgrounds
  • Experience working with babies
  • Must be comfortable interviewing mothers and interacting with young children (age 1) in-person
  • Field interviewer positions require available, reliable transportation to meet the demands of the assignment; valid driver’s license and insurance are required when driving
  • Ability to work well as an individual and a member of a high functioning team contributing to the success of the project
  • English/Spanish bilingual candidates who pass certification receive an additional $2.00 per hour

Training and Schedule:

  • Attend a 7-day in-person paid training in Ann Arbor, MI , from January 18-24, 2020
  • Work up to 25 hours per week including days during the week, evenings, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Qualified candidates should be available to commit for the full length of the study

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position with or without accommodations
  • Ability to transport up to 25 pounds of equipment and ascend stairs while carrying equipment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about, remain stationary for long periods of time, manipulate objects, reaching, move equipment, communicate and perform 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.


View the job description and apply online here.