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Social Innovation Program Coordinator

Company: Steelcase
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 14, 2019

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Our Social Innovation team at Steelcase is working to design scalable, systemic and sustainable social change. We unlock human promise by transforming work, workers and workplaces in the communities where we have a presence around the world. We are human-centered with a strong bias towards action and we have a bold vision for some of the world's most pressing challenges. We believe in investing, integrating and institutionalizing the work that we do and our team engages our employees and partners to move the needle on impact. We are looking for purpose driven individuals who embody what possibility is and the resilience to make it happen.

The best candidates have experience in innovation methods and mindsets, bringing ideas to fruition and the can-do attitude of an entrepreneur. They will have a strong portfolio of collaboration with communities, designing for change as well as implementation expertise.


This individual is responsible for helping partners and employees implement user-centered solutions to multi-sector challenges. They possess superior communication skills, an empathic approach, and the ability to work on a distributed team with a broad range of technical, business and strategic skills for multiple stakeholders globally.

Your Impact- Responsibilities

* Support our Social Innovation programs + partnerships (both external and internal)

* Coordinate the social innovation partnership program (design challenges, network sharing, scouting, etc)

* Support workshops and events, e.g. innovation bootcamps by facilitating sessions or employee teams

* Match projects with Steelcase employees at an individual and organizational level

* Support social innovation integration in Steelcase operations, while liaising with internal units such as procurement, legal and HR as required

* Drive Social Innovation impact

* Act as project coordinator for select social innovation projects

* Participate and carry out discussions with the team and partner to align on project scope and objectives

* Provide project coordination support, including supporting the development of innovative solutions as well as operational processing of activities

* Measure impact of prototypes and programs

3. Support other activities

* Provide analysis & content preparation (data on projects, powerpoint presentations, briefs, etc) for priority topics and executive management meetings

* Participate and carry out discussions with colleagues in other divisions or external stakeholders on topics related to social innovation

* Support other core processes of Social Innovation (e.g. finance, communications, and events) as required

* Support the Director of Social Innovation with any other activities as required

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

Required Skills

* Passion and deep understanding of social innovation.

* Proven experience in operations and support processes.

* Worked cross functionally to get things done in an entrepreneurial and hands-on way.

* Proven track driving projects effectively delivering impactful elements of projects in fast-moving environment, ideally for community partnerships, new models, and social entrepreneurs.

* Able to generate new and original solutions to complex problems and to design new ideas

* Strong systems thinking to develop new strategies & innovative projects

* Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities

* Able to interact with a broad range of stakeholders and external audience with maturity and respect

* Excellent communication/presentation skills, with the ability to write strategy documents, to develop business plans and to write and deliver presentations

* Collaborative spirit, able to partner with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with inclusion, credibility and diplomacy

* Self - motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy

* Sets high level of ambition for our partners and our own work to achieve impact for the people we serve.

* Fully committed and motivated to achieve the purpose and vision of Steelcase Social Innovation

Required Experience

* Strong communications skills across all levels of the business

* Active history of community involvement

* Proven track record of putting together solutions plans that address topics such as education, reducing inequalities and sustainable cities and communities

* Ability to establish strong relationships within all of the Steelcase communities to help facilitate our social impact goals.

* Bachelor's Degree

Job Location

Grand Rapids, United States

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