The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a Project Manager – Reading Intervention to join the team at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center!
The Project Manager- Reading Intervention manages the day-to-day needs and longer-term strategies of a multi-year project involving evidence-based research tutoring with kindergarten children in public schools (OSU Kindergarten Corps). The Project Manager will develop project timelines, lead regular project meetings and create agendas and notes, and develop quarterly progress reports. The Project Manager will develop, refine, and implement materials for use in evidence-based tutoring; identify, train, and support OSU undergraduate students to work with children in elementary schools; will collect data on multiple dimensions of the program for formative evaluation and program monitoring; and will engage with key project stakeholders, including principals, teachers, researchers, and donors. The Project Manager will help to determine effects of the Kindergarten Corps program to ensure positive results of the program on students' reading development and to formatively improve any necessary elements of the program; in this role, the Project Manager will engage with the Crane Center's Data Management Core to develop tablet-based measures, clean data, and analyze data for descriptive reports. The incumbent will be expected to increase participation in the program by schools and students, revise the program to achieve scalability across the district's schools, and secure funding commitments for sustainability, to include adoption in other districts long-term. In addition, the incumbent is expected to develop web-based materials describing the program, and train others in its use as necessary.
This full-time position is located at the Schoenbaum Family Center within the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. The Project Manager will provide mentorship and initial guidance for colleagues and students at various stages of scientific understanding. The Project Manager will work in a fast-paced research environment focused on early childhood research and literacy development and project management in coordinating the Kindergarten Corps program. The candidate selected should be comfortable working both collaboratively and independently.
In the first 60 to 90 days of employment, 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
Develop a comprehensive understanding of college and department policies and procedures
Establish pivotal relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
Cultivates a culture of team engagement and collaboration in the SFC/CCEC
Additional Information for Applicants::
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.
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.
The successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
A Master's degree in education, with reading endorsement or specialized training in beginning reading, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
Must have a reading endorsement (or equivalent), and experience with education/reading interventions
Prior supervisory experience
At least two years of teaching experience
At least two years in project management experience
Experience in a progressively responsible administrative capacity is preferred.
Critical thinker with a demonstrated ability to be a problem-solver
Ability to work effectively with volunteers and college students
Be innovative and collaborative
Target Salary: $52,008.00 - $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.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.