SRL has immediate openings for telephone interviewers in its Chicago office.

About the UIC Survey Research Laboratory

SRL conducts social research that serves the public interest. We collect information, or data, about social issues such as housing, health, education, and social and psychological attitudes. Our studies have broad social and policy impact, and are funded by prominent foundations, social service agencies, and state and federal government agencies. We do not conduct any commercial or market research such as product surveys, commercial tests, or political polls for candidates. SRL specializes in custom-designed surveys to meet the specific needs of individual clients and agencies.

What exactly does a phone interviewer do?

SRL interviewers are vital to the work of our organization. Your job is to try to persuade those who have been carefully sampled for inclusion in the study to participate in the study. You will be trained on administering a structured questionnaire to these people, called respondents. The study questionnaires are programmed for administration and you will be able to record accurate and thorough answers using a computer software program. The interviews for our present study will vary in length from 30 to 60 minutes.

What are the job requirements?

Those hired for a phone interviewer job must...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Highly preferred college coursework in social science field
  • Be comfortable working with Windows-based computer

What are the job demands?

  • Availability to work evenings and weekends when respondents are available
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Meticulous record-keeping and documentation

What hours do interviewers need to work?

While interviewers are allowed to schedule their availability on a week to week basis, we do require:

  • A minimum of 20 hours per week
  • We offer evening, and weekend shifts
  • Work two Sunday shifts per month if committing to evening/weekend work

What does the job pay?

The rate is $10.60/hour.

Is an interviewer job right for me?

Ideal candidates will:

  • Enjoy talking with people
  • Be generally outgoing and persuasive
  • Be reliable in working scheduled shifts
  • Be responsible with deadlines and paperwork

If you are interested in applying, please click HERE to complete an online application.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.