The Innovation Hub is Hiring! Work-Study Applications Now Open

By Danielle Lum, Project Assistant &  Joel West,  Volunteer Coordinator

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As the summer comes to an end, it’s time to consider opportunities for the fall and winter academic terms. At the Innovation Hub, we’re excited to offer a number of work-study positions open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements. Here’s a testimonial from Joel West, the Volunteer Coordinator from our summer work-study team:

“What did I personally gain from doing a work study at the Innovation Hub? I got greater confidence in myself and in my own core beliefs and I also learned that I can work well in a team. Another thing I learned was about best practices  and innovative thinking in volunteering. More importantly, I learned to express these skills in a meaningful and useful manner. That is why I am excited to help our current Summer 2018 team announce that the Innovation Hub will be hiring work study positions for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019.”

Job Descriptions

The Design Research Team Lead (CLN #124544 – 4 vacancies) acts as the team lead for the research and design thinking process with a focus on one particular project.  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 Design Research Assistant – Transforming the Instructional Landscape (CLN # 126768 – 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 Events Lead (CLN #124545 – 2 vacancies) acts as the team lead for the research and design thinking process with a focus on research events.  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 conduct event planning, data collection and analysis. They will also write reports summarizing the data and making recommendations, and prototype potential solutions. They will lead a team of volunteers who will support the project.

The Connector (CLN #124548 – 1 vacancy) builds and maintains relationships with UofT partners.  They understand the university landscape and build relationships with key student organizations, staff, faculty and community members.  They also support Innovation Hub Research teams in sourcing research participants through generating relationships. They lead the volunteer Connections team.

The Storyteller (CLN #124546 – 1 vacancy) engages audiences in the Innovation Hub’s work and vision through multimedia storytelling and content generation.  They will also play a critical role in promoting Innovation Hub events and workshops. They lead a team of highly creative volunteers who support this work.

The Volunteer Coordinator (CLN #124549 – 1 vacancy) is the key contact for all of the Innovation Hub’s student, staff, faculty and alumni volunteers.  They recruit and onboard volunteers and ensure that they are well trained and supported through their time at the Innovation Hub, and feel recognized and rewarded at the end of their service.  

The Training Facilitator (CLN #124550 – 2 vacancies) leads training sessions on key methodologies and processes for the team and supports the planning, execution and facilitation of research and prototyping events.  They spend time ensuring they have current knowledge of Innovation Hub methodologies such as design and integrative thinking.

How to Access Jobs

Current and incoming UofT students can find the jobs on the Career Learning Network (link to CLN.utoronto.ca).  Login with your UTORID then click Jobs → Work Study and search for the position by the number provided above).

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