We are assembling a team of interviewers to collect raw data by phone. Callers need to gain a full understanding of current projects and their unique importance in order to best convince respondents to participate. Our academic research is funded by a variety of institutions including the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Cancer Institute, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Persistence even in the face of rejection is crucial in this role, because we require a high degree of participation in order to meet our strict project budgets and deadlines.
This position will require a minimum of 12 hours per week throughout the course of the project. Qualified employees may have their work appointment extended depending on the institution's volume of work. Our ideal candidate has flexible evening and weekend availability, though exact hours vary and are based on specific project needs. Beginning in September, we will have shifts available Monday through Thursday 6-10pm, Saturdays 12-8pm, and Sundays 1-9pm. This is a temporary, part-time casual position and it is not eligible for benefits.
Persuade respondents to participate in research
Screen for eligibility according to protocol
Document calls with detailed and coherent notes
Accurately capture survey responses using our computer software
Meet daily productivity quotas
Maintain confidentiality, neutrality, and professionalism at all times
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Computer savvy and a fast learner
Resilient and persistent
Focused with excellent attention to detail
Self-motivated to succeed
Experience with cold calling, sales, fundraising, or campaigning is a huge plus
Required Work Schedule and Pay:
At least 12 hours per week when work is available (SRI is closed for Cornell holidays)
No tele-commuting is permitted. Our office is located on East Hill in Ithaca, NY
Pay is $11.00/hour with the opportunity for annual increases
All training is paid at $11.00/hour
Experienced supervisors will provide you with necessary on-the-job coaching
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Relocation assistance not provided.
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Temp Serv Svc
No Grade - Hourly
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