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Job Summary

Research Assistants - Collecting Resident Suruveys.  This position is located in Flint, Michigan and will be part of the University of Michigan’s study evaluating the North Flint Illuminating Community Change Project. Research Assistants will report daily to their project supervisor.

About the Department: Driven by a shared passion for affecting lasting change, the faculty, students and staff in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education work in the pursuit of an equitable, healthy future for all. Turning theory and research into actionable practice, we develop interventions and innovations that promote health, prevent disease, and empower people to manage chronic illness and disabilities. Together, our academic community transforms the theoretical into actionable, the science into the social, applying our knowledge to eliminate health disparities and impact lives for the better.

What You'll Do

  • Recruiting residents to complete a short survey
  • Preparing data collection materials
  • Entering and managing data
  • Process mass mailings of recruitment postcards
  • Literature drops to households
  • Other duties as required

Skills You Have

  • High School education or equivalent (e.g., GRE completion).
  • Good communication skills, reliability, and ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in pairs/teams.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle for entire shift. You will travel alone (per COVID rules) between neighborhoods in north Flint. There is no reimbursement for gas or mileage.
  • Candidates working outdoors must be able to traverse streets, sidewalks, broken sidewalks, and steps to residential entrances up to eight miles per day. 


Work Schedule

All positions are temporary and require a commitment starting in May 2021 through July 2021 (possibly longer if the project extends into August 2021).

Work hours will likely occur between 9am through 8pm, dependent on the needs of the project. Most workdays will be Monday through Friday. Some work shifts will occur on Saturdays and Sundays. Most work hours will occur outdoors and shifts may be canceled in poor weather (rain, extreme heat or cold).

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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