Mathematica Policy Research is a pioneering nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public well-being. Our 1,200+ experts conduct policy research, data collection, and data analytics that meet the highest standards of quality and objectivity, working with decision makers across the public and private sectors.We have been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for nearly 50 years. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.
Mathematica is a nationally recognized research organization that conducts social policy studies on health care, disability, education, welfare, nutrition, and related topics. Our mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations.
We currently have an opening for an on-call, part-time Survey Operations Center (SOC) field manager to work on the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study-II, sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The study will collect important information from computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI) and dietary recalls with students, student height/weight measurements, cafeteria observations, CAPI staff interviews about school meals costs, measurements of student food waste, and other in-school data collection activities. Data collection will take place nationwide. We are seeking qualified candidates to work remotely or in the Princeton, New Jersey SOC.
Field interviewer trainings lasting 5 to 7 days will take place in January in Princeton, NJ. The successful candidates will attend one of these trainings.
Duties of the position include:
Assist Survey Operations Center field supervisors in the oversight of on-call field staff
Assign field staff within a given region to school districts
Assist with recruitment of field staff and with project trainings
Meet regularly with field staff to review and plan their caseload
Provide ongoing guidance and support to field staff
Monitor the productivity and quality of field staff and give feedback to improve performance
Handle administrative tasks such as approving timesheets and expense reports
Meet with project staff to provide progress updates and plan data collection activities
May travel to conduct off-site trainings or monitor off-site operations
High School Diploma or GED (Bachelors degree preferred)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Accuracy with work, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail
Experience with food and nutrition or cost data collection projects preferred
Experience with CAPI preferred
Twelve months of experience working on field projects. A combination of equivalent education and work experience may be substituted for the above requirements
Must be able to work 30+ hours a week
Location: Princeton, NJ; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Miami, FL;
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Company - Private
501 to 1000 employees
$100M to $500M