Field Assessor at The Ohio State University

Field Assessor at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
August 13, 2019
Location of Position

Cleveland, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Position Environment

The candidate selected for this position will report to the Project Coordinator. 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.

Performance Objectives

  • 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.
Position Requirements

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
Required Experience

Desired requirements include:

  • Experience implementing direct assessments
  • Experience interfacing with school administrators
  • Experience collecting data via tablets

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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 gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.