The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a Field Assessor to join the team at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy in the Cleveland, Ohio area!
The College of Education and Human Ecology values learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come. EHE embodies the mission and goals of OSU, and is committed to:
Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
Fostering a culture of engagement and service;
Understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. We are led by our core values of excellence; diversity in people and of ideas; inclusion; access and affordability; innovation; collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor; and integrity, transparency and trust.
About the EHE Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy
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.
The Field Assessor position is needed for a six week window in autumn 2019 and again in 2020 to implement direct assessments with child research participants who have matriculated to kindergarten. The Field Assessor assists the Project Coordinator on a federally funded research project on child development in early education settings and the transition to kindergarten. The primary focus of the Field Assessor is to collect data in the field and assist with research activities that support the preschool to kindergarten transition for children, teachers, and families. The work involves regular travel to multiple school districts and working with preschool teachers and families across the state of Ohio, to include school visits. The Field Assessor assists with assessing children, compiling coding forms, and data entry and checking. Other duties as assigned.
The candidate selected for this position will report to the Project Coordinator who is located in central Ohio. The candidates selected for this part-time, intermittent position will work from home and travel regularly within the Cleveland/Northeastern Ohio area. The work will afford the opportunity for extensive travel to participating school sites throughout the state during the assessment windows in Autumn 2019 and 2020. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to interface with school administrators, support staff, teachers, and children.
Successful candidates for these positions will accomplish the following:
Complete training for the position, including mastery of a select battery of child direct and indirect assessments
Assist Project Coordinators with administrative tasks, such as: preparing materials to be distributed to students and teachers, communicating with teachers at schools, gathering and preparing assessment materials, and other duties as assigned
Participate in data collection activities to include preparing assessment training and materials, assessing children in schools, collecting teacher surveys, tracking student assessment completion, and data entry.
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Additional Information for Applicants::
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
The selected candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas, including:
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Education, or Social Work or equivalent experience
Experience working in education settings with young learners.
Reliable transportation and willingness to drive to school sites and implement assessments with research participants
Able to pass FBI/BCI background checks to work in schools
Desired requirements include:
Experience implementing direct assessments
Experience interfacing with school administrators
Experience collecting data via tablets
Target Salary: $12.50 - $13.00 Annually
Job Category: Research
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.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.