We’re Hiring a Design Research Team Lead

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Are you interested in design thinking, qualitative research, leadership, and project management? Are you wishing to create change and improve the campus student experience at U of T? The Innovation Hub is hiring a Design Research Team Lead to support the growth and development of many campus initiatives and you can play an integral role in them! We are seeking innovative, insightful, determined leaders to join our wonderful team!

Leading a team at the Innovation Hub is also a big commitment – but with it comes a great reward. Our past team leads have gone on to have successful careers in a variety of industries. We encourage our space of learning, and we really want you to feel comfortable in a space of failure and iteration. Our work is fast paced and involves managing tight and often competing deadlines and coordinating with various stakeholders and partners. This is an incredible opportunity for you to advance your skillsets, learn through design thinking, and discover something new!

How to Apply

Below, you will find descriptions for the Design Research Team LeadInternational Students – First 48 Hours. To learn more about the positions, more detailed job descriptions, and how to apply, please visit the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network, Log into CLNx (under ‘Students & Recent Grads), and search for the On-Campus job board.

Design Research Team Lead – International Students – First 48 Hours (CLNx Job ID: 220145)

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The Design Research Team Lead – International Students – First 48 Hours takes full leadership over one of the Innovation Hub’s design thinking research projects. All design research projects at the Innovation Hub have a goal to improve campus life, particularly for students. The Design Research Team Lead supervises a team of design researchers in all aspects of the project, including data collection, data analysis, report writing, and presentations, using empathy at every stage of the project. The Design Research Team Lead maintains the design research project plan and coaches the team toward completion. 

International Student Experiences – First 48 Hours in Canada

International students are incredibly valuable to the University of Toronto and come from around the world bringing their diverse and unique perspectives. International students are a source of strength and capacity for the university. This project seeks to better understand the needs of incoming international students as they arrive in Canada for the first time. Specifically, the project will look at international students’ experiences when they first arrive in the country. What questions do these students ask themselves? What problems are they trying to solve? Answers to these questions and others will allow the University of Toronto to uncover insights that will better support international students when they first arrive in Canada and throughout their early days at the university.

The Innovation Hub Design Research Team Lead – International Students First 48 Hours in Canada will work with the team at the Office of the Vice-Provost, International Student Experience to identify a small and diverse group of up to 8 international students who are willing to document their first 48 hours in Canada. Students will be asked to use journals and video diaries to document their experiences. The Innovation Hub team, under the leadership of the Team Lead, will ensure that these students are supported before, during, and after their first 48 hours and beyond.

  • Contract Length: April 2023 – March 2024
  • Hours: 20 hours/week 
  • Hourly Wage: $19

Learn more about the Innovation Hub

Our teams come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and we bring together students, staff, faculty, and partners together to co-create change and impact the U of T student experience. We highly encourage you to read through our website to see our past and current projects and learn how you can join our work. 

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