Lead Transition Coordinator at The Ohio State University
Posting DateOctober 18, 2018
Location of Position
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
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 Lead 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.
In addition, the Lead Transition Coordinator will assist in the supervision of the other Transition Coordinators assigned to the project, and maintaining adherence of the field team to project protocols and tracking systems. The Lead 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 Lead Transition Coordinator travels to field sites and develops research materials and protocols that the team of Transition Coordinators will adhere to throughout the duration of the project. The incumbent assists in the creation and testing of experimental classroom observational tools. The incumbent frequently meets and assists the Project Coordinator by scheduling meetings, creating agendas and preparing other materials, other duties as assigned.
This position requires extensive travel within the Dayton area and weekly team meetings in Columbus. The home location for this position can be either location, Dayton or Columbus. This position will interact with students, teachers, and families on a regular basis
The successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
- Assist Project Coordinator with supervision of Transition Coordinators and administrative tasks, such as: development of research materials and protocols, prepares materials to be distributed to students and teachers, communicating with teachers at schools, maintaining participant records and data, gathering and preparing assessment materials.
- 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).
The selected candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas including:
- 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 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 a research lab, classroom, or other relevant settings
- Prior experience coding observational data
- Prior experience calculating reliability and creating databases
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.