Bilingual (Spanish) Data Collector

University of Minnesota
November 18, 2021
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking a Data Collector to support recruitment and retention and data collection across two NIH- funded studies: 1) an intervention study working with families of young children; 2) a longitudinal cohort study with families with (currently) older children/adolescents. The Data Collectors time would be split between data collection and recruitment and retention. As this person will also be doing data collection, having evening and weekend availability is required.

Job Responsibilities:
60% Data collection: Collect research data from participants, both in-person, virtually, and potentially in participant homes. These visits will be scheduled around family's availability, which is why evening and weekend hours are required.

25% Support recruitment by doing recruitment calls, preparing recruitment materials, and scheduling research visits.

10% Administrative duties: organization of files, data entry, phone calls, attending meetings, assisting in study protocols. Other duties as assigned.

5% Translation of data collection materials (e.g., surveys) into Spanish

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

For more information regarding benefits:

Salary Range: $35,526.40 to $52,062.40 USD/year.


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years education or experience beyond high school to include one year of experience working in research and/or experience with data collection in
    social science, public health, or a medical field, such as psychology, sociology, or nutrition.
  • Ability to work evening hours and weekend hours, a minimum of 2-3 evenings per week.
  • Spanish fluency and ability to translate materials into Spanish.
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team.
  • A driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Demonstrated computer skills using Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience participating in data collection for research, including recruitment, survey research, and in-home data collection.
  • Experience participating in an intervention study, particularly one with families related to childhood obesity.
  • Interest in research on families with physical and mental health concerns, childhood obesity prevention, and community-based research.

About the Department

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota was created more than 50 years ago in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians. Since then, we have been leaders in transforming the specialty through education, research, and patient care. We are the academic sponsor of eight family medicine residencies-five in the Twin Cities, three in Greater Minnesota. We are involved in medical student education activities across the Medical School's two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. We sponsor four fellowship programs-sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, behavioral medicine, and human sexuality- and offer continuing medical education opportunities. We are regularly among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments. Our faculty are actively researching health disparities, healthcare delivery, and population health. More at .

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: .

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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In the coming weeks the University will move from attestation to requiring all faculty and staff systemwide to submit proof of vaccination.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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