Field Assessor (Part-Time/Temporary) at The Ohio State University

Field Assessor (Part-Time/Temporary) at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Part-time, Temporary
Posting Date
October 2, 2018
Location of Position

Columbus, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting the Program Manager, Field Assessors conduct research activities for an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Cincinnati Preschool Promise in preschools for the Cincinnati area. Research activities will involve multiple schools, classrooms, and children. The incumbent assists the principal investigator and lead research staff in the long-term and day-to-day progress towards project deliverables. The Field Assessor facilitates the collection of data including child direct assessments and teacher/classroom observations, and is responsible for verifying completeness and accuracy of assessment paperwork. This position is required to travel to schools in the assigned project area on a regular basis. Reimbursement for work-related mileage will be provided. This position requires a satisfactory background check and references. Proficiency in Spanish is desired.

Position Environment


The candidates selected for this part-time, temporary position will work from home, but travel to schools to complete student assessments. The hours will fluctuate based on the work available with the highest volume of hours occurring during the data collection window.  This position requires you to be available a minimum of 3 days per week (to a maximum of 5 days) typically between the hours of 8:15 am and 3:45 pm during the data collection window. There is some flexibility of those hours (e.g. a person with availability 4 days a week between 8-1 or a person that could do two full days and two half days would be considered).

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 director 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


Experience conducting social science research as well as proficiency in Spanish.

Required Experience

The selected candidates for these positions must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience with a focus in Social Sciences.

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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.