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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in this position and outline skills directly related to this position.


  • Assist in preparing parental permission materials to be shipped to participating schools

  • Answer 800# telephone line used by school personnel, field staff and follow-up respondents

  • Edit hand written names and addresses for legibility

  • Enter and check name, address, and other contact information into an Access database

  • Assist in preparing questionnaire mailings and remailings; open, check and log returned questionnaires

  • Review information collected by calling center personnel for completeness and accuracy

  • Prepare automated documents using Microsoft Office

  • Conduct tracking of longitudinal survey respondents using internet based search software

  • Perform additional project-related tasks as needed, including assisting with other mailings and shredding confidential documents


Required Qualifications*

High school diploma with some college experience


Excellent attention to detail; excellent telephone skills; intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office for automated document production; keyboard 45 WPM with few errors; two years of office experience; ability to handle a variety of tasks in one day; work well as part of multiple teams.

Desired Qualifications*

One year of work experience, experience with data entry and databases

Work Schedule

January 7, 2019 – September 31, 2019

Monday through Friday, a minumum of 30 hours per week

9:00am - 5:00pm


Additional Information

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.