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Innovation and Research Manager


Innovation and Research Manager

STATUS: Full Time


Carol Riffle




Want to end hunger? Help the community? The Mid-Ohio Food Collective is the place for you. At MOFC, a leader within the Feeding America network, we are building innovative programs and the data driven solutions that will enable us to end hunger nationally, and we need your help doing it. We know that hunger does not exist in isolation. Hunger is rooted within the other social determinants of health (SDOH): education, affordable housing, childcare, transportation, sustainable income and healthcare. At MOFC, research and innovation are the backbone for development of inspiring programs to improve our customers' journey and disrupt the poverty cycle in our communities. Making sense of, finding value in, and contributing to our programs will enable our customers to easily get the help they need, upskill to empower their future, and provide insights to help address intervention points in the poverty cycle.

Do you have business insight, marketing, research, and problem-solving skills? Are you ready to collaborate with dynamic teams working toward solving the underlying causes of food insecurity in our communities? Consider joining the team at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective (MOFC).


For close to a decade, MOFC has been at the forefront of customer-focused applications advancing MOFC's work and launching programs to support our extensive partner network. In this position, you will collaborate with teams across MOFC on multiple projects to empower innovation as new projects are designed and launched. As a self-motivated team member, you will work with leaders across MOFC to understand needs and develop approaches to support the MOFC mission. Specific activities include managing marketing and research initiatives, shaping strategy around new programs, and managing identification and forecast strategies for emerging technologies.


  • Lead marketing and research strategies to support MOFC initiatives.
  • Leverage research and innovative concepts to transform new ideas into solutions.
  • Identify trends in technology advancements and future forecasting to support strategic programs,
  • Manage marketing and technology research and analysis to enable development of future-ready programs.
  • Lead preparation of reports and presentations for presentation to Executive Leadership.
  • Act as a customer facing advocate for the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.


Education and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree with a focus on Business Administration, Marketing, or related fields.


Relevant work experience.


  • Enjoys solving problems, is detail-oriented, has an inquisitive mind, and is comfortable working across multiple teams.
  • Marketing, innovation, and research management
  • Applies critical thinking skills and logic to solve problems and identify innovative solutions to critical problems in our community.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively individually and in a team environment.
  • Experience with software packages including the Microsoft Suite and Adobe Suite.
  • Willing to learn new skillsets.


Working Conditions: Normal office environment with remote options. Applicants must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for employment.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to the principal and essential function of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

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