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Join our team

We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team. 

The UCD Innovation Academy helps people from all walks of life to transform their mindset through experiential learning. Do you have what it takes to inspire people and help them to unlock their true potential? Can you help us to change the face of education, and transform the way we work and learn?

If that sounds like you, we want to hear from you. You could become a part of something truly pioneering that’s putting Ireland at the forefront of innovation. 

Why join UCD Innovation Academy?

  • Our people are our greatest assets, from sector experts, entrepreneurial educators, and facilitation specialists, to programme managers and business development managers. 
  • We empower our people with the technological tools they need to work effectively, and the freedom to think creatively. Together, we’re driving bold changes to the educational landscape.
  • We’re interested in your experience as well as your qualifications. We celebrate diversity of thought, irrespective of background or discipline. 
  • Our culture is adventurous. High-energy. Experimental. Courageous. And impactful. 
  • We work hard, but we embrace a playful approach to tap into our innate creativity. 
  • And we’re kind. We believe in creating a safe environment – often with an injection of humour – where people feel comfortable to be themselves.

So what are you waiting for? 

Applications are handled through the central UCD website. Please register here to apply for a specific role.

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Current Vacancies

We are recruiting:

Communications Content Specialist:

UCD Innovation Academy seeks to recruit a Communications Content Specialist to support the marketing of its programmes. Working as part of the marketing and communications team, the Communications Content Specialist will create, manage and execute a social media strategy for UCD Innovation Academy including its Convene projects across LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They will use data-driven social media insights to help develop ideas and future content that will resonate with and create greater engagement with our audiences and communities.

This role is the ideal opportunity for a social media and communications enthusiast to work within a small, nimble team and build a portfolio of work with real scope for innovation and creativity. This is an exciting early career role for someone wishing to learn and develop quickly in a dynamic and challenging post and to gain a broad range of foundational experiences in a fast-moving organisation in an international context.

Formal applications must go via https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. Simply go to Jobs for External Applicants and enter Innovation Academy under School / Unit to find the full details.

Communications Content Specialist

 

Impact and Evaluation Lead:

UCD Innovation Academy seeks to recruit an Impact and Evaluation Lead to design and execute an impact and evaluation framework for UCD Innovation Academy, its individual programmes and new initiatives funded under Convene. The framework will adopt an holistic approach, combining qualitative and quantitative analysis of our individual programmes and new initiatives, assessing and measuring learning outcomes, managing course surveys and student data collection and analysis, and tracking the future progress of our alumni. The Impact and Evaluation Lead will plan and deliver impact focussed activities and ensure that the Innovation Academy is focused on the right areas to make the biggest difference in developing human potential.

Formal applications must go via https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. Simply go to Jobs for External Applicants and enter Innovation Academy under School / Unit to find the full details.

Impact and Evaluation Lead

Sustainability Solutions Manager:

UCD Innovation Academy seeks to recruit a Sustainability Solutions Manager to ensure that sustainable technologies, approaches and solutions are appropriately applied to improve the learning and work environment for students, staff and collaborative partners. Reporting to the Head of Operational Innovation, the Sustainability Solutions Manager will work as part of a team of three with two Technology Integration Managers, working together to understand needs, innovate and test new approaches. Together they will lead the development of our Sustainable Living Lab and the services provided to the IA team, our programmes, the Convene Programme and the wider University through a process of exploration, experimentation and communication.

As a Sustainability Solutions Manager you will ensure our students, the Innovation Academy and partner programmes are ready to flourish in an age of disruption and transition.

 Formal applications must go via https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. Simply go to Jobs for External Applicants and enter Innovation Academy under School / Unit to find the full details.

Sustainability Solutions Manager

   

Technology Integration Manager:

 UCD Innovation Academy seeks to recruit a Technology Integration Manager to ensure that emerging technologies are appropriately applied to improve the learning and work environment for students, staff and collaborative partners. Reporting to the Head of Operational innovation, the Technology Integration Managers will work together with the Sustainability Solutions Manager to understand needs, innovate and test new approaches.Together they will lead the development of our Sustainable Living Lab and the services provided to the IA team, our programmes, the Convene Programme and the wider University through a process of exploration, experimentation and communication.

As a Technology Integration Manager at the Sustainable Living Lab you will ensure our students, the Innovation Academy and partner programmes are ready to flourish in an age of disruption and transition.

Formal applications must go via https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. Simply go to Jobs for External Applicants and enter Innovation Academy under School / Unit to find the full details.

Technology Integration Manager

FAQs

Where can I submit my application for a position?

All applications can be made at https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ 

I am unable to proceed with the application as I do not possess a third level degree in a relevant field. I do however have years of experience working in this / similar field.

Unfortunately the requirements are linked to the job grading (salary range) evaluated by HR so we wouldn’t be able to employ someone in this role unless they have a third level degree (though there can be some flexibility as to what ‘relevant field’ might include).