Transition Coordinator at The Ohio State University

Transition Coordinator at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
July 29, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Position Environment

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 fieldwork, and will be provided with mileage reimbursement. This position will interact with students, teachers, and families of diverse backgrounds on a regular basis.

The position is supervised by the Project Coordinator located in Columbus, OH. The candidate selected should be comfortable working independently and will be asked to travel to Columbus or Dayton 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.

Position Requirements


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)
Required Experience


  • 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

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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.