Social Innovation Manager

Steelcase | Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted Date 9/22/2022

We are hiring a Social Innovation Manager to join our global Social Innovation team!

What you will be doing:

  • Build and engage a global learning community on topics of equity, education and the environment.
  • Thought leadership and consulting with internal and external stakeholders on topics related to Social Innovation
  • Design and manage the Social Innovation learning and engagement programs (Better Futures Community, Better Futures Lab, Better Futures Fellowship)
  • Design and manage Social Innovation workshops and events, e.g. innovation bootcamps by designing and facilitating sessions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide project design, including supporting the development of innovative solutions as well as operational processing of activities
  • Participate and co-design with the team and community partners to align on strategy, impact and delivery
  • Measure impact of prototypes and programs
  • Provide analysis & content preparation (data on projects, PowerPoint presentations, briefs, etc) for priority topics and executive management meetings
  • Design Social Innovation integration in Steelcase operations
  • Support other core processes of Social Innovation (e.g. finance, communications, and events) as required

Who you are:

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Social Innovation and community leadership experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in a related field of study.
  • Prior experience in UX and learning design.
  • Previous exposure in a global environment
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and solid network building experience.
  • Proficiency in both face-to-face and virtual facilitation.
  • Effective communication and storytelling skills.

Why People Choose to Work with Us:? ?

At Steelcase, we put people at the center of everything we do. We understand the role of work and believe that it can bring meaning and purpose to the lives of our customers and our employees. We prioritize supporting our employees both in and out of work, in all aspects of their lives. When we bring our talents together, we make a positive lasting impact through our work and communities.??

Who We Are:?

Organizations around the world trust Steelcase to help them create places that help people work better, be inspired, and accomplish more.?

We design, manufacture, and partner with other leading organizations to provide architecture, furniture, and technology solutions- accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 Steelcase dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading, publicly traded company with fiscal year 2021 revenue of $2.6 billion.?

What Matters to Us:?

More than qualifications, we’re looking for talent and potential. We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we're always looking to improve our global community. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different from themselves, building mutual respect and positive relationships. We invite people from all backgrounds and genders to apply.?

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. We are proud to be recognized for our inclusive workforce by the Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years.? ?

If you’re interested in Steelcase, but this isn’t the right time or role, join our?[Talent Community HERE]?to be updated on future openings in your area(s) of expertise.?



Job Type
Full time

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