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Public Opinion Telephone Interviewers

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Type: Temporary
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff



We invite applications for Public Opinion Telephone Interviewers to join our vibrant team of interviewers, working from a state-of-the-art facility in Hamden, CT.  In this role, you will make outbound telephone calls from a scripted questionnaire and conduct telephone surveys to collect public opinion from people around the country on issues in the news.

Part-time positions available offering a competitive $12.00 per hour pay rate with required evening and weekend hours.

We encourage and welcome bilingual speakers.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • Make outbound telephone calls from a state-of-the-art polling center located at Quinnipiac University
  • Use a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing system (CATI) and a scripted questionnaire to conduct telephone surveys to collect public opinion from people around the country on issues in the news
  • Effectively conduct public opinion surveys

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required


  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and/or a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Good general communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work in a group setting
  • Possesses a positive, friendly attitude while adapting to varied personality types
  • Being able to handle/manage rejection
  • Is timely and dependable
  • Ability to meet quality and quantity standards of the Quinnipiac University Poll

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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