The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a Project Coordinator to join the team at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center!
The Project Coordinator (PC) will manage day-to-day project logistics and coordinate among all project personnel on a federally funded longitudinal research study, focused on language development of children aged birth to 5 years. The PC will be responsible for the oversight and supervision of multiple Research Assistants and students. The incumbent is responsible for ordering and distributing project materials. The PC will also be responsible for managing all project communications with participants, staff, and investigators. The PC will schedule and manage data collection efforts (e.g., child assessments, collecting hair samples from participants, and observations) while ensuring data and related materials are available for data management core, assessment, and investigative teams. The PC will schedule, plan, and lead weekly project planning meetings and work closely with Investigators to meet all project goals and deliverables. The PC will prepare quarterly and annual reports for the grantor.
The PC will coordinate IRB and human subject activities (e.g., consent) to include scheduling, planning, implementation and engagement activities, and delivering training. The PC will manage participant recruitment including both face-to-face and over the phone, locate hard to reach families, assemble and send recruitment materials via postal mail or electronically, and describe the study to families and guide them through the informed consent process. The incumbent will maintain valid recruitment data through database updates and follow the Recruitment Policies & Procedures for tracking. The PC will partner with Investigators and Study Coordinators in the development and execution of participant recruitment goals, determining eligibility, family engagement activities, and will assist with data collection in the field as needed.
During the 5 years of employment on this project, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Conduct high quality work through proactive decision-making, commitment to quality, creativity, and thoughtful analysis
Showcase strong organizational skills through the recruitment and retention of project participants, keeping them engaged and not losing participants over the course of the study
Establish pivotal relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners
Cultivates a culture of team engagement and collaboration in the CCEC/SFC
The College of Education and Human Ecology values learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come. EHE embodies the mission and goals of OSU, and is committed to:
Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
Fostering a culture of engagement and service;
Understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. We are led by our core values of excellence; diversity in people and of ideas; inclusion; access and affordability; innovation; collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor; and integrity, transparency and trust.
Additional Information for Applicants::
About the EHE Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center
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.
Reporting to the PI, the Project Coordinator will provide leadership on a research project in an Early Childhood Research setting, the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. The Project Coordinator will support 2 remote Research Assistants who work in the Columbus area and Student Assistants. The incumbent should anticipate travel within the Columbus area to support research activities.
The candidate selected for this position must be comfortable working with children and families from diverse backgrounds. This is a fast-paced, high change work environment which requires someone who is comfortable working independently. The successful candidate will be patient, persistent, and focused on providing agile project management.
This position has been reposted with two available positions.
The successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Bachelor’s level degree in Social Sciences or Education, or equivalent years of experience
Considerable organizational skills and experience with research and project management- including work with human subjects
Previous supervisory experience
Knowledge of desktop computing
Strong written and oral communications skills showcasing cultural competence
Experience working with diverse children and families
Must be able to fulfill the state requirements to work with preschool children (successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check)
Desired requirements include:
Master's degree or equivalent experience
Knowledge of project management software
Target Salary: $49,416.00 - $60,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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 identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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