Innovation Analyst (up to 24 months)

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Job Title:
Innovation Analyst (up to 24 months)
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Project Management
Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships
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Temporary Full Time
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Contract Duration :
Up to 24 months
Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
$61,971.00 - $77,459.00/Year
Date Posted:
September 14, 2022
Closing Date:
October 6, 2022

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Are you a motivated and creative individual with a passion for design thinking, social innovation and process improvement?

Come join a dynamic and collaborative team of change-makers that challenge assumptions, values diverse ideas and thinking outside the box! This is an exciting opportunity for you to leverage design thinking principles and apply your skills to solve real-world business challenges. You can disrupt the status quo, reimagine and reshape ways to address issues, build and test innovative solutions. You will gain hands-on experience to drive proof of concept from ideation to execution, grow your project leadership skills and work with partners at all levels and across the corporation.

Your work will create meaningful social impact in the community, and help advance the City’s newly created corporate innovation strategy.

Reporting to the Director, Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships, the Innovation Analyst is responsible for the ongoing research, data monitoring, analysis, development, documentation, and implementation of the City’s newly created corporate innovation strategy. The position will assist in the formulation of policies, project implementations and in the preparation of reports and presentations to support the development of a corporate culture that rewards innovation.

**Note this is a temporary position covering full-time hours for up to 24 months**

Engage with employees and stakeholders to understand their business needs. Responsible to identify, test and pilot new solutions.

Develop an internal and external continuous engagement platform, an innovation network, and an internal data/content repository.

Responsible to present information and provide innovation educational and training to employees at all levels and across the corporation.

Interpret departmental business strategies and determine innovative solutions to support strategy implementation using service practices that meet customer and corporate needs.

Conduct audits at regular intervals to track innovation within the organization.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

4 year degree education in applied science, arts, business or a combination of equivalent education and experience.

3+ years’ experience of managing projects, including 1-2 years’ experience leading innovation related projects.

Proven track record of implementing and sustaining change within an organization preferred.

Experience of managing multiple stakeholders (internal and external) and maintaining relationships with employees at all levels of the organization preferred.

Certification or equivalent training in Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Project Management and Process Improvement preferred.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Must have excellent communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence others

Strong, effective customer service and interpersonal skills

Ability to work in a team environment, liaise with key stakeholders and to function effectively with minimal supervision

Advanced computer skills including MS Office

Strong time and project management skills with the ability to multi-task

Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to gather and interpret information

Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to formulate solutions to complex issues

Ability to successfully manage projects and deliver results with minimum supervision

Knowledge and application of qualitative and quantitative data analysis

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check.

Must demonstrate Corporate Competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

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Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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