Part-Time Interviewer in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 2/28/2021

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Job Description

The Research & Evaluation Group (R&E Group) at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is seeking a Part-Time, hourly Interviewer to lead outreach and recruitment of study participants and foster strong working relationships between the research team and study community. R&E Group conducts applied research and evaluation, including work on program efficacy, intervention effectiveness, and needs assessments. We are an equal opportunity employer who holds diversity and inclusion as values central to our mission and essential for our success. For us, this means promoting diversity of thought, experience, and culture, and creating an environment where all are respected, empowered, and safe to express their unique perspectives. We are committed to fostering and embracing our multilayered diversity; we strive to ensure that all R&E Group staff members are equally valued for their contributions to our team.

The Interviewer will report to an R&E Group Project Manager. This position will involve 19 hours of work per week for up to six months at a time. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: recruitment, eligibility screening, informed consent, and enrollment of prospective study participants; collection of baseline data from study participants through a structured interview (as applicable); linkage of participants to study teams; and data collection, management, and reporting. This position requires travel to locations across Philadelphia, such as health centers, offices, and community settings, to conduct position duties in-person. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and a Trailpass for public transportation (SEPTA) will be supplied by PHMC to the selected candidate for the purposes of their study work.

The position requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Experience with interviewing or outreach is preferable. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative, and dynamic work environment, and possess a demonstrated commitment to R&E Group’s core values of diversity, communication, and integrity.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply. The required cover letter is not just a formality; it is an opportunity to both demonstrate strong writing and explain how your skills and experiences translate to the work of R&E Group and make you a good fit for this position. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish relationships with community organizations and sites that serve the study population.
  • Perform in-person recruitment duties at identified sites.
  • Screen potential study participants for eligibility.
  • Obtain informed consent for the research study from prospective participants.
  • Collect baseline data from study participants through a structured interview, if applicable.
  • Maintain confidentiality of participant information.
  • Assist with data management and reporting.
  • Attend and participate in all required trainings, meetings, and daily team huddles (both in-person and/or virtual/phone).
  • Perform other study related duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to gain rapport quickly with, and be welcoming to, program participants.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent record-keeping and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to project goals.
  • Reliable attendance and ability to participate in virtual/phone-based team meetings.
  • Appreciation of and sensitivity to racial, cultural, and economic diversity.
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages is highly desired: Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and/or Vietnamese.

Experience:

At least one year of professional work experience demonstrating the qualities and skills necessary to complete the responsibilities listed above.

The following experience is strongly preferred, but not required:

  • Interviewing and/or conducting outreach
  • Conducting community-based health research or program evaluation.
  • Collecting and managing data.
  • Work with immigrant or refugee populations.

Education Requirement:

  • High school degree required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree is a plus.

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience.
  • Grade 14

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.