We’re hiring a Civic Design Strategist

We have some exciting news to share…

At the Civic Innovation Office at the City of Toronto, we believe in the power of cities - and city government - to dramatically improve people’s lives. We also recognize the pool of world-class talent of service designers right here in Toronto. The intersection of these two areas is the Civic Design Strategist position on our innovation team (“i-team”).

If working with residents, government and community stakeholders to deploy a range of strategies, including quantitative research, ethnographic study, and design based innovation to create fresh, bold solutions with speed and agility gets you excited, then keep reading…

About You

You believe that good design can change the world, or at least the city. You are excited by the opportunity to apply a human-centered design lens to supporting the evolving culture of innovation in the public sector.

You are a cross-disciplinary creative doer, who works collaboratively and believes that good design is based in research and discovery. You explain the ‘why’ behind design to non-designers and make the service design case for improving the ways people interact with their city. You are passionate about using modern human-centered design practices and methodologies to deliver intuitive and easy-to-use experiences that meet the needs of end-users and solve business problems.

Above all, you believe in local government’s ability to affect positive change and you care deeply about Toronto and its residents.

The Job Posting

The full job description can be found on the City of Toronto’s job board as “Design Strategist Civ Innovation Office” with job ID: 2311530.

The Deadline

Think you have what it takes? We encourage and welcome you to apply by Thursday, October 4.

Accommodation: If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply for this position, please email application.accomodation3@toronto.ca, quoting job ID #2311530 and “Design Strategist Civ Innovation Office”. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process.