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The Social Development Research Group (SDRG) has an outstanding job opportunity for Temporary Part Time Research Study Assistant.
SDRG is looking for temporary part-time to full-time staff to conduct brief telephone surveys with Washington State agricultural businesses to capture information about wage rates and employment practices for seasonal and migrant workers hired to work with crops or animals. The position is from mid-October 2020 through January 2021.
The function of the Data Collection Assistant will involve calling participants to encourage their completion of the survey and to update their contact information. Data Collection Assistants will use various tools (phone, email, text), resources and techniques to coordinate interviews with participants. Project work is typically conducted from our offices in Northgate, but telecommuting will be temporarily offered due to COVID-19. Work is done Monday through Saturday in shifts during calling hours (8AM– 7PM). When not contacting participants, they may assist with any necessary data entry, filing and may perform additional tasks to assist other team members. Data Collection Assistants will receive training and will be expected to demonstrate mastery of basic interviewing techniques before beginning work on the project.
•Contact participants via phone call, text and/or email. •Conduct scripted phone interviews with the assistance of data collection software and/or encourage participants to complete surveys online. •Motivate participants to finish surveys as soon as possible, help the project meet completion goals, implement refusal prevention techniques for hesitant participants, and maintain high response rates. •Adhere to project protocol by maintaining confidentiality of subject information, using project tools properly, and keeping detailed and accurate records. •Participate in weekly staff meetings, provide on-going feedback on survey administration and procedures, and assist in problem-solving solutions. •Assist with other data collection and clerical tasks as needed.
•Ability to build rapport easily over the phone •Excellent oral and written communication skills •Strong interpersonal skills •Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail •Ability to work as a member of a cooperative team •Flexible schedule – ability to work nights and weekends •Comfortable learning new technology and working with multiple electronic systems (MS Office and SPSS DimensionNet) •Previous customer service experience preferred •Understanding of data collection process preferred •Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience preferred
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