CREGS is hiring recruiters!

CREGS is hiring recruiters!

CREGS is hiring recruiters for the new gay relationships and health study! Check out more information here. 


Job Title: Recruiter
Program Name:  CREGS
Compensation: $17.90/hour
Position Status: Part-time, non-permanent
Travel Required: Yes (local)
Reports to: Study Director and Principal Investigator
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posting Date: April 3rd, 2017




The PRIDE study is a five-year study focusing on gay couples and HIV prevention. HIV prevention efforts among gay men in the US have broadened in scope to incorporate the social, cultural, interpersonal, and contextual factors associated with HIV infection and transmission. The PRIDE study will determine if a health intervention in-person or online will assist gay couples in building the skills they need to negotiate and use risk-reduction strategies within their relationship to prevent HIV. This study is one of the first to look at the unique HIV-prevention needs of gay couples in the San Francisco Bay Area.



  • Serve as the liaison for the study to venues that target gay men in relationships, such as adult bookstores, community groups/organizations, clinics, bars, and clubs. Document specific contacts at these places as necessary.
  • Develop monthly recruitment activities/schedule for recruitment team.
  • Attend and/or present at community based activities/events throughout the greater Bay Area to include but not limited to: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Sacramento.
  • Network and engage community on aspects of the study to gain support.
  • Work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and late nights. Must adhere to schedule determined with the Study Director (direct supervisor).
  • Engage potential participants on the streets by presenting study information, and gathering their contact information. Assist in the project’s online presence by posting to Facebook, website, etc.
  • Perform activities per established protocols and procedures; attend meetings and trainings.
  • Track exact hours worked, report to supervisor weekly, and enter into online time reporting system.
  • Lift up to 25lbs as needed. Walk several blocks during shifts. Stand/sit for long periods of time at events.
  • Maintain confidentiality and anonymity including collection of contact information.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to working as a team.

SCOPE of WORK – Recruiter

  • 45% attending recruitment events, communicating extensively with the public, and speaking about the project.
  • 20% Work with the Study Director and Principal Investigator to assist in study content building.
  • 20% researching/compiling potential recruitment venues, outreach to venues by phone and email.
  • 10% completing recruitment notes and weekly reports to Study Director for recruitment activities.
  • 5% assisting with recruitment material design and ordering.


  • At least 1 year of experience working as a recruiter on studies, with knowledge of research methodology and human subjects protocols.
  • Knowledge of and/or previous experience with HIV and sexuality research and resources, specifically with the LGBTQ community.
  • Experience with research-community collaborations.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and motivational/persuasive skills; strong verbal communication skills. Strong social energy and ability to interact with multiple groups/individuals.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Solid computer skills, including Excel spreadsheets, and ability to set up systems for scheduling and tracking research participants. Proficient with calendaring and schedules; MS Office and Google.
  • Must be familiar with the (greater) bay area to include: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, etc. Comfortable working in various neighborhoods. Willingness to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to act independently in implementation of research protocols, use judgment when interacting with individuals, and seek proper consultation when needed. Must be dependable and trustworthy.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with diverse groups, different cultures, and sensitive subject matter. Demonstrate ability to defuse situations with public. Comfort with answering questions about sexual health.
  • Must be comfortable approaching people on the streets; ability to handle rejection professionally.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and balance multiple work-related demands simultaneously.
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum.
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs.


  • 2 years of experience working as a recruiter on studies, with knowledge of research methodology and human subjects protocols.
  • Knowledge of and/or previous experience with HIV and sexuality research and resources, specifically with the LGBTQ community.
  • Incredibly social and with the ability to engage with multiple people and groups in a public setting, be willing to approach people.
  • Driver’s License and vehicle desirable.



James Lykens, Study Director