The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a Transition Coordinator to join the team at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center! This position is located in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Transition Coordinator 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 Transition Coordinator is to implement research activities in the field 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 home visits and family events. The Transition Coordinator assists in the implementation of research and study activities to support day-to-day progress towards project deliverables, to include conducting classroom observations, assessing children, compiling coding forms, and data entry and checking. The Transition Coordinator travels to field sites and prepares research materials for use in the field. The incumbent assists in the creation and testing of experimental classroom observational tools.
This position is in Cleveland, Ohio and will travel extensively within this assigned project area. The work involves regular travel to multiple school districts and working with preschool teachers and families across metro-Cleveland, to include home visits. The candidate selected must have reliable transportation, willingness to travel for field work, and will be provided with mileage reimbursement. This position will interact with students, teachers, and families of diverse backgrounds on a regular basis.
The candidate selected should be comfortable working independently and will be asked to travel for occasional team meetings.
We anticipate the position will last through August of 2020, ideally with the option to extend at a scaled back full-time equivalency through December 2020.
The successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Develop a comprehensive understanding of college and university policies and procedures
Assists in the implementation of research and study activities to support day-to-day progress towards project deliverables, to include conducting classroom observations, assessing children, compiling coding forms, and data entry and checking.
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).
Additional Information for Applicants::
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 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.
The selected candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas including:
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences or education, or equivalent education and experience
Prior experience conducting student assessments while working with teachers and/or children
Reliable transportation and willingness to travel for field work
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with other project personnel and school staff at participating sites
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
Must be able to fulfill the state requirements to work with preschool children (successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check)
Desired requirements include:
Prior experience working in research lab, classroom, or other relevant setting
Prior experience independently managing a caseload
Prior experience coding observational data
Prior experience calculating reliability and creating databases
Prior experience managing a caseload in an education or non-profit setting
Target Salary: $16.49 - $16.82 Hourly
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.
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.