The City of Durham is creating an innovation team – known as the “i-team” – which will deploy a range of strategies, including quantitative and qualitative research and design-based innovation to bring greater clarity and new solutions to the city’s most pressing problems. Innovation team members believe in the power of cities–and city government–to dramatically improve people’s lives. They are uniquely positioned to bring human-centered design into policy-making. The team’s multi-disciplinary approach leverages skills and tools from design thinking, behavioral science, and analytics to help tackle hard-to-solve public challenges.
Sound like something you might be interested in? Then check out the three new positions to the City of Durham below or at http://durhamnc.gov/1473/City-Jobs:
Data Analyst– The Durham i-team is seeking a Data Analyst with the ability to work with large amounts of data, review numbers, trends, and data to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on the findings. The Data Analyst will support the team’s work, with a specific focus on co-creation, research, data synthesis, idea generation, and prototyping. An understanding of municipal governance and familiarity and knowledge of public sector innovation is a plus.
Design Strategist– The Durham i-team is seeking a Civic Designer to bring design-based innovation expertise and creativity to the team’s work, with a specific focus on co-creation, research, data synthesis, idea generation, and prototyping. An understanding of municipal governance and familiarity and knowledge of public sector innovation is a plus.
Innovation Project Manager– The Durham i-team is seeking a Project Manager with experience managing a high-performing team and monitoring their progress towards a goal; direct experience working with government or private sector leaders; and the ability to thoughtfully communicate with and respectfully engage diverse stakeholders around a shared vision for achieving results. Successful candidates for the Innovation Team Project Manager position will have a dedication to using innovative approaches to finding impactful solutions to the complex issues facing city governments and taking risks to test bold ideas, while always keeping residents in mind.