The Innovation Hub is Hiring for Summer Work-Study Positions!

By Kaitlyn Corlett, Project Assistant and Julia Smeed, Innovation Hub Projects Officer

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Now that the winter term is coming to a close, it’s time to consider some exciting opportunities at the Innovation Hub for the summer 2019 term. The Innovation Hub offering a wide range of work-study positions open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements. These positions offer opportunities to work with various areas at the University of Toronto in team-oriented environments that are supported by innovative, design-thinking practices.

Job Descriptions

The Design Research Assistant (CLN #140317 – 4 vacancies) is an active member of the research team that carries out the design thinking process for an Innovation Hub project (to be confirmed).  Using an ethnographic and empathy-based research approach, they will oversee all data collection and analysis, write reports summarizing the data and making recommendations, and prototype potential solutions.  They will work with volunteers who support the project.

The Design Research Team Lead (CLN #140319 – 4 vacancies) acts as the team lead for the research and design thinking process with a focus on one particular project (to be determined). Innovation Hub research happens in collaboration with campus partners who are seeking to better support students in a particular area. Using an ethnographic and empathy-based research approach, they will oversee all data collection and analysis, write reports summarizing the data and making recommendations, and prototype potential solutions. They will lead a team of volunteers who support the project.

The Data Analysis Assistant (CLN #140321 – 4 vacancies) works closely with the Innovation Hub Research Teams to support our research process and conduct analyses of the ethnographic research data that outlines complex problems, tensions and challenges faced by students and those who support them. This may include transcribing and coding qualitative data, using Dedoose software to organize data and working as a member of the team to prepare reports about the data for various stakeholders.

The Writer (CLN #140322 – 1 vacancy) The Innovation Hub Writer dedicates time to composing and editing written communications pieces for the Innovation Hub.  This may include reports about data collected, presentation development, writing for the blog and website and other written compositions.

The Design Research Assistant – Transforming the Instructional Landscape (CLN # 140314 – 4 vacancies) is an active member of the research team that carries out the design thinking process for the Transforming the Instructional Landscape project – an initiative to re-design classroom spaces on campus. Using an ethnographic and empathy-based research approach, they will oversee all data collection and analysis, write reports summarizing the data and making recommendations, and prototype potential solutions. They will work with volunteers who support the project.

The Design Research Team Lead: Student Life Project (CLN #140586 – 1 vacancy) will lead a team of student researchers that uses design thinking to add student input for the Division of Student Life as they envision their strategic planning process. The Team Lead will work directly with the Project Manager and other key staff within the Division of Student Life to identify and design a process to engage students as they look to develop a strategic plan for the division. Using an ethnographic and design-based research approach, they will oversee all data collection and analysis, write reports summarizing the data and making recommendations. The Team Lead may work with volunteers who support the project.

How to Access Jobs

To learn more about positions and qualifications for each position, current and incoming UofT students can find the jobs on the Career Learning Network (CLN.utoronto.ca).  Login with your UTORID then click Jobs → Work Study and search for the position by the number provided above). Instructions for applying positions are also located in each position’s posting.

Please ensure you only apply to one position – and make sure you have a tailored resume and cover letter (the Career Centre can help with this!)  We’ll consider you for all positions if we think you’re a fit!

The Deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Saturday April 20th, 2019

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