Rhode Island Commerce | Economic Development Professionals

CAREERS

The Commerce Corporation’s team of economic development professionals includes people with a variety of expertise and skill sets. This page will direct you to a listing of open positions at the agency and instructions for submitting a resume or applying for a job.

Business Assistance Advisor

Position Summary

Incumbent in the position will provide legal/legislative research, communication, collaboration, technical support, and customer service assistance in navigating the myriad programs, services and complexities of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and Rhode Island State government in order to assist businesses in doing business with the government; performs all other related work as required.

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Investment Associate

Position Summary

Incumbent in the position supports the Investment Team by acting as a “utility player” with the ability to quickly assess the needs of, develop a work plan for, and excel at all tasks given regardless of previous knowledge. The overall purpose of this role is to support Commerce RI’s goal of drawing business to the area and getting Rhode Islanders.

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Executive Vice President, Business Assistance

Position Summary

Rhode Island Commerce seeks a senior professional to assume the role of Executive Vice President, Business Assistance, a key role in supporting Rhode Island’s economic recovery, particularly for the state’s small businesses.

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Financial Portfolio Manager

Position Summary

Incumbent in the position is responsible for administrative management of all Financial Programs within Commerce RI including but not limited to: loan collection and workout, participation in business development, client servicing, independent assessment of loan requests, limited underwriting; performs all other related work as required.

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Procurement Specialist

Position Summary

The incumbent in this position provides specialized and professional technical assistance to individuals and businesses that are seeking to pursue and successfully perform contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Department of Defense, other federal and state agencies, and local/municipal governments. 

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Staff Accountant

Position Summary

The Staff Accountant provides administrative, professional, accounting work with responsibility for the receipt and expenditure of corporation funds, the maintenance of the Corporation’s financial records and financial functions of the RI Commerce Corporation and other related entities.

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Business Development Executive – Life Sciences

Position Summary

The Business Development Executive plays a key role in realizing the Commerce Corporation’s big picture goals for marketing Rhode Island’s unique value proposition to attract and retain businesses in the state. This position will focus on the life science sector and strategically grow RI’s life science ecosystem.   In addition, the position will assist and help inform appropriate marketing initiatives, programs, and services to support in-state businesses and out-of-state leads.

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Director of Food Strategy

Position Summary

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation in collaboration with its state agency partners, seeks an experienced professional with strong business development skills as well as deep knowledge of the food economy to lead the state’s implementation of Relish Rhody and deliver on the State’s food and beverage business attraction, expansion, and retention goals.

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Business Development Intern

Position Summary

The successful candidate will work with the Business Development team supporting economic development for the state of RI. This position will primarily work with the Business Development Tech Sector Lead focusing on lead generation and some analysis of the RI tech ecosystem.

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Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is an at-will employer; no employment contracts exist.

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (the ‘Corporation’) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. The Corporation will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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