The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a Project Coordinator to join the team at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center!
About the EHE Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center
All of us at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy are committed to improving children's learning and development at home, in school and in the community. This commitment is seen through the work of our renowned researchers and dedicated staff whose diverse skills improve the lives of children from birth to age five and their families, particularly those at risk.
As part of the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University, our partnership with The Schoenbaum Family Center is recognized for its potential to inspire young children through play as a means of discovering the joy of language and art. Our programs value each child's innate curiosity to understand their world and their place in it. Our research informs and shapes curriculum in our classrooms.
This mosaic of contributions includes speech-language pathology, psychology, reading, special education, education statistics and elementary education expertise.
Reporting to the Senior Research Specialist, the Project Coordinator will provide project assistance on Ohio’s Striving Readers Grant. This state-funded research grant seeks to improve language and literacy development and is in connection to the Read it Again Early Literacy Curriculum. The primary focus of the Project Coordinator is to support the day-to-day progress towards project deliverables. The Project Coordinator manages two research sites in Greene County and personnel placements of the sites. They will manage the project schedule, research tasks and activities, and assist with the supervision of the Research Assistants. In addition, the Project Coordinator will liaise with the data management team on tasks to ensure the accuracy of data results. The position will be located in the Schoenbaum Family Center, but travel to Greene County will be required at times. This position requires a satisfactory background check.
This full-time position is located at the Schoenbaum Family Center (SFC) within the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC). The Project Coordinator will report to the Senior Research Specialist and provide leadership and initial guidance to Research Assistants on the project. Some travel to Greene County is required.
The successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Conduct high quality and cutting-edge research by formulating innovative research questions; and designing, funding, and carrying out research projects to answer these questions
Serve as key personnel on research projects, guide projects towards deliverables, engage in statistical analysis and dissemination activities (papers, reports)
Cultivates a culture of team engagement and collaboration in the CCEC/SFC
Engages in research dissemination in multiple ways (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, internal/local outlets (e.g., white papers), evaluation outlets)
Additional Information for Applicants::
To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, veterans and women.
The selected candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas including:
Bachelor's degree in field related to Language Literacy, Early & Middle Childhood Education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Prior experience with project planning and administration
Strong written & oral communications
Must be able to fulfill the state requirements to work with preschool children (successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check).
Desired requirements include:
Keen interest in child development, reading, or education.
Knowledge of research practices, including human subjects.
Project planning in an educational setting
Target Salary: $44,000.00 - $55,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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