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The Innovation Hub is Hiring for the Summer 2020 Work Study Term!

The Innovation Hub is Hiring for the Summer 2020 Work Study Term!

We are hiring!


Julia Smeed – Manager, Innovation Projects

As we work and learn in these uncertain times of COVID-19, the Innovation Hub has been thinking deeply about our projects this summer, and how they can truly benefit the UofT community and beyond. We want to offer our potential team members the opportunity to both contribute to the university and learn new skills during these times. 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, and also have the ability to work remotely and engage in virtual project work in collaborative environments. We hope to put together a diverse team that enjoys the challenges of our work!

Please note that job postings go live April 30th, 2020.

The deadline for applying to positions is Monday, May 4th, 2020 at 11:59pm.  

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:

Innovation Hub Data Analysis Team Lead

(CLNx #162323) – 1 vacancy

The Data Analysis Team Lead oversees data entry and analysis for all Innovation Hub projects. Leading a team of Data Analysis 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 & Insights Team Lead

(CLNx #162331) – 1 vacancy

The Ethnography & Insights Team Lead oversees data collection and analysis for all Innovation Hub projects. Leading a team of Ethnography & Insights 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. 

Innovation Hub Data Analysis Researcher – Existing Data

(CLNx #162355) – 2 vacancies

The Data Analysis Researcher – Existing Data supports the Innovation Hub with their subject matter expertise in data coding and analysis. The Data Analysis Researcher supports the analysis of a large set of existing ethnographic data from stakeholders at the University of Toronto. Their role is to ask new questions of the data (housed in the Innovation Hub’s qualitative research software) and generate new insights to inform current and future projects. They play a critical role in data analysis and insights generation, ensuring that design research data translates into meaningful insights that can be articulated into actions. Successful candidates in this role will be looking at the data through the lens of the Innovation Hub’s 5 Domains of Innovation and working together to prepare a brief report of the insights gleaned from the work to share with the broader university community. 

Innovation Hub Data Analysis Researcher – Applied Learning Project

(CLNx #164290) – 2 vacancies

The Data Analysis Researcher – Existing Data supports the Innovation Hub with their subject mater expertise in data coding and analysis. The Data Analysis Researcher supports the analysis of a large set of existing ethnographic data from stakeholders at the University of Toronto. Their role is to ask new questions of the data. They play a critical role in data analysis and insights generation, ensuring that design research data translates into meaningful insights that can be articulated into actions. Successful candidates in this role will be looking at how applied learning happens in various contexts at the University of Toronto through both the lens of student and instructor data. The team will work together to bring the insights and analysis into a concise report of findings.

Innovation Hub Lead Writer & Editor

(CLNx #162310) – 1 vacancy

The Innovation Hub Lead Writer & Editor oversees all of the written and digital 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 oversees all writing content produced within project teams. Writing reports and presentations of design research data, blog posts, website content, and more.

Innovation Hub Digital Storyteller

(CLNx #162319) – 1 vacancy

The Innovation Hub Lead Digital Storyteller creates all of 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 infographicsCreating professional reports and presentations of design research data, blog posts, website content, and more.

Innovation Hub Project Team: Stories from a Distance

(CLNx #162347) – 4 vacancies

The Innovation Hub Project Team: Stories from a Distance works together on bringing an Innovation Hub initiative to life. Project team members may play many roles in supporting this project. From marketing with the intended audience, to designing and redesigning elements of the project or related to the project, there is a lot of room for collaboration and creativity in this role!

Specifically, 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

Innovation Hub Project Team: Community, Social Connection & Support for Students

(CLNx #164399) – 2 vacancies

The Innovation Hub Project Team works together on bringing an Innovation Hub initiative to life. Project team members may play many roles in supporting this project. From marketing with the intended audience, to designing and redesigning elements of the project or related to the project, there is a lot of room for collaboration and creativity in this role!

Specifically, the Community, Social Connection & Support team will work as part of a staff and student community of practice (CoP) that focuses on community building with all students, in particular 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.

Innovation Hub Project Team: Transforming the Instructional Landscape

(CLNx #164459) – 4 vacancies

The Innovation Hub Project Team works together on bringing an Innovation Hub initiative to life. Project team members may play many roles in supporting this project. From marketing with the intended audience, to designing and redesigning elements of the project or related to the project, there is a lot of room for collaboration and creativity in this role!

Specifically, the 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

Innovation Hub Project Team: Redefining Traditional: Making Higher Education Family-Friendly

(CLNx #164463) – 2 vacancies

The Innovation Hub Project Team works together on bringing an Innovation Hub initiative to life. Project team members may play many roles in supporting this project. From marketing with the intended audience, to designing and redesigning elements of the project or related to the project, there is a lot of room for collaboration and creativity in this role!

Specifically, 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 Summer 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 April 30th, 2020.

The deadline for applying to positions is Monday, May 4th, 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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