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The Innovation Hub is Hiring for the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Work Study Term!

The Innovation Hub is Hiring for the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Work Study Term!

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This Summer at the Innovation Hub we have been so grateful for continuing our work by students, for students. We have had opportunities to continue to grow ongoing partnerships, while also engaging in new work and ideating projects. In a time where we are uncertain about many things, we want to offer our potential team members the opportunity to both contribute to the university and learn new skills.

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Julia Smeed – Manager, Innovation Projects

We’re looking for dedicated students who are interested in improving campus life by focusing on student needs, who want to work with design thinking inspired methods, or are passionate about engaging with communities and want to support students in a variety of ways. Individuals considering applying to a role must have the ability to work remotely and engage in virtual project work and in collaborative online environment.


Please note that job postings go live August 17th, 2020.

The deadline for applying to positions is Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 at 11:59pm via CLN.

Read below for job descriptions, and go to the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network and search for the work study job board to find the positions and apply.

General Information:

Available Positions:

Ethnography Lead

CLNx #167674

The Ethnography & Insights Team Lead oversees data collection and analysis for all Innovation Hub projects. Leading a team of Research Assistants who are embedded within individual design research projects, they oversee the participant recruitment plans, design of interview guides and observation plans, collection and transcription of data, de-identification and anonymization. This includes reviewing transcripts and coaching team members on effective ethnographic and empathy-based data collection and supporting the effective analysis of data to uncover themes and insights. They also support the research teams in presenting and reporting on the results of their analysis. 

Data Analysis Lead

CLNx #167657

The Data Analysis Team Lead oversees data entry and analysis for all Innovation Hub projects. Leading a team of Research Assistants who are embedded within individual design research projects, they support the collection and transcription of data, de-identification and anonymization, coding in a qualitative research software program, and full data analysis. This includes overseeing the analysis of ethnographic data to uncover trends and distill key themes and insights (such as values and needs) and support the research teams in presenting and reporting on the results of their analysis. 

Innovation Hub Ethnography & Data Analysis Team

CLNx #167666

The Ethnography & Data Analysis team members are part of an Innovation Hub project team with subject matter expertise in ethnographic data collection and analysis. Team members support a design thinking process by conducting primary design-based ethnographic research and participating in transcription, data analysis, and insights generation. The work includes writing participant recruitment plans, designing interview guides and observation plans, consent tracking and overseeing collection and transcription of data. They work with the team to conduct data analysis and build data-driven arguments. They also support the team in presenting and reporting on the results of their analysis.

Ethnography & Data Analysis Team – Existing Data

CLNx #167674

The Ethnography & Data Analysis team members are part of an Innovation Hub project team with subject matter expertise in ethnographic data collection and analysis. Team members support a design thinking process by conducting primary design-based ethnographic research and participating in transcription, data analysis, and insights generation. The work includes writing participant recruitment plans, designing interview guides and observation plans, consent tracking and overseeing collection and transcription of data. They work with the team to conduct data analysis and build data-driven arguments. They also support the team in presenting and reporting on the results of their analysis.

Ethnography & Data Analysis Team – School of Graduate Studies Collaborative Project

CLNx #167672

This project is an opportunity to work in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies in preparation for the launch of the Centre for Graduate Mentorship & Supervision (CGMS). It has a specific focus on identifying graduate student and postdoctoral fellows’ needs when it comes to receiving support that enhances the quality of mentorship and supervision in a large, research intensive university.

The Ethnography & Data Analysis team members are part of an Innovation Hub project team with subject matter expertise in ethnographic data collection and analysis. Team members support a design thinking process by conducting primary design-based ethnographic research and participating in transcription, data analysis, and insights generation. The work includes writing participant recruitment plans, designing interview guides and observation plans, consent tracking and overseeing collection and transcription of data. They work with the team to conduct data analysis and build data-driven arguments. They also support the team in presenting and reporting on the results of their analysis.

Innovation Hub Digital Storyteller

CLNx #167664

Due to the varied nature of this work, it’s highly recommended to provide any materials for review in your application (e.g. a link to a portfolio or example of website built) and to highlight a particular area of the role you are especially passionate about.

The Innovation Hub Digital Storyteller team creates the digital content for the Innovation Hub’s website, reports, presentations and other materials. This is a highly strategic role that involves strategic planning for the Innovation Hub’s digital content.  Working with the broader team, the Digital Storyteller brings to life content produced within project teams with visual imagery, models and infographics. Creating original graphics, maintaining and developing Wordpress websites and formatting professional reports are key functions for this team. Team members will create compelling presentations of design research data, blog posts, website content, promotional material, and more. 

Innovation Hub Writer

CLNx #167661

The Innovation Hub Writer & Editor oversees the written content produced by the Innovation Hub. This is a highly strategic role that involves strategic planning for the Innovation Hub’s digital content. The writer also edits writing content produced within project teams. Writing reports and presentations of design research data, blog posts, website content, and more.

Stories from a Distance Team Lead

CLNx #167651

The Stories from a Distance: Being Together, While Apart is a daily live check-in program open to all University of Toronto students and alumni that includes both live connection calls and ongoing connection via a closed Facebook group. The project team lead will oversee the team to build and grow this program, develop new partnerships and grassroots marketing initiatives and ensure that all participants feel well supported. Learn more here: uoft.me/storiesfromadistance.

Stories from a Distance Team

CLNx #167649

Individuals considered for this role will ideally have experience in facilitation, program development, or have similar experience in engaging with individuals in supportive online spaces.

The Stories from a Distance: Being Together, While Apart is a daily live check-in program open to all University of Toronto students and alumni that includes both live connection calls and ongoing connection via a closed Facebook group. The project team will work together to build and grow this program to ensure that all participants feel well supported. Learn more here: uoft.me/storiesfromadistance.

Community, Social Connection & Support for Students

CLNx #167645

The Community, Social Connection & Support role will involve working with the Stories from a Distance team to continue to build resources and connections.

The Community, Social Connection & Support role will work as part of a staff and student community of practice (CoP) that focuses on community building with all students, supporting those who are experiencing isolation and loneliness. Seeking to engage students and partners from across the tri-campus in identifying challenges to social connection and finding community during the pandemic, members of the CoP will share resources and make recommendations for the development of collaborative programming and/or resources that meet emerging student needs. The goal of this CoP is to ensure that every student can find community and support during these challenging times, should they wish to do so. 

Transforming the Instructional Landscape

CLNx #167641

Transforming the Instructional Landscape is a project that recognizes that in the classroom, many players come together: instructors and students, but also staff working in instructional technology, accessibility, scheduling and support. Incorporating the needs of all these stakeholders is complex, but working together can transform spaces to better support teaching and learning. The project team will work in partnership with others at the university to carry on the work of this important project. Learn more at uoft.me/til.

Redefining Traditional: Making Higher Education Family-Friendly

CLNx #167639

The Redefining Traditional: Making Higher Education Family-Friendly initiative is a developing online community designed to bring together student parents and their partners, researchers as well as university administrators and policymakers for the purpose of support and advocacy. The team will work to build an animate this community over the summer months. To learn more visit uoft.me/redefiningtraditional 


These exciting opportunities during the Fall/Winter Term will have a focus on building and supporting our communities through new and ongoing projects. We look forward to reviewing all applications, and appreciate the time and consideration applicants have put into their submissions! For any questions regarding these postings, please refer to the job postings on CLNx more detailed information.

Job postings go live August 17th, 2020.

The deadline for applying to positions is Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 at 11:59pm.  

Postings may be found by searching the provided job title(s) and/or CLNx number(s) at: https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm

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