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Undergraduate Student Contact Tracer

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Employees must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine before beginning on-campus employment, be fully vaccinated within 30 days of beginning employment and provide proof of vaccination, unless exempted as provided for in Miami University's COVID19 Vaccination Program and Policy. If you need additional information regarding exemptions, please contact or

Job no: 496882
Department: Arts & Science College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Research, Scientific

Job Title:

Student Master 1 Undergrad


9.50/hr - 10.60/hr

Job Summary:

Tasks include calling people who have been diagnosed or in contact with those who have tested positive for COVID-19, following a script to inquire about symptoms, needs and sharing resources including those to support quarantining behaviors. Tasks also include using a telephone, computer and electronic equipment to capture data, reporting to supervisors, and maintaining confidentiality at all times. Training will be provided during work time. Desire responsible and reliable student(s) from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in serving community and with excellent professional, interpersonal, communication, critical thinking and organizational skills. 

Contact tracers will work on-campus during the semester and remotely when classes are not in session or as needed.

Students will be assigned to work in teams, scheduled for 3-4 hour shifts for a total of between 9-12+ hours per week. Contact tracing shifts are available 7 days a week. This work is expected to begin in early August 2020 and last until June 30, 2021. We expect to hire 30-60 students. Interviews for the positions will begin late July and continue until all positions have been filled. The first round of training will begin in early August, remotely. If you have questions, contact Dr. Kendall Leser, Director of Public Health at Miami University, at

Minimum Qualifications:

Desire responsible and reliable student(s) from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in serving community and with excellent professional, interpersonal, communication, critical thinking and organizational skills. Contact tracers must have the ability to speak, read and write in English. Educational coursework in public health, global health, medical or related fields preferred. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter explaining your reason for wanting to be a contact tracer, a resume detailing your work experience, and the phone numbers and email addresses of 2 references (one of which should be an academic reference; Dr. Leser and Dr. Hay-Rollins cannot serve as references).

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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