The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at The Ohio State University is looking for a Literacy Coach to support the Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy team.
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 Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy
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 Senior Research Specialist, the Literacy Coach will serve Madison – Champaign counties and work to implement a comprehensive literacy program which facilities learning. The Literacy Coach will work directly with 14 preschool teachers and provide two coaching sessions per month. The incumbent will complete three classrooms observations per year for each teacher and help provide professional development sessions. The Literacy Coach will also work to collect and analyze data, and interpret and utilize the data to guide instructional decisions. The Literacy Coach will focus on enhancing the teacher’s abilities to provide instruction that meets the needs of students, and demonstrate successful instructional strategies.
The Literacy Coach will report to the Senior Research Scientist and often collaborate with the Project Coordinator and project Research Assistants. This role is expected to last until 9/30/2020, with the potential for extension.
The person selected for this role, should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high change work environment. The person selected for this position will primarily be located within Madison-Champaign County. There will be some work in the Schoenbaum Family Center, but work will primarily be located within multiple sites in Madison – Champaign schools. You are required to travel to schools in the assigned project area on a regular basis, reliable transportation is required. Reimbursement for work-related mileage will be provided. This position requires satisfactory background check and references, and a health screening may be required.
In the first 60 to 90 days of employment, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following: -Develop a comprehensive understanding of teacher skillsets and create individualized training goals -Establish pivotal relationships teachers and administrators to develop a strong presence and literacy program -Begin to learning coding procedures and assist with professional development content
The selected candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas, including:
-A Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or an equivalent combination of education and experience -Successful classroom teaching experience in area of reading -Experience conducting educational assessments and knowledgeable of instructional strategies -Successful completion of a background check -Reliable transportation
Desired requirements include:
-Knowledgeable and experienced in adult coaching methods -Successful experience as a mentor
Target Salary: $21.63 - $23.00 Hourly
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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