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.
The Investment Analyst will support the Investment Team by acting as an efficient team 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 candidate must have a working knowledge of financial fundamentals and financial modeling. Real estate experience is a plus, but not required. The overall purpose of this role is to support Commerce RI’s goal of drawing business to the area and getting Rhode Islanders back to work.
The Administrative Assistant provides highly responsible and professional administrative services to multiple divisions/departments within the Commerce Corporation and its partners. Primary focus will be with Investments, Business Development and the I-195 team. Additional administrative assistance will be required on an as-need basis to other Commerce departments and partners.
Special Projects Manager
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation seeks a candidate to assume the role of Special Projects Manager, a key role on the Commerce Corporation’s team. Advancing special projects, spanning real estate, community, and business development, is an important part of Commerce’s work to develop new opportunities for Rhode Island. The Special Projects Manager will work with a range of partners to accelerate progress on projects important to economic development in the state.
Special Assistant for Economic Development
The Commerce Corporation seeks a candidate to assume the role of Special Assistant for Economic Development who would embed with the Executive Office of Commerce to boost office efficiency and provide support for the Secretary of Commerce, Chief of Staff, and Director of Communications.
Chief Marketing Officer
The Chief Marketing Officer leads the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the marketing function of the Commerce Corporation. The purpose of this role is to market Rhode Island to a broad audience as a destination for tourism and commerce, attracting transient, corporate and group travel, as well as new job-creating businesses to Rhode Island.
Director of Real Estate and Site Readiness
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation seeks an experienced professional to assume the role of Director of Real Estate Development and Site Readiness. The Director will be a key member of the Commerce Corporation’s core team working to promote development across the state. The purpose of this role is to develop and execute priority economic development and site readiness projects at varying stages of maturity.
Business Development Executive - Life Sciences
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 the marketing initiatives, programs and services to in-state businesses and out-of-state leads.
The Secretary of Commerce seeks a Policy Counsel for a portfolio that will cover a variety of economic policy, regulatory, and legal issues.
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is an at-will employer; no employment contracts exist.