Temporary Field Staff
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Crown Research Gorman Smith: Students and Temps

About the Department

As one of the first schools of social work in the United States, the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice has shaped the field for more than 100 years. As part of the University of Chicago, the Crown Family School shares the University's core values and distinctive intellectual culture. Crown Family School faculty, staff and students focus on identifying solutions to complex problems affecting society's most marginalized individuals and communities through the integration of research, training, and direct community engagement. Guided by an interdisciplinary tradition, Crown Family School scholars conduct innovative research to address interconnected social challenges such as educational inequality, health disparities, crime and violence, poverty, and child and family welfare-working at multiple scales, from individual to policy-level interventions. The Crown Family School is the home of several academic centers. These include the Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development, the Urban Education Institute (UEI), the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, the Center for Health Administration Studies, the Smart Decarceration Project, the Employment Instability, Family Well-being, and Social Policy Network (EINet), and the Network for College Success. Today, our work has never been more important. More than 8,000 Crown Family School graduates in the US and globally hold leadership positions in academia, at nonprofits, and at governmental agencies - committed to create a more just and more humane society through principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity.
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Job Summary:

The Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention at the University of Chicago is hiring field staff for a study of residents' perceptions of their neighborhood. Field staff will work with study team members to recruit adults living within specific neighborhoods to complete in-person interviews that will last approximately 30 minutes each.


  • Recruiting and interviewing residents at varying times of day, on both weekdays & weekends.
  • Respectfully engage community residents, explaining the mission of CCYVP and why we're collecting data.
  • Documenting the recruitment process and interactions with residents.
  • Recording, verbatim, the responses of residents during the interview.
  • Maintaining interview materials and keeping responses secure until turned in.
  • Must attend weekly check-in meetings with Center Staff.
  • Representing the CCYVP and the University of Chicago in a professional manner during all interactions with residents.
  • Must adhere to all safety precautions related to COVID 19.

This position will require approximately 10-15 hours per week. Work must be done in pairs - Applications received in pairs (that indicate another applicant as a preferred partner) will be prioritized.

  • Highly motivated, hard-working, and professional yet approachable demeanor required.
  • Organizational skills to schedule interviews and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to engaging residents and secure their participation in the project.
  • Ability to work in a two-member team required.
  • Ability to explain words, statements and questions during the interview without introducing bias.
  • Manage peer to peer, supervisor and resident interactions in a calm, professional manner.
  • Able and comfortable traveling throughout Metropolitan Chicago.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:

  • High School Diploma required.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • 1 year Door-to-Door experience preferred.
  • Census taking or interview experience preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Valid Driver's License required.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Access to a car.
  • Late afternoon/one weekend day availability required.

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Benefit Eligibility


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

Pay Frequency

Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt

Drug Test Required

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

Health Screen Required

Posting Date

Remove from Posting On or Before

Posting Statement:

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at:http://securityreport.uchicago.edu.Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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