Fields: education, children, social science, research, psychology
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
About the Organization: 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.
About the Position: 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.
The candidates selected for this part-time, temporary position will work from home, but travel to schools to complete student assessments (reimbursement for work-related mileage will be provided). 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).
Special Requirements/Qualifications: The selected candidates for these positions must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience with a focus in Social Sciences. Experience conducting social science research is also desired.
Estimated Salary: $15 – $17/hour
Deadline: September 9, 2018
Ohio State University