The Texas Policy Lab (TPL) at Rice is collaborating with funders, nonprofits, and government leaders in Houston to gather data on the needs of families of very young children (under age 4). This effort will provide a body of locally relevant knowledge to inform community leaders interested in identifying opportunities for improving early childhood outcomes that address the holistic well-being of young children and families.
As part of this effort, TPL will be surveying parents/caregivers of young children (with a focus on low-income families) to understand their needs. The Field Research Interviewer will play a critical role by recruiting participants in a survey that will assess these needs.
- Interviewers will make initial contact with respondents in a productive and efficient manner, documenting the information and activity in TPL’s system in a consistent and professional manner.
- Recruit Harris County residents to participate in comprehensive parent needs assessment in strategic locations throughout the county (e.g., Mutli-Service Centers with WIC clinics)
- Screen and consent potential study participants to the research protocol
- Administering face to face surveys to study participants
- Interviewers will report back to field managers regularly with thorough and detailed data (note: TPL will outline data quality expectations in training).
- Each interviewer is expected to meet or exceed data quality targets.
- Familiarity with and commitment to residents of Harris county
- Ability to work with people from different groups and different communities
- Highly motivated, displaying a high degree of enthusiasm and initiative
- Basic computer skills
- Ability to take initiative and work independently
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team atmosphere
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Professional, friendly and enthusiastic personality
- Commitment to learning new skills