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Fellow, Innovation
Company: Ithaka Harbors, Inc
Location: Remote, US
Employment Type: Internship
Date Posted: 12/06/2021
Expire Date: 02/06/2022
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Fellow, Innovation
Title
Fellow, Innovation
Work Location
Remote
Experience Level
Fellowship

The Role
ITHAKA’s mission is to expand access to knowledge and education around the world. Our services—Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R— enable people everywhere to learn, to grow, and to overcome historical barriers to education. In carrying out our mission, as employees we feel a deep responsibility to each other and our well-being, and are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
ITHAKA is seeking a Fellow, Innovation who is interested in developing their innovation and product/service design skills within the domain of library and scholarly communications. As a learning organization, this is a learning role - the Fellow, Innovation will be supported and mentored in their work to the end of the employment term. In this role, you can expect to gain business modeling, brainstorming, design thinking, user research and prototyping skills.
In this six-week engagement, the Fellow, Innovation will spend the first half in workshops, guest lectures, and hands-on experiential learning. Then in the second half, you will help generate and develop innovative ideas for ITHAKA and test them through design thinking, user research, customer development, experimentation and prototyping, to inform JSTOR’s strategic planning. The Fellow, Innovation will be scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week for a six week period from July 5 to August 12, 2022. This position reports to the Manager, Discovery & Research and has contact with various departments/areas.

Experience and Education
Minimum 2 years post-secondary education and/or equivalent experience in at least one of the following fields: Design, Library Science, Computer Science, Business, and/or Humanities (especially digital humanities).
Domain knowledge of scholarship, education, library science, and/or publishing is nice-to-have.

Skills and Abilities
Comfortable with uncertainty; able to make forward progress when there is a large list of unknown variables.
Curious, unafraid of failure, entrepreneurial, and creative.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Embraces and reinforces ITHAKA’s core values in all aspects of the work.

Work for ITHAKA

At ITHAKA we believe in openness and equity. Part of living those values is our commitment to clarity about salary, so candidates know what to expect. The pay for this position is $24.00/hourly. Base pay may vary with job-related knowledge, skills, experience, market location, and geography. Our total compensation package includes a no-cost health insurance premium option, an employer-funded retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program for all benefits-eligible staff.

We take inclusion seriously. Belonging is one of our core values, and it shows in our vibrant culture. People from a wide range of backgrounds work at ITHAKA, and we believe that unique perspectives help us realize new insights and build better solutions.

We want to work with people who are passionate about ideas like these and who wish to contribute their perspectives and talents to ITHAKA’s mission. We enthusiastically welcome applications from people of all underrepresented backgrounds and credentials. We want to hear your story and include your perspective in the transformative work we aim to do.

Learn more about Working at ITHAKA.

Apply Now:

Interested candidates can submit their resume and a detailed cover letter explaining their interests in ITHAKA’s mission and/or this opportunity to learn and practice innovation skills. Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, domestic violence victim status, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability, or other status protected by law.
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum 2 years post-secondary education and/or equivalent experience in at least one of the following fields: Design, Library Science, Computer Science, Business, and/or Humanities (especially digital humanities).
Domain knowledge of scholarship, education, library science, and/or publishing is nice-to-have.
Contact Information
Company Name: Ithaka Harbors, Inc
Website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ITH1...
Company Description:
We are committed to our organizational values of belonging, evidence, speed, teamwork, and trust. Our team is passionate about our mission and supporting one another. We enjoy working together to create opportunities for people to learn and grow out in the world, and we bring that same commitment to helping our teammates develop in our careers and our lives. One of our core values is belonging. We embrace differences, and believe that the things that make each of us unique are the things that help us see new insights and build better solutions.
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